Route 66 News

“Cars” gets bypassed at Oscars

The hit Disney-Pixar movie “Cars” was bypassed for any Academy Awards victories on Sunday night, falling short in both the Best Animated Feature and Best Song categories. And you can blame it on global warming. But more on that later.…

Sepia-toned scenes

Here’s a different YouTube video with a Route 66 theme. These are sepia-toned images of decaying vehicles and spots along the Mother Road, set to Lyle Lovett‘s “The Truck Song.” Like this:Like Loading…

Blue Whale blues

Canadian singer-songwriter Melissa McClelland has posted Part 4 of her video diary from last summer’s trip down Route 66. In it, she wears a pretty white dress and belts out a bluesy tune, “Go Down Matthew,” at the grounds of…

New “Cars” video game being produced

Author and Route 66 expert Michael Wallis, who portrayed the Sheriff of Radiator Springs in the hit Disney-Pixar movie “Cars,” provided some interesting news to me this week via e-mail: This week I spent several hours in studio recording a…

Dining at Al’s

Scott Cherry, food writer for the Tulsa World, stopped by Al’s Route 66 Diner in Sapulpa, Okla. Al’s is gaining notice for its Big Daddy — a 66-ounce burger, three pounds of french fries and a 32-ounce milkshake. If you…

Rally ’round Red Fork

Today, I was sent this link to a video produced by Webster High School students in Tulsa and broadcast on a local TV station. The film is about the Red Fork Main Street revitalization program, and Route 66 plays  a…

Yes, the Grand Canyon Skywalk is real

It’s been reported for a while that Hualapai Indian tribe is constructing a Plexiglass-rimmed Skywalk that juts out 70 feet into the Grand Canyon, over the Colorado River. The fantastical project sounds like a scenery-lover’s dream (or a nightmare if…

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