About these ads
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”…

About these ads

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:…

A close shave

If you’re very lucky (and happen to be a guy), Angel Delgadillo might have time to give you a shave at his barbershop on Route 66 in Seligman, Ariz. “The Angel of Route 66” is more known for greeting tourists…

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…

Where is Tulsa’s Route 66 museum?

A letter to the editor featured Sunday in the Tulsa World encapsulates the frustrations many Tulsans feel about the Route 66 part of the Vision 2025 sales-tax program. You can read the letter by Scott Swearingen here. A few key…

Perry Como’s version of “Route 66”

Here’s a version of Bobby Troup’s “Route 66” you may not have heard. Perry Como gave it a whirl in 1959, with additional lyrics. Perry Como – Route 66 from Jeroen Boersma on Vimeo.

Kickstarter campaign launched to restore Roy’s sign

A Kickstarter campaign aims to raise $16,000 to restore the historic Roy’s sign at the Route 66 town of Amboy, Calif.┬áThe restoration is part of the newly christened Amboy Foundation of Art’s eventual goal to turn the motel at the…

%d bloggers like this: