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A visit to the Silver Moon Cafe

KOB-TV in Albuquerque has started a series on “iconic” New Mexico restaurants. One of them is the Silver Moon Cafe, on Route 66 in Santa Rosa. Here’s the video: As for claiming it is the first place where westbound travelers…

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New Ford Mustang tested on Route 66

The 2015 Ford Mustang coming, and it was spotted actually on a road for the first time on Route 66 in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, probably near Amboy. According to Car Scoops: The V8 model featured in this clip sports an…

Merry Christmas from Seligman Sundries

The good folks at Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Ariz., put together this video Christmas card for everyone. Frank and Lynne Kocevar are on break, but will return to making coffees around mid-March.  

Festival resumes awards banquet, starts Route 66 Walk of Fame

Organizers in Kingman, Ariz., are well into their planning of the 2014 International Route 66 Festival in August, including the resumption of the annual awards banquet and a new Route 66 Walk of Fame. Route 66 author Jim Hinckley recently emailed a…

The neon at the Blue Swallow Motel

Many things make the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, N.M., distinctive. One of the big things is its neon lighting. Co-owner Kevin Mueller talks about the motel’s neon in this new video from KC Keefer’s “Genuine Route 66 Life” series.…

A closer look at the MacArthur Bridge

Rich Dinkela produced this video that takes an in-depth look at the long-closed MacArthur Bridge that connects East St. Louis, Ill., to St. Louis and served as an early alignment of Route 66. The bridge also has been called the…

Carl’s last ride on Route 66

Eighty-four-year-old Carl Johns, a nursing home resident, was asked if there was anything he wanted to do before he died. He said he wanted to ride in a 1956 Chevrolet. Apparently he always admired the car, but never was able…

Albuquerque gets grant for LED neon lighting

The City of Albuquerque received a grant from a state utility company to set up LED neon street lighting along a two-block stretch of downtown Central Avenue (aka Route 66), according to an announcement Wednesday from New Mexico Gov. Susana…

Oklahoma senator again criticizes Route 66 preservation program

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) again targets the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program with his “Wastebook,” an annual publication released Tuesday that cites alleged government waste. In the publication, Coburn criticized the $81,224 the program awarded in cost-share grants to…

Where Cars Land got its inspiration

This video shows how Disney engineers (they’re called Imagineers) traveled Route 66 to research and figure out the right look for a life-size fictional town of Radiator Springs for Cars Land at Disneyland California Adventure. Route 66 author and “Cars”…

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