Route 66 News

Route 66 cost-share grants announced

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program on Friday announced in its quarterly newsletter its annual cost-share grants for historic Route 66 businesses and landmarks. Most of the information comes from the newsletter or news release, except where I added links…

Blue Swallow Motel put up for sale

Bill Kinder, co-owner and operator of the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, N.M., for the past four years, has decided to place the historic Route 66 landmark for sale because of a recurrence of cancer. Kinder and his wife Terri purchased the…

Straight to the DVD pile

Here’s a movie I had no idea existed until today. It’s a road-trip film called “$5 a Day,” and it was released on DVD on Tuesday. According to HamptonRoads.com’s High-Def Watch section, the movie takes place partly on Route 66. Though it…

Auction set for Tuesday of 66 Bowl’s contents

A big auction to sell off the contents of the historic 66 Bowl in Oklahoma City has been set for Tuesday, according to KWTV. The list of items on the block will include the bowling alley’s iconic neon sign. The…

Briton driving Route 66 to raise funds for hospice

Ted Brooker of England will mark his 66th birthday by driving Route 66 next month in a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and raise funds for a local hospice, reported the Derbyshire Times. “I’ve had a great life so far and thought it…

New “Route 66: Ten Years Later” trailer

A new trailer has just been posted for the “Route 66: Ten Years Later” documentary by Tim Steil and Jim Luning. The big premiere will be at the Portage Theater in Chicago at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9. Like this:Like Loading…

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