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“The Day Truckers Saved Christmas”

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. About these ads

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“Pipes & Sticks on Route 66” teaser trailer

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…

“Truckin’ Trees for Christmas”

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…

Big Red at Henry’s Rabbit Ranch dies

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…

Route 66 in six minutes

Motorcycle tour guide Gary Behr posted this video of a series of quasi-time-lapse photos from Richard Alexander’s mounted GoPro camera. The images come from Route 66 (and a side trip or two) from Chicago to Victorville, Calif. — about 2,600…

Grand Canyon Cafe marks 70th year

The Grand Canyon Cafe in downtown Flagstaff, Ariz., celebrated its 70th year on Tuesday, according to a feature in the Arizona Daily Sun. Freddy and Tina Wong — who have operated the restaurant for the past 30 years — say their…

Mobile site launched featuring historic Oklahoma Route 66 locations

The Oklahoma Historical Society launched a smartphone-optimized Oklahoma’s Historic Route 66 Mobile Tour website this week. The website provides information, maps, photos, audio clips, global-positioning system alerts, and other features of 72 historic sites along Route 66 in Oklahoma. The site was…

Route 66-inspired rail bridge over Arcadia freeway is finished

The distinctively styled Gold Line Bridge for light rail over Interstate 210 in Arcadia, Calif., finished construction Saturday, according to a news release from the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority. The 584-linear-foot sculptured bridge is the largest single public…

Frank Pastore, former Big Texan speed-eating champion, dies

Frank Pastore, a former Cincinnati Reds pitcher who ate the fabled 72-ounce steak dinner at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in a record 9 1/2 minutes in 1987, died Monday from complications after suffering severe injuries in a motorcycle accident.…

The Angel interviews

A series of video interviews with Angel Delgadillo of Seligman, Ariz., recently were posted on YouTube. Here, Delgadillo talks about the first meeting of the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona more than 25 years ago. It started with a…

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