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Notes from the road

It’s a busy weekend for many roadies. First,  the Arizona Route 66 Association’s 22nd annual Fun Run begins Friday. The Kingman Daily Miner has a schedule and a preview. Second, the Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor celebration in northern…

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Quite a find

Longtime roadie Kip Welborn was near the Route 66 town of Devil’s Elbow, Mo., when he found something interesting. I’ll let him tell the story: When we got to Devils Elbow, a bizarre find … we stopped at the scenic…

Mystery of the Missing Monument

Delbert Trew, who owns a ranch on old Route 66 near Alanreed, Texas, and has been a longtime Route 66 supporter, writes in the Amarillo Globe-News about a long-missing Texas highway monument that once greeted Route 66 westbound travelers at…

It came from the 1960s

Here’s a segment of former British pop princess Sandie Shaw performing Bobby Troup’s “Route 66.” I’m fairly certain this came from a 1960s BBC show called “The Sandie Shaw Supplement,” in which she performed music based on the subject of…

Hello from Slovenia

Here’s pianist Uros Perich and The Pearlettes doing a version of Bobby Troup’s “Route 66.” Perich clearly is channeling the late, great Ray Charles.

New details about Cars Land

PirateGuy’s Corner, an entertainment blog, a few weeks ago posted new conceptual drawings and more details about Disneyland Resort’s Cars Land, a new addition to the Southern California amusement complex that’s inspired by the 2006 Disney-Pixar movie “Cars” and the…

Fran Eickhoff dedication

Members of the Route 66 Association of Missouri and family and friends of the late Fran Eickhoff gathered at the Fanning 66 Outpost and General Store in Fanning, Mo., to pay tribute to her decades of service to the Mother…

A road trip on Deuteronomy

Here’s the latest from “Route 66: A Road Trip through the Bible.” This one is about the book of Deuteronomy. I know a lot of red-eye travelers who wish there really was a Starbucks coffee cup that big.

Standin’ on a Corner marks 10th year

The Standin’ on a Corner Park on Route 66 in Winslow, Ariz., is marking its 10th year, reports Cronkite News Service. Winslow was forever put on the map by two verses (“Well I was standin’ on a corner in Winslow,…

Slow down, folks

The Mojave Daily News, based in Bullhead City, Ariz., reports that four motorcycle accidents with injuries were reported on the road to the Route 66 town of Oatman, Ariz., on Friday during the Laughlin River Run. The roads to Oatman…

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