Route 66 News

Former Route 66 motel site in Albuquerque will be apartments

An apartment complex is proposed for former site of the Silver Moon Lodge near downtown Albuquerque, reported the Albuquerque Journal. However, the developer will pay tribute to the motel and its Route 66 roots by reusing its sign. DBG Properties,…

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Route 66 in a hand bike

Longtime readers may remember Norberto de Angelis.┬áThe Italy native was a football player who became paralyzed in a car accident. After his recovery, he decided to pedal the length of Route 66 in 2009 using a specially equipped hand bicycle.…

A peek at Disney’s Cars Land float

If you watch the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on New Year’s Day, keep an eye out for Disney’s “Destination: Cars Land” float. The Disney Parks Blog provided a sneak peek of the float at its warehouse in Asuza,…

Cruising with Earl Grant

This performance by Earl Grant has become one of my favorite performances of Bobby Troup’s most famous song. I like the easy groove of this tune. This recording came out in 1966 on a tribute album to Nat King Cole,…

Fun with mounted cameras

As the quality and portability of high-definition video have gotten better, we’re seeing more of such clips show up on the Internet from the Mother Road. This video, which included mounted angles, comes from Poland: Route 66 clip from meedia.pl…

Cars Land can be found in Florida, too

Everyone who reads this site knows that Cars Land, based on the fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs in the movie “Cars,” became an instant big attraction when it opened this year at Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim,…

Update on the “Mother Road Revisited” project

Natalie Slater posted this video update about her then-and-now “Mother Road Revisited” photography project, including an exhibition coming to Tulsa in April 2013. Route 66 The Mother Road Revisited – Then and Now from utulsa on Vimeo.

Seligman Sundries’ Year in Review

The good folks at Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Ariz., put together this “Year in Review” video of some of the tourists who visited. Disclosure: I make an appearance in the film. Think tie-dye. Music is The Road Crew, doing…

Three hours of Christmas music

If you still need to wrap presents or have time to kill, relax with more than three hours of Christmas music:

“18 Wheels to Bethlehem”

Somehow, this video and song by The Mighty Lumberhorn winds up being reverent as to “the reason for the season” and is wacky at the same time.

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