Route 66 News

Piano and voice

Here’s singer-actress Priscilla Basque singing Bobby Troup’s “Route 66” with Lee Stewart on piano. Basque is with the Hawaii music group Hot Lava 808. Advertisements


Building in Chicago named to National Register

This is going to be obscure except for the most rabid of Route 66 enthusiasts in the Windy City. But it was announced a couple of days ago that the International Tailoring Company Building at 847 W. Jackson Blvd. in…

Lake Overholser Bridge

I can’t tell whether this video is from someone hanging a camera out the car window or attaching it to a bicycle. But this is footage of someone crossing the Lake Overholser Bridge. It was built west of Oklahoma City…

Two roadside attraction designations added in Lincoln

The Mill restaurant and the Postville Courthouse State Historic Site in Lincoln, Ill., saw “Route 66 Roadside Attraction” signs erected at those sites this week, reported the Bloomington Pantagraph. A small ceremony was held at each landmark as Ladd christened…

Sunny tones

This is Nancy Williams and the SunTones playing Bobby Troup’s “Route 66.” One of the guitarists also has to double as a harmonica player.

Prime the pumps

The gas pumps at Roy’s in Amboy, Calif., began working again in earnest on Thursday, reports the Inland Press-Enterprise. Hundreds of travelers, including motorcyclists on the annual Laughlin River Run, stopped in to cool off with sodas and water and…

A taste of summer

Here’s a video tribute to a Route 66 legend in St. Louis — Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. It’s the best place for frozen treats on the Mother Road, and maybe anywhere. Music is “The Sweetest Thing” by U2.

Nightclub on wheels

The Route 66 Casino Hotel near Albuquerque is constantly trying promotional gimmicks to draw customers. This one, I admit, is unique. It’s a miniature replica of the casino’s KXX nightclub — complete with dancers, a bar, a dance floor, lounge…

A dining option?

The Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader published a review of a restaurant on Route 66 of which I was unfamiliar. It’s the Rockwood Court Cafe at 2204 W. College St. in Springfield. The reviewer summed it up as: “Delicious home-style food at…

Endangered mansion has new owners

WJBC radio reports that the historic Duncan Manor mansion in Towanda, Ill., has new owners. Bud and Diane Sullivan are restoring the 1870s mansion that stands along I-55 and old Route 66. Diane told the crowd Tuesday night, the surrounding…

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