Route 66 News

A Route 66 guidebook with broad shoulders

The newly published “Exploring Route 66 in Chicagoland” by David G. Clark, aka the Windy City Road Warrior, is not just a guidebook of the Mother Road in Chicago, but a history primer of that great city. The book is…

Ace Jackalope visits historic Tulsa restaurant

Ace Jackalope has had impeccable timing lately. First, the blogger encounters the Coleman Theatre Beautiful sign in Miami, Okla., shortly after it was refurbished and relighted. Now, he’s cruising Tulsa and finds an electrician doing maintenance on the historic neon…

A gas-sipping cruise down Route 66

The Amarillo Globe-News ran into a group Tuesday that’s crossing the United States — much of it on Route 66 — on motor scooters. Top speeds of the contraptions are about 45 mph, so for obvious reasons the Wandering Wheels…

The neon lights of Albuquerque

Red Fork Hippie Chick shot dozens of night photos of Albuquerque’s neon lights along Central Avenue, aka Route 66. Check out the gallery.

Pain Walker update

Well, it looks like he’s going to make it. Dennis Kinch, the man who’s walking Route 66 for the National Pain Foundation, has made it through the intense heat of the Mojave Desert and now is in Barstow, Calif. He’s…

Updated “Route 66 Adventure Handbook” is out

I found this Associated Press article about Drew Knowles’ newly expanded, third-edition version of the “Route 66 Adventure Handbook.” I haven’t perused the new version, but I’ve read earlier editions of Knowles’ book. I recommend it highly, because it not…

Rooms filling up fast for Grants motorcycle rally

The Cibola County Beacon is reporting that eight of 10 motels in Grants, N.M., are full for the Fire & Ice Route 66 Bike Rally weekend on July 14-16. The local campgrounds have spaces. Better act fast if you want…

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