Route 66 News

New Route 66 photos site launched

Photographer Frank Gifford has launched a rt66pix.com site that not only is selling his images, but also merchandise that contains those images. The site contains more than 500 images, “and more images are being added.” Gifford (who is no relation…

Bridge soon will be replaced near Carthage

The bridge over the Spring River northeast of Carthage, Mo., will be torn down and replaced starting in late spring 2012, reported the Joplin Globe, impacting Route 66 travel in that area. The bridge carries Missouri Highway 96 (aka Route…

A new song about the Mother Road

A Czech blues-rock band, After 40, has recorded a song titled “Route 66.” And it’s not a cover of the famous Bobby Troup tune; it’s new song. Here’s the video for it. Apparently someone sent a film crew to the…

Is Barney’s Beanery haunted?

Barney’s Beanery, a fixture on Route 66 ┬áin West Hollywood, Calif., since 1927, is known for many things. Home to the Second-Best Chili in Los Angeles. Hangout to Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and scads of other music and movie stars.…

“An Idiot Abroad,” Route 66 style

A few days ago, the British satirical comedy “An Idiot Abroad” took its main character, the dim-witted Karl Pilkington, down the Mother Road. You’ll see the Blue Whale of Catoosa, Bottletree Ranch, and a few other Route 66 landmarks, along…

Ford retro body may start a wave of the future

Ford Motor Co. and Dynacorn are partnering on making a new, first-generation Mustang shell for those who want to build their own classic Ford Mustangs, according to the New York Times and other media outlets. For $15,000, a shell of…

Two Route 66 projects will begin construction by 2013

The Route 66 Experience museum near downtown Tulsa and a new Route 66 gateway in west Tulsa should begin construction by 2013, according to a report in the print edition of the Tulsa County News. Quoting city planner Dennis Whitaker,…

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