Route 66 News

“Yamashita Tomohisa Route 66,” Episode 5

Here’s the fifth installment of Japanese television’s “Yamashita Tomohisa Route 66,” which chronicles a singer and actor’s trip down the Mother Road last fall. He goes from Oklahoma City to Amarillo, Texas. I’m glad he got to see wild turkeys in western…

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Driving the Mother Road the hard way

In 2004, Brian McKay decided to re-create the Okies’ exodus from the Dust Bowl by driving his 1930 Nash automobile on Route 66. The key difference was that McKay didn’t start in Oklahoma — he started at Route 66’s eastern…

Off to the bed races

The Mojave Daily News posted a humorous account of the annual Oatman Great Bed Races in Oatman, Ariz., on Saturday. It’s not so much a competition as a fun-filled farce. To wit:  In accordance to contest rules, teams must first…

“Route 66: Return to the Road”

Here’s something I haven’t seen in a few years … the first few minutes of “Route 66: Return to the Road with Martin Milner.” Someone posted this segment on Vimeo in recent days; you’ll have to click on the screen…

The Sooner State’s best BBQ

I’m sticking my neck out, but I’m going to say it anyway — Burn Co. BBQ in Tulsa serves the best barbecue I’ve had in Oklahoma. I’ve visited great places in the Sooner State, including Van’s Pig Stand in Shawnee…

Another ride on Oatman Road

Here’s the best-quality video I’ve seen yet of two motorcycling buddies driving on Oatman Road, aka Route 66, in western Arizona’s Black Mountains. These guys were going at speeds that would make me uncomfortable; don’t try it yourself. The clip…

A good example to those along the Mother Road

Paul Chassey, a volunteer for the California Route 66 Museum in Victorville, Calif., wrote an interesting piece in the Victorville Daily Press about a fellow volunteer’s experience with a Chinese couple. Go here to read it first. Read it? If…

Wienermobile stops at Emma Jean’s Holland Burger

A new Oscar Mayer Wienermobile made a Route 66 stop on Thursday at the legendary Emma Jean Holland Burger Cafe in Victorville, Calif., on the way to the Super Bowl in Indianapolis, according to the Victorville Daily Press. According to the…

“Yamashita Tomohisa Route 66,” Episode 4

Here’s the fourth installment of Japanese television’s “Yamashita Tomohisa Route 66,” which chronicles a singer and actor’s trip down the Mother Road during the fall of 2011. He goes from Joplin, Mo., to Oklahoma City. Afton Station in Afton, Okla., and Ron “Tattoo…

Group sets cleanup, festival in west Tulsa

Tulsa’s Young Professionals, aka TYPros, announced Wednesday it would stage its annual Street CReD event along the Route 66 corridor of west Tulsa’s Red Fork neighborhood on April 13-14. The news release states: The goal of this year’s Street CReD, titled Red Fork…

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