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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…

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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…

More of this, please

CBS4.com in Florida is reporting that a group is pushing for historic designation of U.S. Highway 1. The Florida Keys Scenic Corridor Alliance is a volunteer group that thinks the Key’s portion of U.S.1 should be on the list of…

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,…

‘That’s a really good sandwich’

A couple of fellows hear about a sandwich-maker at the historic Star Cash Grocery on old Route 66 in Commerce, Okla., who’s been there for 66 years. The two decide to hit to road to order one. They came away…

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…

That tears it

We’ve heard for many months about Route 66 travelers being treated rudely by the proprietors of Indian Harvest Trading Post, near Sullivan, Mo. We did a story about this. Theft had been a problem, so it was understandable why the…

Art exhibit pays tribute to the road trip

The San Jose Museum of Art in San Jose, Calif., is hosting a major exhibit this fall called “Road Trip,” a sometimes-whimsical exploration of that uniquely American experience. The museum’s associate curator, Kristen Evangelista, put it together. According to this…

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