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Yahoo test-drives new Jaguar in Williams

Yahoo test-drives new Jaguar in Williams

A writer for Yahoo! Autos test-drove a 2016 Jaguar XF in the high-altitude mountains near and in the Route 66 town of Williams, Arizona. It seems a little odd to test a car on potentially icy surfaces this time of…

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A New Year’s greeting from the Kocevars

Frank and Lynne Kocevar, former owners of Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona, put together this video featuring a few Route 66 business owners and aficionados you might recognize. New Year 2016 from Route 66 Experience on Vimeo.

Much of Pacific is under water

A report of more troubles from flooding in Missouri — much of the Route 66 town of Pacific is under water, and it won’t start to recede until sometime today. KTVI-TV in St. Louis reports: In 1982, the crest was…

Fire damages Wildorado motel

Fire damages Wildorado motel

A suspected electrical fire Tuesday destroyed much of the Royal Inn, one of the original Route 66 businesses in Wildorado, Texas, reported the Amarillo Globe-News. The first call came into Oldham County Sheriff’s Office at 9:48 a.m. and the fire…

High water in central Missouri

High water in central Missouri

This stunning video shows the flooding that was occurring yesterday in the central Missouri towns of Jerome, Devil’s Elbow and Hazelgreen. The video, with the help of a drone, includes a lot of footage of the closed Route 66 bridge,…

A glimpse of Route 66 in Villa Ridge in 1994

Dan Uscian recently uploaded video footage from 1994 of three Route 66 business in near Villa Ridge, Missouri — the Tri-County Truck Stop, the Gardenway Motel and the Diamonds restaurant. The Diamonds and Gardenway are closed. The Tri-County Truck Stop closed…

Kurt’s Camera Corral in Albuquerque going out of business

Kurt’s Camera Corral in Albuquerque going out of business

I missed this when it was announced a few weeks ago, but Kurt’s Camera Corral along Central Avenue (aka Route 66) in Albuquerque will close its doors permanently on New Year’s Eve. In a Facebook post, the store stated: Albuquerque Business…

Will the Mountain Springs Road section of Route 66 reopen?

Will the Mountain Springs Road section of Route 66 reopen?

As many readers know, flash flooding in September 2014 destroyed dozens of bridges and made huge stretches of old Route 66 in California’s Mojave Desert impassable for months. Fifteen months later, all of Route 66 in the desert is open…

More than 1,300 miles of bad driving

A humongous weather system was wreaking havoc from Albuquerque to Chicago — basically along 1,300 miles of Route 66. Blizzard conditions exist from east of Albuquerque to the Texas Panhandle. Interstate 40 remains closed at this hour from Albuquerque to…

Gallup’s black eye

Gallup’s black eye

The Route 66 town of Gallup, New Mexico, again finds itself in the news — this time, nationally — after the Associated Press focused on the abnormal number of exposure deaths there during the winter months. The news service put together…

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