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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…

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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…

Honeymooners’ trip down Route 66

Honeymooners’ trip down Route 66

The good folks at the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico, flagged this video the other day on Facebook, saying: Giacomo and Giulia from Italy traveled Route 66 on their Honeymoon earlier this year, and we were honored to…

More vintage Route 66 videos from Anthony Reichardt

More vintage Route 66 videos from Anthony Reichardt

Anthony Reichardt recently uploaded more videos from Route 66 trips he undertook in a 1959 Cadillac during the early to mid-1990s. The videos contain plenty of historic value because it documents landmarks that have disappeared or changed. Reichardt’s dedicated YouTube channel…

Glenn Frey tribute statue will be installed Sept. 23 in Winslow

Glenn Frey tribute statue will be installed Sept. 23 in Winslow

A tribute statue of Glenn Frey, co-writer of The Eagles’ song “Take It Easy,” will be installed at noon Friday, Sept. 23, at Standin’ on the Corner Park in Winslow, Arizona. KSLX classic-rock radio in Phoenix announced Tuesday the installation, which…

Damien Rider skateboards Route 66 in 56 days

Damien Rider skateboards Route 66 in 56 days

Australian athlete Damien Rider had planned to skateboard the length of Route 66 in 66 days. Instead, he completed it in 56 days — more than 42 miles a day. The total journey was 3,795 kilometers, which is 2,358 miles.…

“The Leisure Seeker” film gets a Grade-A cast

“The Leisure Seeker” film gets a Grade-A cast

The good news is the film version of Michael Zadoorian’s Route 66 novel “The Leisure Seeker” will star Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren in the lead roles, and filming will begin later this year. The bad news is the film won’t take place…

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