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Surprise wedding at Route 66 Neon Festival

Surprise wedding at Route 66 Neon Festival

Those who attended the Arcadia Route 66 Neon Fest headquartered last weekend at Jim Ross’ house off old Route 66 near Arcadia, Oklahoma, got a surprise — the wedding of two longtime roadies,officiated by a third longtime roadie. Ross and…

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Radiator Springs cast will make an appearance in “Cars 3”

Radiator Springs cast will make an appearance in “Cars 3”

Disney-Pixar this week confirmed what long had been rumored — the original “Cars” cast from the fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs will make an appearance in the upcoming “Cars 3” film this summer. “Cars 3” is introducing a…

Michael Wallis’ voice now greets visitors at Tulsa airport

Michael Wallis’ voice now greets visitors at Tulsa airport

Starting today, visitors to Tulsa International Airport will receive a new recorded greeting from none other than best-selling Route 66 author, Radiator Springs sheriff and longtime Tulsa resident Michael Wallis. And, yes, Wallis touts Route 66 as part of the…

Happy 90th birthday, Route 66!

Happy 90th birthday, Route 66!

Today — which also happens to be Veterans Day — marks the 90th birthday of the official existence of U.S. Highway 66, better known as Route 66. Nov. 11, 1926, was the day the American Association of State Highway Officials…

Giant gas pump at Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum nears completion

Giant gas pump at Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum nears completion

The 66-foot-tall giant gas pump planned for the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum near Sapulpa, Oklahoma. is close to being finished. The skeleton of the giant gasoline pump is shown above. Below is about it should look like when it’s finished.…

Circle Cinema in Tulsa to screen “Bagdad Cafe”

Circle Cinema in Tulsa to screen “Bagdad Cafe”

The historic Circle Cinema in Tulsa will screen the cult-classic based on Route 66, “Bagdad Cafe,” on Thursday night as part of the Mother Road Revival festivities. The screening of “Bagdad Cafe” is slated for 7 p.m., but a reception will…

Melvena Heisch, Laurel Kane inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Melvena Heisch, Laurel Kane inducted into Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame

Melvena Heish and the late Laurel Kane were inducted Saturday into the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame during ceremonies at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma. The ceremony also celebrated the 90th anniversary of Route 66 and…

Tulsa leaders take Route 66 tour to spark ideas

Tulsa leaders take Route 66 tour to spark ideas

  The Tulsa City Council and other area leaders took a bus tour of Route 66 in Tulsa County to spark ideas for the corridor’s revitalization. Voters recently passed the Vision Tulsa sales-tax initiative, which included a few million dollars…

New Route 66 Experience website offers look at the inside

New Route 66 Experience website offers look at the inside

The folks behind the proposed Route 66 Experience museum in Tulsa launched a new website for it this week — including artist’s renderings of a few exhibits. News releases in May 2015 revealed earlier renderings of the museum. Organizers — which include…

Middle-schoolers’ Route 66 presentation wins national contest

Middle-schoolers’ Route 66 presentation wins national contest

A group of middle-school students from rural Iowa captured a national title for their Route 66 presentation during the annual National History Day contest in Maryland last week. Jack Anderson, Jader Briggs, Megan Swancutt, Daytona Foley and Logan Smith of Akron-Westfield Community…

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