Cross-country driving a century ago

You have people who try to trace the paths of history. Then you have people who really try to re-create the entire experience from many decades ago. These images came a few days ago courtesy of Jim Hinckley of Kingman, Arizona, who explained in an email: In 1915, then 21-year old Edsel Ford and some … Continue reading Cross-country driving a century ago

‘Keeping You on the Mother Road’ soon will publish third edition

"Keeping You on the Mother Road," also known as the Route 66 Yellow Pages, soon will publish an expanded third edition. You may peruse a preview edition of the 564-page publication below, or you may go here to download it into a PDF. [joomag width=420 height=272 title=keeping-you-on-the-mother-road-3rd-edition magazineId=0622481001427472556 backgroundImage=%2F%2Fwww.joomag.com%2Fstatic%2Fflash%2Fgui%2Fthemes%2Fdefault%2Fbg.jpg] Publisher Dave Emerson said in a … Continue reading ‘Keeping You on the Mother Road’ soon will publish third edition

Travel Channel’s Route 66 episode of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

Someone has posted the Travel Channel's 40-minute episode of the behind-the-scenes shoot on Route 66 from the recently released Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. The formatting of the video is a bit odd, but it at least is good quality. https://youtu.be/1tNfCMENO58 Of note is the recently deceased Gary Turner at Gay Parita Sinclair station near Halltown, … Continue reading Travel Channel’s Route 66 episode of Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

A listing of Route 66 sites used in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue -- which includes a prominent section about Route 66 -- hit the magazine's website Monday and was scheduled to be on newsstands this week. Here's a behind-the-scenes video from the magazine's Route 66 photo shoot: So far I've seen these landmarks in the shoot and other photos Sports Illustrated posted … Continue reading A listing of Route 66 sites used in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue includes a Route 66 section

Sports Illustrated's much-ballyhooed swimsuit edition this year includes a section that was shot on Route 66. That was confirmed by taking a gander at the magazine's cover that was revealed this week: If you can't see it, here's the relevant excerpt: The Route 66 section claims to cover seven of the Mother Road's eight states … Continue reading Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue includes a Route 66 section

A visit to Dan’s Bar-B-Que Pit

Oklahoma Living magazine, a publication of electric cooperatives of Oklahoma, recently made this Table Talk video about Dan's Bar-B-Que Pit, which has served hungry folks on Route 66 in Davenport, Oklahoma, for more than 40 years. https://youtu.be/y7LU_ExHlXo Incidentally, the video's host goes by the name of Grant Leatherwood, which is so awesome you'd swear it … Continue reading A visit to Dan’s Bar-B-Que Pit

Book review: “The 66 Kid”

"The 66 Kid" is not your typical memoir. Then again, Bob Boze Bell isn't a typical fellow. Nearly all memoirs consist of a few hundred typewritten pages with a few dozen black-and-white photos crammed into the center. But Boze, best-known as owner of True West magazine and as a western-themed artist, treats his early life story … Continue reading Book review: “The 66 Kid”

66 The Mother Road online magazine goes on indefinite hiatus

The November/December issue of 66 The Mother Road magazine apparently remains the last for quite a while. The bimonthly online magazine, started by John and Judy Springs in April 2011, has halted publication. A reader of Route 66 News noticed a new issue hadn't been published since Christmastime. He also noted the 66theMotherRoad.com website had … Continue reading 66 The Mother Road online magazine goes on indefinite hiatus

Magazine features Route 66 in the desert

The Sun Runner, a magazine about the California desert, recently posted a long article about Route 66 from Victorville, Calif., to Kingman, Ariz. Longtime roadie Jim Conkle is prominently mentioned in the piece. You can read it online here:

Tucumcari used for fashion photo spread by Marie Claire magazine

In December, French fashion photographer Thierry Le Goues, model Katelyn Pascavis, and a large crew from Dodge Burn Foto descended on the Route 66 town of Tucumcari, N.M., and its landmark Blue Swallow Motel for several days for a photo shoot for Marie Claire magazine. Le Goues and his crew shot all over Route 66 in … Continue reading Tucumcari used for fashion photo spread by Marie Claire magazine