Route 66 News

Route 66 among top foreign destinations for British

The Chicago and Illinois Tourist Office reported on a Tweet yesterday that Route 66 was voted by British citizens as “the most iconic road trip in the world.” That’s not terribly surprising. But a follow-up report this morning shows how…

French president, first lady want to cruise Route 66

Tucked into a story from Forbes.com about French President first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy’s visit to America this week is a snippet that caught my eye: The couple went around the room to greet each of their guests and spent about…

“Nothing But the Wheel”

Here’s a good highway song by Peter Wolf, formerly the singer for the J. Geils Band. And the backing vocalist is a fellow by the name of Mick Jagger. For the record, Mr. Wolf seems to favor U.S. 41 —…

FedEx takes electric vehicle down Route 66

FedEx has decided to demonstrate its new all-electric urban delivery van with stops along Route 66 from Monday through April 6. It’s part of the “Charge Up Route 66” tour. The tour is planning stopsĀ  in St. Louis, Joplin, Oklahoma…

More than 400 race to the Rocker

More than 400 runners participated Saturday in the 4-mile Race to the Rocker that went on Route 66 from Cuba, Mo., to the World’s Largest Rocker at the Fanning 66 Outpost and General Store in the tiny hamlet of Fanning,…

Barbecue restaurant honored by magazine

Missouri Hick Bar-B-Q in Cuba, Mo., was named the best barbecue restaurant in southwest southeast Missouri by Rural Missouri magazine, according to the Viva Cuba blog. From the blog: The restaurant at 913 East Washington, which is also Route 66,…

It’s Them

Here’s a spirited version of Bobby Troup’s “Route 66,” performed by Them and featuring a very young Van Morrison on vocals.

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