Route 66 News

Get your kicks in a Lincoln hybrid

Here is a combination I never thought I’d see together: a 1959 Lincoln Continental, hybrid technology and rock musician Neil Young. But it’s happening. Undercover.com reports that the Lincvolt is a new project by Young’s Shakey Pictures. Together, they are…

A hike up Tucumcari Mountain

Tucumcari Mountain, near Tucumcari, N.M., has long been one of the Mother Road’s most-recognized natural landmarks. It was first mentioned in journals in the 1700s, and can be seen for miles from Route 66 and Interstate 40. For the weary…

Attendance at Springfield festival remains stable

Crowd numbers at the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival in Springfield, Ill., this past weekend were about the same as last year, reports the Springfield Journal-Register. The three-day event, which ended Sunday, had an attendance of about 70,000 people,…

Paul Newman, R.I.P

Here’s a startling fact about actor Paul Newman, who died Friday of cancer at the age of 83. “Cars,” the hit Disney-Pixar animated film in 2006 that helped spur new interest in Route 66, wound up being Newman’s last acting…

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