Waynesville marks 30th year of Missouri’s Route 66 declared a historic district

Missouri Route 66 Centennial Commission member Jackie Welborn (left) and former Missouri state Rep. Jim Mitchell attended Mayor Luge Hardman’s proclamation signing ceremony Thursday evening. Pulaski County Tourism Bureau was represented by Laura Huffman (right). The mayor of Waynesville, Missouri, on Thursday signed a proclamation recognizing the upcoming 30-year anniversary of Missouri’s designation of its … Continue reading Waynesville marks 30th year of Missouri’s Route 66 declared a historic district

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Kingman Visitor Center lights its new but retro-looking neon sign

The Kingman Visitor Center in Kingman, Arizona, held a ceremonial lighting Wednesday evening of its new but retro-looking neon sign that stands along Route 66. A 30-minute video was broadcast on Facebook Live that evening. The countdown to the lighting begins with about four minutes left: Local resident and author Jim Hinckley posted this photo: … Continue reading Kingman Visitor Center lights its new but retro-looking neon sign

Jack Rabbit Trading Post has an emotional reopening after being closed 46 days

A number of Route 66 businesses have announced current or imminent reopenings after being shut down for weeks during the coronavirus pandemic. But this one, by the Jack Rabbit Trading Post near Joseph City, Arizona, is special. Check out this live video from Monday morning by co-owner Cindy Jaquez. Keep tissues handy: It had to … Continue reading Jack Rabbit Trading Post has an emotional reopening after being closed 46 days

Kingman Visitors Center will have lighting ceremony for its new sign on May 20

The Kingman Visitors Center in the Powerhouse Museum in Kingman, Arizona, will hold a lighting ceremony for its new neon sign on the evening of May 20. The ceremony will take place from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and will be streamed live on Facebook. The sign at 120 W. Andy Devine Ave. (aka Route 66) … Continue reading Kingman Visitors Center will have lighting ceremony for its new sign on May 20

Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios in Tulsa throws the switch on its new neon sign

Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66 in Tulsa threw the switch on its new neon signs Wednesday evening during an event broadcast live on the internet because of the coronavirus pandemic. About 300 people tuned in on Facebook Live to watch the ceremony, which included honky-tonk music from Jacob Tovar and a documentary about … Continue reading Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios in Tulsa throws the switch on its new neon sign

Bob’s Gasoline Alley collection near Cuba will go up for auction in mid-July

The collection of memorabilia at Bob's Gasoline Alley near Cuba, Missouri, will be auctioned July 15 after the proprietor died earlier this spring. Aumann Auctions of Nokomis, Illinois, is conducting the event at the Bob's Gasoline Alley site at 822 Beamer Lane west of Cuba, sandwiched between old Route 66 and Interstate 44. The date … Continue reading Bob’s Gasoline Alley collection near Cuba will go up for auction in mid-July

Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios will light its new neon signs the evening of April 29

Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on 66 in Tulsa will light its newly commissioned neon signs during a ceremony the evening of Wednesday, April 29. Sunset will be at 8:10 p.m. that day, though it may get dark earlier if it becomes overcast. The lighting will be streamed live on Facebook, and more details will be … Continue reading Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios will light its new neon signs the evening of April 29

Arizona Route Fun Run canceled because of coronavirus pandemic

The Arizona Historic Route 66 Association's Fun Run, an annual fixture along the Mother Road for more than 30 years, announced Thursday it is canceling the May 1-3 event. Citing recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Arizona's governor to avoid large crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic, the association decided to simply … Continue reading Arizona Route Fun Run canceled because of coronavirus pandemic

French TV crew to film a segment on Route 66, Kingman next week

A French television crew will be in Kingman, Arizona, and on Route 66 to Seligman, Arizona, on Wednesday and Thursday to film a long-running program there. The program is "Echappees Belles" (translates to "Great Escapes") hosted by Sophie Jovillard. Thunder-Rode Motorcycle Accessories of downtown Kingman will play a big role in the program. According to … Continue reading French TV crew to film a segment on Route 66, Kingman next week

Route 66 Road Ahead to hold annual meeting March 27-28 in Springfield, Missouri

The Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership will hold its annual board meeting on March 27-28 at Hotel Vandivort at 305 E. Walnut St. in downtown Springfield, Missouri. According to a news release this week from the partnership: Friday sessions will focus on reports from the various Working Groups, Advisory Groups and Task Forces. On Saturday … Continue reading Route 66 Road Ahead to hold annual meeting March 27-28 in Springfield, Missouri