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Trump budget contains no money for Albuquerque Rapid Transit — for now

Trump budget contains no money for Albuquerque Rapid Transit — for now

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year contains no federal money for Albuquerque Rapid Transit — news that caused anxiety with some city officials and ART supporters. Mayor Richard Berry remains confident the $119 million ART project to convert…

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Wayward driver damages Enchanted Trails RV Park

Wayward driver damages Enchanted Trails RV Park

An alleged drunken driver drove off Interstate 40, careened through the Enchanted Trails RV Park & Trading Post in west Albuquerque and ended up in the complex’s swimming pool Wednesday morning. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported: “In another month I will…

More details revealed about “Cars 3”

More details revealed about “Cars 3”

In recent days, more details have emerged about the Disney-Pixar animated film, “Cars 3,” slated for a mid-June release in theaters. The big reveal was an extended trailer for the film, released by Disney: Scenes indicate “Cars 3” at least…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Construction of Barstow Route 66 signs to begin next month

Construction of Barstow Route 66 signs to begin next month

Construction of eight classic-car-themed Route 66 signs will begin within the next two weeks in Barstow, California. The Desert Dispatch newspaper reported the signs will place vehicles popular on Route 66 during the 1950s through the 1970s on a masonry base. The seven-foot-tall signs…

Book review: “Route 66: A Trail of Tears”

Book review: “Route 66: A Trail of Tears”

This isn’t a Route 66 nostalgia book. “Route 66: A Trail of Tears” (514 pages, soft cover, self-published) offers vivid evidence why some people regarded the highway with anguish and dread during its heyday. Historian Barry Duncan compiled hundreds of black-and-white photographs of accidents along…

The early history of Cadillac Ranch

The early history of Cadillac Ranch

The Artsy website posted a well-researched article of how the Cadillac Ranch art installation in Amarillo, Texas, came to be, including vintage photos of it being built. Cadillac Ranch turned into a roadside icon — including for Route 66 travelers — in…

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