Route 66 News

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…

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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.

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…

Craft sales help Indian families

If you’re itching to buy American Indian jewelry or crafts and won’t be able to soon travel Route 66 to the desert Southwest to buy them, you ought to look at getting them by mail order from the Southwest Indian…

WorldHum lists the 40 greatest travel songs

The editors of WorldHum, the online site of the Travel Channel, decided to take on the formidable task of naming the greatest travel songs of all time. We gave them broad voting criteria: If it’s a song about travel or…

Taking 66 in a ’66

The Post-Crescent in Wrightstown, Wis., has a story about the Butz family, who took a three-week journey on old Route 66 in a 1966 Chevrolet Impala. Here’s a photo collection from the family’s trip. The FAQs with the main story…

The mother of sucker traps

Car and Driver magazine columnist Patrick Bedard got a longtime gas-station owner on Route 66 in Williams, Ariz., to come clean about repair scams his crew foisted on travelers for decades. The fellow’s name is Roy Killinsworth, 78, who started…

Ride that train

Here’s honeymooning David Carnall again, riding the Grand Canyon Railway and spending a little Route 66 time in Williams, Ariz.

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