Route 66 News

Blue Whale Christmas

On Friday evening, spectators witnessed a sight that had never before been seen in the nearly 40-year history of the Blue Whale of Catoosa, Okla. — the Route 66 landmark was decorated for Christmas. Volunteers with Catoosa Arts and Tourism…

Jobless man trying to set cross-country walking record

Matt Livermanne is looking for a job and needs a way to stand out for employers. So he figured if he broke the record for walking from New York City to Los Angeles, it¬†will “make me stand out in the…

Illinois Route 66 booster Bunny Sies dies

Bunny Sies, a booster of Route 66 who lived in Litchfield, Ill., died earlier this month at a hospital in Springfield. She was 46. Rich Henry of Henry’s Rabbit Ranch in nearby Staunton, Ill., passed along word of Sies’ death…

“Man vs. Food” hits Amarillo

Adam Richman, host of the “Man vs. Food” program on the Travel Channel, talks about his experiences at the Coyote Bluff Cafe on old Route 66 in Amarillo, Texas, in this video blog. Richman tried the green chile stew (common…

Fire damages Grants theater

A malfunctioning popcorn machine is believed to be the cause of a fire that damaged the historic West Theatre in on Route 66 downtown Grants, N.M., on Friday, reported the Albuquerque Journal. Owner Roy McDowell, who also owns the city’s…

Cycling group will map out Mother Road route

The Adventure Cycling Association said it would begin tracing a Chicago-to-Los Angeles route for cyclists to follow as much of historic Route 66 as possible, according to a news release today. From the release: “Route 66 was the overwhelming favorite…

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