Route 66 News

Imagine an ill-advised lawsuit

It appears a wee bit of controversy has hit the Mother Road in the form of a billboard in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. From the Los Angeles Times: A group that promotes separation of church and state filed a lawsuit Wednesday…

More 66 signs in Southern California

Bob Lundy, a Route 66er, sent me a copy of a Rialto (Calif.) Record article about the San Bernardino County Tourism group and its efforts to promote Route 66. The article dealt with the third annual Taste of Route 66…

From Oklahoma to Santa Monica by bicycle

The Daily Oklahoman has a story about Greg Merkel, a recent high-school graduate who lives in Edmond, Okla., who decided to bicycle on Route 66 westward to Santa Monica. Luckily, he met a German in Clinton, Okla., who also was…

Route 66 but, alas, no Cozy Dogs

A day before Barack Obama is inaugurated as president of the United States, the Illinois State Society will hold its Illinois Inaugural Gala in Washington, D.C. More details about the sold-out event on Jan. 19 come from the Springfield (Ill.)…

Making new memories

During a workshop about how to best update a 16-year-old revitalization plan for Route 66 in New Mexico, someone brought up interesting comments (as reported by the Mountain View Telegraph): Whether people still get their kicks driving down Old Route…

A look at Motel Safari’s upcoming sign

Richard Talley, owner of the Motel Safari in Tucumcari, N.M., sent me a draft of his new neon sign that will go up in a few months. Talley wrote: The final version, will have some slight modifications or changes to…

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