Route 66 News

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…

Driving Route 66 and hunting for UFOs

A film crew from Europe is coming this weekend to Needles, Calif., to do a story about Route 66 and a UFO crash that occurred in 2008, according to the Mohave Daily News. The crew will mainly be there to…

Trying TV coverage to boost a bridge rehab

The Pulaski County Daily and Waynesville Daily Guide published stories within days of each other about Pulaski County’s ongoing efforts to repair the decaying Devil’s Elbow Bridge in the Route 66 hamlet of Devil’s Elbow, Mo. The gist of it is:…

New Route 66 Malt Shop holds soft opening on weekend

Kelly Vickers at the Duke City Fix collective blog posted some photos from the Route 66 Days and Nights street festival in the Nob Hill district of Albuquerque this weekend. One of the interesting items is that the Route 66…

Hello from Venezuela

Here’s a version of “Route 66″ by Biella Da Costa, one of Venezuela’s most popular jazz singers. But it’s her band that does a lot of the heavy lifting here: Like this:Like Loading…

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