Recent car-show fundraiser for California Route 66 Museum raises $16,000

Facing possible closure because of financial difficulties from the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Route 66 Museum in Victorville earned a reprieve through the rest of the year when a car-show benefit cleared more than $16,000. Hagerty.com reported museum director Sue Bridges was relieved about the generosity: “We were blown away by the support,” Bridges says. … Continue reading Recent car-show fundraiser for California Route 66 Museum raises $16,000

Endangered California Route 66 Museum to hold car show as a fundraiser

The California Route 66 Museum in Victorville will host a drive-through car show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday as a fundraiser in an attempt to keep from closing its doors permanently. Hagerty Media got details about the event from museum director Sue Bridges: Bridges is asking collector car owners to enter the museum … Continue reading Endangered California Route 66 Museum to hold car show as a fundraiser

California Route 66 Museum in Victorville in jeopardy of closing permanently

The California Route 66 Museum in Victorville is in danger of closing its doors for good because of financial difficulties from the coronavirus pandemic. Sue Bridges, the museum's director, told the Daily Press newspaper in Victorville it has suffered because of the European travel ban and COVID-19. “The future of our museum does not look … Continue reading California Route 66 Museum in Victorville in jeopardy of closing permanently

Fire in Old Town Victorville destroys historic strip mall

A fire destroyed a historic strip mall in the Old Town area of Victorville, California, along the Route 66 corridor on Saturday night. The blaze occurred in the 15000 block of Seventh Street (aka Route 66) in Victorville. The strip mall was so thoroughly involved with fire when firefighters arrived, they did not enter the … Continue reading Fire in Old Town Victorville destroys historic strip mall

California Route 66 Museum forced to auction its antique truck

A recent crime wave around the California Route 66 Museum in Victorville has prompted it to auction a 1947 Studebaker truck that has been parked for years in front of the facility. I-15 Auctions of nearby Hesperia, California, took bids of up to $2,300 Friday night for the vehicle, with final bids slated for later … Continue reading California Route 66 Museum forced to auction its antique truck

Vandalism again hits California Route 66 Museum

The California Route 66 Museum in Victorville experienced its second break-in during the past two weeks. But this time, the burglar didn't get inside. The glass on the museum's west door was smashed in, but the perpetrator didn't take anything, reported the Victorville Daily Press. “Luckily, the guy wasn’t able to crawl in this time … Continue reading Vandalism again hits California Route 66 Museum

California Route 66 Museum temporarily closes after break-in

The California Route 66 Museum in Victorville closed temporarily Monday after a burglary earlier in the day damaged many of the museum's displays. The museum reported on its Facebook page Monday morning that San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies arrested a suspect. The break-in occurred early Monday, when the museum was closed and no one was … Continue reading California Route 66 Museum temporarily closes after break-in

California Route 66 Museum enters into partnership with local Cracker Barrel

The California Route 66 Museum in Victorville has entered into a partnership with a Cracker Barrel store that will open in early February in that city. The store has set a Jan. 9 "Building Our House" Heritage event in which invited guests will be able to enter the store along Amargosa Road in Victorville, speak with … Continue reading California Route 66 Museum enters into partnership with local Cracker Barrel

Longtime California Route 66 museum volunteer Chick Kirk dies

Chick Kirk, 87, a longtime volunteer who greeted thousands of tourists at the California Route 66 Museum in Victorville over the years, died Aug. 27. Kirk, whose real name was Charlotte, and fellow longtime volunteer Betty Halbe worked side by side at the museum, reported the Victorville Daily Press. Together, Chick Kirk and Halbe were … Continue reading Longtime California Route 66 museum volunteer Chick Kirk dies

Funny or Die’s Overly Excited Tourist visits Victorville

Ryan O'Flanagan, known as the Overly Excited Tourist for Funny or Die, recently visited the Route 66 town of Victorville, California, and produced a video of his misadventures. As you'll find, the Overly Excited Tourist not only is excitable, but astonishingly ignorant. Note: It would be PG-rated for language. https://youtu.be/7yUN-Jik5Jk O'Flanagan briefly visited Mother Road … Continue reading Funny or Die’s Overly Excited Tourist visits Victorville