Route 66 News

More teaser clips from KY3’s Route 66 special

KY3, a television station based in Springfield, Mo., has posted short clips from its upcoming one-hour special about Route 66 in the Missouri Ozarks. More KY3 clips can be viewed here. The special will air at 7 p.m. Friday, and…

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Local officials keep closer watch on Luna Cafe

A few weeks ago, a woman was shot in the right ear during karaoke night at the historic Luna Cafe, along old Route 66 in Mitchell, Ill. I didn’t take much note of it, thinking it was random violence. However,…

A note from the past

Greene HD Productions has posted another episode of “Route 66: The Marathon Tour.” This one, which starts in Chicago, is going to be bittersweet for a many longtime roadies. First, it contains an interview with Zora Vidas, longtime owner of…

Billy Connolly hits the Mother Road

Some months ago, we reported that Scottish actor and comedian Billy Connolly would be traveling Route 66 sometime in 2011 with a film crew in tow for a four-part television travel series. The working title is “Billy Connolly’s Route 66.” Today, we received word…

Precarious position for Grand Canyon Skywalk

Although the view from the Grand Canyon Skywalk contains spectacular views, the view behind the scenes is anything but serene, according to the New York Times. In case you’re unfamiliar, Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped superstructure with a glass floor that…

TV station will air special program about Missouri Route 66

“Celebrate the Ozarks: Route 66,” a one-hour special about Missouri’s Route 66, will air at 7 p.m. CDT Friday, April 29, on KYTV (KY3) in Springfield, Mo. Tim Leimkuhler, a news photographer at KY3 and producer of the program, says…

Online Route 66 magazine launches its first issue

66 The Mother Road launched its inaugural online issue on Friday. It’s 36 pages, and you can view it online here. I spent some time surfing around on it, and it works very well. You can enlarge the full-color content,…

A tour in the Mother Road’s midsection

This episode from Greene HD Productions is from the “Route 66: The Marathon Tour” DVD box set. The segment goes from Erick, Okla., to Adrian, Texas, with small snippets of other sights on Route 66 in the beginning.

A desert oasis

Do read this wonderful article in the Los Angeles Times’ business section about the historic Desert Market in the tiny Route 66 town of Daggett, Calif. It’s owned by Yousuf “Joe” Khawaldeh, yet another non-native who’s helping keep a slice of…

Zeno’s goes on the market

The historic Zeno’s Motel & Steakhouse along old Route 66 in Rolla, Mo., is up for sale for $2.2 million. The restaurant and motel, which date to 1956, is listed with Heyle Realtors in Springfield, Mo. The complex includes 50…

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