Route 66 News

Vic’s Pizza in Springfield closes

Vic’s Pizza and Pub, a mainstay on old Route 66 on the north side of Springfield, Ill., since 1948, recently closed its doors, reported the Springfield State Journal-Register. The closing must have happened shortly after Valentine’s Day. Its Facebook page…

Elvis driving old Route 66 in Arizona

There’s not much of a description to this video, except we know it’s primarily Elvis Presley visiting Meteor Crater off Route 66 in Arizona in June 1967. All of the footage appears to be home movies. You’ll also see glimpses the…

Williams committees send mixed messages to Route 66 Zipline

By tomorrow, we should know whether the Route 66 Zipline will continue to run in Williams, Ariz. Recent votes by two commissions offer little guidance on how the city council will vote. That’s because the Historic Preservation Commission unanimously voted earlier…

A report on Route 66 in mid-Missouri

The Ozarks News Journal produced this short video that looks at the past and future of Route 66 in mid-Missouri, particularly the Lebanon area. Ramona Lehman, co-owner of the Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon, plays a significant role in the…

Overview of the 2013 Route 66 Marathon

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma yesterday posted this video below about the 2013 edition of the Route 66 Marathon, held in Tulsa in November. Blue Cross / Blue Shield is a major sponsor of the marathon, but the…

Fire destroys St. Clair museum

A fire Sunday night destroyed a century-old building in downtown St. Clair, Mo., that housed the St. Clair Historical Museum, reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Washington Missourian. The museum at 280 Hibbard St. stood about two blocks south…

“Route 66″ on a cigar-box guitar

David Vidal shows what he can do with Bobby Troup’s “Route 66″ on a cigar-box guitar (with a resonator) and a harmonica. As I’ve long note, Troup’s tune is endlessly malleable. (Video by Ace Jackalope) Like this:Like Loading…

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