Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa offering rides in century-old Packard

The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, is offering half-hour rides in a 100-year-old Packard car. The Tulsa World reported the 1922 Packard long had been on display at the museum on Sapulpa's west side, just off Route 66. This time, however, the museum will offer rides at $11 a head each … Continue reading Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa offering rides in century-old Packard

Illinois announces $4 million in grants for projects along Route 66

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday announced $4 million in grants for various projects along Route 66, including a visitors center in a former Edwardsville gas station, reopening the old Cannonball Jail in Carlinville and a new Muffler Man on a restaurant in Berwyn. According to Riverbender.com and … Continue reading Illinois announces $4 million in grants for projects along Route 66

Winning entry for Tulsa Route 66 mixed-use development includes car vending machine

Local developer David Sharp has been chosen from three suitors to construct a Route 66 mixed-use development on the banks of the Arkansas River in Tulsa that will include a car vending machine. The City of Tulsa is expected to formally announce the decision on the development today, but the Tulsa World received confirmation from … Continue reading Winning entry for Tulsa Route 66 mixed-use development includes car vending machine

Scenes from the Historic Route 66 Fun Run in Arizona

Frank Kocevar, a former owner of Historic Seligman Sundries, took his video camera to Seligman and other parts of western Arizona during the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run last weekend. It was the first time in two years the Fun Run had been held because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual event. in its 33rd … Continue reading Scenes from the Historic Route 66 Fun Run in Arizona

The strange tale of Mrs. Orcutt’s driveway near Newberry Springs

It sounds like the stuff of fiction: The federal government relented and built a more than 4-mile-long driveway to the home of a resolute widow who lived near Newberry Springs, California, and insisted her home have access to old Route 66. The driveway then became an illegal test track for Car and Driver magazine. The … Continue reading The strange tale of Mrs. Orcutt’s driveway near Newberry Springs

Concept cars from the 1950s will be displayed at forthcoming Route 66 Visitors Center in Albuquerque

Two concept cars conceived by a New Mexico resident during the 1950s will be on loan at the Route 66 Visitor Center on Albuquerque's west side when the facility opens later this spring. An artist's rendering of Leopold Garcia's "Bubbles Car." Leopold E. Garcia's “Bubbles Car” and “City Car" will be part of the visitors … Continue reading Concept cars from the 1950s will be displayed at forthcoming Route 66 Visitors Center in Albuquerque

Miami, Oklahoma, firefighters seek to restore 1949 firetruck

Firefighters in the Route 66 town of Miami, Oklahoma, are raising funds to restore their 1949 firetruck so it can be used for parades and other special events. The 75-year-old Seagrave firetruck undoubtedly was used many times over the decades in fires and accidents along Route 66 in the city. The city estimates it will … Continue reading Miami, Oklahoma, firefighters seek to restore 1949 firetruck

Sapulpa foundation launches fundraiser for a new Splash 66 splash pad

The Sapulpa Parks Friends Foundation of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, recently launched a fundraiser that includes the giveaway of a new Corvette to build a Route 66-themed Splash 66 splash pad in a park on the city's south side. According to the Sapulpa Times, the splash pad will be built at Kelly Lane Park, about a mile … Continue reading Sapulpa foundation launches fundraiser for a new Splash 66 splash pad

Pappy’s Soda Jerk restaurant in Amarillo is housed in a rare 1929 Ford Model AA

The next time you're in Amarillo looking for a meal during the weekend, keep your eyes peeled for a restored 1929 Ford Model AA that now houses Pappy's Soda Jerk restaurant. Robert Rowley's vehicle often can be found parked on Fridays and Saturdays at his wife's business, Amarillo Developmental Gymnastics Center; Tripp's Harley Davidson, or … Continue reading Pappy’s Soda Jerk restaurant in Amarillo is housed in a rare 1929 Ford Model AA

Ford is sponsoring a man’s drive on Route 66 in a Mustang electric vehicle

Ford Motor Co. is sponsoring a man's journey down Route 66 in the company's Mustang Mach-E electric vehicle, according to a St. Louis media outlet. KMOV-TV reported that Ford "is sponsoring the first electric car to travel Route 66." The driver is Alan Winninger, who spent Monday night in St. Louis after driving the Mach-E, … Continue reading Ford is sponsoring a man’s drive on Route 66 in a Mustang electric vehicle