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Arizona eventually will get official Route 66 license plates

Arizona’s governor recently signed into law a measure that will create a commemorative Route 66 license plate designed by the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona. Tom Spear, executive vice president of the association, spoke to the Phoenix Business Journal…

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Route 66 Car Museum opening next month in Springfield

Route 66 Car Museum opening next month in Springfield

Classic-car collector Guy Mace plans to open a Route 66 Car Museum on June 15 at 1624 W. College St. (aka Route 66) in Springfield, Missouri. According to a news release from the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau: Patrons can…

Laurel Kane will be inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Laurel Kane will be inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Laurel Kane, co-owner of Afton Station in Afton, Oklahoma, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame posthumously later this year, it was learned Saturday during a celebration of her life. A panel from the Oklahoma Route…

Lawsuits filed against Albuquerque Rapid Transit

Lawsuits filed against Albuquerque Rapid Transit

At least two legal challenges were filed Monday against the city’s Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) plan, including that the National Historic Preservation Act was violated, plus other state and federal laws. The Albuquerque Journal reported: The lawsuits allege that ART would choke…

Soft opening set for Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum

Soft opening set for Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum

The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, will open for limited hours beginning June 1. The museum originally was set to have limited hours in March but was pushed back. The museum at 13 Sahoma Lake Road, just…

Delays pop up for Albuquerque Rapid Transit

Delays pop up for Albuquerque Rapid Transit

Construction for the massive Albuquerque Rapid Transit project along Central Avenue (aka Route 66) will be delayed two months. Also, a former city attorney told a television station ART could be further delayed because the project runs afoul of the…

German trio wants to drive a Wartburg car on Route 66

German trio wants to drive a Wartburg car on Route 66

Three guys from Germany want to drive a vintage Wartburg automobile on Route 66 and other American sites in August and September and raise money for charity. Arnold Schneider, Maximiliano di Paola and Jörg Tissat want to bring the Wartburg…

Tesla charging station added near Blue Swallow Motel

Tesla charging station added near Blue Swallow Motel

Tesla Motors this week added a charging station for electric vehicles at a defunct gas station next door to the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Tesla installed two charging stations specifically made for its cars, plus a third charging…

Feds urge grant for Albuquerque Rapid Transit plan

Feds urge grant for Albuquerque Rapid Transit plan

The Federal Transit Administration on Tuesday urged approval of a $69 million federal grant to convert the center of nine miles of Albuquerque’s Central Avenue (aka Route 66) into a bus system called Albuquerque Rapid Transit. The Albuquerque Journal and…

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum set to open by March

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum set to open by March

The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, will have a soft opening in late March and an official opening June 1, according to Richard Holmes, president of the nonprofit museum. The museum at 13 Sahoma Lake Road, just…

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