Route 66 News

Tribute to Bolin Ford

Here’s a video tribute that someone posted about the devastating fire in December that destroyed much of Bolin Ford on Route 66 in Bristow, Okla. Much of the historic Bristow Motor Co. complex still remains, however. Bolin Ford plans to…

Tucumcari may make another bet on racetrack

Tucumcari, N.M., is betting that another horse-racing license will come open in the next two years and has decided to keep its option on purchasing land between Interstate 40 and Route 66, reports the Quay County Sun. Tucumcari lobbied hard…

Marketing agency now owns Route66.com

The long-dormant Internet domain of “route66.com” was acquired a few months ago by the Oklahoma City-based marketing firm of Ackerman McQueen. Route66.com’s home page has undergone an update. It’s still fairly rudimentary, but does contain links to POPS in Arcadia,…

Rock Cafe resurrection

It appears the Rock Cafe in Stroud, Okla., is shooting for a reopening in May — the one-year anniversary of a devastating fire that gutted the historic building. David Burke Historic Preservation, based in Perry, Okla., is the main contractor…

Spreading the gospel

Members of the Czech Route 66 Association put together an exhibit at a local shopping mall so that fellow citizens of the Czech Republic can learn about the Mother Road. The exhibit will be up until March 2.

Robert Earl Keen to go on Route 66 tour

Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen will go on a music tour of Route 66 sometime this year, reports the San Antonio Express-News. According to Keen’s Web site, the tour will mark the 20th anniversary of his most famous song, “The…

VW RV

Near the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Ariz., there’s a vintage Volkswagen Beetle that’s been converted into a motorhome. It’s been sitting off Route 66 for years. I’d assumed the VW RV was some sort of one-off project by a local…

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