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Route 66 Rendezvous moving to another town with a new name

The Route 66 Rendezvous classic-car show, canceled this year in the traditional host city of San Bernardino, Calif., because of the town’s financial woes, is moving to nearby Ontario, Calif., with a new name, according a post over the weekend…

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Stanley Marsh 3 may have lost Cadillac Ranch some time ago

Several weeks ago, we learned the embattled millionaire Stanley Marsh 3 no longer owns the famous Cadillac Ranch art installation off Route 66 near Amarillo, Texas. On Sunday, an in-depth report by the Amarillo-Globe News indicates Marsh may have lost…

Jay Leno interviews Route 66 authors

I bet this was quite a thrill. Buddies Sal Santoro and Bob Walton were recently interviewed on “Jay Leno’s Garage” by the host about their Route 66 book. “Route 66 — The People, The Places, The Dream” can be ordered…

A treasure trove of Route 66 interviews

In recent days, a fellow by the name of Jay Crim has uploaded dozens of interviews from over the years with prominent Route 66 figures. The people being interviewed include Jerry McClanahan, Harley and Annabelle Russell, Michael Wallis, Angel Delgadillo,…

Taking a big stomach to The Donut Man

Naader “Freak8r” Reda, a competitive eater, takes on a tiger tail during a visit to The Donut Man, a Route 66 institution in Glendora, Calif. Donut Man is best-known for its equally humongous (and delicious) strawberry doughnuts.

Ground broken on Sundowner Motel redevelopment project

Officials broke ground Thursday on the redevelopment of the Sundowner Motel in Albuquerque. The motel will be adapted into apartments for veterans, the homeless, mixed-income residents, and people with special needs. According to Albuquerque Business First, renovating the Sundowner is…

Father-daughter Route 66 documentary to be honored at film festival

Longtime readers may remember Amber McKenzie, who was producing a documentary about a Route 66 journey that she and her father took together in June 2011. The film was titled “Father, Daughter, Mother Road.” On Wednesday evening, McKenzie delivered some…

Midewin Tallgrass Prairie may reintroduce buffalo

The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, located off Route 66 near Chicago, may reintroduce native bison there as early as December, reported the United States Department of Agriculture blog. The blog said the park may bring in 20 to 30 of…

1927 locomotive will steam into San Bernardino

A former Santa Fe Railroad steam locomotive, Engine No. 3751, dating to 1927 will make a rare appearance in the Route 66 town of San Bernardino, Calif., during San Bernardino Railroad Days on April 27-28. According to a news release…

California Route 66 advocate Vivian Davies dies

Vivian Davies, a founder of the California Historic Route 66 Association and an author of a vital Route 66 guidebook to California, died on April 5 at age 95 in Sedona, Ariz., reported her daughter. Davies “didn’t want anything extra…

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