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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…

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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…

Sign goes up on Flo’s V8 Cafe in Cars Land

The neon sign at Flo’s V8 Cafe in Cars Land went up a few weeks ago. The Disney Parks Blog had a video camera on time-lapse mode to capture its installation: According to the blog about the main 27-foot-tall sign:…

New Mexico Route 66 advocate Bob Audette dies

Bob Audette, 85, a longtime booster of Route 66 in New Mexico who was born about the same time the Mother Road was federally certified in 1926, died on March 19, according to an obituary at Riverside Funeral Home in…

A visit to the Summit Inn

This is an old episode of “Gems of the Inland Empire.” The host interviews C.A. Stevens, owner of the Summit Inn in Oak Hills, Calif., along old Route 66 at the top of Cajon Pass.

Cuba soon will have a Root 66 farmers market

The organizer of a new farmers market in Cuba, Mo., is seeking vendors — and Route 66 customers — when her Root 66 Market later this month, reported the Cuba Free Press. Kelly Stroh is opening the market the same…

Tijeras accepts byways plan that includes Route 66

The town of Tijeras, N.M., has approved an updated management plan for the Salt Missions Trail Byway, part of which includes Route 66, according to the Albuquerque Journal. The newspaper reported: It is an attempt to protect the histories, cultures…

Behind the music of Cars Land

The folks at the Disney Parks Blog took a video camera into a recording studio, where Disneyland house band┬áBilly Hill and the Hillbillies recorded music for tourists when they eventually enter Cars Land. Cars Land is inspired by the fictional…

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