Route 66 News

Another new paint job at an old station

In recent months, volunteers in Tucumcari, N.M., have engaged in a noteworthy project of nostalgic paint jobs to abandoned gas stations along Route 66 in town. The result is a better-looking main drag without a lot of money being spent.…


New photo-op in Albuquerque

If you love the glow of neon, you’ll find a new attraction among the many you’ll find along Central Avenue (aka Route 66) in Albuquerque. A re-created sign was installed on the side of the KiMo Theatre during a ceremony…

A virtual view of Cars Land

Disney has created this video that gives you a virtual preview of the Cars Land amusement park that’s being built at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.: Cars Land is a re-creation of the fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs…

Hello from Palo Alto

Here’s a version of Bobby Troup’s “Route 66” with Paul Jacobs on a vintage mandolin and Derek See on guitar and vocals. They’re playing at a guitar store in Palo Alto, Calif.

Count on this as a signage trend

City officials in Carthage, Mo., want to ensure that Route 66 travelers don’t get lost while driving the Mother Road through town. According to the Carthage Press: To help drivers stay on course, Short said the city is painting Route…

Chevrolet uses Route 66 for inspiration in video contest

Chevrolet wants a video to air during next year’s Super Bowl. It’s asking budding filmmakers to submit their ideas for that ad, and it wants Route 66 as the key inspiration: You can view the main film for the campaign…

And now, a commercial message

For more about the Route 66 Rendezvous, go here. It’s one of the biggest car shows in the country.

Where was this photo taken?

Today, I received this email from Lt. John Bayer of the U.S. Navy: I’m seeking help identifying where the attached family photo was taken.  This was photographed during a family road trip from Cleveland to CA in 1929.  Presumed to…

Website aims to help market Route 66 merchandise

Carolyn Hasenfratz, a website developer in the St. Louis region and a friend to Route 66 for at least a decade, has launched a site to help businesses market their products along Route 66. Here’s a video about the…

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