“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

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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

Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum in Miami appears to have closed

Reports from a Route 66 researcher and an official from the city of Miami, Oklahoma, indicate the Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum Miami has closed in recent months after almost 13 years in downtown Miami. According to a post Tuesday evening on the EZ66 Guide to Route 66 on Facebook: The Vintage iron Motorcycle Museum appears … Continue reading Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum in Miami appears to have closed

License-plate program earns $231,000 for Arizona Route 66 association

Apparently, there's money in them there license plates. Arizona's Route 66 specialty license plate generated $231,161 last year for the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, prompting the nonprofit to move away from being a membership-based organization and exploring new avenues for preservation and grants. According to a news release Monday from Nikki Seegers, the … Continue reading License-plate program earns $231,000 for Arizona Route 66 association

Oklahoma Motorcycle Guide includes Route 66 itinerary

Oklahoma Tourism recently published a Oklahoma Motorcycle Guide, and Route 66 in the Sooner State is among the itineraries. According to a news release from the agency, the 40-page guide features 12 rides "throughout the state that showcase Oklahoma’s diverse terrain." “Oklahoma has so much to offer motorcyclists, and we wanted a guide that would … Continue reading Oklahoma Motorcycle Guide includes Route 66 itinerary

Rockin’ Route 66 replaces Rockabilly on the Route festival in Tucumcari

A new organization announced a Rockin' Route 66 rockabilly-themed festival in June 2019 in Tucumcari, New Mexico -- two years after the town's Rockabilly on the Route event went on hiatus. Representatives from Garage 71 and Grease Inc. made the announcement in late June about the new festival, but news of it surfaced on Facebook this … Continue reading Rockin’ Route 66 replaces Rockabilly on the Route festival in Tucumcari