Route 66 News

More from the Lost Dogs

The Lost Dogs are still in the midst of their music tour on Route 66. Here’s a song, “If You Want To,” during the band’s gig in Tulsa a few days ago. And here they are, fashioning a jingle for…

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Missouri Motor Tour slide show

Longtime roadie Kip Welborn participated in the recent Route 66 Association of Missouri‘s 19th annual Motor Tour and took his camera along. To view his photos, go here.

Videos from the Route 66 Rendezvous

There already are about two dozen videos posted from this past weekend’s Route 66 Rendezvous at San Bernardino, Calif. Here are a few I found that capture the atmosphere of the event. Here’s the Bigfoot 4×4 doing a wheelie after…

Hello from Jersey

Here’s a New Jersey band, the Doughboys, doing a cover of Bobby Troup’s “Route 66” in the state’s most famous rock venue, The Stone Pony.

Giants of the roadside

Jill Schensul, a travel columnist for NorthJersey.com, pays tribute to the oversized icons of the American highway, including the so-called Muffler Men. In the lengthy story, Schensul gives prominent mention to the Gemini Giant at the Launching Pad Drive-In in…

Somewhere on the road

The Lost Dogs are currently on their tour of Route 66. Here’s a video they filed: Here are the remaining show dates. UPDATE: Here’s another new video from the road, of the band rehearsing and then performing “Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds /…

Musical TV series to be shot on Route 66

Greene HD Productions is taking to the Mother Road next month to shoot a 13-episode television series called “Rhythms of the Road.” From the news release: Combining the successful Johnnie High’s Country Music Revue series aired during the past two…

Route 66 Rendezvous coverage

A slew of reports are coming about the massive Route 66 Rendezvous in San Bernardino, Calif., which is this weekend. The mayor does a little striptease to kick off the event. No, I’m not kidding. A report about the Neon…

An addition to the blogroll

Andie Smith and Holly McCaig are two young women who will embark on a Route 66 trip from St. Louis to Santa Monica, beginning Tuesday. They have a nice eye for photography, and they plan to post photographs and video…

Castle Car Wash building placed on watch list

Landmarks Illinois today placed the John J. Murphy Filling Station, aka Castle Car Wash, on its 2008-2009 Chicagoland Watchlist of endangered historic properties. Twelve other properties in the Chicago area were listed. It is hoped the publicity will spur efforts…

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