Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa will open to the public in May 2022

The widely anticipated Bob Dylan Center will open to the public on May 10, 2022, in downtown Tulsa, appropriately just a few feet from the Woody Guthrie Center. Early in his career, Dylan was a musical disciple of Guthrie, a folk-music icon. According to the announcement Wednesday from the center's website, the facility devoted to … Continue reading Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa will open to the public in May 2022

Supertam on 66 ice-cream parlor in Carterville closes, is put up for sale

Famous for its Superman memorabilia collection, the Supertam on 66 shop in downtown Carterville, Missouri, has closed and is being put up for sale. The business put out this announcement on Facebook on Saturday: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=225385842719994&id=100057457389467 Proprietor Larry Tamminen also said in a text message the sale would include the Superman collection that he's gathered for more … Continue reading Supertam on 66 ice-cream parlor in Carterville closes, is put up for sale

Owner of Roadrunner Lodge Motel in Tucumcari featured in Genuine Route 66 Life video

David Brenner, owner of the Roadrunner Lodge Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico, is featured in the latest video of KC Keefer's Genuine Route 66 Life video series. https://youtu.be/LGUF-wMnJkY The video end a nearly two-year hiatus from the video channel, which you can follow here. The Brenners, who hailed from Dallas, purchased the closed property in … Continue reading Owner of Roadrunner Lodge Motel in Tucumcari featured in Genuine Route 66 Life video

Albuquerque resident and racing legend Bobby Unser dies at 87

Bobby Unser, who cut his teeth building cars at his dad's shop along Route 66 in Albuquerque before becoming a legend with his brothers in the auto-racing world, died of natural causes Sunday in his hometown. He was 87. Unser won 35 major races during a nearly 30-year career, including the Indianapolis 500 three times. … Continue reading Albuquerque resident and racing legend Bobby Unser dies at 87

Robot on 66 statue installed in Oklahoma City near Tower Theatre

Oklahoma's lieutenant governor on Thursday presided over the dedication of an 8-foot-tall replica of a classic toy robot along Route 66 in Oklahoma City in front of the historic Tower Theatre. This is the second big robot along the Mother Road in Oklahoma. The first is stationed at the Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route … Continue reading Robot on 66 statue installed in Oklahoma City near Tower Theatre

Justin Scarred returns to Route 66 in his latest video adventure

Popular videographer Justin Scarred recently uploaded a new YouTube video that shows his adventures from Ludlow, California, to Kingman, Arizona. Scarred isn't just any video blogger. He has more than 230,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel. So whatever he features in his clips gains a substantial amount of exposure. Here it is: https://youtu.be/ntWfJ7PM4nk Scarred seems … Continue reading Justin Scarred returns to Route 66 in his latest video adventure

Artificial intelligence program brings deceased Route 66 figures seemingly to life

A few weeks ago, the MyHeritage genealogy website released an artificial intelligence program called Deep Nostalgia. It takes still photographs of people, analyzes them and animates their faces in a lifelike way by making them seemingly blink their eyes, move their heads and make subtle movements with their lips. The effect often proves amazing, unsettling … Continue reading Artificial intelligence program brings deceased Route 66 figures seemingly to life

Route 66 Extraordinary Women program begins to accept applications for grants

The Route 66 Extraordinary Women Initiative, under the auspices of the Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership, now is taking applications for up to $2,500 grants for women-owned businesses along the historic highway. According to a news release from the partnership: Businesses and attractions located directly on an alignment of Route 66, that are owned or … Continue reading Route 66 Extraordinary Women program begins to accept applications for grants

Eat-Rite Diner in St. Louis has a new operator, may reopen it by May

The historic Eat-Rite Diner, which closed a few months ago, recently landed a new operator who said he will convert the tiny Route 66 restaurant into "a brunch focused diner concept." The news first broke on Facebook, when St. Louis-area chef Tim Eagan announced his signing of the lease: https://www.facebook.com/tim.eagan/posts/10225267710309715 In a comment thread with … Continue reading Eat-Rite Diner in St. Louis has a new operator, may reopen it by May

“60 Minutes” airs its interview with famed sportswriter Dave Kindred at Palms Grill Cafe

CBS-TV's long-running "60 Minutes" news program aired its 13-minute feature about famed sportswriter Dave Kindred, where he was interviewed in the soon-to-reopen Palms Grill Cafe in his hometown of Atlanta, Illinois. The Route 66 restaurant's exterior makes only a brief appearance, though much of the interview was conducted inside. Though it contains little Route 66 … Continue reading “60 Minutes” airs its interview with famed sportswriter Dave Kindred at Palms Grill Cafe