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Willem Bor creates new Route 66 miniatures

Willem Bor creates new Route 66 miniatures

Longtime readers probably know of Willem Bor of the Netherlands, who in the last few years has created miniatures of well-known Route 66 landmarks for museums or private individuals. The bad news is Bor contracted cancer and had to cancel…

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Artist makes jewelry inspired by Route 66

Artist makes jewelry inspired by Route 66

Kathy Sancken recently created 50 pieces of jewelry inspired by Route 66 that are on display this month at the Community Art Center in Pontiac, Illinois. The show is called “Encircled: Route 66 Travelogue — Necklaces Inspired by the Mother…

Outtakes from the Route 66 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue featuring Route 66 was published almost a year ago, but this video I haven’t seen made its way to YouTube a couple of days ago. You’ll see a lot of Route 66 landmarks, and plenty…

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…

Brooks Building in Arcadia soon will have a Route 66-friendly tenant

Brooks Building in Arcadia soon will have a Route 66-friendly tenant

Joel Rayburn, owner of the Route 66-related GlassBoy Studios and Tourist Trap Tees, soon will move into the historic Brooks Building just a stone’s throw from the Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma. Rayburn told me in a text he should…

A word from our sponsor …

A word from our sponsor …

The folks at MeUndies posted this video over the weekend publicizing its Route 66 underwear line. Give the company props for actually showing its undies at real-life Route 66 landmarks in Arizona and California. (Screen capture of the MeUndies ad…

New T-shirt features Whoopee Coaster

Tourist Trap Tees, based in Oklahoma, is releasing a new T-shirt featuring a Mother Road legend from Illinois. This one is the Whoopee Coaster of Lyons (also known as the Whoopie Coaster) — a long wooden structure basically designed as a…

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A word from our sponsor …

Ann Brimacombe, an art director based in Minneapolis, posted some of the television ads she worked on for Kmart and its Route 66 fashion line. As you can see, these whimsical ads take on a road-trip theme — including one…

New T-shirts pay tribute to Route 66 legends

New T-shirts pay tribute to Route 66 legends

A graphic designer in Oklahoma has collaborated with two well-known Route 66 enthusiasts to create his Tourist Trap Tees line, which pays tribute to legends of the Mother Road. Tourist Trap Tees has shirts inspired by Rimmy Jim’s Trading Post…

A listing of Route 66 sites used in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

A listing of Route 66 sites used in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue — which includes a prominent section about Route 66 — hit the magazine’s website Monday and was scheduled to be on newsstands this week. Here’s a behind-the-scenes video from the magazine’s Route 66 photo shoot:…

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