Route 66 News

Motels

Albuquerque motel destroyed by fire

Albuquerque motel destroyed by fire

Fire destroyed the former Mountain Lodge motel Thursday afternoon along Route 66 on the east edge of Albuquerque, reported the Albuquerque Journal and other media outlets. The motel had been converted into apartments. No one was hurt in the blaze,…

Reminder: Icons poll open for 2 more weeks

Reminder: Icons poll open for 2 more weeks

Although a great many of you have long since voted, the poll begunĀ in early December about the top 10 icons of Route 66 remains open through Dec. 31. More than 18,000 votes have been collected so far. On midnight Dec.…

Bel-Aire Motel will be gone by summer

The owners of the troubled Bel-Aire Motel in Springfield, Illinois, reached a settlement agreement this week with the city to vacate and tear down the historic structure within six months, reported the State Journal-Register. The decrepit and crime-infested motel had racked up…

“American Countryside” visits Holbrook

Andrew McCrea of “American Countryside” takes in a visit to the Route 66 town of Holbrook, Arizona, and explores the links that inspired the fictional town of Radiator Springs in the 2006 Disney-Pixar movie “Cars.” The segment focuses on the…

Chinese crew shooting film about Route 66

A film crew from China stopped at the Boots Motel in Carthage, Missouri, and other Route 66 sites to shoot a movie that will be screened next year, reported the Joplin Globe. According to the newspaper, other filming sites included…

Skylark Motel tower glows again

The former Skylark Motel tower on old Route 66 in St. Clair, Missouri, shined with the glow of neon again after a ceremony Saturday night at the building, which now serves as the VFW Post 2482. According to a news…

Neon relighting of former Skylark Motel is Saturday

The relighting of the former Skylark Motel’s neon — including its distinctive glass-block tower — will occur about dusk Saturday at the site in St. Clair, Missouri, according to a news release from the Neon Heritage Preservation Committee of the…

%d bloggers like this: