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A ride on Radiator Springs Racers

If you’re not able to check out the Radiator Springs Racers ride, this video will be the next-best thing. The interesting thing is the videographer filmed in both sides of the ride. Each side contains unique characteristics, and it couldn’t…

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Part of “East Meets West” sculpture arrives

One part of the large “East Meets West” sculpture arrived Saturday at the Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza in Tulsa. This part of the bronze depicts a Ford driven by Cyrus Avery with his wife, daughter, and the family cat. Avery,…

A TV reporter’s takes on Route 66

In recent days, Mark Rivera, a reporter for WAND-TV in Decatur, Ill., has posted on YouTube a few of his Route 66-related stories from central Illinois. They’re all pretty good. The first is Bill Shea’s Gas Station Museum in Springfield:…

Chuck Surface, a Route 66 booster in Carthage and Webb City, dies

Chuck Surface, a former Missouri state lawmaker and an economic development director for Webb City, died Wednesday of cancer at age 68, according to the Joplin Globe. Surface was instrumental in converting a long-closed gas station on Route 66 in…

Relighting ceremony set for Crestwood Bowl sign

Work has begun in restoring the Crestwood Bowl neon sign along Route 66 in Crestwood, Mo., a southwest suburb of St. Louis. The official relighting ceremony for the sign will be Saturday, Oct. 20, at dusk. According to climate data,…

A visit to the California Route 66 Museum

Here’s a new video uploaded about the California Route 66 Museum in Victorville. Sharon Foster gives a lot of information about the museum and the importance of Route 66 in the area and to America.

Northern Arizona University’s report on Route 66

A television program, “Inside NAU,” by the Northern Arizona University Network takes a look at Route 66. The Mother Road goes through the university’s backyard in Flagstaff. Among the people interviewed is Angel “The Angel of Route 66” Delgadillo and NAU…

More about Route 66 Beer

About a week ago, a new ad for Route 66 Beer showed up on the Internet: Another ad was posted earlier in the month, although details were sketchy about the product — other than the company was based in London and…

Illinois governor touts Route 66 as tourism destination for Brazilians

On Monday, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn extolled his state, including its section of Route 66, as a tourism destination during a trade mission to Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to a news release, Quinn said: “Illinois offers Brazilians an authentic American…

Springfield festival sees bigger numbers

The just-completed International Route 66 Mother Road Festival in downtown Springfield, Ill., saw higher numbers in both attendance and classic-car entrants, reported the Springfield State Journal-Register. Kim Rosendahl, president of the festival, said there were about 1,100 cars on display compared…

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