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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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Albuquerque RV park wants to create a hubcap tree

Albuquerque RV park wants to create a hubcap tree

Vickie Ashcraft of the Enchanted Trails RV Park and Trading Post in west Albuquerque wants help in creating what she hopes would be a new Route 66 attraction — an 18-foot-tall tree made entirely of hubcaps. You might think the…

Yahoo test-drives new Jaguar in Williams

Yahoo test-drives new Jaguar in Williams

A writer for Yahoo! Autos test-drove a 2016 Jaguar XF in the high-altitude mountains near and in the Route 66 town of Williams, Arizona. It seems a little odd to test a car on potentially icy surfaces this time of…

A voice in support of Albuquerque’s Route 66 transit plan

A voice in support of Albuquerque’s Route 66 transit plan

Last summer, Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry proposed a $100 million initiative to spur economic development along the Route 66 corridor. It would be two lanes of dedicated bus lines to mimic a light-rail system along Central Avenue. The so-called rapid-transit bus system would cover…

Desert Motors in Victorville changes owners

Desert Motors in Victorville changes owners

The Desert Motors car dealership in Victorville, California, best known for its vintage neon sign along Route 66, recently changed owners for the first time in more than 60 years, according to the Victorville Daily Press. Not to worry, though.…

A look inside Bob Waldmire’s bus

A look inside Bob Waldmire’s bus

Roamin’ Rich Dinkela posted this video about the late Bob Waldmire‘s school bus that Waldmire converted into living quarters years ago. After Waldmire’s death from cancer in 2009, the bus was parked at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame…

More long-ago Route 66 adventures in a 1959 Cadillac

More long-ago Route 66 adventures in a 1959 Cadillac

Anthony Reichardt recently posted more videos from 1994 and 1995 when he drove Route 66 in a 1959 Cadillac. The first is of the Hackberry General Store in Hackberry, Arizona, when it was owned and operated by the now-deceased Route…

Route 66-themed fiesta to replace Grants Fire & Ice Rally

A Route 66-themed fiesta is slated to replace the Fire & Ice Bike Rally in Grants, New Mexico, weeks after the mayor cast a tie-breaking vote to cancel the downtown motorcycle event after 15 years. The Cibola County Beacon reported…

Albuquerque mayor wants rapid-transit buses on Central

Albuquerque mayor wants rapid-transit buses on Central

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Perry this week pitched a $100 million plan to spur economic development along the city’s Route 66 corridor — two lanes of dedicated bus lines to mimic a light-rail system. The bus system would cover a 10-mile…

Cross-country driving a century ago

Cross-country driving a century ago

You have people who try to trace the paths of history. Then you have people who really try to re-create the entire experience from many decades ago. These images came a few days ago courtesy of Jim Hinckley of Kingman,…

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