Route 66 News

Gas stations

An interview with Laurel Kane

An interview with Laurel Kane

In 2012, Afton Station matriarch Laurel Kane was interviewed by Simon Cantlon and Justin Nathanson for their “Motels on Route 66” documentary film. The duo still are working on their movie. However, with the announcement of Kane’s death last week, they…

About these ads
Laurel Kane, matriarch of Afton Station, dies

Laurel Kane, matriarch of Afton Station, dies

Laurel Kane, 69, matriarch of the Afton Station visitors center on Route 66 in Afton, Oklahoma, died Thursday from a short illness as the result of a fall at her home in Tulsa earlier in the week, according to her former husband, David…

Mahan gas station moved to restaurant

Mahan gas station moved to restaurant

The historic Mahan gas station that sat at the now-closed Shea’s Gas Station Museum in Springfield, Illinois, was moved Sunday about a quarter-mile north to its new owner, Fulgenzi’s Pizza and Pasta, reported the State Journal-Register. Owner Jeff Fulgenzi told the newspaper…

Sprague Super Service station will host a visitors center, gift shop by spring

Sprague Super Service station will host a visitors center, gift shop by spring

Terri Ryburn, who’s owned the Sprague Super Service gas station in Normal, Illinois, for almost 10 years and has spent all that time getting the historic property shored up, will open a Route 66 gift shop and visitors center on the…

Melba Rigg retires from Cars on the Route

Melba Rigg retires from Cars on the Route

Melba Rigg, one of the original four women of the 4 Women on the Route station in Galena, Kansas, before its name changed to Cars on the Route, announced her retirement over the weekend. Rigg wrote on a Facebook post: This video…

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…

Photo at Roy’s in Amboy freaks out Internet

Photo at Roy’s in Amboy freaks out Internet

A chunk of the Internet is scandalized or even terrified over what appears to be a lot of blood splattered over the inside of one of the rooms of a long-closed motel at Roy’s in Amboy, California. A Reddit user on a Route 66 trip…

Local businessman buys Shea’s Mahan gas station

The historic Mahan gas station that Bill Shea restored at his Shea’s Route 66 Museum in Springfield, Illinois, before his death was bought at auction by a local business owner and will be moved in the next month to his property…

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…

%d bloggers like this: