Route 66 News

Powerhouse earns federal grant

The Powerhouse Visitors Center on Route 66 in Kingman, Ariz., earned a $220,241 federal grant to renovate and reorganize the facility, reports the Kingman Daily Miner. Another $55,000 will come from the local Economic Tourism and Development Commission and the…

Bob Waldmire saying goodbye

Artist Bob Waldmire, famous for his intricate Route 66-inspired artwork and being the unofficial inspiration to hippie van Fillmore in the Disney/Pixar movie “Cars,” has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, reports Dave Bakke of the Springfield (Ill.) State Journal-Register. Waldmire,…

Documentary film crew stops in Tucumcari

A crew for the documentary “Alfred & Jakobine” stopped Sunday on Route 66 in Tucumcari, N.M., in the early stages of production for the film, reported Richard Talley of the Motel Safari in town. Here’s a blog entry from the…

Route 66 documentary to be screened at Coleman Theatre

“Bones of the Old Road,” a documentary about exploring obscure alignments of Route 66, will be screened at the historic Coleman Theatre in Miami, Okla., at 7 p.m. Nov. 24. The film’s hosts, Route 66 researchers Jim Ross and Jerry…

Our Lady of the Highways marks 50th year

The Shrine of Our Lady of the Highways, located off old Route 66 near Raymond, Ill., marked its 50th year with a Mass and rededication of the monument on Sunday. Illinois Route 66er was there and had this to report…

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