Route 66 News

“Cars” Web site gets a tune-up

“Cars,” the hit Disney-Pixar movie from 2006 that takes place prominently on Route 66, recently gave its Web site an extensive face-lift. (Warning: The site will almost certainly require a high-speed Internet connection.) Above is a screen shot of the…

Tribute to a king

Emily read this Tulsa World article after Michael Jackson’s death on Friday. The key passage: Hours after learning of Jackson’s death, Paul Yeakey, a Tulsa artist, spray-painted a mural of Jackson on a wall outside a liquor store at 9347…

This old road

This is a section of a very old alignment of Route 66 that goes through Petrified Forest National Park in eastern Arizona. It was the Mother Road until 1961. An information kiosk right off the park’s main road tells about…

A good day to tour Land of Lincoln

If you live in northern Illinois or are driving through it on Sunday, you’re going to have the chance of seeing some unusual things on the Mother Road. The historic railroad depot of Braidwood, Ill., will be moved from its…

More road-tripping on Samuel

Here is the latest chapter of “Route 66: A Road Trip Through the Bible.” This one’s the second book of Samuel. Don’t be surprised if you’re not tracking this video. Like this:Like Loading…

Mural-painting begins in Pontiac

The painting of several murals by volunteer Walldogs artists in the Route 66 town of Pontiac, Ill., began Wednesday, reports the Pontiac Daily Leader. One of the murals will feature a Route 66 theme, on the wall of DeLongs’ Casual…

Route 66 Alliance endorses plug-in vehicle project

In the middle of this story from the Santa Monica (Calif.) Daily Press about the Green Roadway Project, which seeks to eventually bring green-powered infrastructure across the United States to recharge electric vehicles, is this: The Route 66 Alliance, which…

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