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A real Route 66 for Chevy’s Route 66 campaign

A few weeks ago, we told you about Chevrolet’s video contest for a new ad that will air during the Super Bowl. Budding videographers can use any location, as long as it evokes the “spirit” of Route 66. Dakota Snider and…

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Pontiac museum gets about 100 petroliana artifacts

The Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum in Pontiac, Ill., received a donation of petroleum memorabilia worth $10,000, according to a news release Tuesday from Pontiac Tourism. According to the release: The generous gift was made in memory…

About 12 post offices on Route 66 may be closed

In an effort to cut costs, the U.S. Postal Service announced today it is targeting more than 3,600 post offices across the country for possible closure, including about a dozen on Route 66. The USPS has created a full list of…

Book review: “Route 66 Adventure Handbook”

You can’t accuse Drew Knowles of resting on his laurels with the fourth, “turbocharged” edition of his “Route 66 Adventure Handbook” (456 pages, $19.95, softcover, Santa Monica Press, e-book available). In fact, so many good changes have been made since…

Writer plans book about ghost stories on Route 66

Richard Southall plans to write a book about ghosts and paranormal activity along Route 66, and is searching for additional such stories in Arizona, reported the Kingman Daily Miner. Southall has written another book, “How to Be a Ghost Hunter,”…

Straight from the garage

This is a 1966 version of Bobby Troup’s classic song by the Ha’Pennys. This cover obviously was influenced by the Rolling Stones’ version. About the only information I have on this rock band was it was based in Andover, Mass.,…

Mystery band in Japan

Today, I found this gem of a performance from 1993 in Fukuoka, Japan. This cover of Bobby Troup’s classic takes a lot from the Rolling Stones’ version, but it has its own bite. The video indicates the name of the…

Pontiac automotive museum provides a sneak peek

The new Pontiac-Oakland Museum and Resource Center in Pontiac, Ill., opened for a sneak preview Friday, reported the Pontiac Daily Leader. And it sounds like those who were there were wowed: Making it truly unique was that it was not simply…

Webb City restaurant may resurrect mural

Bradbury-Bishop Deli, a business which sat just north of Route 66 in Webb City, Mo., for decades, may re-create a large mural that once graced the side of its building. The co-owner of the business, Carol Dudash, recently found in…

Round Barn billboard dispute festers

The dispute between the owner of a billboard and proponents of the historic Round Barn of Arcadia, Okla., shows no end in sight, according to a report by The Oklahoman. Zoom Media purchased a small parcel just east of the…

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