Bookmark

Add to MyYahoo RSS

Route 66 News

News on Route 66 continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

15 hrs ago | Duke City Fix

The DitchRider posted a blog post

Dee Cohen is a familiar face at any Albuquerque poetry event, on the periphery taking pictures of other poets reading, as well as behind the microphone herself. She has also been doing something else with her camera: giving us a photo a week of some location in Albuquerque-helping us discover parts of our city we might never have seen but for her searching eye.

Comment?

Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Tucumcari, NM

19 hrs ago | Route 66 News

Plainfield considers new Route 66 signs

The village of Plainfield, Illinois, is considering new signage - including ones marking Route 66 - as a rebranding effort for the town, reported The Herald-News . The new designs would encourage commemoration of the "legacy" of the historic Route 66, which runs along Route 59 through the village.

Comment?

Related Topix: Plainfield, IL

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Examiner.com

2014 Route 66 Cruisin' Reunion in Ontario, CA

Over 250,000 enthusiasts are expected to come celebrate the iconic Route 66 for three days starting Friday, September 19th, 2014. Two miles of cruise route along historic Euclid Avenue enticed a crowd of almost 150,000 last year at the "Route 66 Cruisin Reunion" in historic Downtown Ontario .

Comment?

Related Topix: Ontario, CA, Ontario (Ontario, CA), Santa Monica, CA, San Bernardino, CA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Route 66 News

Class of 2014 for Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame announced

Posted by Ron Warnick in Books , Events , Museums , People , Route 66 Associations . Tags: Claremore , Clinton , J.M. Davis , J.M. Davis Arms Museum , Marian Clark , Oklahoma Route 66 Association , Oklahoma Route 66 Museum , Tulsa trackback Author Marian Clark of Tulsa and the late J.M. Davis of Claremore will be inducted Oct. 18 into the Oklahoma Route 66 Hall of Fame at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum in Clinton, according to a release from the Oklahoma Route 66 Association .

Comment?

Related Topix: Oklahoma

Castanet.net

Mother Road-not Route 66

This man was a founding member of the German powerhouse "Soul Doctor" which I happened upon, back in 2007, via an assignment to interview and review the band's then latest release "Blood Runs Cold". I was so excited to have this assignment, as "Soul Doctor" was everything that the 1970's Hard Rock movement promised-Rock & Blues polished to the hilt, exploding the borders of both styles.

Comment?

Related Topix: Deep Purple, Hard-Rock

Route 66 News

Southwest Missouri county will dedicate three historic sites

Posted by Ron Warnick in Businesses , Events , Motels , Preservation , Signs . Tags: Barnes Feed Mill , Barnes General Store , Clearwater Angus Farm , Greystone Heights Modern Cabins , Plano ruins , Springfield MO , Yeakley Chapel trackback The Greene County Historic Sites Board on Saturday will dedicate three locations west of Springfield, Missouri, along Route 66 as historic sites, reported the Springfield News-Leader .

Comment?

Related Topix: Springfield, MO

Route 66 News

Old gas station will be converted into a barbershop

Posted by Ron Warnick in Businesses , Gas stations , Preservation . Tags: Mother's Brewing Co.

Comment?

Related Topix: Springfield, MO

Progressive Farmer

Route 66: The End of the Trail

I spent a couple of years mulling the idea of touring Route 66 and visiting with farmers and ranchers along the way. My dreams of an extended road trip were delayed because of the trials and tribulations of getting Congress to pass a farm bill.

Comment?

Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Shamrock, TX

Route 66 News

Electric vehicle museum opens in Kingman

Posted by Ron Warnick in Events , Museums , Preservation , Vehicles . Tags: electric vehicles , Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation , Jim Hinckley , Kingman , Powerhouse Museum , Route 66 Electric Vehicle Museum trackback The exhibit of electric vehicles at the Powerhouse Visitors Center on Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona, during the International Route 66 Festival last month has become a permanent museum to EVs, with more vehicles coming soon.

Comment?

Related Topix: Kingman, AZ, Jerome, AZ

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Jaunted

'But First, Lemme Take a Road Trip'

Summer may be coming to a close, but that doesn't mean it's too late to head out on the open road for fresh sights and fresher air. After all, the classic road trip is one of America's favorite travel traditions , no matter the season.

Comment?

Related Topix: Travel

Route 66 News

Annual Cruise-In at The Mill slated for Saturday

Posted by Ron Warnick in Events , Museums , Preservation , Restaurants , Signs , Vehicles . Tags: Geoff Ladd , Lincoln IL , neon signs , The Mill , The Tropics trackback The annual Mill Car Cruise-In classic-car show will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the landmark but long-closed Route 66 restaurant in Lincoln, Illinois.

Comment?

Related Topix: Lincoln, IL

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Mud-covered roads in California storm's aftermath

San Bernardino County Road crews clean dirt and debris from National Trails Highway on Monday Sept. 8, 2014, after flash flooding spilled runoff onto the roadway on Sunday.

Comment?

Related Topix: California, San Bernardino County, CA, Weather, Oro Grande, CA, Thousand Palms, CA

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Logan County Herald

8th Annual Car Cruise-In New Weekend Vendor Market at The Mill on 66 in Lincoln IL, This Saturday & Sunday, September 13 & 14th

September 10, 2014 The public is welcome to check out The Mill Car Cruise-In this Saturday, September 13th from 1pm - 4pm as part of a weekend of additional activities at the old historic restaurant located at 738 S. Washington in Lincoln, IL. The annual meeting of the Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County, the group that owns the historic site, is also one of the last events of the season for, and co-sponsored by, The Railsplitter Antique Auto Club.

Comment?

Related Topix: Lincoln, IL, Logan County, IL, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Ladd, IL

WebWire

Danica McKellar to appear at Los Angeles Shelter for Get Your Licks on Route 66 pet adoption tour

Brandon and his crew will be filming a segment that day at the shelter for an upcoming episode. 6th Annual Month Long Pet Adoption Tour: Get Your Licks on Route 66 September 12-October 19, 2014 MARSING, ID - magazine presents the sixth annual month long pet adoption tour: Get Your Licks on Route 66! Powered by Ford with media sponsor , the tour travels down America's Favorite Highway from Los Angeles to Chicago, stopping at shelter's along the way to support adoption events.

Comment?

Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, us Travel, Travel

Inside Bay Area

Review: 'Life Could Be a Dream' is all about the hits

If even the title "Life Could Be a Dream" gets a song stuck in your head, the doo-wop musical opening Center Repertory Company's season is already doing its job. The name is taken from the most memorable lyric in "Sh-Boom," a 1954 top 10 hit for both The Chords and The Crew-Cuts, and the show is packed with other period hits, including "Earth Angel," "Runaround Sue," "Unchained Melody" and "Duke of Earl."

Comment?

Related Topix: Diablo, CA

Hesperia Star

Summit Inn to celebrate grand re-opening

A historic restaurant that's been in business for more than 60 years but was closed for several months earlier this year is celebrating its grand re-opening with a Route 66 twist. The Summit Inn Restaurant will host a grand re-opening celebration featuring a classic car show from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Comment?

The Miami Herald

Harjo to be inducted into Writers Hall of Fame

Harjo, who is a member of the Muscogee Nation, has written seven books of poetry. Her memoir, "Crazy Brave," was also recently published and received the Los Angeles Times 2013 book prize for creative nonfiction.

Comment?

Related Topix: Arts, Poetry

Route 66 News

Interactive map sorts 1935-1945 photos

Posted by Ron Warnick in History , Photographs , Railroad . Tags: Albuquerque , Amarillo , Bristow , Chicago , Depression , Dorothea Lange , Farm Security Administration , Flagstaff , Kingman , Los Angeles , Needles , Oklahoma City , Santa Fe , Seligman , Tulsa , World War II trackback Starting in 1935, photographers with the New Deal's Farm Security Administration began documenting life in the United States during the Great Depression and, later, World War II.

Comment?

Related Topix: Metal, Depression, Yale University, Agriculture, Science, Asian-American, Japanese-American

Hot Rod Magazine

Tulsa to Topeka Photos: Drag Week 2014 Takes to the Road

After the close of racing at Tulsa Raceway Park for Day 1 of HOT ROD Drag Week , the HOT ROD staff scattered along the 450-mile route from Tulsa to Topeka, Kansas, stopping whenever a Drag Week 2014 participant was spotted. Gas stations became impromptu car shows any time a handful of Drag Week competitors showed up, as quick-stop customers would gather to witness the spectacle of 6- and 7-second drag cars parading through Route 66. Finnegan caught up to Tom Bailey and Steve Morris and didn't have to do much convincing to talk Steve into swapping seats for a while, since Finnegan's rental car, as boring and anemic as it was, had air conditioning and satellite radio.

Comment?

Related Topix: Topeka, KS

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Pulaski County Daily

County plans Saturday ceremonial reopening of Devil's Elbow Bridge on Route 66

County Commissioners have scheduled a ceremonial reopening at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday for the historic Devil's Elbow Bridge on Route 66, which after a major refurbishing project opened earlier than expected and stayed on budget. Area resident Bill Debo suggested to the commissioners that classic cars from the 1920s and 1930s be the first vehicles across the Devil's Elbow Bridge after the ceremonial reopening.

Comment?

Related Topix: FEMA, US News

•••
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••