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Belgium Route 66 Association launches website, Facebook page

Belgium Route 66 Association launches website, Facebook page

The Historic Route 66 Association of Belgium announced on its new Facebook page Tuesday that it had launched a comprehensive website, as well. The association said on its Facebook page: The aim of the association is to promote Route 66…

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More 1990s videos from a Route 66 journey in 1959 Cadillac

More 1990s videos from a Route 66 journey in 1959 Cadillac

Anthony Reichardt has uploaded more videos from when he traveled Route 66 during the early and mid-1990s in a 1959 Cadillac. Reichardt’s YouTube channel for the videos is here. The clips are notable for historical reasons, as many of the places…

Route 66 has spawned many “new” places

Route 66 has spawned many “new” places

A reader over the weekend asked me what are some of the “new” businesses or attractions on Route 66 in the past 10 years or so. Naturally, this sort of question sent me down a rabbit hole of research for…

Make sure you read the Never Quite Lost blog

Make sure you read the Never Quite Lost blog

Thanks to a Route 66er on Facebook, I stumbled onto the Blue Miller’s Never Quite Lost weblog, which takes deep historical dives into assorted landmarks on Route 66. Never Quite Lost — subtitled “The Road Goes On Forever” — launched…

Business owners say ART work will hurt Route 66 festival

Business owners say ART work will hurt Route 66 festival

Businesses along the Nob Hill sector in Albuquerque say next month’s Route 66 Summerfest will be hampered by ongoing Albuquerque Rapid Transit construction. In a featured guest column signed by 16 other business owners in the Albuquerque Journal, Stone Mountain Bead…

Two large chrome chickens coming to Route 66 in Edmond

Two large chrome chickens coming to Route 66 in Edmond

Two 6-foot-tall chrome chickens will be coming soon to a new restaurant along Route 66 in Edmond, Oklahoma. The Edmond Sun newspaper reports the chrome chickens are manufactured from Harley-Davidson motorcycle exhaust pipes and other components by Rustic Steel Creations…

McLean County in Illinois extends Route 66 Bike Trail

McLean County in Illinois extends Route 66 Bike Trail

The board of McLean County, Illinois, this week voted to extend the Route 66 Bike Trail another 3.25 miles from Shirley, Illinois, to the hamlet of Funks Grove. The current trail runs from Towanda, Illinois, through the Bloomington-Normal metro area…

‘Blight’ designation may boost Springfield’s Kearney Street

‘Blight’ designation may boost Springfield’s Kearney Street

It sounds counter-intuitive, but the city of Springfield, Missouri, is considering declaring Kearney Street blighted so it can improve it in the future. Kearney remains a prominent Route 66 alignment once known as a car-cruising corridor during the 1970s and…

Vendor testing interest in Texas Route 66 license plate

Vendor testing interest in Texas Route 66 license plate

A vendor for specialty license plates in Texas is testing the waters for a possible Route 66 plate issued in the Lone Star State. MyPlates.com and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles are considering the plate, according to a news release…

Seeing Oatman Road from all angles

Seeing Oatman Road from all angles

Over the years, I’ve posted videos of people cruising Route 66 on the twisting, turning Oatman Road to Oatman, Arizona. Skip La Fetra recently drove east on Oatman Road with a 360-degree video camera mounted to the top of his…

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