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Route 66 Car Museum opening next month in Springfield

Route 66 Car Museum opening next month in Springfield

Classic-car collector Guy Mace plans to open a Route 66 Car Museum on June 15 at 1624 W. College St. (aka Route 66) in Springfield, Missouri. According to a news release from the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau: Patrons can…

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Trailer for “The Missouri Maze” film released

Trailer for “The Missouri Maze” film released

Filmmaker KC Keefer and host Nick Gerlich of Unoccupied Route 66 recently released this trailer for “The Missouri Maze,” an area of the Show Me State where Route 66 was rerouted several times. The ruins of John’s Modern Cabins near Newburg, Missouri,…

Filmmaker needs music for Route 66 documentary

Filmmaker needs music for Route 66 documentary

A New York-based filmmaker who’s making a documentary, “The Revival,” about the renaissance of Route 66 after it was decertified as a U.S. highway needs some music from Oklahomans to help her finish the film. Kaila Keller, who hails from Tulsa,…

Cars on the Route put up for sale

Cars on the Route put up for sale

Cars on the Route of Galena, Kansas, which helped usher in a revival of its downtown, is being put up for sale. It will remain open, however, for at least a few more weeks to greet Route 66 tourists. Renee Charles,…

Mother Road Revival folk festival in Tulsa announced

Mother Road Revival folk festival in Tulsa announced

A folk music and film festival Sept. 8-11 in Tulsa called the Mother Road Revival that pays tribute to Route 66 was announced this morning at the city’s BOK Center arena, with popular country-rock artist Jason Isbell as the headlining…

Rapper will restore “The Outsiders” house

Rapper will restore “The Outsiders” house

A rapper in the group House of Pain purchased a house in north Tulsa prominently used in the 1983 film version of “The Outsiders.” He plans to restore the dilapidated home and turn it into a museum dedicated to the film and the…

Graphic novel of “Cars” movie coming this summer

Graphic novel of “Cars” movie coming this summer

Toronto-based Joe Books will publish a thick, graphic-novel version of the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated movie “Cars” this summer. The Bleeding Cool website got the scoop Thursday. The print version of “Cars” will be 380 pages in softcover ($29.99 list) or hardcover ($49.99…

A Route 66 railroad crossing in 360 degrees

Zac Crosby posted a 20-second clip of something I never before had seen on YouTube — video in which you can swivel the view 360 degrees as it is running. Cameras such as this have existed for almost 60 years, but the equipment…

Billy Corgan’s smashing road trip

Billy Corgan’s smashing road trip

Billy Corgan, lead singer and songwriter for the rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, recently finished a three-week road trip for a film documentary that included sections of Route 66. Corgan announced the trip on his blog earlier this month. He casually mentioned Route…

A new look at Cuba’s murals

A new look at Cuba’s murals

Antigravity Photography used a drone to provide a new way to see Cuba’s murals along Missouri’s Route 66. I wasn’t sure how drone photography was useful for showing murals. But you’ll see, as I did, how their panning abilities can…

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