Director from Spain films new documentary about Route 66’s living icons

A director from Spain praised for her work in short films and digital media has shot a full-length documentary about the living icons of Route 66 and hopes to see the movie in theaters by 2019. Ana Ramon Rubio directed "Almost Ghosts," which is designed to "remember those who were forgotten when the U.S. Government finished … Continue reading Director from Spain films new documentary about Route 66’s living icons

“The Angel of Route 66”

Benjamin Hager, a multimedia journalist at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, over the weekend uploaded this nearly 4-minute video about Angel "The Guardian Angel of Route 66" Delgadillo of Seligman, Arizona. As you'll see, Delgadillo, even at age 91, remains a compelling figure. The Angel of Route 66 from Benjamin Hager on Vimeo. Delgadillo helped found … Continue reading “The Angel of Route 66”

State aims to minimize effect of closing I-40 exit at Seligman

The Arizona Department of Transportation today is closing an exit from Interstate 40 on the west side of Seligman for 10 months to repair three old bridges. However, the agency is going out of its way to tell travelers of another nearby I-40 exit to Seligman and its historic stretch of Route 66. According to … Continue reading State aims to minimize effect of closing I-40 exit at Seligman

Flagstaff brewery to name new fermenter after Angel Delgadillo

Mother Road Brewing Co. in Flagstaff, Arizona, announced it will dedicate a new fermenter in honor of Angel Delgadillo, known as the Guardian Angel of Route 66. The microbrewery will hold the celebration at 4 p.m. May 30 at its new brewery at 1300 E. Butler Ave., Suite 200, in Flagstaff. Delgadillo and his family … Continue reading Flagstaff brewery to name new fermenter after Angel Delgadillo

Big weekend for Route 66 festivals wraps up

Several big Route 66 festivals this past weekend -- Illinois Red Carpet Corridor Festival in northern Illinois, the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run, and Rawhide Days in Tucumcari, New Mexico. From the Fun Run's start in Seligman and nearby Grand Canyon Caverns, longtime roadie Frank Kocevar put together this video that stars Angel "Guardian Angel … Continue reading Big weekend for Route 66 festivals wraps up

Angel Delgadillo approaches 40th anniversary of his Route 66 guardian role

The Arizona Republic -- which is the state's largest newspaper -- recently published a lengthy feature about Angel Delgadillo, now known as the Guardian Angel of Route 66. Delgadillo, 90, is approaching the 40th anniversary of a date that caused him great sorrow. That date also laid the foundation for great joy. The date is … Continue reading Angel Delgadillo approaches 40th anniversary of his Route 66 guardian role

A running holiday on Route 66

Salomon TV recently uploaded this well-produced video of ultra-marathon runner Max King taking what he described as a "running holiday" on Route 66 in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Salomon TV describes itself as providing "the best outdoor content, directly to you. Get inspired and see the stories of our athletes and friends around the world. … Continue reading A running holiday on Route 66

Angel Delgadillo appears in “We Blew It” documentary

Angel Delgadillo, known as the Guardian Angel of Route 66, makes a prominent appearance in the French-directed documentary "We Blew It," that examines the long-lasting effects of the turbulent 1960s. "We Blew It," directed by Jean-Baptiste Thoret, gets its title from a line uttered by Peter Fonda near the end of the now-classic 1969 counterculture film … Continue reading Angel Delgadillo appears in “We Blew It” documentary

One suspect arrested, one at large for role in sign thefts in Seligman

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office reported it has one suspect in custody and is looking for a second in their alleged roles in December in stealing historic signs from Delgadillos' Route 66 Gift Shop in Seligman, Arizona. The Daily Courier of Prescott, Arizona, reported late Tuesday that William Martin Clark, 38, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, … Continue reading One suspect arrested, one at large for role in sign thefts in Seligman

Two men may be responsible for several Arizona Route 66 thefts

Two valuable antique signs were stolen from Angel Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop building in Seligman, Arizona, and the thieves may be responsible for other heists along the Mother Road in that region. The Daily Courier communicated with Dwight D’Evelyn at the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office about the Seligman thefts One sign advertised Coca-Cola; the … Continue reading Two men may be responsible for several Arizona Route 66 thefts