Route 66 News

Pontiac will dedicate trees to two late roadies

Downtown Pontiac, Ill., will dedicate trees tomorrow to two deceased Route 66 fans, Betty Estes and Lenore Weiss, at 11 a.m. during a car-cruise event, according to a news release from Pontiac Tourism. The “Get Your Kicks on Route 66″…

British name Route 66 as favorite U.S. road trip

Many news releases from motel chains are self-serving and not terribly useful. But this one from Motel 6 is notable for what it says and providing numbers to support its material. According to a story posted on Breaking Travel News:…

Students provide ideas for Route 66 in Albuquerque

University of New Mexico students provided some ideas to the City of Albuquerque on how to dress up its stretch of Route 66, reported KOB-TV. Students came up with renderings and designs to help the city rehabilitate parts of Central…

Exploring the old Bridgeport alignment of Route 66

Rich Dinkela shot this video of him trying to access both sides of an old bridge in Bridgeport, Okla., that once spanned the South Canadian River and carried Route 66 until the mid-1930s. The bridge is long-gone; the only thing…

Publisher will take mobile bookstore down Route 66

A major book publisher, Penguin Group USA, will drive a mobile bookstore on Route 66 from Oklahoma to California this fall, according to a news release today. The mobile bookstore — basically a tricked-out moving truck — will make several…

The original Fabulous Thunderbirds

Before the Fabulous Thunderbirds formed in Texas in the 1970s, there was another Fabulous Thunderbirds rock band out of New Mexico during the mid-1960s. According to one well-researched online source, the Thunderbirds’ version of Bobby Troup’s song was released in…

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