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‘Top Gear’ begins Route 66 trip this week

“Top Gear,” the popular British television series about driving cars, began a 2,400-mile road trip this week on Route 66 in a Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse — a convertible version of what is considered the fastest sports car in history. From the…

Where are the surviving Green Book businesses?

A historian with the National Park Service is searching for surviving buildings once listed in the “Negro Motorist Green Book” travel directory from 1936 to 1964, and he’s asking for roadies’ help in finding them along Route 66. The Negro…

Revival of Route 66 Pulse newspaper planned

The long-dormant Route 66 Pulse newspaper will be revived in digital form soon, then in print later this summer, publisher Jim Conkle said in an email Friday. Part of the email from Conkle at jimconkle(at)live.com: We are looking for stories,…

Second edition of “Route 66 Yellow Pages” makes improvements

When the inaugural “Keeping You on the Mother Road” (aka “The Route 66 Yellow Pages”) appeared two years ago, I noted it was a good rookie effort by the Kansas firm that produced it, but improvements were needed. Mother Road…

A gift that keeps giving

In an effort to boost tourism in Kingman, Ariz., roadie Jim Hinckley and several city officials assembled a Route 66-themed gift basket worth $600 to be given away through 66: The Mother Road, an Internet-only magazine. The Kingman Daily Miner…

Santa Rosa newspaper makes a sequel

Last year about this time, the Guadalupe County Communicator newspaper, based in Santa Rosa, N.M., printed a special edition in case its local high-school football won the state championship. To top it off, the newspaper timed it so the congratulatory…

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