Celebration of life for Munger Moss owner includes cleanup, fundraiser for National Register

The Munger Moss Motel in Lebanon, Missouri, is hosting a celebration of life on May 3-5 for its longtime co-owner that will include a cleanup of the site and a fundraiser to list the property on the National Register of Historic Places. The celebration of life is scheduled for 5 p.m. May 5 that will … Continue reading Celebration of life for Munger Moss owner includes cleanup, fundraiser for National Register

Aussie eats 13 1/2 pounds of fudge at Uranus Missouri contest

James Webb of Sydney, Australia, devoured 13 1/2 pounds of chocolate fudge in eight minutes to win the title and $2,500 in prize money during the inaugural Eating Uranus Fudge Galactic Championship at the Uranus Missouri complex. James Webb prepares to devour a piece of fudge from Uranus. The contest took place last week at … Continue reading Aussie eats 13 1/2 pounds of fudge at Uranus Missouri contest

Astronaut Tom Stafford dies at 93; air and space museum in Weatherford is named after him

Thomas P. Stafford, an Oklahoma-born astronaut who was on several space missions, including to the moon, died Monday in Florida at age 93. Stafford also has an excellent air and space museum named after him along Route 66 in his hometown of Weatherford. Stafford, who began his career as a test pilot, was aboard Gemini … Continue reading Astronaut Tom Stafford dies at 93; air and space museum in Weatherford is named after him

NASCAR star Kyle Busch and his family spend time on Arizona’s Route 66

Two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch and his family recently spent some time on Route 66 in Arizona in Kingman and Oatman. Busch's Instagram account showed him spending time on what appears to be Oatman Road (aka Route 66) and for sure in the Route 66 town of Oatman itself, where he and his … Continue reading NASCAR star Kyle Busch and his family spend time on Arizona’s Route 66

Owner of Tally’s Good Food Cafe in Tulsa gets deferred sentence for theft, must pay restitution

Tally Alame, owner of Tally's Good Food Cafe in Tulsa, was given a deferred 12-month sentence and must pay restitution after being accused of shoplifting thousands of dollars worth of items from Sam's Clubs. Fox 23 in Tulsa reported Alame pleaded guilty Monday to six felony counts of larceny. He also was banned from ever … Continue reading Owner of Tally’s Good Food Cafe in Tulsa gets deferred sentence for theft, must pay restitution

Dave Myers, one-half of The Hairy Bikers, dies of cancer at 66

Dave Myers, one-half of "The Hairy Bikers" of British television fame, died of cancer at age 66, reported his partner in crime, Si King. The Hairy Bikers embarked on a Route 66 trip for "The Hairy Bikers" series in 2019 on BBC2. Si King (left) and Dave Myers at Gay Parita Station in Missouri As … Continue reading Dave Myers, one-half of The Hairy Bikers, dies of cancer at 66

Pig hip sandwiches predated Ernie Edwards’ restaurant in Broadwell along Route 66

A few online sources claim Ernie Edwards (sometimes listed as "Earnie") of the Pig Hip Restaurant along Route 66 in Broadwell, Illinois, was the inventor of his famous pig hip sandwiches. However, recent research effectively refutes that claim. First, a little background. Edwards ran what was the Pig Hip Restaurant in Broadwell from 1937 until … Continue reading Pig hip sandwiches predated Ernie Edwards’ restaurant in Broadwell along Route 66

Tally’s Good Food Cafe owner pleads guilty to six criminal counts

The owner of Tally's Good Food Cafe in Tulsa pleaded guilty to six counts of felony larceny on Thursday, and he will be sentenced next month. Fox23 in Tulsa reported it is a blind plea, which means he is pleading guilty to the charges without the benefit of a plea deal. It gives the judge … Continue reading Tally’s Good Food Cafe owner pleads guilty to six criminal counts

Hemmings publishes a feature on Route 66 artist and researcher Jerry McClanahan

Hemmings.com, an offshoot of the popular magazine devoted to classic cars, recently published a feature on longtime Route 66 artist, author and researcher Jerry McClanahan. McClanahan runs a gallery of his artwork, called McJerry's Route 66 Art Gallery, a short distance from Route 66 in Chandler, Oklahoma, where he regularly welcomes visitors. He recently published … Continue reading Hemmings publishes a feature on Route 66 artist and researcher Jerry McClanahan

Launching Pad’s owner litters contents from restaurant’s interior onto parking lot

The owner of the closed Launching Pad Drive-In in Wilmington, Illinois, scattered items from the interior of her Route 66 restaurant onto its parking lot, prompting two citations from local police The Joliet Patch reported that Holly Barker on Tuesday broke bottles of Route 66 root beer and tossed equipment and other items from the … Continue reading Launching Pad’s owner litters contents from restaurant’s interior onto parking lot