Route 66 News

Roadie will be on nationally syndicated radio show next week

Frank Gifford, proprietor of rt66pix.com and a Route 66 enthusiast, will appear on the nationally syndicated “The Jim Bohannon Show” and its companion “America in the Morning” radio shows starting the night of April 5. “The Jim Bohannon Show” is…

Ground broken on Luna Lodge project

A groundbreaking ceremony was held last week for a project that will convert the historic Luna Lodge motel in Albuquerque into a 30-unit affordable housing development, according to a news release from Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas, one of…

Fundraising campaign launched for 66 Motel sign

Ed Klein of Route 66 World wants to restore the historic neon sign at the 66 Motel in Needles, Calif., to its former glory. So he’s launched a Indiegogo fundraising drive at the Indiegogo site. Klein explained: The 66 Motel…

Pontiac tourism number continue to surge

The Route 66 town of Pontiac, Ill., saw record numbers of tourists during 2011. Those numbers in 2012 so far are continuing that strong trend, to eye-popping levels. According to the Pontiac Daily Leader: According to a person at the…

News release comes out on Route 66 Economic Impact report

On Wednesday, a news release about the Route 66 Economic Impact Report was distributed by partners American Express Foundation, the World Monuments Fund, Rutgers University, and the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program. Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, and Business Insider…

A classic Route 66 trip

Ken Ehresman of Pontiac, Ill., and 14 members of his family are planning a Route 66 journey from Los Angeles to Pontiac. But according to the Pontiac Daily Leader, they won’t be piled into a couple of minivans. Instead, they’ll…

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