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“Route 66 and Historic Byways in Cibola County”

“Route 66 and Historic Byways in Cibola County”

Do yourself a favor and watch this 22-minute video, “Route 66 and Historic Byways in Cibola County,” which covers cultural and historical attractions in that New Mexico county. The video was produced by Manuel Vasquez and director Barbara Wesley at Seven Cities…

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Church in historic building hosting fundraiser today for Route 66 Village

Church in historic building hosting fundraiser today for Route 66 Village

The Merge Church, in a historic building in the Red Fork district of southwest Tulsa, is hosting at a matinée screening today of a 1943 John Wayne film as a fundraiser for the nearby Route 66 Village. Merge Church at…

Trailer for “The California Promise” documentary released

Trailer for “The California Promise” documentary released

A three-minute promotional trailer for Unoccupied Route 66‘s latest documentary, “The California Promise,” was placed online a few days ago. This segment shown here deals primarily with the Mojave Desert ghost town of Bagdad. More about the upcoming film: Join…

Radiator Springs cast will make an appearance in “Cars 3”

Radiator Springs cast will make an appearance in “Cars 3”

Disney-Pixar this week confirmed what long had been rumored — the original “Cars” cast from the fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs will make an appearance in the upcoming “Cars 3” film this summer. “Cars 3” is introducing a…

Deep background on the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook

Deep background on the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook

The Arizona Republic newspaper recently published several articles about the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona, and revealed details about the Route 66 landmark even longtime roadies may not know. It’s worth reading the articles in full, starting here. But a…

Route 66 makes an appearance in Mercedes Super Bowl ad

Route 66 makes an appearance in Mercedes Super Bowl ad

The Super Bowl ad for the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster takes a cue from the 1969 film “Easy Rider” and Steppenwolf’s hit song from the movie, “Born to Be Wild.” Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the visual punchline.…

“Most Amazing Views of Route 66”

“Most Amazing Views of Route 66”

If you have an hour or so, check out this new video by Roamin’ Rich Dinkela and Jamie Jessop showing views of Route 66 landmarks with the help of a drone. Interspersed occasionally in the footage are old images to…

Best Picture nominee was filmed in three Route 66 towns

Best Picture nominee was filmed in three Route 66 towns

  “Hell or High Water,” one of nine films nominated Tuesday for Best Picture in the Academy Awards, lists the New Mexico Route 66 towns of Tucumcari, Moriarty and Albuquerque as among the locations where the movie was shot. The…

‘The Founder’ movie tells story about the rise of McDonald’s

‘The Founder’ movie tells story about the rise of McDonald’s

“The Founder” movie, which details the rise of longtime McDonald’s restaurant magnate Ray Kroc, opens in U.S. theaters today. Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton stars in the film, who appears to put his intense, charismatic and fast-talking style to good use.…

Bad news, good news for Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood

Bad news, good news for Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood

Fans of the historic Formosa Cafe along Route 66 in West Hollywood, California, have endured a mix of good news and bad news this month. The bad news is the restaurant, which dates to 1925 at 7156 Santa Monica Blvd.,…

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