Route 66 News

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…

More details about Victorville festival trickle out

We’ve known for months that the annual International Route 66 Festival in 2012 would be hosted in Victorville, Calif. In recent days, more details have emerged about the Aug. 9-12 event. A news release from the festival contained this: The…

This is good to see

Something I wasn’t sure we’d see again … Harley and Annabelle Russell recently performing in their home base of Erick, Okla. (Warning: the video contains Harley’s typically bawdy humor … another good sign, actually). For those new to Route 66…

A Route 66 app that takes you there … with limits

Italian photographer Carlo Pinasco recently launched an application, “Image Route 66,” for iPads, iTouches, and iPhones that contains more than 200 high-resolution images from a Route 66 road trip he took in May. With it, you can take a virtual trip…

Boot Hill restaurant put up for sale

The owner of the Boot Hill Saloon & Grill in Vega, Texas, has put the restaurant up for sale. However, Boot Hill will continue operating until it finds a buyer. Boot Hill chef and owner Rory Schepisi, known for her…

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