Route 66 News

Emory Duick update

Emory Duick, the 71-year-old man who is running Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, made it to Kingman, Ariz., in time for Thanksgiving, according to the Kingman Daily Miner. He’s had a few setbacks, but nothing that lasts too…


Out of the fire

The Tulsa World published a story about Rock Cafe owner Dawn Welch‘s new cookbook, “Dollars to Donuts,” and a side story about how she and the restaurant rose like a phoenix from the ashes after a fire devastated the historic…

What to do about the Route 66 State Park bridge

Kip Welborn, who is a Route 66 enthusiast in St. Louis, has been keeping up with the grave situation over the dilapidated Route 66 Bridge at Route 66 State Park near Eureka, Mo., that is scheduled to eventually be torn…

Wanda Jackson at the 66 Bowl

Longtime roadie Shellee Graham went to the Wanda Jackson concert at the 50th-anniversary celebration of the 66 Bowl in Oklahoma City on Saturday night and shot these photos. Jackson has some sentimental ties to the 66 Bowl. That’s where she…

Notes from the road

I’m playing a bit of catch-up, ever since I left town this past weekend to see Bob Waldmire’s Last Art Show. Here are a few things of interest to roadies … — The Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa this year…

Round Barn roundabout

“Two Wheel Oklahoma” is a television show about scenic rides for motorcyclists in the Sooner State. Here’s an episode in which the show’s hosts meet the ever-talkative Mister Sam, one of the hosts at the historic Round Barn of Arcadia.

It may be his last show, but Bob was still Bob

I’m typing this a few hours after I got home from Bob Waldmire’s Last Art Show on Sunday afternoon at the Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield, Ill. Waldmire, an acclaimed Route 66 artist and the unofficial inspiration to the hippie…

Route 66 Marathon

We’re on the road right now, but you folks who want results from today’s Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa can go here.

Preview of Waldmire art show

Here’s a preview by the Springfield State Journal-Register of Bob Waldmire’s Last Art Show, set for Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield, Ill. Please note that the Cozy will not operate as usual…

What’s special about the Mother Road?

Debra Ronca at How Stuff Works tries to answer that question. In my opinion, she does a remarkably good job in explaining Route 66’s enduring attraction to travelers.

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