Route 66 News

The star of “Two-Lane Blacktop”

Although I didn’t like “Two-Lane Blacktop” much, I always wondered what happened to that souped-up 1955 Chevrolet that essentially starred (along with singer James Taylor) in the 1971 cult film that was partly filmed on Route 66. A story in…

What’s happening with El Garces?

While in the Route 66 town of Needles, Calif., this summer, it appeared there was little recent activity in the restoration of the historic El Garces Hotel. A sign said the century-old Harvey House would have a “limited” opening by…

In the footsteps of the Joads

Chris McGreal of The Guardian newspaper in London is retracing the Route 66 path of the Joad family from John Steinbeck’s seminal novel, “The Grapes of Wrath.” Day Two of his journey includes a lot of material from Adrian, Texas,…

Grand El Rancho Grande

El Rancho Grande restaurant on Route 66 in Tulsa had been working for the past few months in restoring its vintage neon sign. On Wednesday night, Modern Tulsa hosted a celebration as the refurbished sign was turned on. Here a…

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