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Chinese film includes Route 66 as a setting

Chinese film includes Route 66 as a setting

A Chinese romance film, “Run for Love,” prominently features Route 66 as one of its settings, reported China Daily. “Run for Love,” which will be released in Chinese theaters on Feb. 14 (not a coincidence), features five love stories filmed by…

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Cycling groups plans trip on length of Route 66

Cycling groups plans trip on length of Route 66

The Adventure Cycling Association, which last spring published at set of Route 66 maps for those wanting to travel the Mother Road by bicycle, is planning a nearly two-month ride on more than 2,500 miles of Route 66 starting in April.…

This shows why black people aren’t nostalgic about Route 66

This shows why black people aren’t nostalgic about Route 66

Interest in the history of Route 66 largely is fueled by the memories of people who traveled the Mother Road from 1946 to the mid-1960s. It’s nostalgia. Black people don’t share nostalgia as enthusiastically. I surmised it was because Jim Crow laws…

Outtakes from the Route 66 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue featuring Route 66 was published almost a year ago, but this video I haven’t seen made its way to YouTube a couple of days ago. You’ll see a lot of Route 66 landmarks, and plenty…

Yahoo test-drives new Jaguar in Williams

Yahoo test-drives new Jaguar in Williams

A writer for Yahoo! Autos test-drove a 2016 Jaguar XF in the high-altitude mountains near and in the Route 66 town of Williams, Arizona. It seems a little odd to test a car on potentially icy surfaces this time of…

Voice of America’s Route 66 series

Recently, the Voice of America traveled Route 66 for a series of videos. The hosts of the Voice of America videos are trying to help viewers learn English, which is why their speech is a bit halting and deliberate. Many…

Aerial views of New Mexico

Flightgeist, a company out of New York that specializes in aerial photography by drone, recently posted this breathtaking and well-edited video from various spots around New Mexico, including Route 66. Roadtrip New Mexico from FLIGHTGEIST on Vimeo. From the description…

What is the length of Route 66?

What is the length of Route 66?

The length of the original U.S. 66 is commonly cited as 2,448 miles (although Wikipedia lists it as 2,451 miles). Stefan Joppich’s research indicates through bypasses and improvements, the length of Route 66 dropped in miles to 2,278 by 1947 — much…

North Coast 500: ‘Scotland’s answer to Route 66’

North Coast 500: ‘Scotland’s answer to Route 66’

  Yeah, that slogan caught my eye, too. The North Highland Initiative launched a campaign this year in an effort way to lure visitors to the so-called North Coast 500, a circular route that hugs the edge of Scotland, starting and ending at Inverness Castle.…

Andy Warhol’s visit to Clanton’s Cafe

Andy Warhol’s visit to Clanton’s Cafe

Pop artist Andy Warhol’s pivotal 1963 highway journey from New York City to Los Angeles — including much of Route 66 — was chronicled in Deborah Davis’ new book, “The Trip.” But a recent interview with Davis by the Tulsa World newspaper reveals a…

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