Route 66 News

Ride with the Griswolds

Remember the hit movie “National Lampoon’s Vacation”? Remember the Griswold family heading west to find misadventures in an ugly station wagon? Here’s the original story that inspired it all, written by John Hughes. It’s a hoot. Warning: Although the story…

A stroll across the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

Here’s a clip from an old St. Louis public access television show called “World Wide Magazine,” in which Vince and Marty stoll across the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge that once carried Route 66 from Madison, Ill., to north St.…

Woman cycling Route 66 to help cancer-stricken brother

Michelle Thompson is cycling on part of Route 66 during a 2,500-mile trip from Glen Ellyn, Ill., to Costa Mesa, Calif., to raise money for her brother, who is being treated for oral cancer, reports the Bloomington (Ill.) Pantagraph. The…

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