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Randomland Adventures videos on Route 66 are a treat

Randomland Adventures videos on Route 66 are a treat

I’ve watched only a few of these, mainly because there’s so many of them. But based on the clips I’ve seen, I would subscribe to Justin Scarred‘s YouTube channel for Randomland Adventures, and pronto. And if you’ve got a few hours to…

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University gets grant for Women of Route 66 project

University gets grant for Women of Route 66 project

Missouri State University received a grant to help gather oral histories for “The Women on the Mother Road in Missouri” project. According to a news release from the university, the $2,500 grant will be used in conjunction with a similar…

Inside The Donut Man shop in Glendora

Inside The Donut Man shop in Glendora

NBC News this week posted a terrific article about The Donut Man, which is marking 45 years this year on Route 66 in Glendora, California. Here’s the video about the shop and its owner, Jim Nakano: The written part of…

Video reports from the Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival

Video reports from the Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival

The annual Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival from Joliet to Towanda was held over the weekend. While surfing around, I found this pair of videos, one 27 minutes and the other 35 minutes, from the Alban family, which…

Governor visits Funks Grove Maple Sirup during small-business tour

Governor visits Funks Grove Maple Sirup during small-business tour

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner recently paid a visit to Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup as a part of a tour as part of National Small Business Week in Illinois. The Bloomington Pantagraph reported Rauner downed a shot of the company’s signature…

The first episode of “Jim Hinckley’s America — A Trek Along Route 66”

The first episode of “Jim Hinckley’s America — A Trek Along Route 66”

Promote Kingman recently released the first in what will be a series of videos called “Jim Hinckley’s America — A Trek Along Route 66.” The video by MyMarketing Designs was screened a few weeks ago in Kingman, Arizona, and it recently was embedded…

Governor will attend The Mill’s grand reopening

Governor will attend The Mill’s grand reopening

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and state Rep. Tim Butler will attend several Route 66 events in Lincoln, Illinois, on Saturday, including the grand reopening of The Mill as a local museum. According to a news release from the Illinois Route…

New “Cars 3” trailer released

New “Cars 3” trailer released

Disney-Pixar late this morning released a new trailer for the upcoming animated film “Cars 3,” which will be in theaters June 16. Here’s a description of the film: Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice…

Surprise wedding at Route 66 Neon Festival

Surprise wedding at Route 66 Neon Festival

Those who attended the Arcadia Route 66 Neon Fest headquartered last weekend at Jim Ross’ house off old Route 66 near Arcadia, Oklahoma, got a surprise — the wedding of two longtime roadies,officiated by a third longtime roadie. Ross and…

Streetcar Diner also was target of Riviera Roadhouse fire

Streetcar Diner also was target of Riviera Roadhouse fire

When a suspicious fire in 2010 burned down the historic Riviera Roadhouse restaurant in Gardner, Illinois, the arsonist also unsuccessfully targeted the nearby Streetcar Diner that night. That little-known fact was revealed in more than 200 pages of documents and dozens…

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