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Art inspired by Route 66 motels

Artist Victoria Taylor-Gore shows pastels from her “Route 66 series” in a slide show on YouTube. These works are inspired by motels from the 1940s to 1960s. Music is by jazz legend John Coltrane. About these ads

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The Father of Truck-Driving Songs

Here’s country star Dave Dudley, singing his signature hit “Six Days on the Road” during a 1970 television show. It was a big hit in 1963, and spawned many other truck-driving songs.

“… Just a memory now …”

Trailerdancer, a poster on YouTube, has recorded his version of Fred Eaglesmith‘s song, “White Rose,” the story of a small-town filling station that was abandoned when it was bypassed by the interstate. The song doesn’t specifically take place on Route…

An obscure figure of the Bunion Derby

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer today published an excellent story about Ed Gardner, one of the runners in the 3,400-mile transcontinental footrace, famously called the Bunion Derby, that took place on Route 66. As many Route 66ers know, Oklahoma native Andy Payne…

Updating the calendar

Winter is the time in which I try to update the Schedule of Route 66 Events as much as possible for the coming year. If there is a 2008 event in your town that you think would be of interest…

Sunset at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge

The Old Chain of Rocks Bridge carried Route 66 over the Mississippi River from Madison, Ill., to St. Louis for decades. Those structures you see in the river are water intake towers. And that roaring sound in the video is…

A labor of love for a Valentine

I e-mailed longtime Route 66er Jerry Ueckert of Edgewood, N.M., this week on another matter, but decided to ask him about his Valentine diner restoration project. Ueckert purchased the diner, originally located in Magdalena, N.M., early last year and moved…

Cool Springs Camp update

Yesterday, I e-mailed Ned Leuchtner, owner of the restored Cool Springs Camp on Route 66 between Kingman and Oatman, Ariz., to ask him how things were going with Mohave County and his zoning troubles with the business. The county was…

Look what came in second

Bennetts insurance of the United Kingdom conducted a survey to see what are the most desired places in the world for motorcyclists to drive, according to Motorcycle News. The winner was the Great Ocean Road, a 250-mile stretch along the…

Squish, squish

The Route 66 Cellars winery in Needles, Calif., held its second annual grape stomp, reports the Mohave Daily News, where customers could crush the fruit with old-fashioned way — with their feet. The article gives some background on the relatively…

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