A writer for Yahoo! Autos test-drove a 2016 Jaguar XF in the high-altitude mountains near and in the Route 66 town of Williams, Arizona. It seems a little odd to test a car on potentially icy surfaces this time of year, but it gave the driver a way to test the car's intriguing All-Surface Progress … Continue reading Yahoo test-drives new Jaguar in Williams
Frank and Lynne Kocevar, former owners of Historic Seligman Sundries in Seligman, Arizona, put together this video featuring a few Route 66 business owners and aficionados you might recognize. New Year 2016 from Route 66 Experience on Vimeo.
A report of more troubles from flooding in Missouri -- much of the Route 66 town of Pacific is under water, and it won't start to recede until sometime today. KTVI-TV in St. Louis reports: In 1982, the crest was 33.6 feet. The water came all the to train tracks on 1st Street. The projected … Continue reading Much of Pacific is under water
A suspected electrical fire Tuesday destroyed much of the Royal Inn, one of the original Route 66 businesses in Wildorado, Texas, reported the Amarillo Globe-News. The first call came into Oldham County Sheriff’s Office at 9:48 a.m. and the fire was not under control until 2 p.m. Firefighters continued to douse hotspots at the motel … Continue reading Fire damages Wildorado motel
This stunning video shows the flooding that was occurring yesterday in the central Missouri towns of Jerome, Devil's Elbow and Hazelgreen. The video, with the help of a drone, includes a lot of footage of the closed Route 66 bridge, aka the Gasconade River Bridge, near Hazelgreen. Route 66 fans are hoping the bridge can … Continue reading High water in central Missouri
Dan Uscian recently uploaded video footage from 1994 of three Route 66 business in near Villa Ridge, Missouri -- the Tri-County Truck Stop, the Gardenway Motel and the Diamonds restaurant. https://youtu.be/DeHqJ70YEc8 The Diamonds and Gardenway are closed. The Tri-County Truck Stop closed for several years, but was reborn this year as the Diamonds Trading Post auction … Continue reading A glimpse of Route 66 in Villa Ridge in 1994
I missed this when it was announced a few weeks ago, but Kurt's Camera Corral along Central Avenue (aka Route 66) in Albuquerque will close its doors permanently on New Year's Eve. In a Facebook post, the store stated: https://www.facebook.com/ABQcorral/posts/913159422098677 Albuquerque Business First talked to company president and CEO Kurt Kubie: “On behalf of our family, I’d … Continue reading Kurt’s Camera Corral in Albuquerque going out of business
As many readers know, flash flooding in September 2014 destroyed dozens of bridges and made huge stretches of old Route 66 in California's Mojave Desert impassable for months. Fifteen months later, all of Route 66 in the desert is open except for a section west of Ludlow, California -- which can be bypassed via the north … Continue reading Will the Mountain Springs Road section of Route 66 reopen?
A humongous weather system was wreaking havoc from Albuquerque to Chicago -- basically along 1,300 miles of Route 66. Blizzard conditions exist from east of Albuquerque to the Texas Panhandle. Interstate 40 remains closed at this hour from Albuquerque to just west of Amarillo -- a distance of almost 300 miles. Almost all of Oklahoma's … Continue reading More than 1,300 miles of bad driving
The Route 66 town of Gallup, New Mexico, again finds itself in the news -- this time, nationally -- after the Associated Press focused on the abnormal number of exposure deaths there during the winter months. The news service put together these facts: Fourteen people succumbed to the cold between October 2014 and April, setting the … Continue reading Gallup’s black eye