Route 66 News

Springfield festival sees record numbers

The 10th annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival this weekend in Springfield, Ill., saw a record number of entrants, according to a Sunday evening report by the Springfield State Journal-Register. Festival president Kim Rosendahl said 1,186 people, an increase…


Don’t make it bad

This latest edition of “Route 66: A Road Trip through the Bible” takes the long and winding road with the Gospel of Jude. You probably now know where this is going …

Duarte’s Route 66 parade

The city of Duarte, Calif., held its annual Route 66 Parade this weekend. The Pasadena Star-News filed this report about it, and this amateur video does a good enough job showing what it was like:

The Albuquerque collection of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”

A few segments of the Food Network’s popular show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” have escaped my attention. Here’s one I’ve collected of the ones that are on Route 66 in Albuquerque. The Standard Diner: Monte Carlo Liquors & Steak House:…

A solid video by Solid Roots

This video from Solid Roots is one of the best I’ve seen about the recently completed Route 66 Rendezvous in San Bernardino, Calif.

Route 66 like you’ve never seen before

I don’t know much about the person posting these videos. His (or her) Vimeo account is known only as “martial.” I think he’s from France, judging by the language in one of the video descriptions. But he hasn’t yet replied…

“Billy Connolly’s Route 66,” Episode 2

The second episode of “Billy Connolly’s Route 66” aired today in England. And, like clockwork, the same fellow on YouTube has posted it in five parts. This episode goes from St. Louis to Oklahoma City:

Bill Shea named grand marshal for Route 66 festival parade

I don’t know whether this has been reported, but the prominent owner of a gas station museum has been named grand marshal of the cruise at the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival in Springfield, Ill., this weekend. The Springfield State…

“O’ Montana”

The Road Crew wrote and recorded this tribute to Montana, the famed pet rabbit at Rich Henry’s Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Ill. Montana died in 2008. The description of Montana on the video: She had a good life here on Route…

Clues on Route 66 lead way to free Dodge SUV

Dodge gave away a 2012 model of its Journey sport-utility vehicle with a series of video clues  earlier this month. Many of the clues were on Route 66 in Oklahoma, and it took the Neidy family less than six hours…

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