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Dutch Route 66 guidebook published

Dutch Route 66 guidebook published

Longtime Route 66 enthusiast Dries Bessels recently published a Dutch Route 66 guidebook as a fundraiser for the Dutch Route 66 Association. The book, which is in the Dutch language, contains more than 700 photographs and is 220 pages. Bessels…

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Congresswoman tours flood-stricken Devil’s Elbow

Congresswoman tours flood-stricken Devil’s Elbow

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler this week took in a firsthand view of the damage inflicted by a record flood in the Route 66 town of Devil’s Elbow, Missouri. To date, she is the only non-local politician to go to the…

Route 66 artist Willem Bor dies

Route 66 artist Willem Bor dies

Willem Bor, a co-founder of the Dutch Route 66 Association best-known for his detailed miniatures of Route 66 landmarks, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 61. This message was left on his Facebook account Wednesday morning: The…

Fundraiser aims to ship dying artist’s Route 66 miniatures to U.S.

Fundraiser aims to ship dying artist’s Route 66 miniatures to U.S.

An artist of Route 66 miniatures is dying, and Dries Bessels, chairman of the Dutch Route Association, is raising money so he can ship those miniatures to the United States. Willem Bor of the Netherlands, who in recent years has made…

Scenes from the Best of the West on 66 Fest Parade

Frank Kocevar, former co-owner of Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona, recently uploaded this from the Best of the West of 66 Fest in Kingman, Arizona. Grand marshals for the parade were Dries Bessels and Marion Flimm of the Dutch…

Willem Bor builds more Route 66 miniatures

Willem Bor, a roadie from the Netherlands who’s been building detailed scale models of Route 66 landmarks, has made a few more in recent months as gifts to fellow Mother Road fans. The first is a miniature of the ruins…

Dutch Route 66 Association formed

Six Route 66 fans in the Netherlands recently formed the Dutch Route 66 Association during a dinner in Amsterdam “with the aim of promoting Route 66 and providing information to whomever has a need for it.” At left is the…

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