Springfield tourism bureau takes a closer look at Guy Mace’s Route 66 Car Museum

The Springfield, Missouri, Convention and Visitors Bureau recently published an in-depth look at Guy Mace and his Route 66 Car Museum. Mace owns about 75 vintage and celebrity vehicles in the museum at 1634 W. College St. (aka Route 66) in Springfield. It opened in 2016. The article goes into Mace's origin story: The foundation … Continue reading Springfield tourism bureau takes a closer look at Guy Mace’s Route 66 Car Museum

The 25th anniversary of the Route 66 On the Air event is set for Sept. 7-15

"Route 66 On the Air" is marking its 25th anniversary, and the annual amateur radio event is set for Sept. 7-15. The event, sponsored by the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club, celebrates U.S. 66, which was established in 1926 and was the first major roadway improvement to link the West Coast with the nation’s heartland. Joining … Continue reading The 25th anniversary of the Route 66 On the Air event is set for Sept. 7-15

Owner and operator of Emma Jean’s Holland Burger Cafe in Victorville dies

Brian Gentry, the owner and operator of Emma Jean's Holland Burger Cafe along Route 66 in Victorville, California, has died. He was 58. According to a report in the Daily Press of Victorville, Gentry died peacefully on July 3. His life will be celebrated from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 3, followed by a … Continue reading Owner and operator of Emma Jean’s Holland Burger Cafe in Victorville dies

Old Santa Fe Inn is renovated, renamed into Pinon Court

The Old Santa Fe Inn in Santa Fe, New Mexico, recently underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation and has been renamed Pinon Court. Pinon Court, located at 201 Montezuma Ave. near Galisteo Street (aka Route 66), is part of the La Fonda collection. La Fonda remains the most historic and landmark hotel in Santa Fe. Hotel Management … Continue reading Old Santa Fe Inn is renovated, renamed into Pinon Court

Barstow Route 66 Mother Road Museum closed permanently due to flood damage

The Bartsow Route 66 Mother Road Museum, located in a Harvey House on the north side of Barstow, California, will remain closed "indefinitely" after flooding from monsoon rains damaged part of the facility. The museum stated on its webpage that the city is repairing the damage and that no funds are needed. Deb Hodkin, longtime … Continue reading Barstow Route 66 Mother Road Museum closed permanently due to flood damage

“Impossible Interviews” video series interviews Route 66 itself

Longtime readers probably know of Roberto Rossi, a Route 66 enthusiast in Italy who published "Route 66: An American Myth" (review here) in 2017. Rossi now has started an "Impossible Interviews" series where he interviews Route 66 itself. https://youtu.be/5whmWFwcsVc?si=sR3LwK4Nn8Kb-nIg The ol' highway obviously can't talk, nor is it a sentient being. (Its voice, by the way, … Continue reading “Impossible Interviews” video series interviews Route 66 itself

Granite City to light up its new neon sign park on the evening of Aug. 1

Granite City, Illinois, will host a ceremonial ribbon-cutting and lighting ceremony for its new Route 66 neon sign park on the evening of Aug. 1. The event also will include food trucks, classic cars, music and more. An artist’s rendering of a forthcoming neon sign park in Granite City, Illinois. It will take place from … Continue reading Granite City to light up its new neon sign park on the evening of Aug. 1

CNN Travel names Flagstaff one of America’s Best Towns to Visit in 2024

CNN Travel named the Route 66 town of Flagstaff, Arizona, one of the 10 America's Best Towns to Visit in 2024. Eschewing large metros, it looked at "smaller cities that aren’t already at the top of everyone’s travel list — places where you’ll often find small-town vibes and loads of personality as well as plenty … Continue reading CNN Travel names Flagstaff one of America’s Best Towns to Visit in 2024

City of Clinton finally has a plan for orphaned Glancy Motel sign

Months after the motel itself was demolished, the City of Clinton appears to have settled on a new plan for the Glancy Motel sign. According to the Friday print edition of the Clinton Daily News, a report from a city council meeting stated the Oklahoma Highway Patrol would move the sign to 2225 W. Gary … Continue reading City of Clinton finally has a plan for orphaned Glancy Motel sign

Developer of Route 66 Navigation app to be a partner in European Route 66 Festival

Touch Media, the company behind the Route 66 Navigation app and Route 66 Passport, recently announced its partnership with the European Route 66 Festival on Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 in Prague, Czech Republic. The festival, organized by the Czech Route 66 Association, follows up a successful previous edition held in Zlin, Czech Republic, in … Continue reading Developer of Route 66 Navigation app to be a partner in European Route 66 Festival