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“Route 66” from behind the wheel

If you’re going to perform Bobby Troup’s song about cruising the Mother Road, what better way to do it while behind the wheel? They are the Blues Point Vocal Group of Australia, who clearly take a lot of stylistic inspiration…

23,000 attend Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

23,000 attend Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

About 23,000 people visited downtown Springfield, Missouri, during the past weekend’s Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, only in its fifth year of existence. About 5,000 also attended the Route 66 parade during the festival, according to city officials cited Sunday…

The Nat may have a new owner soon

The Nat may have a new owner soon

Tucked deep into a KFDA-TV story about The Nat in Amarillo, Texas, is the news the historic venue’s current tenant intends to buy it as soon as her lease expires. Here’s the relevant excerpt about Kasey Tam, who runs The…

The Road Crew to perform, release CD at Springfield festival

The Road Crew to perform, release CD at Springfield festival

The Road Crew, a Nashville-based music group that’s been strongly associated with Route 66 for years, will perform at the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri, on Aug. 15-16 and release its new CD, “Under the Neon,” that…

Pond ceremony will honor man’s heroism over Route 66

Pond ceremony will honor man’s heroism over Route 66

The headquarters of a medical society on Monday will rename its pond after a man for his heroic — and ultimately fatal — deed over Route 66 exactly¬†85 years ago in the Chicago area. The North American Spine Society of…

Mr. C’s Route Post goes up for sale

Mr. C’s Route Post goes up for sale

Mr. C’s Route Post, a Route 66 souvenir shop in Lebanon, Missouri, has been put up for sale after the death several months ago of owner Scott Cameron. Shelly Stallings of ReMax is the agent, and the property is listed…

New Jobe’s owner will turn it into antique store

The new owner of Jobe’s Drive-In in El Reno, Oklahoma, will convert the Route 66 restaurant into a “cowboys and Indians” antique store after buying it at auction last weekend, according to the El Reno Tribune. Cliff Johnson, a musician,…

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