Route 66 News

A look at Albuquerque’s Route 66

The St. Petersburg Times has a long article about Albuquerque’s Route 66 district. Earning prominent mention are such 66 stalwarts as the Aztec Motel, 66 Diner and Nob Hill. No mention of the endangered El Vado Motel, though. Like this:Like…

Freeway to nowhere

Aroll Gellner in the San Francisco Chronicle explains why Route 66 aficionados eschew the interstates when possible and sticks to the old two-lane roads. Charles Kuralt, the longtime “On the Road” correspondent for CBS News, once observed that “thanks to…

New teaser trailer for “Cars” movie

Apple’s QuickTime site has released a new teaser trailer for the Route 66-themed movie, “Cars,” from Pixar Animation Studios. The movie will be released June 2006. There also are some big honkin’ high-definition files of the trailer if you really…

Long story on the Fat Man Walking

The Dallas Morning News has just published a long story about Steve Vaught, the obese man who’s trying to lose weight by walking across America, including on Route 66. The story is here. Steve’s thefatmanwalking.com site, which I’ve referred to…

More about underground gas tanks development

A few weeks ago, I found a tidbit in the Holbrook (Ariz.)┬áTribune-News about a new program to develop property that once had old underground fuel tanks on them. More details about the program have emerged today. Through a partnership with…

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