Route 66 News

Seeing spots on 66

I recently switched search engines, from Google to Technorati, while surfing for Route 66-related blogs. So I’m finding all sorts of new stuff I haven’t seen before. This includes the Route 66 Spots blog, written by Syskia. Today’s post shows…

Is the Tri-County Truck Stop haunted?

The historic Tri-County Truck Stop on old Route 66 in Villa Ridge, Mo., is known by roadies for its good grub, especially its country ham, not paranormal activity. But Missouri Paranormal Research this month conducted what appears to be two…

Fire destroys Oatman home

Ordinarily, a home fire without injuries is nothing I would get too concerned about on Route 66 News. But this home fire was on the main drag of the isolated Route 66 desert town of Oatman, Ariz. Fires are a…

Chelsea Motor Inn reopens

The Chelsea Motor Inn, a small motel on Route 66 in Chelsea, Okla., that had been closed for two years, acquired new owners in March who reopened it and are enthusiastic about the Mother Road. Frank and Trudy Jugler, formerly…

“America on the Move” photos

Road warrior Tim Steil was in Washington, D.C., last week with his kid to see the Smithsonian’s “America on the Move” exhibit before that part of the museum closes Sept. 4 for a two-year renovation. He e-mailed me a few…

Your own Route 66 wallpaper

Johnny Mango of Albloggerque has attempted to re-create the old-fashioned postcard look of Route 66 in downtown Albuquerque. It’s available as desktop wallpaper here.

Austin Sevens on their way to Chicago

Five Austin Sevens, dating from 1929 to 1938, were taken off the oceanliner and made their way through the Big Apple’s streets a couple of days ago. They group, sponsored by the British-based 750 Motor Club, is on its way…

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