Route 66 News

Michael Wallis hints at a “Cars 3″ movie

Author Michael Wallis, the baritone voice of the Sheriff of Radiator Springs in Disney-Pixar’s animated “Cars” movies, hinted Sunday afternoon there may be a “Cars 3″ film. In an email and a Facebook post, Wallis said: CARS 3? The rumors…

New “Route 66 Dining & Lodging Guide” is available

The updated 16th edition of “The Route 66 Dining & Lodging Guide,” published by the National Historic Route 66 Federation, is now available to order. The federation didn’t have the book listed on its 0nline store as of Saturday. However, it can…

Springfield chamber honors owner of Route 66 Rail Haven hotel

The Springfield, Mo., Area Chamber of Commerce honored Gordon Elliott as its 2013 Springfieldian during its annual meeting Friday, according to a news release. For those who don’t know who Elliott is, his Route 66 connection will become quickly apparent.…

A word from our sponsor

This television ad for the China-based Foton Motor Co. was uploaded a few days ago by Michael Wong, who was the spot’s visual and artistic director. You’ll see an Arizona Historic Route 66 road sign make a brief appearance. Yes, I do…

An introduction to the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program

I was pleasantly surprised to see this new video pop up in my feed. It’s a 5 1/2-minute primer on the history of Route 66 and the purpose of the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program. More about the Route 66…

Crown Candy Kitchen marks 100th year

The Crown Candy Kitchen restaurant in St. Louis is marking its 100th year north of downtown St. Louis. More incredibly, it’s been owned by the same family the entire time. Crown Candy Kitchen isn’t on Route 66. But it’s such…

New operator sought for Palms Grill Cafe, but it will remain open

The nonprofit board that owns the historically restored Palms Grill Cafe building, which sits along old Route 66 in downtown Atlanta, Ill., is seeking a new operator for the restaurant by May 1, but it will likely stay open in…

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