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…

Nut House is set to re-open

Two couples recently purchased The Nut House on Route 66 near Claremore, Okla., and the business will re-open Thursday. The Nut House gift shop, at 26677 S. Highway 66, was purchased at an auction by Darryl and Hazel Ward and…

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.…

Calling all Mother Road volunteers

The Clinton (Okla.) Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers for 2- to 3-hour shifts to help man a promotional booth at the Best Fest at Riverparks West Bank Festival Area in Tulsa on Nov. 17-19. The Chamber will be there to…

Swastikas on old Arizona road maps?

It’s true. But it’s not as sinister as it first appears. Fellow road warrior Tim Steil pointed out this Arizona roads site, which shows a scan from a 1927 Rand McNally atlas. And look on the lower right corner of…

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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