Route 66 News

Bringing back Broadway

Los Angeles Downtown News Online has posted a long story about the city’s attempts to revitalize the historic Broadway district, part of which is old Route 66. Many similar efforts have failed. But because the downtown area is gaining more…

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Tout the route

We’ve noticed that more cities are taking advantage of the Internet and YouTube in particular in an effort to draw visitors and tourists. Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is one of them. It has posted a nicely produced three-minute video that briefly…

More videos from Dwayne, Part 3

Here’s a few more videos from Dwayne of New Zealand. Most of the footage here is in Oklahoma. It’s interesting to watch his companion get a bit freaked out by a severe thunderstorm in the western part of the state.…

Compact guide to 66 in western Arizona

The Arizona Republic today published a compact guide to the portion of historic Route 66 that veers miles away from Interstate 40 from Seligman to Kingman. There’s a lot more than that, but the article is good for starters.

Lincoln Highway news site launched

This is a welcome addition. Route 66 has a news site (you’re looking at it, obviously), and now the Lincoln Highway does, too. Brian Butko, author of “Lincoln Highway: America’s First Coast to Coast Road,” has launched LincolnHighwayNews.com in the…

Waiting out the wildfires

A few of you roadies probably know that David Knudson, executive director of the National Historic Route 66 Federation, and his wife Mary Lou are based in Lake Arrowhead, Calif., in the mountains above Los Angeles. Hearing about the grave…

More videos from Dwayne, Part 2

More YouTubes from Dwayne of New Zealand. Here’s one from western New Mexico, with images of Gallup’s neon: Arizona sights, including Flagstaff, Holbrook, Williams, Oatman, the Black Mountains and the Painted Desert: On to California and the isolation of the…

More videos from Dwayne

Dwayne of New Zealand has posted a bunch of new videos from his recent Route 66 trip. Some Mother Road sights from Illinois, although I don’t think the apocalyptic soundtrack of “Gimme Shelter” fits: More from Illinois and Missouri, including…

POPS up videos

POPS on Route 66 in Arcadia, Okla., has posted several videos, many of which appear to have been produced by OklaTravelNews. This one has interesting comments by Route 66 writer Michael Wallis and POPS architect Rand Elliott: Here’s a video…

Running marathons on all eight Route 66 states

I recently received a message from Yves Barbreau of France, who plans to take an ultra-marathon team to America in September 2008 so it can run one marathon a day in eight days, on each of the eight Route 66…

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