Route 66 News

Flash flooding reported in Flagstaff

A cloudburst Friday in the Flagstaff, Ariz., caused scattered flash flooding around the city, including standing water at the Milton Road underpass on Route 66, reported the Arizona Daily Sun. The mid-afternoon bursts led the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office to…


Wayne the Train takes a cruise

Country-swinger Wayne “The Train” Hancock performs “Route 66” from his live-in-concert “Swing Time” album. A true road warrior, Hancock plays this sing at virtually every gig.

A closer look at Chandler

Here’s a nice and informative video about the Route 66 town of Chandler, Okla. The clip was produced by the good folks of OETA.

Santo Domingo Trading Post gets $1 million restoration grant

The former Santo Domingo Trading Post along old Route 66 north of Albuquerque was awarded a $1 million federal grant from the Economic Development Administration to restore the property, reported the New Mexico Business Weekly. The trading post is on…

Hula hoops and malt shops

I’m posting this just because I like it, plus you get to see the Route 66 Malt Shop at its new location in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque.

Santa Rosa scoops

I always enjoy the print edition of the Guadalupe County Communicator, based out of Santa Rosa, N.M., when it arrives in my mailbox each week. It’s a lively newspaper owned by a former Rocky Mountain News reporter, and the fact…

Red Cedar Inn to be converted into a business center

Today, the Washington Missourian provided a bit more clarity about what’s happening to the closed Red Cedar Inn restaurant along Route 66 in Pacific, Mo. According to the newspaper, owner Jim Smith is turning it into the Historic Red Cedar…

Hello from Austin

Here are¬†Asleep at the Wheel, with longtime Texas Playboys singer Leon Rausch, performing “Route 66” during an in-store appearance at Waterloo Records in Austin, Texas. Rausch and Asleep at the Wheel were at the store promoting their new album, “It’s…

Notes from the road

The Fanning 66 ¬†Outpost in the Route 66 hamlet of Fanning, Mo., is hosting its annual Picture in the Rocker Day on Aug. 7, where you can enjoy the rare opportunity of sitting (or standing) on the World’s Largest Rocking…

Author begins work on Route 66 encyclopedia

Jim Hinckley, a Kingman, Ariz.-based author of several automotive and Route 66-related books, announced this week he is beginning work on a Route 66 encyclopedia and atlas. And he is soliciting help from the Route 66 community to help make…

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