Route 66 News

Season Two of “Route 66″ series coming in October

The complete second season of the original “Route 66″ television drama, co-starring George Maharis and Martin Milner, will be released on DVD on Oct. 21 by Infinity/Roxbury. The DVD set will contain all 32 of that season’s episodes. It will…

John Wayne memorabilia displayed at Williams museum

“Chili” Bill Brooks was John Wayne‘s pilot for about 10 years, when he flew the actor down to his two ranches in Arizona. Brooks befriended Wayne, famed for his roles in “True Grit,” “The Searchers” and hundreds of other Westerns,…

Bowling alley reopens in St. Clair

The Meramec Lanes bowling alley in St. Clair, Mo., which closed for a year, has just reopened as Route 66 Lanes & Lounge, reports the St. Clair Missourian. The new owners reconditioned the lanes so that leagues would resume. The…

Getting their old-fashioned kicks

Most caravans on Route 66 are of the motorized variety. But there is ongoing tour of Route 66 from St. James, Mo., to Springfield, Mo., that harkens back to the days before the horseless carriage. The Ozark Mountain Mule and…

Forest being thinned around Flagstaff

If you’re driving on Route 66 in Flagstaff, Ariz., and see logging going on, don’t worry — the Coconino Forest around the city isn’t being clear-cut. The Arizona Daily Sun says the forest is being thinned to reduce the risk…

Taking that California trip

This is a well-produced video of a Harley-Davidson group from Germany driving the Mother Road, with a couple of side trips to Las Vegas and the California ghost town of Calico. Angel “Guardian Angel of Route 66″ Delgadillo plays a…

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