Route 66 News

DVD review: “The Spirit of 66”

Here’s an interesting addition to a Route 66 fan’s library — a documentary shot so long ago and out of circulation for so long, it’s become a relic in its own right. That would be the DVD version of “The…

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Oklahoma Route 66 Museum exhibit focuses on music of the road

The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton has started a new exhibit that focuses on the music and music artists who helped make Route 66 famous, according to a news release from the museum. “Music for the Mother Road: Route…

Another time-lapse road trip

This video of time-lapse footage by Jody Cusack of the UK-based ZeroCut Media essentially is a plug for the Go Pro Hero3 camera, but there are a lot of cool images from Route 66 here. GoPro Time-Lapse USA from Jody…

Frontier Motel in Truxton soon will have a new owner

The historic Frontier Motel in Truxton, Ariz., with its adjoining cafe and nearby bar and gas station, are under contract to soon be owned by a tour operator from New Zealand. Sam Murray, owner of Gilligan’s Wild West Tours, said…

Team wants Joplin to improve historic baseball stadium

The El Paso Diablos baseball team wants to move to Joplin, Mo., but wants the city to improve Joe Becker Stadium in return. The Diablos, affiliated with the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball and owned by WLD Suarez Baseball, were…

Webb City candy shop revives classic candy-canes

The Minerva Candy Co. in downtown Webb City, Mo., revived a long-dormant candy-cane recipe over the weekend with the help of the former owner. According to the Joplin Globe: It’s been years since Minerva manufactured the Christmas treat. The shop…

Chilly day for the Route 66 Marathon

Folks at today’s Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa dealt with 20-degree temperatures at race time, with wind chills in the teens. Participants probably were OK once they ran a few miles. But it had to be uncomfortable for fans and…

Gillioz Theatre has a new owner

The historic Gillioz Theatre in downtown Springfield, Mo., has a new owner, and it’s not the local community college, as expected. According to the Springfield News-Leader, Springfield resident Robert Low, owner of the Prime Inc. trucking company, purchased the theater…

Future looks brighter for Rich & Creamy stand

The Rich & Creamy ice cream stand in Joliet, Ill., which faced an iffy future months ago because of back rent, a leaky roof and warnings about hazards to pedestrians, seems to have a brighter days ahead. The city is…

How POPS picks its sodas

This video is essentially a plug for US Food‘s soda line. But it also gives a good overview of POPS on Route 66 in Arcadia, Okla. Artisan Sodas Route 66 from Hank Henry on Vimeo. UPDATE: I’ve been told that…

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