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Book review: “The Route 66 Adventure Handbook” (fifth edition)

Book review: “The Route 66 Adventure Handbook” (fifth edition)

Bigger and better. That’s the takeaway from Drew Knowles’ fifth edition of his “Route 66 Adventure Handbook.” Knowles keeps adding new things to new editions of his book, which comes out every five years or so. Knowles’ first “Route 66…

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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…

A high-speed trip on Route 66 through the Mojave Desert

A high-speed trip on Route 66 through the Mojave Desert

A dedicated driver known only by the name of Forgotten Hwy recently uploaded footage of drives on Route 66 through California’s Mojave Desert. These are quality, high-speed videos with annotations of towns, prominent crossroads and streets encountered on the Mother…

“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…

A new version of “Route 66”

A new version of “Route 66”

This video of new material being previewed by musician Inda Eaton surfaced a few days ago. This song is titled “Route 66,” but it bears little resemblance to the 1946 classic tune written by Bobby Troup and popularized by Nat…

A trip down Oklahoma’s Route 66, circa 2009

A trip down Oklahoma’s Route 66, circa 2009

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation recently began uploading videos to Vimeo, including this 17-minute trip down Route 66 in the Sooner State. It’s not a recent video, as I noted a few things that apparently have changed since it was…

Smashing Pumpkins frontman takes Route 66 again

Smashing Pumpkins frontman takes Route 66 again

Billy Corgan, best-known as the singer and songwriter for the 1990s band Smashing Pumpkins, recently meandered across America, including parts of Route 66 in Arizona and California. There’s no real point to the video, except Corgan does like the old…

A look back at the Rock Cafe, Pop Hicks restaurants

A look back at the Rock Cafe, Pop Hicks restaurants

Anthony Reichardt recently uploaded a couple of more videos from his videotaped road trips on Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac during the 1990s. The first is from the Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma, in 1994 and 1995. The first…

“Route 66: In Search of Ghosts and Treasures” contains major revisions, additions

“Route 66: In Search of Ghosts and Treasures” contains major revisions, additions

A few weeks ago, author Phyllis Chandler Grey informed me by email she was publishing a revised paperback version of her 2016 children’s book “Route 66: In Search of Ghosts and Treasures.” I said the new volume probably didn’t warrant…

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This video for EagleRider Route 66 tours do as good of a job as selling the guided motorcycle-tour experience to prospective customers as anything I’ve seen. ITS Video, based in Miami (as in Florida, not the Route 66 town in Oklahoma),…

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