It's a busy weekend for many roadies. First, the Arizona Route 66 Association's 22nd annual Fun Run begins Friday. The Kingman Daily Miner has a schedule and a preview. Second, the Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor celebration in northern Illinois is Saturday and Sunday. The Pontiac Daily Leader also has a preview. The Bloomington … Continue reading Notes from the road
Longtime roadie Kip Welborn was near the Route 66 town of Devil's Elbow, Mo., when he found something interesting. I'll let him tell the story: When we got to Devils Elbow, a bizarre find ... we stopped at the scenic overlook. ... I climbed down the hill in search of old beer cans ... did not … Continue reading Quite a find
Delbert Trew, who owns a ranch on old Route 66 near Alanreed, Texas, and has been a longtime Route 66 supporter, writes in the Amarillo Globe-News about a long-missing Texas highway monument that once greeted Route 66 westbound travelers at the border town of Texola, Okla., during the mid-1930s. It was an art-deco, granite monument … Continue reading Mystery of the Missing Monument
Here's a segment of former British pop princess Sandie Shaw performing Bobby Troup's "Route 66." I'm fairly certain this came from a 1960s BBC show called "The Sandie Shaw Supplement," in which she performed music based on the subject of transportation and travel.
Here's pianist Uros Perich and The Pearlettes doing a version of Bobby Troup's "Route 66." Perich clearly is channeling the late, great Ray Charles.
PirateGuy's Corner, an entertainment blog, a few weeks ago posted new conceptual drawings and more details about Disneyland Resort's Cars Land, a new addition to the Southern California amusement complex that's inspired by the 2006 Disney-Pixar movie "Cars" and the fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. Cars Land is under construction and scheduled to … Continue reading New details about Cars Land
Members of the Route 66 Association of Missouri and family and friends of the late Fran Eickhoff gathered at the Fanning 66 Outpost and General Store in Fanning, Mo., to pay tribute to her decades of service to the Mother Road. Eickhoff died after a long battle with cancer on Aug. 7, 2008. From the … Continue reading Fran Eickhoff dedication
Here's the latest from "Route 66: A Road Trip through the Bible." This one is about the book of Deuteronomy. I know a lot of red-eye travelers who wish there really was a Starbucks coffee cup that big.
The Standin' on a Corner Park on Route 66 in Winslow, Ariz., is marking its 10th year, reports Cronkite News Service. Winslow was forever put on the map by two verses ("Well I was standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, such a fine sight to see / It's a girl, my Lord, in a … Continue reading Standin’ on a Corner marks 10th year
The Mojave Daily News, based in Bullhead City, Ariz., reports that four motorcycle accidents with injuries were reported on the road to the Route 66 town of Oatman, Ariz., on Friday during the Laughlin River Run. The roads to Oatman are a twisting and turning bunch, and it's guaranteed that excessive speed or inattentiveness were … Continue reading Slow down, folks