Route 66 News

Happy New Year from Seligman Sundries

The good folks at Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Ariz., wish a happy New Year to Route 66 fans in more than a dozen countries: I wonder how many bottles of wine were consumed in making the video. About these…

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A visit to the Comet II Drive-In

Continuing KOB-TV’s series on iconic New Mexico restaurants, here’s a look at the Comet II Drive-In in Santa Rosa, N.M. More about the PDL chile from the City of Santa Rosa website: Puerto de Luna is also famous for “PDL…

A visit to Joseph’s Bar and Grill

KOB-TV in Albuquerque continued its visits to iconic restaurants in New Mexico. One of them is Joseph’s Bar and Grill in Santa Rosa, N.M. A true story: I was exiting Joseph’s after breakfast there, when I saw dark blue swallows…

Andy Granatelli, race car owner and Route 66 Hall of Famer, dies

Andy Granatelli, who became famous as an owner of a winning Indianapolis 500 race car and as a CEO of STP motor oil, died Sunday in Santa Barbara, Calif., at age 90 of congestive heart failure, according to varying media…

Santa Rosa talks about “the bypass”

KOB-TV in Albuquerque, in the wake of its story about the Silver Moon Cafe, filed this report on the impact of Interstate 40 on the Route 66 town of Santa Rosa, N.M.: The report was mostly well-done, but context and…

Groups seek Route 66 Art Trail in New Mexico

Two groups may join forces to seek a state grant to help set up a Route 66 Art Trail in central New Mexico, reported the Albuquerque Journal. Officials from RETRO-Relive the Route, which aims to revitalize 25 miles of Route…

Old Cathedral in St. Louis undergoing restoration

The Old Cathedral in St. Louis, located next to the Gateway Arch grounds, is undergoing a privately funded $10 million restoration, reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The newspaper detailed what will happen to the 1834 church, also known as the…

The waitress on Route 66 who loves sports

One of the reasons people love traveling Route 66 is the unique characters they meet. Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke reports on another such character at the Peppertree Cafe in Glendora, Calif. She’s a waitress who serves sports commentary…

“A Trucker’s Christmas”

Here’s a holiday tune you probably haven’t heard: Some background behind this hunk of vinyl: Legendary country D.J. Lee Arnold recorded this C.B. themed holiday novelty in 1976 while working evening drive at WHN in New York City. I’m not…

Applications being taken to operate Palms Grill Cafe

The Palms Grill Cafe in downtown Atlanta, Ill., is taking applications from prospective full-time managers for the historic Route 66 business, according to a news release from the Atlanta Library Board, the restaurant’s owner. The restaurant closed briefly in late…

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