Touring Route 66 in a ’66 Chevelle

Cole Quinnell was going to display his beautifully renovated 1966 Chevelle at the Flex-a-lite booth at SEMA and compete in the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational, both in the Las Vegas area. Quinnell and photographer Robert McGaffin decided to take much of old Route 66 on the trip from Detroit to Vegas. They posted these two videos … Continue reading Touring Route 66 in a ’66 Chevelle

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Post office at Devil’s Elbow likely will remain open

The post office in the historic Sheldon's Market near Route 66 in Devil's Elbow, Mo., probably will stay open, reported the Waynesville Daily Guide. The U.S. Postal Service, facing severe financial problems, is considering the closure of hundreds of small post offices across the country. Dozens of residents crowded into Sheldon's on Friday to hear a … Continue reading Post office at Devil’s Elbow likely will remain open

“Mother Road”

J.D. Strait, a buddy of musician Kirk Baldwin, liked this song so much, he decided to shoot a video of it for him. http://youtu.be/kQ22GsqZbxU Strait wrote: "Kirk to this day still travels New Mexico 333 (which is the old original portion of Old Route 66 just east of Albuquerque) to go to most of his … Continue reading “Mother Road”

Former Route 66 motel will be used for AIDS patient housing

http://youtu.be/5h4VKySW1a0 The closed Sleepy Hollow Motor Court along Route 66 in Albuquerque soon will be converted into transitional housing for those afflicted by the AIDS virus, according to KRQE-TV in Albuquerque. The station said: The $1.5 million project is scheduled to be wrapped up by August 2013. Representatives from the New Mexico AIDS Services say … Continue reading Former Route 66 motel will be used for AIDS patient housing

New welcome sign dedicated in Miami, Okla.

City officials in Miami, Okla., on Monday dedicated a new Route 66-themed gateway sign on the south edge of downtown, according to KSNF and KODE-TV in Joplin, Mo. "We think it's something Miami will be known for. It's a landmark," states Larry Eller, Miami Risk Coordinator. It's a large, high profile change on Main Street, … Continue reading New welcome sign dedicated in Miami, Okla.

New Mexico Route 66 Museum sets opening for June

The Tucumcari City Commission last week unanimously approved the lease at its convention center for the New Mexico Route 66 Museum. With that, organizers have set a grand opening during the Wheels on 66 event in Tucumcari on June 6-9, according to a news release today. [T]he museum has begun work on its website and … Continue reading New Mexico Route 66 Museum sets opening for June

Scenes from the Balloon Fiesta

Visit New Mexico posted this time-lapse video from the recently completed Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. http://youtu.be/PDxyli6gZVM The 2013 event is set for Oct. 5-13. The Fiesta already is taking reservations for RVs.

Road trip with friends

Three pals explore Route 66 and other parts of the Southwest in this well-edited video: http://youtu.be/-_NtonOoJHg Music is "On the Road Again," by Willie Nelson.

Manning’s Coffee sign project will receive state preservation award

The project to restore the Manning's Coffee Store sign in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles will be among a dozen or so honored by the California Office of Historic Preservation, according to an email from Future Studio. Several officials from the Highland Park neighborhood will attend the awards ceremony in Sacramento in November. Manning’s Coffee … Continue reading Manning’s Coffee sign project will receive state preservation award

Cadillac Ranch patriarch faces serious charges in lawsuit

Stanley Marsh 3, owner of the Cadillac Ranch landmark near Route 66 near Amarillo, Texas, may face ugly days in a courtroom. We'll excerpt a couple of parts of the Amarillo Globe-News story, filed late Thursday: An Amarillo woman has filed a civil lawsuit against Stanley Marsh 3, alleging he gave her teenage son cash, … Continue reading Cadillac Ranch patriarch faces serious charges in lawsuit