Reality show to be filmed at Uranus Missouri next month

The owner of the Uranus Missouri complex near St. Robert said a reality-television show will begin filming there in the next few weeks. Louie Keen, the owner of the complex, stated this Friday on Facebook with his typical touch of irreverence: Some great news this morning!It appears our Reality Show is a GO!Video crew staff … Continue reading Reality show to be filmed at Uranus Missouri next month

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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

Daredevil “Mad” Mike Hughes killed in rocket crash near Barstow

Daredevil "Mad" Mike Hughes, probably best known for his homemade rocket launch near the Route 66 town of Amboy, California, two years ago, died in a rocket crash Saturday near Barstow after its parachute apparently separated from the craft after liftoff. Hughes, who resided in Apple Valley, California, was 64. The San Bernardino County Sun … Continue reading Daredevil “Mad” Mike Hughes killed in rocket crash near Barstow

At least one Route 66 town wants to be in HGTV’s “Home Town Takeover”

A few folks in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, hope the upcoming HGVT show "Home Town Takeover" will consider their town for a full-scale renovation, and other Route 66 towns may consider applying, as well. According to a news release from the cable channel, the show will be "the most impressive and massive renovation ever": Ever since Ben and … Continue reading At least one Route 66 town wants to be in HGTV’s “Home Town Takeover”

PBS station interviews Delbert Trew, a figure in Route 66’s renaissance

Do yourself a favor and watch this delightful 13-minute interview with Texas Panhandle rancher Delbert Trew and his wife by a local PBS station. The talk reveals a lot of Trew's homespun sense of humor. Trew probably is best-known for shepherding the founding of the Devil's Rope and Route 66 Museum in McLean, Texas, which … Continue reading PBS station interviews Delbert Trew, a figure in Route 66’s renaissance

OKPOP museum breaks ground in Tulsa

Local and state officials participated Wednesday in the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture, or OKPOP, in downtown Tulsa. The museum, which anticipates an opening in late 2021, will be filled with memorabilia and information about musicians, film stars, authors and artists with Oklahoma ties. It will be across the street from … Continue reading OKPOP museum breaks ground in Tulsa

Reader’s Digest names Kingman the nicest place in Arizona

Reader's Digest proclaimed the Route 66 town of Kingman as the Nicest Place in Arizona because of the way the townsfolk treated a homeless man -- a nice bounceback after an ugly PR nightmare last year involving prankster Sacha Baron Cohen. The editors at Reader's Digest wrote this about Kingman: Ask people what they like … Continue reading Reader’s Digest names Kingman the nicest place in Arizona

One episode of “Hairy Bikers Route 66” lands online

Folks in Europe the United Kingdom have been watching this six-part series at it aired, but we yanks didn't get a look at the BBC2's "Hairy Bikers Route 66" until one kind soul uploaded the second episode a few days ago. The episode begins in mid-Missouri and goes west to Tulsa and Cherokee Nation country … Continue reading One episode of “Hairy Bikers Route 66” lands online

More details emerge about upcoming “Hairy Bikers Route 66” episodes

Broadcast magazine, based in the United Kingdom, and the BBC gave more details about next month's "Hairy Bikers Route 66" miniseries that will air on BBC2. According to the BBC, the first episode will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Sept. 12 on BBC2. The Hairy Bikers are Si King and Dave Myers, who've been on … Continue reading More details emerge about upcoming “Hairy Bikers Route 66” episodes

Old Joliet Prison will be featured on Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures”

The old Joliet Correctional Center in Joliet, Illinois, now called the Old Joliet Prison, will be featured in upcoming episodes of "Ghost Adventures," the Travel Channel's most popular show. The "Ghost Adventures" team interviews locals and spends nights in allegedly haunted places, searching for paranormal activity. According to The Herald-News of Joliet: The piece will … Continue reading Old Joliet Prison will be featured on Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures”