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…

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…

“Never Been to Spain”

But I’ve been to Oklahoma. And Needles, too. This is Elvis Presley, in 1972. Like this:Like Loading…

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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