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‘Blight’ designation may boost Springfield’s Kearney Street

‘Blight’ designation may boost Springfield’s Kearney Street

It sounds counter-intuitive, but the city of Springfield, Missouri, is considering declaring Kearney Street blighted so it can improve it in the future. Kearney remains a prominent Route 66 alignment once known as a car-cruising corridor during the 1970s and…

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Vendor testing interest in Texas Route 66 license plate

Vendor testing interest in Texas Route 66 license plate

A vendor for specialty license plates in Texas is testing the waters for a possible Route 66 plate issued in the Lone Star State. MyPlates.com and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles are considering the plate, according to a news release…

Seeing Oatman Road from all angles

Seeing Oatman Road from all angles

Over the years, I’ve posted videos of people cruising Route 66 on the twisting, turning Oatman Road to Oatman, Arizona. Skip La Fetra recently drove east on Oatman Road with a 360-degree video camera mounted to the top of his…

De Anza Motor Lodge project takes another step forward

De Anza Motor Lodge project takes another step forward

The lengthy quest to rehabilitate and reopen the long-shuttered De Anza Motor Lodge in Albuquerque took another significant step forward last week. The city’s Landmarks and Urban Conservation Commission on Wednesday approved a redevelopment plan for the Route 66 motel…

Movie review: ‘Cars 3’

Movie review: ‘Cars 3’

“Cars 3” not only becomes Pixar’s animated tribute to stock-car racing, but it represents a return to the emotional core of the original 2006 film. Before describing the plot about humanized cars, Route 66 aficionados should know the fictional town…

Route 66 fan producing documentary on music scene of Springfield, Missouri

Route 66 fan producing documentary on music scene of Springfield, Missouri

Dave Hoekstra, a big Route 66 fan for much of his 30-year career at the Chicago Sun-Times, is producing a film series about unheralded rich music scenes in the United States, including Springfield, Missouri. Titled “Song of an Unsung America,”…

Book review: “The 1928 Bunion Derby”

Book review: “The 1928 Bunion Derby”

Before going in-depth with this review of James R. Powell’s “The 1928 Bunion Derby,” prospective customers should know right away it is not a turn-by-turn guidebook to the infamous 3,423-mile Trans-American Footrace from Los Angeles to New York City —…

Scenes from the Holbrook Route 66 Festival

Scenes from the Holbrook Route 66 Festival

Frank Kocevar, the former co-owner of Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona, went to the just-completed Holbook Route 66 Festival and Route 66 Gearhead car show in Holbrook, Arizona, and shot some video. Here’s the finished product: Kocevar wrote in…

Hello from Australia

Hello from Australia

Here’s a good performance of Bobby Troup’s “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66” by singer Linda Taylor and standup bassist Elsen Price. Both are based in Australia. This is recorded live in the studio, with no lip-syncing. With such a…

Old Gillett Farm on Elkhart Hill to be auctioned in August

Old Gillett Farm on Elkhart Hill to be auctioned in August

The historic and enormous Old Gillett Farm on top of Elkhart Hill just east of Elkhart, Illinois, will be sold at auction in August. The house isn’t on Route 66. But driving down the Mother Road, it’s hard to miss Elkhart Hill.…

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