Today -- which also happens to be Veterans Day -- marks the 90th birthday of the official existence of U.S. Highway 66, better known as Route 66. Nov. 11, 1926, was the day the American Association of State Highway Officials formally adopted the 2,448-mile path from Chicago to Los Angeles and number for U.S. Highway … Continue reading Happy 90th birthday, Route 66!
Comedian Larry the Cable Guy voiced the hillbilly tow-truck character of Tow Mater in the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated film "Cars" and the sequel "Cars 2." The first film's portrayal of the fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs brought the Mother Road's story to a new generation of travelers. The inspiration to Tow Mater was … Continue reading Larry the Cable Guy meets Tow Tater
Michael Wallis, author of "Route 66: The Mother Road," recently traveled to Alton, Ill., for a reunion of Western Military Academy alums. You'll hear him during this 25-minute interview on WGBZ radio in Alton about the military school, plus Route 66 and his role in the movie "Cars." But about the 22-minute mark, you'll hear … Continue reading Michael Wallis confirms there will be a “Cars 3”