Route 66 News

Road bandits

The Bloomington (Ill.) Pantagraph published a story about the Cattle Bandits, a country-rock band that’s opening a show for country star John Anderson at the McLean County Fair tomorrow night. The Cattle Bandits’ soon-to-be-released CD, “Homegrown,” contains a few Route…

When the going gets weird …

A few weeks ago, an Italian film crew dressed in superhero costumes was traveling down Route 66 for a twisted documentary called “Roast to Coast.” The San Bernardino County Sun reported: The four, with cameras in hand, are asking anyone…

Obama stops at Route 66 restaurant

Two weeks ago, it was Republican presidential candidate John McCain stopping at a Route 66 icon, Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis. Today, it was Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama stopping at a historic Route 66 restaurant in Lebanon,…

Good advice

Irv Gordon owns a 1966 Volvo P1800, and he doesn’t just let it sit in the garage. The car rolled over 2 million miles in 2002, and is just 300,000 miles away from the 3-million mark. He commutes 125 miles…

Mural erected at Pig-Hip site

A new mural depicting the Pig-Hip restaurant and museum, which burned down last year, was erected at the site in Broadwell, Ill. According to the Lincoln (Ill.) Courier: The painting, by Arlene Waldmire of Rochester, shows both the restaurant and…

A new lodging option in Barstow?

Apparently the owners of a motel on Route 66 in Barstow, Calif., saw all the vacationers driving by and decided to do something about it. From the Desert Dispatch: Their current property, the Topper Motel on West Main Street, is…

Vol. 2 of “Route 66” series set for October

TVShowsonDVD.com reports that the tentative release date for “Route 66: The Complete 2nd Season” is Oct. 21. Suggested retail price will be $49.98. That’s all the information available.

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