Route 66 News

Grooving with the King

Here’s a slightly different version of Bobby Troup’s “Route 66″ by Nat King Cole, a decade after he hit the charts with it. This is off King’s all-jazz “After Midnight” album in 1956. This take on “Route 66″ also features…

Second thoughts

According to the information with the video, this is a student film shot at Dry Creek Station on old Route 66 east of Barstow, Calif. It’s not an earth-shattering story, but it serves to show the value of slowing down…

Two guitar heroes

Here on this version of Bobby Troup’s “Route 66,” you get not one, but two talented guitar-slingers in Popa Chubby (the bald, portly one) and Arthur Neilson. Great stuff. Like this:Like Loading…

Football promotion for Mother Roaders

If you like football and the Mother Road, the Oklahoma Route 66 Association has an event for you. The Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz of the Arena Football 2 league, along with POPS in nearby Arcadia, are hosting a Route 66…

Photographer’s work inspires preservation

There’s an excellent article in the Daily Oklahoman about Larry Nance, a photographer based in El Reno, and the impact he’s making with local preservationists. It’s advisable to read the whole thing. But the gist is that Nance as a…

A “Cars” mural

Vern Hestand III of Bear Mountain Woodworx created a mural inspired by the “Cars” movie, complete with three-dimensional touches (check out the power lines and Route 66 sign). The mural obviously is inside a private residence, but he made a…

Visitors center sought at Tulsa transportation park

The blog for RedFork Main Street reports that the Southwest Tulsa Chamber of Commerce is applying for a cost-share grant to build a visitors center for the Route 66 transportation theme park under construction. The chamber is filling out an…

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