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A new interview with Pixar’s John Lasseter

Jonathon Moran of Seven.com.au in Australia sat down and talked with Pixar director John Lasseter about the studio's upcoming "Cars" movie, which is based on Route 66. Lasseter says "Cars" is "the most complex film we have ever made."  Lasseter…

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Hampton Inns wins Preserve America honor

Jim Conkle of the California Route 66 Preservation Foundation reports that both he and Hampton Inns were nominated for the Preserve America Presidential Award. Conkle found out yesterday that Hampton Inns won, so he in essence also won because he…

Tulsa’s Route 66 Master Plan is now online

I reported on this plan here and here a few months ago when I had a hard copy of it. But now it's on Tulsa County's Vision 2025 site for your perusal. Route 66 Master Plan home page Route 66…

Fat Man has fewer than 300 miles remaining

Steve Vaught of thefatmanwalking.com is enjoying springlike weather in Pennsylvania and has fewer than 300 miles to go in his cross-country trek, according to his April 26 journal entry (near the bottom of the page).  Also, if anyone wants to…

Another attraction coming for Route 66 rail fans

The central New Mexico region is preparing to open a commuter rail line called the Rail Runner that eventually will connect the Duke City to Santa Fe. Considering that Albuquerque has the region's only major airport and considering Santa Fe…

Another reason to use Route 66

Apparently an eastbound Interstate 44 bridge over the Gasconade River in Missouri was damaged during a truck accident on April 15, and one lane has been closed since until repairs are made, according to the Waynesville Daily Guide. Repairs aren't…

Details on the “Cars” movie soundtrack

MonstersandCritics.com has the dibs on what music will be on the upcoming "Cars" soundtrack. We've previously given a few details about who's performing on it, including score composer Randy Newman, James Taylor and Sheryl Crow. Below is the full track…

Geezer Riders stuck in Kingman

The Geezer Riders from Japan had an unexpected layover in Kingman, Ariz., when one of them had a problem with the ignition key in one of the motorcycles. But the mishap allowed them to take in the sights and sounds…

ABQ Route 66 story picked up by news service

It took more than two months, but Scripps Howard News Service picked up the excellent retrospective and forward-looking article about Route 66 by Albuquerque Journal reporter Erik Siemers. If you're a relatively new reader to this site, it's recommended reading.

Anybody want to buy a drive-in theater?

  EBay has the Route 66 Drive-In in Weatherford, Okla., with a "Buy It Now" price of $195,000. Unlike others drive-in theaters on the road, this one's been operating and seems to have been maintained fairly well.

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