Route 66 News

Cars Land reaches construction milestone

The Cars Land complex at Disneyland Resort, patterned after the fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs in the movie “Cars,” reached a milestone Friday when a final steel supporting beam was fastened to the Cadillac Range, according to the…

Pontiac museum may come to Pontiac, naturally

In this story Friday in the New York Times about the dying Pontiac vehicle brand, which officially ends tomorrow, I stumbled on this intriguing passage: “You hate to see them go, but they were floundering and couldn’t find their place…

Illinois receives grant for bicycle trail

McLean County, Ill., has received a $1.5 million federal grant to help build a 4-mile bicycle trail along Route 66 from Normal to Towanda, according to the Bloomington Pantagraph. The money came from federal excise taxes on fuel, and can…

Woman finishes Route 66 bicycle trip for Komen fund

Iris Klein, the woman who decided to bicycle Route 66 to raise money for a breast cancer research fund, reached the end of the road Tuesday at the Santa Monica Pier, according to the Santa Monica Mirror. Klein, who is…

The ghost of the Painted Desert Inn

I didn’t know this about the historic Painted Desert Inn, located in the Petrified Forest National Park. Apparently I have a new contender for the top ghost sites on Route 66 that I posted yesterday. According to National Parks Traveler:…

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