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Route 66 Alliance working on Negro Motorist Green Book website project

Route 66 Alliance working on Negro Motorist Green Book website project

The Route 66 Alliance and Mike McUsic are working on a website to help pass along photos, stories and video about Route 66 sites listed in editions of the Negro Motorist Green Books from 1936 to 1964, plus plenty of…

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Two prominent Kingman figures named to Arizona hall of fame

Two prominent Kingman figures named to Arizona hall of fame

Late actor Andy Devine and artist-author Bob Boze Bell, both whom had long and enduring links to Kingman, Arizona, and Route 66, were named to the¬†Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame a few weeks ago. Late western author Zane…

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…

Cross-country driving a century ago

Cross-country driving a century ago

You have people who try to trace the paths of history. Then you have people who really try to re-create the entire experience from many decades ago. These images came a few days ago courtesy of Jim Hinckley of Kingman,…

‘Keeping You on the Mother Road’ soon will publish third edition

‘Keeping You on the Mother Road’ soon will publish third edition

“Keeping You on the Mother Road,” also known as the Route 66 Yellow Pages, soon will publish an expanded third edition. You may peruse a preview edition of the 564-page publication below, or you may go here to download it…

Travel Channel’s Route 66 episode of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

Someone has posted the Travel Channel’s 40-minute episode of the behind-the-scenes shoot on Route 66 from the recently released Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The formatting of the video is a bit odd, but it at least is good quality. Of…

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:…

Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue includes a Route 66 section

Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue includes a Route 66 section

Sports Illustrated’s much-ballyhooed swimsuit edition this year includes a section that was shot on Route 66. That was confirmed by taking a gander at the magazine’s cover that was revealed this week: If you can’t see it, here’s the relevant…

A visit to Dan’s Bar-B-Que Pit

Oklahoma Living magazine, a publication of electric cooperatives of Oklahoma, recently made this Table Talk video about Dan’s Bar-B-Que Pit, which has served hungry folks on Route 66 in Davenport, Oklahoma, for more than 40 years. Incidentally, the video’s host…

Book review: “The 66 Kid”

“The 66 Kid” is not your typical memoir. Then again, Bob Boze Bell isn’t a¬†typical fellow. Nearly all memoirs consist of a few hundred typewritten pages with a few dozen black-and-white photos crammed into the center. But Boze, best-known as…

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