Route 66 News

One of my favorite things

Here is one of the most cherished sights of many Route 66 travelers — the neon of the Blue Swallow Motel sign in Tucumcari, N.M. The sign was recently repaired after being damaged by a severe hailstorm this spring. As…

Do you know the road?

To coincide with the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival this weekend, the Springfield (Ill.) Journal Register published a quiz to test your knowledge of America’s most famous highway. I gained Big Daddy status (barely) by getting 12 of the…

A stroll through Seligman

Here’s a video of the funky sights of the quintessential Route 66 town of Seligman, Ariz. You’ll see a lot of the Sno-Cap Drive-In, Angel Delgadillo’s barbershop and other businesses along the main drag.

Will there be a “Cars” sequel?

I and some other bloggers have noticed a plethora of rumors that Disney/Pixar will make a sequel to its 2006 summer hit, “Cars.” So I thought I’d e-mail Michael Wallis, who supplied the voice at the Sheriff of Radiator Springs…

Epcot Food Festival opens today

If you’re a roadie who happens to be in Florida, you may want to stop at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center and check out the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which starts today and runs through Nov. 11. And…

He’s a Pinto man

The Springfield (Ill.) Journal-Register, previewing the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival this weekend, published a great story about car exhibitor Tony Peterson of nearby Staunton, who collects Ford Pintos. Yes, Pintos. That car that safety advocates said was a…

“Route 66” — a mini preview

I don’t yet have the first DVD box set of the first half-season of the “Route 66” television show. It’s not going to be released until late October, and review copies haven’t yet been mailed. However, the folks at Roxbury…

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