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Fire ravages Country Classic Cars near Staunton

Fire ravages Country Classic Cars near Staunton

A huge blaze Tuesday night destroyed at least one building and dozens of old vehicles at Country Classic Cars near old Route 66 near Staunton, Illinois. The Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office told KSDK-TV in St. Louis that 11 fire departments…

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Replacement festival opposed for Rockabilly on the Route

Replacement festival opposed for Rockabilly on the Route

A proposal by a city official to organize a replacement festival for the discontinued Rockabilly on the Route music fest in Tucumcari, New Mexico, was tabled after Rockabilly’s co-organizer said such a bid would be “theft” of intellectual property. Rockabilly…

Author traveling Route 66 in 1930 Ford Model A for book project

Author traveling Route 66 in 1930 Ford Model A for book project

Noted author and retired professor T. Lindsay Baker is traveling Route 66 in a 1930 Ford Model A as part of research into a book he’ll be writing about restaurants and dining along the Mother Road. Tulsa World columnist Ginnie…

Vendor testing interest in Texas Route 66 license plate

Vendor testing interest in Texas Route 66 license plate

A vendor for specialty license plates in Texas is testing the waters for a possible Route 66 plate issued in the Lone Star State. MyPlates.com and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles are considering the plate, according to a news release…

Scenes from the Holbrook Route 66 Festival

Scenes from the Holbrook Route 66 Festival

Frank Kocevar, the former co-owner of Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona, went to the just-completed Holbook Route 66 Festival and Route 66 Gearhead car show in Holbrook, Arizona, and shot some video. Here’s the finished product: Kocevar wrote in…

Scenes from the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run

Scenes from the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run

A total of 810 entrants took part in the 30th annual Arizona Route 66 Fun Run last weekend. About the only thing that marred the event was 40 mph wind gusts during one of the days, reported the Kingman Daily…

Shea’s Route 66 Museum returning as Route 66-themed auto-repair shop

Shea’s Route 66 Museum returning as Route 66-themed auto-repair shop

Shea’s Route 66 Museum in Springfield, Illinois, which closed and its contents auctioned after the death of its longtime owner in 2013, will reopen this summer as a Route 66-themed auto-repair business. Local classic-car aficionados Randy Pickett and Jake Niewold plan…

City of Springfield to promote car cruising on Kearney Street

City of Springfield to promote car cruising on Kearney Street

In a historic reversal, the city council of Springfield, Missouri, earlier this week voted unanimously to promote car cruising along Kearney Street — a prominent Route 66 alignment — on certain Friday nights this summer. The city now will encourage motorists…

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival announces additions

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival announces additions

Organizers for rapidly growing Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri, announced several new features, including the giveaway of a 1932 Ford Roadster custom-built during the event. The car will be called the Mother Roadster. The project will bring together…

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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