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Seligman Sundries’ Year in Review December 26, 2012

Posted by Ron Warnick in Businesses, Music, People.
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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 their version of Bobby Troup’s “Route 66.” You can download the song here for 99 cents.

Three hours of Christmas music December 24, 2012

Posted by Ron Warnick in Music.
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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” December 23, 2012

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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.

“The Day Truckers Saved Christmas” December 22, 2012

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This video by Trucker Steve is, well, interesting:

Trucker Steve is quite a little Internet entrepreneur. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

“Pipes & Sticks on Route 66″ teaser trailer December 21, 2012

Posted by Ron Warnick in Movies, Music, Road trips.
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Filmmaker John McDonald posted a four-minute teaser trailer about his latest work, “Pipes & Sticks on Route 66,” which documents last spring’s tour of the Mother Road by five world-class Scottish musicians.

McDonald is still looking for financial support to finish his film. He’s launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise the funds.

“Truckin’ Trees for Christmas” December 21, 2012

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Our opportunities to update the site will be a bit iffy during the holiday. So we’ll post a few Christmas-related music videos about the long-haul truckers who help keep the economy of America — and Route 66 — going.

Here’s Bill Kirchen, former lead guitarist for Commander Cody of “Hot Rod Lincoln” fame, doing his version of an old Red Simpson tune.

Big Red at Henry’s Rabbit Ranch dies December 20, 2012

Posted by Ron Warnick in Animals, Businesses, People.
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Big Red, a long-eared mascot at Henry’s Rabbit Ranch in Staunton, Ill., died in his sleep late Wednesday or early Thursday, reported his owner Rich Henry on the Route 66 yahoo group.

Henry wrote:

He was the perfect image of health. Tuesday afternoon, during his annual comprehensive exam, received a clean bill of health. Yesterday was like every other day. We miss Him greatly, as he was making his mark with the Route 66 world.

Henry has requested no phone calls about his pet’s death.

This video, shot this summer for the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway, features Henry and Big Red:

Big Red was the successor to longtime mascot Montana, who died in June 2008 at age 7 after a period of declining health. Like Montana, Big Red would sit quietly on a counter and be petted by tourists who stopped in to check out the Route 66 business.

Henry ended up having a slew of pet rabbits after his daughter had one. At one point, he had 49 pet rabbits at the ranch. Now, less than a dozen remain. The others perished from old age.

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