Route 66 News

The lost Bob Waldmire interview

Route 66 enthusiast Ron Hart interviewed Mother Road hippie and artist Bob Waldmire for about 30 minutes during the National Route 66 Festival in Clinton, Okla., in 2007. Hart said he’d misplaced the video until recently, and decided to post…

Accounting the past to plan for the future

This story Monday by the Press-Enterprise explains as well as any the importance behind an ongoing comprehensive study of Route 66 in California. An excerpt: The report can then be used to help property owners apply for state and federal…

Notes from the road

I received word Monday that Betty Courtney, 79, one member of the team that helped form the much-praised 4 Women on the Route in Galena, Kan., died Sunday. She, along with Melba Rigg, Judy Courtney and Renee Charles, helped lead…

What’s next for the Blue Whale?

A story about the Blue Whale of Catoosa, Okla., by KTUL-TV in Tulsa contained the usual angles about the Route 66 icon’s colorful history. But it sounds like Jennifer Edwards, the Catoosa Arts & Tourism Council chief, has some new…

At the drive-in

Joe Williams of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch makes an enjoyable trip up Route 66 to the Skyview Drive-In in Litchfield, Ill., to see the the Steve McQueen classic film, “Bullitt.” Apparently Williams owns a 1966 Plymouth Fury. Good for him.…

Book review: “Things to Look Out for on Route 66 in St. Louis”

It became apparent while reading Kip Welborn’s self-published book that it’s not just a guidebook about Route 66 in St. Louis. It’s also a love letter to his city. It’s that enthusiasm about the Mother Road and his town that…

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