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What now would be the cities in the “Route 66” song?

What now would be the cities in the “Route 66” song?

Andrea Sachs, a Washington Post reporter who’s driven Route 66 and written about it several times, recently posited an interesting mental exercise. If Bobby Troup were writing “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66” in 2017, what cities would he include…

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Two-part French program features Route 66

Two-part French program features Route 66

A reader across the pond alerted me to this two-part, French automotive program about Route 66. The special production is by France-based Turbo magazine. The production’s focuses mainly on classic cars and hot rods, but you’ll find plenty of history…

Memories of 2016

Memories of 2016

Frank and Lynne Kocevar put together this video compilation of family and friends from the past year. You’ll probably see familiar faces from a wide swath of Route 66. Happy New Year 2017 from Route 66 Experience on Vimeo. The…

Visits with Lillian Redman at the Blue Swallow Motel

Visits with Lillian Redman at the Blue Swallow Motel

Anthony Reichardt recently uploaded several more videos from Route 66 trips he took in the early to mid-1990s in a 1959 Cadillac. The highlight video of this bunch is several visits with Lillian Redman, longtime owner of the iconic Blue Swallow…

A 2,400-mile performance of “Route 66”

Music teacher Andy Jarema, thanks to some slick editing, performs Bobby Troup’s “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66” on trumpet on the 10 locations mentioned in the song — plus Santa Monica as a bonus. Jarema wrote about his journey in…

Book review: “Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip”

Book review: “Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip”

It’s a book I’m a bit surprised hasn’t been done before — a few chums travel down Route 66 searching for “barn finds” of classic cars. In case you’re not familiar with the term, “barn find” is a long-neglected classic car…

A trip across America

This fun, well-conceived and well-edited video by filmmaker Kien Lam essentially turns into a love letter to America. Americana // On The Road from Kien Lam on Vimeo. A description of the video: In April, I took a road trip across…

Woman cycles Route 66 in 23 days

Woman cycles Route 66 in 23 days

A  Pennsylvania native recently cycled the entire 2,451-mile length of Route 66 in 23 days, averaging more than 100 miles a day in the process. Danielle Girdano reputedly is a world record for cycling Route 66, but I’ve found nothing in…

Survey indicates how bicycle tourism may affect Route 66

Survey indicates how bicycle tourism may affect Route 66

The Adventure Cycling Association — which produced a fine map series on how to cycle on the Route 66 — recently released some findings of a biennial survey. With some light editing, I decided to highlight data that’s most relevant…

New Bob Dylan artwork features Route 66

New Bob Dylan artwork features Route 66

A new show, “The Beaten Path,” at a gallery in London features Bob Dylan artwork that includes several images of Route 66. The Halcyon Gallery is showing the famed singer-songwriter and recent Nobel laureate’s acrylic paintings, sketches and watercolors of American…

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