Route 66 Road Fest releases slick new video

The organizers of next year's Route 66 Road Fest in Tulsa and Oklahoma City last week released this well-produced video that probably will prove enticing even if you're not planning to go to those Oklahoma events. The video not only touts the forthcoming features of the festivals but also the numerous landmarks along Route 66 … Continue reading Route 66 Road Fest releases slick new video

Owner of Charcoal Oven in OKC donates neon sign to Billboard Museum

The owner of The Charcoal Oven in Oklahoma City officially has donated its iconic neon sign to the Billboard Museum five years after the restaurant closed. Kathy Anderson, one of the officers of the museum, made the announcement on Facebook on Sunday: The next day, all signage started to be removed by G&S Sign Services, … Continue reading Owner of Charcoal Oven in OKC donates neon sign to Billboard Museum

Route 66 neon sign park proposed at Oklahoma History Center in OKC

The Oklahoma Route 66 Centennial Commission, led by state tourism chief and Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, is considering building a Route 66 neon park at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Those details emerged in a Facebook post by the Oklahoma-based Billboard Museum, which hopes to eventually build its own facility in the OKC … Continue reading Route 66 neon sign park proposed at Oklahoma History Center in OKC

Unpaid taxes, lack of repairs put Donnay Building in Oklahoma City in jeopardy

Unpaid property taxes and deferred maintenance are jeopardizing the historic Donnay Building in Oklahoma City, just three years after the complex was saved from the wrecking ball due to planned redevelopment. The Oklahoman newspaper has the details: Josh Thomas, the building’s owner who saved the property from destruction when he bought it in 2018, hasn’t … Continue reading Unpaid taxes, lack of repairs put Donnay Building in Oklahoma City in jeopardy

Rt 66 Bowl in Chandler holds grand opening

The long-awaited Rt 66 Bowl entertainment center -- which reused a neon sign from the now-gone 66 Bowl from nearby Oklahoma City -- recently held its grand opening a few days ago in Chandler, Oklahoma. The complex at 920 E. First St. (aka Route 66) had been under construction for years. It contains a pizza … Continue reading Rt 66 Bowl in Chandler holds grand opening

Roamin’ Rich giving antique gas pump to replace stolen one at OKC coffee shop

Roamin' Rich Dinkela, president of the Route 66 Association of Missouri, announced Monday morning he was giving an antique gasoline pump he owns to replace one that was stolen from the Brew Brother Coffee shop at the Owl Court site in Oklahoma City. Dinkela, based in the St. Louis region, announced it on Facebook along … Continue reading Roamin’ Rich giving antique gas pump to replace stolen one at OKC coffee shop

Vintage gas pump stolen from Owl Court property in Oklahoma City

A gasoline pump that dated to 1930 was stolen from the old Owl Court motel property in Oklahoma City that now is used by a local coffee shop. According to KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City, the Texaco pump at the Route 66 motel that served as the marquee for Brew Brother Coffee inside the long-closed motel's … Continue reading Vintage gas pump stolen from Owl Court property in Oklahoma City

Robot on 66 statue installed in Oklahoma City near Tower Theatre

Oklahoma's lieutenant governor on Thursday presided over the dedication of an 8-foot-tall replica of a classic toy robot along Route 66 in Oklahoma City in front of the historic Tower Theatre. This is the second big robot along the Mother Road in Oklahoma. The first is stationed at the Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route … Continue reading Robot on 66 statue installed in Oklahoma City near Tower Theatre

Muralist to repaint and renovate big milk bottle on Oklahoma City’s Milk Bottle Building

Muralist Chris Presley is repainting and renovating the 11-foot-tall Braum’s milk bottle that sits atop the iconic Milk Bottle Building in Oklahoma City, which should add many more years to the bottle's lifespan. The triangle-like tract sits 2416 Classen Blvd. (aka Route 66) and is near another Route 66 alignment, Northwest 23rd Street. The Milk Bottle … Continue reading Muralist to repaint and renovate big milk bottle on Oklahoma City’s Milk Bottle Building

Report: Gold Dome in Oklahoma City may become a music venue

An Oklahoma City forum reports the historic Gold Dome bank building is under contract and may be converted into a live-music venue. The scoop came from OKCTalk, which has broken other big news in the city. It reported: Plans by VEGA architecture of Denver reveal the intention to convert the dome into a live music … Continue reading Report: Gold Dome in Oklahoma City may become a music venue