Route 66 News

Rose Bowl soon will open as an events center

It looks like the Rose Bowl along Route 66 in Tulsa soon will open as an events center — three years after it closed as a bowling alley, reports the Tulsa World. “Our ultimate goal is to create the experience…

Missing cemetery statue found

A 400-pound bronze statue that went missing three years ago from the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill., was found last week, reports the Joliet Herald-News. The statue was found Friday in an overgrown lot near Braceville, Ill., and…

Tulsa gas station restoration is recognized

The Vickery Phillips 66 Station, located on an old alignment of Route 66 in Tulsa, was given a Citation of Merit by the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office, reported the Daily Oklahoman. The station, listed on the National Register of…

Not a museum piece

The Detroit News published a good article today about Tom Nagle, who’s going to drive his 2004 Corvette (rebuilt to look like a 1961 model) on Route 66 from California eastward. About a dozen other Corvettes will join him. Nagle…

Squishing a grape business

Lord knows there is no small number of states that have bizarre or archaic alcoholic beverage laws. But Oklahoma’s are ridiculous: J.L. Gilbert has the awkward job of explaining to people who book their wedding at his winery that they…

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