Proposed names for Amarillo baseball team scored an error

One of the proposed names for an upcoming major-league baseball team in Amarillo contains a Route 66 reference, but if residents have their way, they want the organization to create a new list from scratch. The San Antonio Missions, a San Diego Padres affiliate, are moving its Class AA team to a new downtown stadium … Continue reading Proposed names for Amarillo baseball team scored an error

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Grand Canyon Caverns transformed into multitiered business

Grand Canyon Caverns has become an example of a classic Route 66 business that not only has survived, but thrived amid an expansion of its offerings in the last 15-plus years. Over the Memorial Day weekend, the complex west of Seligman, Arizona, introduced scenic helicopter flights, now offers river-rafting tours and finished a modernization of bathrooms … Continue reading Grand Canyon Caverns transformed into multitiered business

Circle Cinema in Tulsa to mark 90th year with July festival

The Circle Cinema in Tulsa will mark the 90th anniversary of its opening with a film festival that includes appearances by longtime film stars Mary Kay Place and Jeanne Tripplehorn, both who are Tulsa natives. The Tulsa World reported the July 8-15 event also will include an appearance by Tulsa resident Peggy Helmerich, known as … Continue reading Circle Cinema in Tulsa to mark 90th year with July festival

Family of dead German cyclist visits Galena

The family of a German cyclist who died in a traffic accident on Route 66 near Galena, Kansas, on Friday visited the crash site and where a "ghost bike" was erected in his honor and a colleague's. Harry Jung, 74, and Heinz-Gerd Buchel, 71, both of Germany, were cycling May 8 along Route 66 when … Continue reading Family of dead German cyclist visits Galena

Brookshire Motel in Tulsa faces possible demolition

The historic but long-closed Brookshire Motel in Tulsa faces a possible wrecking ball amid the city's continuing efforts to revitalize Route 66 in the region. The Tulsa World reported: With a bright neon sign and charming, cottage-style office, the Brookshire epitomizes the affordable, roadside motels that catered to Route 66 traffic during the Mother Road’s … Continue reading Brookshire Motel in Tulsa faces possible demolition

Fire damages Iron Hog Restaurant and Saloon in Oro Grande

An early morning fire Friday gutted the kitchen of the Iron Hog Restaurant and Saloon, a favorite watering hole for motorcyclists and Route 66 travelers going through Oro Grande, California. According to the Victorville Daily Press: The blaze erupted at the shuttered saloon, located at 20848 National Trails Highway, at 5:39 a.m. Friday. It spread … Continue reading Fire damages Iron Hog Restaurant and Saloon in Oro Grande

Lipton to take over Pontiac; tea company lists Route 66 ‘road-trip gems’

Lipton, the iconic tea brand, is taking over the Route 66 town of Pontiac, Illinois, from June 8-10 as part of National Ice Tea Day weekend to offer free tea to visitors, unveiling a Lipton mural in its downtown and renaming Route 66 as "The Lipton Highway." Lipton also is collaborating with TripAdvisor.com to share … Continue reading Lipton to take over Pontiac; tea company lists Route 66 ‘road-trip gems’

Taco King in Upland is up for sale

The Taco King restaurant along Route 66 in Upland, California -- famed for its old-school neon sign -- recently was put up for sale with an asking price of almost $1.5 million. According to The Daily Bulletin, longtime owners Luis and Maria Horta want to sell the place by the end of 2018, then retire. They've … Continue reading Taco King in Upland is up for sale

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum dedicates 66-foot-tall gas pump

The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, recently dedicated its 66-foot-tall gas pump more than two years after work on the project began. Attending the ceremony May 11 were Lt. Gov. and gubernatorial candidate Todd Lamb, state Rep. Kyle Hilbert, state Sen. James Leewirght, state Rep. Mark Lawson, museum founder and president … Continue reading Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum dedicates 66-foot-tall gas pump

Flagstaff brewery to name new fermenter after Angel Delgadillo

Mother Road Brewing Co. in Flagstaff, Arizona, announced it will dedicate a new fermenter in honor of Angel Delgadillo, known as the Guardian Angel of Route 66. The microbrewery will hold the celebration at 4 p.m. May 30 at its new brewery at 1300 E. Butler Ave., Suite 200, in Flagstaff. Delgadillo and his family … Continue reading Flagstaff brewery to name new fermenter after Angel Delgadillo