Route 66 News

Some 2013 Rand McNally atlases also will contain Route 66 error

Not only did some of Rand McNally’s 2012 road atlases contain an error about Route 66, but at least some of its upcoming 2013 atlases will have that mistake, also. Frank Gifford of rt66pix.com found the apparent mistake in the 2012 atlases a…

Faces of Route 66 in Illinois

Pounds Media recently videotaped interviews with several Route 66 veterans for Central Illinois Tourism and the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway. Today, several of those clips were posted on the Internet. First is Ernie Edwards, longtime owner of the Pig…

Famed movie studio buildings in West Hollywood to be razed

The bulldozers soon will arrive for a series of buildings in West Hollywood, Calif., that once were used by the Warner Bros. and other movie studios, reported the Los Angeles Times. The buildings sit at the corner of Route 66. The…

Two former soldiers riding part of Route 66 for veterans

Two former soldiers are cycling down a good portion of Route 66 as part of a 4,200-mile ride from Bakersfield, Calif., to Washington, D.C., to help raise awareness on veterans’ issues. The Wall to Wall Cross Country Bicycle Ride is…

Should Tucumcari get a racino?

The headline above doesn’t dispute that the Route 66 town of Tucumcari, N.M., is qualified to land a horse-racing casino, which it has been seeking for the past few years. It’s whether Tucumcari should land a racino. Over the weekend,…

Victorville on verge of landing a bullet train to Vegas

The Route 66 town of Victorville, Calif., is close to landing a $4.9 billion federal loan that would build a 150 mph bullet train line from there to Las Vegas, according to The Daily Mail and other news outlets. The…

Black Canyon Tours promo video

I see quite a few videos put together by motorcycle tour companies. This one, by the United Kingdom-based Black Canyon Tours, is one of the best and most enticing I’ve seen. And, yes, Route 66 is part of the company’s…

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