Good support for bras on the ceiling

This report in the Pulaski County Daily contains some off-kilter banter between officials at a Pulaski County (Mo.) Tourism Board meeting a few days ago. Officials were talking about how area restaurants could draw visitors from far away, instead of just locals. The discussion turned to an old business along an old alignment of Route 66 … Continue reading Good support for bras on the ceiling

Monkeys on the road

Many of you have seen a variety of critters on the roads you travel. But I'm betting monkeys is not one of them. This is National Highway 66 in India, which is that country's Route 66. It's between Puducherry and Krishnagiri (map here). Skip ahead to 1:40 of the video to get a closer look at the … Continue reading Monkeys on the road

Jazz it up

This is Julie Ponce, who's a bassist and bandleader in Chicago, taking a trip on the Mother Road.

Lawsuit seeks to prevent release of “Cars 2”

A British writer alleges in a lawsuit that Disney-Pixar stole his ideas for the original "Cars" movie and the upcoming "Cars 2," and is seeking an injunction to prevent the June 24 release of the sequel, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Jake Mandeville-Anthony filed the suit in March in U.S. District Court. And according to the … Continue reading Lawsuit seeks to prevent release of “Cars 2”

Historic rooftop sign will be relighted

The historic rooftop sign on the Highland Theatre in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles will be relighted at 7 p.m. May 17, according to a news release from the North Figueroa Association. The sign contains 502 light bulbs. Its restoration was paid for by donations and a cost-share grant from the Route 66 … Continue reading Historic rooftop sign will be relighted

Pontiacs arriving in Pontiac in early May

Oklahoma resident Tim Dye's collection of vintage Pontiac vehicles is set to arrive the morning of May 5 at the new Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum and Resource Center in Pontiac, Ill., according to a news release today from Pontiac Tourism. One semi-load of cars that will be displayed at the museum at 205 N. Mill St. in … Continue reading Pontiacs arriving in Pontiac in early May

Schifferdecker Park in 1959

Ace Jackalope, one of our favorite bloggers, posted this neat little find on YouTube -- footage of Schifferdecker Park's amusement park in 1959. Schifferdecker Park is on the west side of Joplin, Mo., and has always been next to Route 66. Ace explains the video: Tinker Town was a children's amusement park in the … Continue reading Schifferdecker Park in 1959

Putting their best clip forward

This video about the Route 66 town of Elk City, Okla., does a good job telling potential tourists about the city's strengths: Expect smart chambers of commerce to do a lot more of this in the future.

Maybe that’s not a good idea

The Route 66 town of Depew, Okla., is considering the annexation of 107 acres of land west of town that includes Charlie Elliott's Route 66 Biker Park, according to the Sapulpa Daily Herald. A public hearing on the proposal will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at the Depew Town Hall. Three of the … Continue reading Maybe that’s not a good idea

Needles jumps onto the murals movement

It looks like Needles, Calif., is the latest to use murals to beautify a Route 66 town and draw in tourists. According to the Needles Desert Star, artist Dan Luden of nearby Chloride, Ariz., has completed murals at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, Best Western Colorado River Inn, Gus' Really Good Jerky building, and a Chevron … Continue reading Needles jumps onto the murals movement