Route 66 News

A virtual tour of old Cajon Pass

Backroads West, which recently posted excellent videos about Route 66 from Victorville to Barstow in California, has just posted a new clip about the pre-Route 66 alignment of the Cajon Pass. Much of the road shown in the video dates…

The Boots Motel now

Here’s a recent video about the Boots Motel in Carthage, Mo., after it reopened to overnight travelers following a decade-long hiatus: Stevo Svoboda has a bunch of other Route 66-related videos at his YouTube channel. On a related note, the…

An interesting new stop on Route 66

We’d heard about Main St. Grub & Stuff, a new restaurant and bicycle rental place in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., a few weeks ago. Today, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin published an in-depth story about the establishment nestled near the Pacific…

Joliet restaurant takes on Route 66 name

The Joliet Restaurant in downtown Joliet, Ill., has renamed itself to the Joliet Route 66 Diner to take advantage of the town’s Mother Road heritage, according to The Herald-News in Joliet. The newspaper reported: A few months ago, Tom Mahalik,…

Will Route 66 Rendezvous leave or stay in downtown San Berdoo?

The annual Route 66 Rendezvous may depart or remain in downtown San Bernardino, Calif., according to somewhat contradictory reports Friday afternoon from two area newspapers. The Press-Enterprise said the classic-car extravaganza may leave downtown because the city, which recently declared…

New cap on Route 66 sodas features Route 66 itself

Route 66 Sodas LLC today announced a new design on the bottle caps of its Route 66 Root Beer and other 12-ounce sodas that are sold in glass bottles. The company, based in the Route 66 town of Lebanon, Mo., decided…

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