Route 66 News

Site approved for Route 66 museum in Litchfield

Organizers for a Route 66 museum in Litchfield, Ill., have approved a site and building design, and plan on starting construction in the spring, reports The Journal-News in nearby Hillsboro. According to the newspaper: The 4,600 square foot building will…

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World’s Largest Catsup Bottle rolls out new holiday ornament

The folks at the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle in Collinsville, Ill., have announced the creation of a new ornament for Christmas and other Yuletide holidays, featuring that distinctive water tower. According to the news release: Each red, white, and blue…

El Rey Inn marks 75th year

The historic El Rey Inn in Santa Fe, N.M., is marking its 75th year along Cerrillos Road (aka Route 66), according to an article in the Albuquerque Journal. Terrell White has owned El Rey since 1973. Amazingly, it’s reportedly not known…

Keeping it cool at the Route 66 Marathon

Well, that didn’t take long. The Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa was held Sunday morning, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma had a video from it posted before evening: Weather conditions at the marathon definitely were better for runners…

“My Dad’s car”

I’ve been seeing a wonderful Chevrolet commercial in recent days, about two sons who tracked down their father’s 1965 Impala and bought it back for him. Here’s the extended video of that moment: Chevrolet.com posted some of the back story…

A trip on western Arizona’s Route 66

Here’s a 10-minute film about the western portion of Route 66 in Arizona. It was shot by John Norman for jn14productions.com. This is what Norman says about the video: This is about a road trip on the longest existing section…

Route 66 in three minutes

One person’s experiences on the Mother Road in October 2011, with brevity: Music is from Asleep at the Wheel.

Old McLean depot features model train shop

A few days ago, a listing in the Bloomington Pantagraph announced that the McLean Depot Train Shop had opened at 200 E. Dixie Road (aka Route 66) in the old railroad depot building in McLean, Ill. If another old railroad depot…

Donations sought to finish throwback film

Mark Ross is mostly done with making a retro-influenced short film, “Curse of the Phantom Shadow.” But he’s run short of cash, and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $5,000 so he can finish the movie. The film’s style is…

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