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The first episode of “Jim Hinckley’s America — A Trek Along Route 66”

The first episode of “Jim Hinckley’s America — A Trek Along Route 66”

Promote Kingman recently released the first in what will be a series of videos called “Jim Hinckley’s America — A Trek Along Route 66.” The video by MyMarketing Designs was screened a few weeks ago in Kingman, Arizona, and it recently was embedded…

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Illinois touts Route 66 to young people in new “Up for Amazing” campaign

Illinois touts Route 66 to young people in new “Up for Amazing” campaign

The Illinois Office of Tourism recently released its new “Up for Amazing” advertising campaign designed to draw tourists from the millennial generation and Generation X to the state. Route 66 features prominently in at least two of the 30-second ads. And…

An interview with Jim Conkle

An interview with Jim Conkle

Those who ever have spent any time with longtime Route 66 aficionado Jim Conkle will recognize many of the things he says about the Mother Road in this interview. The 25-minute interview was done by host Joan Rudder-Ward on the…

Kingman offers a different selling point

Kingman offers a different selling point

Borrowing an approach from all those pharmaceutical ads you see on television, the Kingman Visitors Center in Kingman, Arizona, explains why you need to get your kicks on Route 66. Clever, isn’t it? (Screen capture of Route 66 from Kingman…

Route 66 episode of “Bizarre Foods” airs Feb. 21

Route 66 episode of “Bizarre Foods” airs Feb. 21

A few weeks ago, Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel show “Bizarre Foods,” announced a Route 66 episode was in the hopper for the program’s new season. We now know when it first will air: 9 p.m. Eastern on…

TLC airing reality show about tattoo parlor in Springfield, Missouri

TLC airing reality show about tattoo parlor in Springfield, Missouri

TLC is airing a reality-television show, “Tattoo Girls,” about an all-woman tattoo parlor along near Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri. In the program’s trailer about the Ink Ink business, Route 66 and its role in Springfield get a few mentions: The…

Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” to feature Route 66 episode

Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” to feature Route 66 episode

Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel show “Bizarre Foods,” said the show has produced a Route 66 episode for its ninth season. The new season of “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” began Tuesday night, but that was with the…

Route 66 makes an appearance in Mercedes Super Bowl ad

Route 66 makes an appearance in Mercedes Super Bowl ad

The Super Bowl ad for the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster takes a cue from the 1969 film “Easy Rider” and Steppenwolf’s hit song from the movie, “Born to Be Wild.” Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the visual punchline.…

Two prominent Kingman figures named to Arizona hall of fame

Two prominent Kingman figures named to Arizona hall of fame

Late actor Andy Devine and artist-author Bob Boze Bell, both whom had long and enduring links to Kingman, Arizona, and Route 66, were named to the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame a few weeks ago. Late western author Zane…

Rich Henry keeps hopping along

Rich Henry keeps hopping along

Look what hopped up in my feed. KSDK-TV, the popular NBC affiliate in St. Louis, gave two minutes to Henry’s Rabbit Ranch on old Route 66 in Staunton, Illinois. Henry’s been doing this schtick for more than 20 years now,…

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