Hurray for the Riff Raff’s new music video shot in Tucumcari area

Hurray for the Riff Raff, a music act that hails from New Orleans, recently released a video for the song "Hawkmoon" that was shot in the Route 66 town of Tucumcari, New Mexico. Viewers will notice the city's Palomino Motel and the Kix on 66 restaurant. https://youtu.be/IbPgztgsqQA?si=0FJ4btZqAbLdig8o The video was directed by Jeff Perlman and … Continue reading Hurray for the Riff Raff’s new music video shot in Tucumcari area

Albuquerque Laundromat used in “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul” destroyed by fire

The Wash Tub Laundromat along Route 66 in Albuquerque, used in scenes in the "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul" television dramas, was destroyed by fire Sunday. No one was reported hurt in the blaze, but the 75-year-old building at 1105 Central Ave. (aka Route 66) probably is a total loss. The owner has vowed … Continue reading Albuquerque Laundromat used in “Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul” destroyed by fire

Repairs to Arcadia’s Round Barn were completed this month

A weeks-long project to repair the 120-year-old Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma, was finished on Feb. 9. The general contractor, Holman Construction, said the repairs would add another 30 years of life to the Route 66 landmark. The cost was a little more than $110,000, with $30,000 coming from a grant from the Route 66 … Continue reading Repairs to Arcadia’s Round Barn were completed this month

Vintage firetruck added to fire station along Route 66 in east Tulsa

Tulsa Fire Station 66 -- along Route 66, naturally -- acquired and restored a 1950 former city firetruck for a photo op at the station. According to News on 6 in Tulsa: The work took more than 3 years of work by volunteers, who rebuilt the truck that was junked about 15 years ago. "And … Continue reading Vintage firetruck added to fire station along Route 66 in east Tulsa

New, Route 66-inspired neon sign graces an entrance to downtown Albuquerque

In a tribute to Route 66, the City of Albuquerque last week dedicated a new neon sign near the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Broadway Boulevard. It's about three blocks north of Route 66, but city officials had the Mother Road in mind with its look, said Mayor Tim Keller. According … Continue reading New, Route 66-inspired neon sign graces an entrance to downtown Albuquerque

Pig hip sandwiches predated Ernie Edwards’ restaurant in Broadwell along Route 66

A few online sources claim Ernie Edwards (sometimes listed as "Earnie") of the Pig Hip Restaurant along Route 66 in Broadwell, Illinois, was the inventor of his famous pig hip sandwiches. However, recent research effectively refutes that claim. First, a little background. Edwards ran what was the Pig Hip Restaurant in Broadwell from 1937 until … Continue reading Pig hip sandwiches predated Ernie Edwards’ restaurant in Broadwell along Route 66

White Fence Farm Restaurant in Romeoville begins 70th year in business

The landmark Original White Fence Farm Restaurant along Route 66 in Romeoville, Illinois, earlier this month began its 70th year in business under the Hastert family, though its roots go back about a century. The original restaurant at 1376 Joliet Road (aka Route 66) and its three other locations in the Chicagoland area closed for … Continue reading White Fence Farm Restaurant in Romeoville begins 70th year in business

Route 66-themed roundabout in El Reno begins construction

A Route 66-themed roundabout began construction Thursday at the intersection of Route 66 and U.S. 81 in El Reno, Oklahoma. According to a report in the Yukon (Okla.) Progress: “Work is scheduled to take about a year-and-a-half, weather permitting, and should be complete ahead of the Route 66 Centennial (in 2026),” ODOT spokesman Bryce Boyer … Continue reading Route 66-themed roundabout in El Reno begins construction

Former Vegas wedding chapel sign christened in Kingman with three weddings

A new neon sign that once touted a wedding chapel in Las Vegas was altered and re-erected along Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona, with three weddings recently held underneath after a lighting ceremony. Here's a video from the lighting and wedding ceremonies that were held on the evening of Feb. 9: The Kingman Visitors Center … Continue reading Former Vegas wedding chapel sign christened in Kingman with three weddings

Then-and-now slideshow of Albuquerque added to Central Avenue buses

Riders on Albuquerque Rapid Transit buses have a chance to glimpse at the city's past with a slideshow of Central Avenue (aka Route 66) and other landmarks from many decades ago to the current day. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the slides show Central Avenue when it was just a dirt road, then in the … Continue reading Then-and-now slideshow of Albuquerque added to Central Avenue buses