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It’s not just the military vehicles, it’s the people

It’s not just the military vehicles, it’s the people

Frank Kocevar, a former co-owner of Historic Seligman Sundries and a frequent videographer of Route 66 events in Arizona, took a slightly different angle with the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s convoy down Route 66. He focused on the people in…

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Scenes from the Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy

Scenes from the Military Vehicle Preservation Association Route 66 Convoy

We’ve been tracking the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy, where about 70 military vehicles are going west the length of the Mother Road over several weeks. You can follow the convoy’s progress online here, which includes a live…

Tom Petty, R.I.P.

Tom Petty, R.I.P.

Word came down late Monday that rock ‘n’ roll legend Tom Petty died after suffering a cardiac arrest at his Southern California home. He was 66. I’ll let others wax poetic about his marvelous career, including one of my favorite…

A running holiday on Route 66

A running holiday on Route 66

Salomon TV recently uploaded this well-produced video of ultra-marathon runner Max King taking what he described as a “running holiday” on Route 66 in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Salomon TV describes itself as providing “the best outdoor content, directly to…

Is Route 66 immune from the international travel slump?

Is Route 66 immune from the international travel slump?

Fewer international travelers came to the United States during the first quarter of 2017. But two Route 66 landmarks that keep visitor records reported stable or higher numbers for the year to date over the previous year. U.S. Department of…

Illinois governor to lead motorcycle ride on Route 66 from Chicago area to Springfield

Illinois governor to lead motorcycle ride on Route 66 from Chicago area to Springfield

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner will lead his annual Governor’s Ride to Springfield of motorcycles on Sept. 23, this time on Route 66 from Chicagoland, The DuKane and Lincoln Land A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois chapters are the official escorts for the ride,…

Two big bicycle events to roll across Route 66 in Missouri, Oklahoma

Two big bicycle events to roll across Route 66 in Missouri, Oklahoma

Two large bicycle events are set for hundreds of miles of Route 66 in Missouri and Oklahoma in 2018, and Joplin, Missouri, plays a vital role in both. The annual Oklahoma Freewheel, after beginning in June 10 in the eastern…

Antique military vehicle convoy on Route 66 begins Sept. 16

Antique military vehicle convoy on Route 66 begins Sept. 16

People along the length of the Mother Road soon will be treated to a unique sight — a convoy of up to 80 vintage military vehicles making that Chicago-to-Santa Monica trip. The Military Vehicle Preservation Association will begin its 29-day, 2,400-mile…

78-year-old man is walking the length of Route 66

78-year-old man is walking the length of Route 66

A few people walk the 2,400-mile length of Route 66 each year. Not many do, but it’s not that unusual, either. But a man who’s just south of 80 years old walking Route 66? That’s unusual. M.J. Eberhart, an avid…

A closer look at NAACP’s Missouri travel advisory

A closer look at NAACP’s Missouri travel advisory

The NAACP last week issued a Missouri travel advisory, warning travelers and residents about possible discrimination and attacks against minorities in the state. The Missouri NAACP circulated a travel advisory in June, and the issue recently was taken up by the…

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