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Parts line takes inspiration from Route 66

Navistar has introduced a new line of trucking parts called Lonestar DoubleSix Customs that takes its inspiration from the Mother Road, the company said in a news release today. The initial offering for LoneStar will feature 23 exterior parts and…

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Cow Bop doing another Route 66 tour

The “cowboy jazz” band Cow Bop is doing another Route 66 Challenge tour, from Chicago to Los Angeles starting May 12. Cow Bop has done two other Route 66 tours for charity. It says on the band’s Web site: Not…

Tourism guide gets kicks with Abe

Logan County, Ill., has a new tourism guide coming out soon, and it features both Route 66 and Abraham Lincoln on the cover, reports the Lincoln (Ill.) Courier. The logo was designed by McDaniels’ Marketing in Pekin. It shows Abe…

NPS honors Atlanta’s Route 66 efforts

Two program managers for the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, under the auspices of the National Park Service, honored the town of Atlanta, Ill., for its ongoing Route 66 preservation efforts regarding the  historic Palms Grill, reported the Lincoln (Ill.)…

Notes from the road

A few things that should be of interest to most roadies: Roadside America has revamped its Web site. Not only did the purveyors of roadside oddities give it a spiffier design, but there’s a new blog, more animation, new tools…

POPS will be featured in Gordmans ad

POPS, one of Route 66’s newest icons, will be featured in a national television advertisement for Gordmans, a clothing chain. The ad will begin airing Monday, but you can view it by going here at Gordmans Web site and clicking…

Automotive museum hosts “The Art of Cars”

Starting Saturday, the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles is hosting “The Art of Cars” — an exhibition of artwork that was created while Pixar Animation Studios was producing the “Cars” movie. According to the museum: “When we started working…

Big Texan’s 72-ounce speed record is broken

For 21 years, former big-league pitcher Frank Pastore held the speed record for finishing the Big Texan Steak Ranch‘s 72-ounce steak meal in an eye-popping (and stomach-churning) time of 9 1/2 minutes. On Monday, his record was broken. By a…

Death warrant for Seligman Harvey House

Donald Gray, who’s been trying to save the historic Harvey House in Seligman, Ariz., from the wrecking ball, reported Tuesday that negotiations to buy or move the property broke down and that the structure will be razed within three weeks.…

Clearer Cheetahs

Most of you have already seen this music video. But this high-quality clip of the Cheetah Girls‘ version of “Route 66” came over on YouTube today. The sound is clearer, and you can see the details in the film —…

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