Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America plans several stops on Route 66 in Arizona next month

The 26th-anniversary edition of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America will include three stops on Route 66 in Arizona on May 1. The NASCAR star will cover more than 1,500 miles on a seven-day trek with about 225 participants to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction – a camp created by Petty and his family … Continue reading Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America plans several stops on Route 66 in Arizona next month

Woman-focused chapter of Antique Motorcycle Club of America plans Route 66 cruise in June

A new, women-focused Riveter Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America has scheduled a two-week cruise on the length of Route 66 in June 2022, called Chix on 66. Karan Andrea, president of the Riveter Chapter, has been a member of the AMCA. "I got the idea to ride Route 66 on one of … Continue reading Woman-focused chapter of Antique Motorcycle Club of America plans Route 66 cruise in June

Sunflower Station in Adrian has new owners

Fran Houser's Sunflower Station, a gift shop housed in a former gas station next to the Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas, recently acquired new owners. Jason and Kelly Snyder, who are enthusiasts of Route 66 and motorcycles, acquired the property and will become full-time residents of Adrian in early September, Houser stated in a Facebook … Continue reading Sunflower Station in Adrian has new owners

Tulsa resident tries to draw interest for his license-plate design that incorporates Route 66 Rising sculpture, Golden Driller

Tulsa resident and license plate collector Gus Oliver recently designed a plate that he hopes will draw enough interest that the state of Oklahoma eventually will sell it to Route 66 enthusiasts and Tulsa boosters. According to KOKI-TV in Tulsa, Oliver's design incorporates the iconic Golden Driller statue in Tulsa and that city's Route 66 … Continue reading Tulsa resident tries to draw interest for his license-plate design that incorporates Route 66 Rising sculpture, Golden Driller

“American Motorcycle Simulator” videogame will take place on Route 66

A PC videogame, "American Motorcycle Simulator," will be released "soon," and it takes place on Route 66. The game is being developed and published by Movie Games S.A., part of PlayWay S.A. The release date is listed as "coming soon," but PC Gamer reports it will be out the first half of 2021. Here's the … Continue reading “American Motorcycle Simulator” videogame will take place on Route 66

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

County schedules meeting for March 10 on revitalizing Sidewalk Highway

Ottawa County, Oklahoma, is planning a public meeting on March 10 to discuss options on revitalizing and preserving the historic Sidewalk Highway of Route 66 between Miami and Afton. One of the possible options is a hiking and cycling trail, county commissioner Russell Earls told KSNF-TV. A partnership with Miami Parks and Recreation could mean … Continue reading County schedules meeting for March 10 on revitalizing Sidewalk Highway

Seeing Route 66 in less than 10 minutes

This isn't one of those fast-paced time-lapse videos of all 2,400 miles of Route 66, but a briskly edited clip that covers many of the big attractions along the Mother Road. The folks at Route 66 Navigation praised the video on their Facebook page -- partly due to the videographers using and praising the app. … Continue reading Seeing Route 66 in less than 10 minutes

Peter Fonda, known for his iconic role in “Easy Rider,” dies at 79

Peter Fonda, the son of acting legend Henry Fonda who found fame in 1969's "Easy Rider" that was shot on Route 66, has died. He was 79. Peter Fonda on a Captain America motorcycle in 2009 According to the Los Angeles Times and other media outlets, Fonda died after a bout with lung cancer. Fonda … Continue reading Peter Fonda, known for his iconic role in “Easy Rider,” dies at 79

Hit-and-run damages gas pump at Soulsby Station

An apparent hit-and-run accident damaged one of the Shell gas pumps at the historic Soulsby Station in Mount Olive, Illinois, last week. The accident occurred Saturday morning amid a group of four touring motorcyclists visiting the station. Mike Dragovich, who's owned the station since 1997, said surveillance video revealed one of the motorcyclists accidentally "dumped" … Continue reading Hit-and-run damages gas pump at Soulsby Station