A great spot for a Route 66 selfie

Route 66 News reader Mark Nicklawske of Bangor, Maine, wanted to pass along a great spot to shoot a photo of a Route 66 landmark or a self-portrait, aka selfie, with your smartphone. That landmark is the historic Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena, Calif., which carries westbound Route 66 travelers to Los Angeles. I'd always seen terrific … Continue reading A great spot for a Route 66 selfie

“Route 66 and Beyond”

I see videos from Route 66 travelers almost every day. This one, created by Billy Law of Sydney, Australia, is one of the best. ROUTE 66 & BEYOND from Billy Law on Vimeo. It starts with visits to gorgeous national parks in Utah. The Route 66 content begins in earnest at about the 1:00 mark.

Tucumcari expands rockabilly festival

The Route 66 town of Tucumcari, N.M., will feature a greatly expanded Rockabilly on the Route festival on June 5-8, according to a news release from the organizers. According to an email from co-producer Simon Cantlon: With a whopping 18 bands from across the country, Colombia and Norway, classic car show, Route 66 cruise, burn-out, … Continue reading Tucumcari expands rockabilly festival

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Rib Crib, a barbecue chain based in Tulsa, has introduced new dishes inspired by Route 66. https://youtu.be/NC_rs-34BQU For a chain, Rib Crib's food is good. However, for really good barbecue in Tulsa, you'll find several options here, in the Oklahoma section.

Discover America posting videos about Route 66

In the past day or so, Discover America -- aka Brand USA, an official public-private corporation that encourages travel in the United States -- uploaded videos about Route 66 in Illinois. This is the American version of a well-produced clip about the Mother Road from Chicago to Springfield, Ill. https://youtu.be/or-cjmMuMDs Discover America also uploaded versions tailored … Continue reading Discover America posting videos about Route 66

Fundraising launched for Route 66 billboard museum

A fundraising campaign has been launched for a planned Route 66 billboard museum west of Oklahoma City, according to an Associated Press report. AP reporter Kristi Eaton, who's posted other stories about Route 66 in Oklahoma, wrote: Kathy Anderson, president of the nonprofit Billboard Museum Association Inc., and others envision the Billboard Museum as an … Continue reading Fundraising launched for Route 66 billboard museum

A chat with the co-owner of Del’s Restaurant

As part of his "Genuine Route 66 Life" series, KC Keefer interviews Yvette Peacock, co-owner of Del's Restaurant in Tucumcari, N.M. The restaurant opened in 1956. https://youtu.be/6SBJc09POqY And although Del's naturally plays up the beef part of its menu, its Mexican dishes are praised far and wide. (Image of the Del's sign by "Caveman Chuck" … Continue reading A chat with the co-owner of Del’s Restaurant

Revival of Route 66 Pulse newspaper planned

The long-dormant Route 66 Pulse newspaper will be revived in digital form soon, then in print later this summer, publisher Jim Conkle said in an email Friday. Part of the email from Conkle at jimconkle(at)live.com: We are looking for stories, photos and news worthy events to share with our readers. Of course we are also … Continue reading Revival of Route 66 Pulse newspaper planned

Hello from Poland

Here's a version of Bobby Troup's "Route 66" by Lucky Band, based in Poland. https://youtu.be/46qMJMr5Ya8 It's amazing how this song is literally all over the globe. I need to count the number of countries have posted versions of "Route 66" on YouTube.

Hello from Germany

The Ron Evans Group, a rock and blues group based in Germany, gets people's feet moving with a version of Bobby Troup's "Route 66" at a nightclub. https://youtu.be/-C4ogzMnOFk In case you're wondering how an American-sounding name such as Ron Evans ended up in Germany, he is the son of a German mother and an English … Continue reading Hello from Germany