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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…

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Hello from Australia

Hello from Australia

Here’s a good performance of Bobby Troup’s “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66” by singer Linda Taylor and standup bassist Elsen Price. Both are based in Australia. This is recorded live in the studio, with no lip-syncing. With such a…

Old Gillett Farm on Elkhart Hill to be auctioned in August

Old Gillett Farm on Elkhart Hill to be auctioned in August

The historic and enormous Old Gillett Farm on top of Elkhart Hill just east of Elkhart, Illinois, will be sold at auction in August. The house isn’t on Route 66. But driving down the Mother Road, it’s hard to miss Elkhart Hill.…

Wrinks Market in Lebanon reopens after long hiatus

Wrinks Market in Lebanon reopens after long hiatus

Thanks to the founder’s granddaughter, the historic Wrinks Market in Lebanon, Missouri, reopened Saturday after a years-long hiatus. Katie Hapner and her stepsister, Sarah Carney, reopened the Route 66 landmark, reported the Lebanon Daily Record. The two have tried to…

Los Angeles Times posts several articles about Route 66

Los Angeles Times posts several articles about Route 66

The Los Angeles Times, one of the biggest newspapers in the United States, on Friday published several stories by reporter Brady MacDonald about Route 66. The introductory video about the series of stories: Here are the stories: “A trip on…

Randomland Adventures videos on Route 66 are a treat

Randomland Adventures videos on Route 66 are a treat

I’ve watched only a few of these, mainly because there’s so many of them. But based on the clips I’ve seen, I would subscribe to Justin Scarred‘s YouTube channel for Randomland Adventures, and pronto. And if you’ve got a few hours to…

Holloway Motel, other West Hollywood sites may become historic resources

Holloway Motel, other West Hollywood sites may become historic resources

The Holloway Motel in West Hollywood, California, is among several properties along Santa Monica Boulevard (aka Route 66) being considered as historic resources by the city. The West Hollywood Preservation Alliance urged additional research or reconsideration of the properties by…

Lebanon, Lacede County in Missouri launches new website

Lebanon, Lacede County in Missouri launches new website

The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society of Missouri launched a new, comprehensive website this week. The website is here. According to a news release: You’ll find up-to-date news about Route 66 activities in “Today’s 66,” with historical articles and photos…

Fundraising goal met to fix Boots Court’s hail-damaged neon

Fundraising goal met to fix Boots Court’s hail-damaged neon

Only five days after it launched, a GoFundMe campaign to repair architectural neon lighting at the Boots Court in Carthage, Missouri, met its goal of $4,000. That was the estimated cost to fix the neon, which was damaged by a severe…

Sign stolen from Owl Court motel in Oklahoma City

Sign stolen from Owl Court motel in Oklahoma City

An old sign at the historic but long-closed Owl Court motel in Oklahoma City was stolen between Sunday afternoon and Monday morning. Owner John Dunning, who bought the property at 742 W. Britton Road about 12 years ago with plans…

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