Route 66 News

Tucumcari group commits to building Route 66 museum

A group in Tucumcari, N.M., announced today it is committed to establishing a Route 66 museum in town, according to a news release emailed by Richard Talley, owner of Motel Safari in Tucumcari. According to the release: The group is…

Miami seeing big boost in tourism-related revenue

The Joplin (Mo.) Globe today published a story about how towns in the region are preparing for Route 66 tourism season. One of the most striking parts of the story came out of Miami, Okla.: “We’re anticipating this to be…

Shooting day at the Rock Cafe

Sunday afternoon mostly looked like a typical day at the Rock Cafe in Stroud, Okla., with its typical clientele of motorcyclists, locals, and Mother Road travelers stopping to grab a bite to eat. Inside, however, was a little different story:…

Details on the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum’s renovation

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton won’t officially reopen until May 26, but The Oklahoman newspaper has some details on the renovations that are going on there: Not wanting to change the thematic approach, the museum will continue to…

From the precipice to revitalization

This new Cronkite News Service video explains how El Trovatore Motel in Kingman, Ariz., went from the brink of foreclosure to rapid revitalization: http://vimeo.com/40966348 For more about the motel’s sign restorations, go here and here. Like this:Like Loading…

Prowling on Route 66

Here’s a video from a few years ago about Plymouth Prowler fans driving the Mother Road: http://vimeo.com/41148208 WJRT-TV, which produced the video, is based in Flint, Mich. I’m not sure when this aired; the station has nothing about it in…

CBS News revisits Cadillac Ranch

Three weeks ago, I revisited a video in 1975 where CBS News correspondent Charles Kuralt investigated the Cadillac Ranch art installation, just off Route 66 near Amarillo, Texas. Here’s that original Kuralt story. Cadillac Ranch was just a year old:…

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