Route 66 News

Video from Arizona’s Historic Route 66 dedication

On a weekend when Angel Delgadillo’s story is being featured by the Associated Press comes this video from 1987 that was just posted on YouTube. It’s a report by KTSP-TV in Phoenix on the official dedication of Historic Route 66…

Report from the Frankoma Pottery auction

Antique Trader posted a report about the recent closeout auction of the Frankoma Pottery factory along old Route 66 near Sapulpa, Okla. According to Colonel Robert Hawks, of┬áRobert Hawks Auction Co., there were 382 registered bidders at the live onsite…

Associated Press features Angel Delgadillo

The Associated Press is featuring 84-year-old Angel “Guardian Angel of Route 66″ Delgadillo of Seligman, Ariz., for a story that is slated to appear in newspapers on Sunday. Check your daily newspaper tomorrow morning for the article. In the meantime,…

Manhattan Transfer’s original version of “Route 66″

Here is the Manhattan Transfer‘s original 1981 studio recording of Bobby Troup’s “Route 66.” The maker of the video superimposed footage of the group performing the song, along with vintage film of Route 66 scenes. The video is nicely done.…

Joplin tornado, continued

The death toll from Sunday’s tornado in Joplin, Mo., has risen to 139 as of Saturday morning, according to the Joplin Globe. (Incidentally, the Globe’s coverage of the disaster has been stellar, even though a substantial number of staffers have…

Behind the scenes at “Route 66: A Road Trip Through the Bible”

KING-TV in Seattle has put together a good video about His Place Community Church in Burlington, Wash., and its “Route 66: A Road Trip through the Bible” video segments, which in a somewhat irreverent way is covering all 66 books…

Groundbreaking for Admiral Twin rebuilding is next month

The owner of the Admiral Twin Drive-In theater in Tulsa has set a date in June for an official groundbreaking to rebuild the double screen that was destroyed in a fire in September, reported the Tulsa World. The ceremony will…

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