Route 66 News

A Vespa on 66 … and other notebook items

Eric Swanger is planning on driving the length of Route 66 in a few days. What makes his trip special is he’s doing it entirely on a Vespa scooter. He starts from Chicago on May 6. He e-mailed: I am…

Route 66: Where it’s been, where it’s going

Using a bunch of upcoming Route 66 festivals in Southern California as a news hook, Carol Bidwell of the Long Beach Press-Telegram writes a good article about the Mother Road’s history and where it stands at the present day. It…

‘A little bit of everything’

Dave Bakke of the Springfield (Ill.) Journal-Register has a great feature about The Old Station in the Route 66 town of Williamsville, Ill. The owner is Frank Kohlrus, and it sounds like he’s quite a character: He sells Route 66…

What to do about electronic billboards?

Here in Tulsa, there’s been considerable discussion by the city council on what to do about digital billboards. Some officials want to restrict them, some want new spacing rules for them, and a few undoubtedly want to ban them (although…

Fun Run preview

This coming weekend’s Fun Run, directed by the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, is the subject of a preview in the Kingman Daily Miner, including an extensive schedule for the event. The Fun Run, which anticipates more than 800…

“Route 66″ DVDs pushed back to resolve customer complaints

TVShowsonDVD.com has interesting news about the upcoming DVD re-releases of the original “Route 66″ television series of 1960-64. Apparently dates for upcoming releases, including a complete Season 1 and a half-season of Season 2, had been canceled. But those dates…

Atlanta buying decorative lampposts

The beautification of Route 66 through Atlanta, Ill., continues. The Bloomington Pantagraph reports that the town has bought at least six decorative lampposts and may buy up to 10 if enough locals sponsor them. The lampposts will be installed on…

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