Route 66 News

Barney’s Beanery marks 90th year

Barney’s Beanery, a West Hollywood restaurant based on Route 66, is marking its 9oth anniversary this month. And the Los Angeles Times today has one of the most attention-getting lead paragraphs I’ve read: It’s a story so revolting and so…

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Centennial farm on the Mother Road

The Journal-News in Hillsboro, Ill., posted a fascinating story about the Manske-Niemann farm, which sits on Route 66 south of Litchfield, Ill., and dates back more than 150 years. The farm is listed as a Illinois Department of Agriculture Centennial Farm, was…

“Cars 2” teaser trailer released

Disney-Pixar released a 30-second teaser trailer to “Cars 2” on Wednesday night. Here it is, starring Mater and Lightning McQueen: It’s the sequel to “Cars,” which came out in 2006. Much of the first film took place in the fictional Route…

Pier will host Route 66 birthday event

The Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif., is hosting a Route 66 celebration on Nov. 11 — the 84th anniversary of when U.S. Highway 66 was officially commissioned. 66 to Cali owner Dan Rice is leading the charge for…

Wayside exhibits soon will be installed in Pontiac

The city of Pontiac, Ill., has received five Route 66 Heritage Trail wayside exhibits for several sites around the city, according to a news release from Pontiac Tourism. The Route 66 Heritage Trail exhibits are a project of the Illinois…

30-day break for the billboard

It appears Zoom Media, which seeks to erect a billboard near the Round Barn on Route 66 in Arcadia, Okla., will stop work on the billboard for 30 days while it and the Arcadia Historical Society seek a compromise, according…

Art tour on the Mother Road

The “Art On and Off the Mother Road” event on Nov. 12-14 features artists on or near Route 66 in central Oklahoma, including two who have been Route 66 66 advocates for years. Shellee Graham, who lives near Arcadia, will…

Moving day

Here’s a video from The Oklahoman of the 66 Bowl neon sign being dismantled and taken away last week. It’s a final chapter of the historic 66 Bowl, which was recently sold to the Spices of India grocery store. The…

Kingman may convert rail depot into museum

The under-renovation railroad depot in Kingman, Ariz., may be converted into a local railroad museum, according to the Kingman Daily Miner today. The Kingman City Council today will consider authorizing the city to enter into a formal agreement with the…

A word from our sponsor

The Schlotzsky’s Route 66 promotion ended a few weeks ago, but it looks like the restaurant chain has a new one. This is the first time I’ve seen this commercial. And it’s pretty cool. The big prize is a 2011…

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