Route 66 News

Don’t argue with the driver

Here’s the latest of “Route 66: A Road Trip through the Bible,” starring Habukkuk. I saw the punchline coming from a mile away.

Journalist dies in train-car crash near Amboy

I saw a story in the San Bernardino County Sun yesterday in which a man from Las Vegas had been traveling Route 66 west of Amboy, Calif., and suddenly stopped his car on the railroad tracks, where he died when…

A “green” refueling stop

Urban Tulsa published a long, wide-ranging article about Michael Wallis, Tulsa and the Route 66 Alliance, and two guys who want to drive Route 66 this summer in a 1966 GTO that’s been converted to run on compressed natural gas.…

The story behind Ozark Trail obelisks

The Plainview (Texas) Daily Herald posted a fascinating story about the obelisks that once dotted the length of the Ozark Trail highway system, which parts of which became early alignments of Route 66. According to the Drive The Old Spanish…

Next on the Mother Road

Next, a fashion website based in Great Britain, recently had a film shoot on Route 66 in West Hollywood to the Mojave Desert. Here’s a behind-the-scenes video: Here’s the finished product: Dig the soundtrack by the Dandy Warhols.

Catching up on my biblical road trips

A reader noted that I’d missed a couple of new installments of “Route 66: A Road Trip through the Bible.” The first is about the Book of Micah, in which God must be one heck of an accountant: The second…

Notes from the road

Richard Talley of the Motel Safari in Tucumcari, N.M., says a lot has been happening in his town lately. Here’s what he said by e-mail (with some minor editing): Here’s a shot of the new AutoPros auto care center across…

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