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Man to form United Kingdom Route 66 Association

Man to form United Kingdom Route 66 Association

A side trip to Williams, Arizona, during the 1980s inspired a British man to form a United Kingdom Route 66 Association after he finishes participating in this May’s annual Historic Route 66 Fun Run. Peter Campbell-McBride, CEO of Medinform Publishing, told the…

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California Route 66 group may partner with Needles group

California Route 66 group may partner with Needles group

The California Historic Route 66 Association is examining the possibility of a permanent partnership with the Needles Downtown Business Alliance in Needles, California. Sharon Foster of the California association attended a meeting of the alliance earlier this month, reported the…

Jim Hinckley presentation will help neon-sign initiative

Jim Hinckley presentation will help neon-sign initiative

Author Jim Hinckley of Kingman, Arizona, has done his share of tours and presentations about the history of Route 66. However, at 5 p.m. Jan. 16, the proceeds from his “Armchair Tour Along Route 66 — The Main Street of…

Route 66 Festival in 2016 will have a new twist

Route 66 Festival in 2016 will have a new twist

Organizers say the 2016 International Route 66 Festival in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 10-13 will be the first time the festival is in a metropolitan setting. To that end, co-organizer Scott Piotrowski in an email noted another big difference…

More than 12,000 finish Route 66 Marathon events

More than 12,000 people finished the various events during last weekend’s Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa, including more than 2,500 in the 26.2-mile race, according to results on the event’s website. The 10th edition of the Route 66 Marathon included a half-marathon,…

Ed Ruscha to be named Oklahoma Cultural Treasure

Ed Ruscha to be named Oklahoma Cultural Treasure

Ed Ruscha, a trailblazer of the Pop Art movement whose photography of gas stations along Route 66 helped jump-start his career, will be named the 12th Oklahoma Cultural Treasure during the Governor’s Arts Awards on Dec. 2. Ruscha is the first…

Route 66 Village train will be lighted Friday for Christmas

Route 66 Village train will be lighted Friday for Christmas

If you’re in the Tulsa area Friday, you may want to make your way to the Route 66 Village on the southwest part of town and check out the Christmas lighting of its big steam locomotive at 6 p.m. City councilor…

Gillioz Theatre celebrations to mark its 90th year

Gillioz Theatre celebrations to mark its 90th year

The historic Gillioz Theatre in downtown Springfield, Missouri, will mark its 90th year with a big New Year’s Eve concert by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils and an expanded number of classic-movie screenings and plenty of concerts through 2016, according to…

Online auction for Shea’s Museum items begins today

Online auction for Shea’s Museum items begins today

More than 200 items from the closed Shea’s Route 66 Museum in Springfield, Illinois, are going up for auction online today. If you can’t bid right away, no worries — the auction continues through Nov. 22. The link to the…

12 useful tips for traveling Route 66

12 useful tips for traveling Route 66

By Emily Priddy During the recent Miles of Possibility conference in Edwardsville, Illinois, guidebook authors Jim Ross and Jerry McClanahan offered advice for travelers planning a trip on the road. Here are some of the suggestions they offered during the…

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