Route 66 News

A pink Elvis cycles down Route 66

No, you haven’t had too much to drink. That is a pink Elvis on Route 66. We encounter many stories about folks pulling all sorts of endurance stunts on Route 66 for charity. However, we couldn’t put this one in…

Mexican restaurant planned in Aztec Hotel

Owners of historic Aztec Hotel in Monrovia, Calif., plan to convert the establishment’s Brass Elephant bar into a Mexican restaurant, according to a report by the Monrovia Planning Commission. The owners also want to offer alcoholic beverages and live music,…

Book review: “The Route 66 Encyclopedia”

Readers of this website may be surprised to know there are folks out there who scoff at Route 66’s history and its current-day attractions. They insist it’s an “old, dead road,” and claim its history is as colorless as the…

Thankful for an Angel

Earlier today, this interview by photographer Jim Luning of Route 66 icon Angel Delgadillo was uploaded to Vimeo. This segment was the best thing in Luning’s 2010 documentary “Route 66 – Ten Years Later,” and is well worth your time.…

Test results close chapter in Times Beach saga

The U.S. EPA announced that recent soil tests at Route 66 State Park near Eureka, Mo., showed remnants of dioxin are at a safe level for visitors and park rangers — effectively closing a chapter of the long and tragic…

Route 66 Marathon becoming a big-time event

It’s been about 24 hours since the Williams Route 66 Marathon finished in Tulsa. The event is less than a decade old, but it’s become huge. The evidence: It sold out weeks before the starting gun, and the total number…

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