Route 66 News

Rough winter for Arizona

The winter season’s hardly begun, and it’s already been a rough one for some folks in northern Arizona. In the Route 66 town of Kingman, barely a week after an unusual snowstorm struck there, high winds caused power outages and…

Book of top 100 hamburgers includes Route 66 restaurants

Longtime readers may remember George Motz and his 2005 documentary, “Hamburger America,” where he searched for the eight best hamburger joints in the United States. Motz now has a book by the same title, except he’s expanded his “best-of” list…

Oklahoma wants to tout Route 66 for Hollywood

The Daily Oklahoman reports that the Oklahoma Film and Music Commission is putting together a database for filmmakers looking for movie-shoot locations — including the Mother Road. The database, which will include photographs and contact information, is expected to go…

Tri-state Route 66 marathon race announced

A new Route 66 marathon footrace that will include the states of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri was announced by the Joplin Visitors and Convention Bureau today. The inaugural Route 66 Mother Road Marathon, set for Oct. 3, will begin in…

Best-of DVD set of “Route 66″ coming

TVShowsOnDVD.com has interesting news about new DVDs coming for the original “Route 66″ television show: — It appears Infinity/Roxbury is going back to releasing half-seasons of the series, starting with Season 3 on Feb. 10. However, there’s another listing of…

Scenes along northern Illinois

Frank Brooks shot some interesting photographs along Route 66 at small towns in northern Illinois. Like this:Like Loading…

Two Route 66 towns get Byways grants

The Oklahoma Route 66 communities of Stroud and Erick each received grants from the National Scenic Byways program, according to a news release from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Stroud received a $50,000 grant to help develop a promotional plan…

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