Route 66 News

Test flight with Luigi’s Flying Tires

Testing continues on the rides that will be offered at Cars Land of Disney California Adventure. A few days ago, the latest test was on the Luigi’s Flying Tires. According to the Disney Parks Blog: The vehicles have been made…

A visit to Red Oak II

This video by Steve Crutchfield shows and explains the Red Oak II complex off old Route 66 near Carthage, Mo. For more, the Red Oak II official website is here.

Christmas Eve at the Wagon Wheel Motel

One year ago today, I woke up to this at the lovingly restored Wagon Wheel Motel in Cuba, Mo. Music is “Song of Assisi,” by Marc Gunn.

Litchfield drive-in converting to digital

The historic SkyView Drive-In theater along old Route 66 in Litchfield, Ill., soon will convert from 35mm film to a digital format, according to Sonic Equipment Co., a cinema equipment company that’s been hired to do the work. This is…

A Santa Fe Christmas

Santa Fe’s history, architecture, and culture make it a unique place to visit during the holidays. This video by Ken Lord from a couple of years ago shows it:

Former Midway restaurant will be demolished

The building that once housed the Midway restaurant at old Route 66 and Missouri Highway 19 in Cuba, Mo., soon will be demolished, reported the Cuba Free Press. The Midway started as a small cafe in the 1930s and kept…

Dec. 30 will be declared Bill Shea Day in Springfield

Bill Shea, longtime proprietor of a gas station museum along Route 66 in Springfield, Ill., turns 90 years old on Dec. 30, and is also marking his 66th year as a business owner on the Mother Road. To mark the…