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More auto-chargers coming to Route 66 in Illinois

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced the creation of a network of charging stations for electric vehicles along Route 66 in Illinois that will be operational by summer, according to various media outlets, including the Alton Telegraph. The Route 66 towns…

A semblance of the Route 66 Rendezvous

This video by AmericaJR.com at the recently completed Rendezvous Back to Route 66 car show at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino, California, is illuminating. In short, this year’s event — presented by the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce…

London combines charity road trip with TV production

Here’s something you don’t see every day — a British television company aims to raise more than $400,000 for a cancer support group and gain a television series at the same time by using a journey on Route 66 in…

Electric vehicle museum opens in Kingman

The exhibit of electric vehicles at the Powerhouse Visitors Center on Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona, during the International Route 66 Festival last month has become a permanent museum to EVs, with more vehicles coming soon. According to a story…

Annual Cruise-In at The Mill slated for Saturday

The annual Mill Car Cruise-In classic-car show will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the landmark but long-closed Route 66 restaurant in Lincoln, Illinois. The event also serves as a fundraiser in ongoing efforts to preserve The…

Route 66 expert worries about traffic congestion in Chicago suburbs

A prominent Route 66 expert wrote a letter to a village, expressing his concern that truck traffic will negatively impact tourism on the Mother Road in Will County, Illinois, reported Suburban Life Publications. John Weiss, who won the prestigious Steinbeck Award…

The coming Chinese invasion (continued)

Noting demographic and economic trends, I predicted in 2011 that Route 66 would see a growing influx of Chinese tourists. Here’s the latest sign. This week, the Shanghai General Motors Tour of Route 66 began in Amarillo and will continue to Santa Monica. The tour, organized…

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