Route 66 News

Google Maps Street View comes to the Grand Canyon

Route 66 fans often use Street View on Google Maps to vicariously travel the Mother Road, as this demonstration video from 2010 shows: Now, Street View has arrived at one of the most popular side trips for Route 66 travelers…

Owners put Bradbury-Bishop Deli up for sale

The Bradbury-Bishop Deli, which operates inside a 125-year-old building in downtown Webb City, Mo., closed in early January and placed on the market for $50,000. Co-owner Carol Dudash, 65, said in a telephone interview Thursday that she closed the restaurant…

French restaurant opens in historic Los Angeles building

A French restaurant recently opened in the historic building that once housed Schaber’s Cafeteria in downtown Los Angeles, near the original western terminus of Route 66, according to the Los Angeles Downtown News. Schaber’s and its building opened at 618…

Memories of the Coral Court and Tri-County Truck Stop

A YouTube account by the name of Hudson501 uploaded this video from 1991 of the Coral Court Motel in St. Louis and the Tri-County Truck Stop in Villa Ridge, Mo. — both of them Route 66 landmarks. The art deco-inspired…

Company makes replica Route 66 gas pumps

Well, this video in my YouTube feed certainly got my attention. Gas Pump Heaven, a company based in Omaha, Neb., posted this video today of its newest replica gasoline pumps: Best of all, the pumps are made in America. I…

A profile of the folks behind Becky’s Barn

Mark Rivera of WAND-TV in Decatur, Ill., has been posting some of his stories to YouTube. The latest is his whimsical profile of Becky and Rick Hargett of Becky’s Barn antique store, visitors center, and snack shop on an old…

Jim Hinckley stars in an upcoming travel video series

Longtime readers will know of Jim Hinckley, an author based out of Kingman, Ariz., who wrote “The Route 66 Encyclopedia” and other related books. This video popped up in my feed over the weekend. Apparently Hinckley is getting into video…

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