Route 66 News

Putting their best clip forward

This video about the Route 66 town of Elk City, Okla., does a good job telling potential tourists about the city’s strengths: Expect smart chambers of commerce to do a lot more of this in the future. Like this:Like Loading…

Maybe that’s not a good idea

The Route 66 town of Depew, Okla., is considering the annexation of 107 acres of land west of town that includes Charlie Elliott’s Route 66 Biker Park, according to the Sapulpa Daily Herald. A public hearing on the proposal will…

Needles jumps onto the murals movement

It looks like Needles, Calif., is the latest to use murals to beautify a Route 66 town and draw in tourists. According to the Needles Desert Star, artist Dan Luden of nearby Chloride, Ariz., has completed murals at the Wagon…

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…

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…

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