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Fundraiser aims to ship dying artist’s Route 66 miniatures to U.S.

Fundraiser aims to ship dying artist’s Route 66 miniatures to U.S.

An artist of Route 66 miniatures is dying, and Dries Bessels, chairman of the Dutch Route Association, is raising money so he can ship those miniatures to the United States. Willem Bor of the Netherlands, who in recent years has made…

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Illinois Route 66 motorcycle license plate goes on sale

Illinois Route 66 motorcycle license plate goes on sale

The state of Illinois now is selling a Route 66 license plate made specially for motorcycles. Revenues from the new plate go to the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byways fund, which helps preserve and promote the old road in the…

Route 66: The Road Ahead update, 12/24/2016 edition

Route 66: The Road Ahead update, 12/24/2016 edition

Bill Thomas of the Route 66: The Road Ahead recently requested that regular updates about the group’s activities be posted on Route 66 News. I agreed to do so on a monthly or bimonthly basis. Here is the second report, printed in…

Arizona unveils Route 66 license plate

Arizona unveils Route 66 license plate

Starting tomorrow, the state of Arizona will begin selling an Arizona Route 66 license plate. Arizona Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Division on Monday will take orders for the plates at this website. Specialty plates typically cost $25 a year,…

Educators, Route 66 can use your help

Educators, Route 66 can use your help

Calling all educators who used Route 66 in their curriculum: The Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative wants to hear from you. University of New Mexico professor and author David Dunaway is serving as chairman of the initiative’s Research &…

Route 66: The Road Ahead update, 12/3/2016 edition

Route 66: The Road Ahead update, 12/3/2016 edition

Bill Thomas of the Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative asked whether regular updates about the group’s activities could be posted on Route 66 News. I agreed to do so on a monthly or bimonthly basis. Here is the first…

Fran Eickhoff plaque being moved to Missouri Hick Bar-B-Q

Fran Eickhoff plaque being moved to Missouri Hick Bar-B-Q

A plaque commemorating longtime Route 66 business owner Fran Eickhoff is being moved from Fanning 66 Outpost to the Missouri Hick Bar-B-Q restaurant in Cuba, Missouri, after the former closed. The plaque will be re-dedicated by the Route 66 Association of…

Several vintage signs soon will be restored in Kingman

Several vintage signs soon will be restored in Kingman

The Route 66 Association of Kingman has begun the restoration of several historic neon signs and created new signs for businesses in Kingman, Arizona. According to a recent news release from the association: Through a partnership with Legacy Signs, they…

Route 66 Commission wants more tourists in Tulsa

Route 66 Commission wants more tourists in Tulsa

The newly formed Route 66 Commission in Tulsa met for the first time Tuesday and vowed first to beef up tourism numbers. According to a report about the meeting from Tulsa Public Radio, less than 2 percent of Route 66…

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces grants for 2016

Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announces grants for 2016

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program, under the auspices of the National Park Service, announced its cost-share grants for 2016. This year, the program awarded eight cost-share grants totaling more than $103,000 — mostly for renovations or preservation of historic…

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