Route 66 News

“Route 66″ producer dies

Mort Abrahams, a producer for the “Route 66″ television show during the 1960s, died of natural causes at age 93 at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., reported the Hollywood Reporter. Abrahams was reportedly the show’s producer in 1962-63. According…

Notes from the road

We learned Thursday that longtime roadie Jeff Meyer, aka the Route 66 Roadologist, is in the hospital after having health problems earlier in the week, and he is undergoing tests. Meyer has been exploring Route 66 for more than two…

Route 66 Pulse update

Bob “Crocodile” Lile and I have been exchanging e-mails about the resurrection of the Route 66 Pulse newspaper, which ceased publication in August 2008 after nearly two years of steep financial losses. As sales manager, he provided a few details…

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…

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…

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