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A voice in support of Albuquerque’s Route 66 transit plan

A voice in support of Albuquerque’s Route 66 transit plan

Last summer, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry proposed a $100 million initiative to spur economic development along the Route 66 corridor. It would be two lanes of dedicated bus lines to mimic a light-rail system along Central Avenue. The so-called rapid-transit bus system would cover…

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A Christmas card from the Kocevars

In what has become an annual Christmas tradition, Frank and Lynne Kocevar put together this video Christmas card from their home base in Arizona. The Kocevars, you may remember, are the former owners of Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona. Christmas…

Voice of America’s Route 66 series

Recently, the Voice of America traveled Route 66 for a series of videos. The hosts of the Voice of America videos are trying to help viewers learn English, which is why their speech is a bit halting and deliberate. Many…

Aerial views of New Mexico

Flightgeist, a company out of New York that specializes in aerial photography by drone, recently posted this breathtaking and well-edited video from various spots around New Mexico, including Route 66. Roadtrip New Mexico from FLIGHTGEIST on Vimeo. From the description…

Webb City looks to have a Cardinal Route 66 Park

Webb City looks to have a Cardinal Route 66 Park

It appears Webb City, Missouri, will build a Cardinal Route 66 Park on the city’s east side featuring donated mining equipment from nearby Joplin, according to the Joplin Globe. The park won’t be named after the St. Louis Cardinals, but Cardinal…

Milk Bottle Building soon will have new tenant

Milk Bottle Building soon will have new tenant

The Milk Bottle Building in Oklahoma City soon will become the office of an architect after a boutique store there went bust after less than a year. Prairie Gothic shuttered its business in the Milk Bottle Building and its original store in Guthrie,…

Route 66 boasts the World’s Smallest Bike Shop

Route 66 boasts the World’s Smallest Bike Shop

A lot of Route 66 businesses need a gimmick to draw customers. The Fanning 66 Outpost in Missouri once boasted the World’s Largest Rocker. Pops in Arcadia, Oklahoma, boasts the world’s largest soda bottle. The Velo in Claremont, California, goes…

Did Honda rip off an image from Roy’s of Amboy?

Did Honda rip off an image from Roy’s of Amboy?

Honda is airing an advertisement for its Happy Honda Day Sales Event for 2016. A former caretaker for Roy’s in Amboy, California, says the carmaker appropriated an image of the Route 66 landmark in animated footage for the spot. Watch…

Foyil gas station added to National Register of Historic Places

Foyil gas station added to National Register of Historic Places

A 1920s gas station along an old alignment of Route 66 in Foyil, Oklahoma, officially was designated to the National Register of Historic Places this month. The designation, effective Dec. 8, came listed in an email Thursday from the National Park…

Smell like the Mother Road

Smell like the Mother Road

A fragrance company introduced a product that supposedly smells like Route 66 itself. Los Angeles-based Xyrena recently launched Xyrena 66, a fragrance for men and women. Here’s the description: Inspired by historic Route 66 and the excitement of the open…

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