Route 66 News

Route 66 Photographs goes online

Route 66 road warriors Jim Ross and Shellee Graham announced today that they have created a Web site, Route 66 Photographs, that offers prints, licensing and images for photo editors and commercial use. There are a wide range of images,…

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Officials losing patience with Williams developer

Developer Mike Morgan and his Grand Canyon Northland Amusements and Entertainment investment group last year announced a massive $3 billion theme park near the Route 66 town of Williams, Ariz., on the road that leads to the Grand Canyon. According…

Old 66 becomes busy for a while

Missouri 266 west of Springfield is an old alignment of Route 66. It sees about 8,000 vehicles a day, which is decent but nothing huge. That volume quadrupled for a few hours Tuesday when a diesel truck accident forced traffic…

Newspaper finds Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire

As many people familiar with the Mother Road know, you can't set an appointment to meet Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire. You simply go to where he's kinda sorta scheduled to be and you hope to run into him. Dave…

Missouri town planning Route 66 festival

The town of Strafford, Mo., is planning its annual Route 66 festival, according to the Springfield News-Leader. It's trying to round up volunteers and make Route 66 more prominent. This idea sounds intriguing: Keiser would like to produce a live…

Interview with the “Cars” director

ComingSoon.net has an excellent interview with "Cars" director John Lasseter. Check it out. UPDATE: Here's another interview, this time with The Australian. It includes this excerpt about Route 66. Observation is important, says Lasseter, who refers to the small town…

Do road-trip adventures still exist? You bet!

Michael Yessis of World Hum: Travel Dispatches from a Shrinking Planet asks this question amid a preview of the Independent Film Channel documentary "Wanderlust: On the Road with American Road Movies": “Does the road still promise us an open sense…

AutoWeek floors it on “Cars” movie

AutoWeek has a humongous special issue about Pixar's "Cars." In one of its stories, it says this: AS YOU READ THIS ISSUE please understand you will not learn the plot twists and turns of Cars, the movie. You will read…

A firsthand report on the “Cars” premiere

Michael Howe was assigned by Jim Hill Media to attend the premiere of the "Cars" movie at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Here is Howe's extensive report, along with plenty of photos. Howe also interviewed many of the film's…

Happy days at Happy Wiener Festival

The Bloomington Pantagraph has coverage of the first-ever Happy Wiener Festival in the Route 66 town of Atlanta, Ill., this weekend. Ninety-year-old Paul Adams, a resident of the town, has made the same observation as I have about the town.…

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