Signs at Paradise Motel in Tucumcari removed

The signs at the Paradise Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico, were removed this week after the long-abandoned property suffered two fires in less than six months -- including one in February. Vanessa Miller, service manager the Clovis Sign Services in Clovis, New Mexico, confirmed by phone Wednesday she had possession of both signs, including the … Continue reading Signs at Paradise Motel in Tucumcari removed

Does anyone know the location of this photo?

Edward Keating, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, is working on a book of his Route 66 images he's taken over the years, and he's having trouble identifying where this image was taken. Keating is certain it was in New Mexico, but he isn't sure where. The unusual diagonal panels in the fence and the "KEEP OUT" … Continue reading Does anyone know the location of this photo?

Route 66 Motorheads Bar and Grill will open in March

Route 66 Motorheads Bar & Grill in Springfield, Illinois, which contains memorabilia from Route 66 sites in central Illinois, is slated to open in March. The Springfield State Journal-Register reported the former Stuckey's restaurant on Toronto Road on the west side of Interstate 55 will open its bar and gaming room in mid-March, its grill … Continue reading Route 66 Motorheads Bar and Grill will open in March

Cozy Dog Drive-In offering its own sodas

The Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield, Illinois, is famous for its Cozy Dog, reputedly the forerunner of the modern-day corn dog. Now it is selling four flavors of soda in bottles featuring the Cozy Dog logo. It offers cola, diet cola, root beer and diet root beer. The restaurant announced the new offerings on its … Continue reading Cozy Dog Drive-In offering its own sodas

Route 66 Dog Haus in Flagstaff changes hands

The Route 66 Dog Haus in Flagstaff, Arizona, best known for its role in key lines of The Eagles' signature hit "Take It Easy," recently swapped owners, but little else is changing. According to Flagstaff Business News, longtime owner Gary McElfresh sold the restaurant at 1302 Historic Route 66 to longtime Flagstaff resident Bill Unkovich. The new owner … Continue reading Route 66 Dog Haus in Flagstaff changes hands

Publishers Clearing House winner plans to travel Route 66

The husband of a Pennsylvania woman who instantly became a millionaire because she won a Publishers Clearing House prize said they would travel Route 66 in the wake of having all that extra money. Jo-Ann Snyder, 72, of Wilkes-Barre Township, on Friday won Publishers Clearing House's $5,000 A Week “Forever” Prize — $5,000 a week for … Continue reading Publishers Clearing House winner plans to travel Route 66

Texas approves Route 66 license plate

The state of Texas this month approved a Route 66 specialty license plate, and proceeds from its sale will support a Route 66 association in the Lone Star State. According to KTRE-TV, in Lufkin, Texas: The Route 66 design, by My Plates, will include a Texas US.66 road sign and will include the signature Route … Continue reading Texas approves Route 66 license plate

City, state to investigate Albuquerque Rapid Transit

  The city of Albuquerque and state of New Mexico this week announced separate investigations into the city's controversial and troubled Albuquerque Rapid Transit bus system. The Albuquerque Journal reported late Wednesday the city's inspector general recently began a review of processes, funding and procedures with in the project. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported Thursday the state's auditor … Continue reading City, state to investigate Albuquerque Rapid Transit

Tulsa takes first step to Route 66 neon sign district

After years of talk about the idea, the Tulsa city council this week finally began a process to set up new zoning rules along Route 66 that will allow bigger neon signs than what codes now allow. Tulsa Public Radio reported: The council has initiated a zoning code overlay to relax sign regulations along the … Continue reading Tulsa takes first step to Route 66 neon sign district

Long to-do list for Route 66: The Road Ahead group

The Route 66: The Road Ahead Partnership exited its second annual board of directors meeting Feb. 15-17 in Tulsa with a lengthy to-do list -- including a Route 66 navigational app and funding for preservation project -- for the months ahead. In addition to approving a 2018 budget and a five-year budget, the group approved … Continue reading Long to-do list for Route 66: The Road Ahead group