Route 66 News

Touring Route 66 in a ’66 Chevelle

Cole Quinnell was going to display his beautifully renovated 1966 Chevelle at the¬†Flex-a-lite booth at SEMA and compete in the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational, both in the Las Vegas area. Quinnell and photographer¬†Robert McGaffin decided to take much of…

Post office at Devil’s Elbow likely will remain open

The post office in the historic Sheldon’s Market near Route 66 in Devil’s Elbow, Mo., probably will stay open, reported the Waynesville Daily Guide. The U.S. Postal Service, facing severe financial problems, is considering the closure of hundreds of small…

Former Route 66 motel will be used for AIDS patient housing

The closed Sleepy Hollow Motor Court along Route 66 in Albuquerque soon will be converted into transitional housing for those afflicted by the AIDS virus, according to KRQE-TV in Albuquerque. The station said: The $1.5 million project is scheduled to…

New welcome sign dedicated in Miami, Okla.

City officials in Miami, Okla., on Monday dedicated a new Route 66-themed gateway sign on the south edge of downtown, according to KSNF and KODE-TV in Joplin, Mo. “We think it’s something Miami will be known for. It’s a landmark,”…

New Mexico Route 66 Museum sets opening for June

The Tucumcari City Commission last week unanimously approved the lease at its convention center for the New Mexico Route 66 Museum. With that, organizers have set a grand opening during the Wheels on 66 event in Tucumcari on June 6-9,…

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