Route 66 News

Expansion of El Garces project tentatively approved

The expansion of a parcel map for the El Garces rehabilitation project in Needles, Calif., was approved by the city’s planning department, reported the Needles Desert Star. El Garces is a long-abandoned Harvey House that Alan Affeldt, the savior of…

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More about the historic stretch near Springfield

Route 66 News was the first to have this story a few days ago, but the Springfield (Ill.) Journal-Register has elaborated about an old stretch of Route 66 south of Lake Springfield being designated to the National Register of Historic…

Chicago to L.A. without a drop of gasoline?

NewsOXY.com, an independent news site about new and green technology, says there’s something big on the horizon regarding automobiles. However, imagine if you would, a hybrid or plug in electric car which can travel across longer distances? A vehicle which…

Checking in with the Rock

KOTV in Tulsa did a story about the Rock Cafe‘s imminent full-service reopening. The link to the video is here. It looks like the Route 66 restaurant in Stroud, Okla., is shooting for a Friday as its first day of…

Would high-speed train benefit Route 66 town?

This is an interesting development for the Route 66 town of Victorville, Calf., if it happens … VICTORVILLE – Construction crews could begin work on a proposed high-speed rail line to Las Vegas as early as next year, executives with…

Memorial Day tribute 2009

Here is a list of soldiers from Route 66 towns who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. ILLINOIS Chicago Staff Sgt. Oscar D. Vargas-Medina, died May 1, 2004 1st Sgt. Edward Smith, died April 5, 2003 Sgt.…

Chicago roadie wins writing awards

David G. Clark, aka the Windy City Road Warrior, earned two awards from the Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest during the Illinois Women’s Press Association’s annual Spring Awards Luncheon. According to Clark’s blog: In the Special Series category, Clark won…

Taking a T-Bird west

The Panama City (Fla.) News Herald posted an interesting story about Johnny and Judy Bunch driving their restored 1956 Ford Thunderbird on Route 66. The story is good, but the video is better — mainly because you can see that…

Hand pedal power

Norberto de Angelis, the Italian man who sought to travel Route 66 on a specially equipped hand bicycle, apparently is on the Mother Road now. KOTV in Tulsa caught up with him. The former football player was partly paralyzed in…

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