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

Roy Rogers’ ranch in Victorville put up for sale

A ranch off Route 66 in Victorville, California, owned by western star Roy Rogers and his wife, Dale Evans, recently was put on the market for $3.7 million. The Double R Bar Ranch property at 14433 Roy Rogers Ranch Road, first flagged in a story by the Los Angeles Times, is being brokered by Murray … Continue reading Roy Rogers’ ranch in Victorville put up for sale

New street lighting in Victorville will include Route 66 design

The city of Victorville, California, eventually will install new street lights along the Old Town area that will include old-fashioned, Route 66-influenced designs. The Victorville Daily Press reports a study by the IDS Group, a consulting firm, will focus on two types of lighting that use energy-efficient and long-lasting LED technology. Although the preliminary study … Continue reading New street lighting in Victorville will include Route 66 design

Route 66-themed convenience store coming to Helendale

A Route 66-themed gas station and convenience store is expected to break ground in March along National Trails Highway (aka Route 66) in Helendale, California. The Desert Dispatch in nearby Victorville had the scoop: Thomas Steeno, owner of Steeno Design Studio Inc., told the Daily Press on Friday construction plans will be sent to San … Continue reading Route 66-themed convenience store coming to Helendale

Trees to honor veterans planted along Route 66 in Upland

Dozens of trees recently were planted along Route 66 in Upland, California, as living tributes to military veterans. The trees were planted along Upland’s Memorial Park on Foothill Boulevard (aka Route 66) in late April. According to The Daily Bulletin: Volunteers and city officials helped plant 79 trees in the park April 21, as part of … Continue reading Trees to honor veterans planted along Route 66 in Upland

Tumbleweeds invade Route 66 town of Victorville

The Route 66 town of Victorville, California, has been beset by so many tumbleweeds rolling in, some residents found themselves trapped inside their homes by the sticky weeds. The Victorville Daily Press first reported on the unusual phenomenon last week: A mass invasion by the High Desert’s infamous rolling hazards besieged a series of home … Continue reading Tumbleweeds invade Route 66 town of Victorville

Man plans to dance the length of Route 66 for charity

  An Englishman plans to dance the length of Route 66 and beyond in America to raise money for a charity that fights slavery and human trafficking. Ben Hammond, 40, aka Planet Dancer, is a lecturer and teacher at UCL Institute of Education in London. He began his journey March 28 from the Santa Monica Pier … Continue reading Man plans to dance the length of Route 66 for charity