Route 66 News

“The Magic in Springfield”

Here’s a video called “The Magic in Springfield / Route 66,” as in Springfield, Ill. It was produced by McKenzie Wagner Inc., a marketing consultant based in Champaign, Ill. It’s a well-produced clip, albeit misleading in spots. Several of the…

Autographed “Route 66″ DVDs for sale on eBay

I’ve been alerted that there’s a set of “Route 66: Season One, Volume One” DVDs, autographed by co-star George Maharis, for sale on eBay. The publicist for Maharis and the “Route 66″ re-release alerted me to this, so the autograph…

La Posada chef readies cookbook

John Sharpe, chef/owner of the acclaimed Turquoise Room restaurant attached to the historic La Posada hotel in Winslow, Ariz., recently announced that the cookbook he’s been working on will be hitting bookstores next month. The book launching will be at…

“Route 66 Railway” book is out

Railroad buff Elrond Lawrence long-gestating book about Route 66 and its historical relationship with Santa Fe/BNSF, “Route 66 Railway” (176 pages, $49.50, Los Angeles Historical Railroad Foundation) is now being shipped. An article in the Salinas Californian, Lawrence tells about…

Mustang tour will break record

The Mustangs Across America tour, which will trace part of Route 66, isn’t for another six months, but it has already broken the event’s record for most cars that will be participating. According to TheMustangNews.com, 345 cars have already been…

Converting a skeptic

David Landsel of the New York Post wasn’t planning on driving Route 66 between Albuquerque and Flagstaff, Ariz., and had regarded driving the old road as “unnecessary and hardship.” But he did, and is now kicking himself for not spending…

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