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Saturday had arrived and we made plans for a childless afternoon and evening. Our destination was Litchfield for the relighting ceremony of the Vic Suhling Gas For Less sign located in front of the Litchfield Route 66 Welcome Center and Museum. The sign had been dark for 40 years. It was a bit windy but the sky was a beautiful blue with a few white clouds. We took our time on the way there by taking the late alignment of 66. I veered off at Art's Motel and Restaurant in Farmersville to…Continue
Added by Josh Friedrich on November 13, 2013 at 7:42pm — No Comments
Hi, Darren Long here...from Nashville, TN. Earlier this month The Road Crew performed in the Joplin, MO area at 3 different spots. They were kind enough to mention my clocks and site as they gave away 1 free clock at each event. Hope all 3 winners are happy with their clocks.
I now have a new version of the Route 66 Nelson Riddle…Continue
Added by Darren Long on August 30, 2013 at 10:11am — No Comments
This summer we traveled extensively along the mother road. We criss crossed from Chicago IL to Catoosa OK. Here are some of the highlights of from the IL Motor Tour and the International Route 66 Festival held in Joplin MO. Some of our exploits would be worthy of the Griswold family in National Lampoons Vacation. As always we crammed in family fun, museums, roadside attractions, cool signs, diner food, and drive in theatres. Our three day journey for the route 66 motor tour began on Friday…Continue
Added by Josh Friedrich on August 23, 2013 at 7:04pm — No Comments
Just got my American Iron Magazine in the mail today. They printed
my story about me beating cancer and getting back on one of my favorite
rides, cruizing down The Famous Route 66! They also added this picture
of my Harley parked next to The Big Round Barn in Arcadia, OK.
After beating Cancer I was very proud, but also very humble to see
my bike in the magazine and also on this site. So if you see a black Harley with
an American Flag on the…Continue
Added by Aaron J. Haynes on May 24, 2013 at 3:57pm — No Comments
The road trip is becoming a lost art in America. It's time to get back the feel of the road in the steering and
the sound the wind makes as it goes over the top of the windshield.
Added by Mike Clarke on March 23, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments
Hello dear Route 66 friends,
don´t miss to join the annual Route 66 Fun Run. It will be the 26th Fun Run this year. It will be from May 3rd till May 5th running from Seligman via Truxton - Peach Springs - Hackberry - Kingman - Cool Springs - Oatman to Topock Golden Shores at the Colorado River.
Get information and register on www.azrt66.com and see plenty of nice photos about the last years Fun Runs on …Continue
Added by MARKUS on January 27, 2013 at 4:51am — No Comments
Hi...Darren Long here. My wife Vickie and I enjoyed a mini Route 66 adventure last weekend. We headed up to Springfield, MO for the 'Birthplace of Route 66 Festival'...which featured our friends the Road Crew closing out the live music portion. The guys were awesome and the crowd was happy...great vintage cars all around the square, too.
Vickie and I got onto Route 66 in Joplin, MO then drove down to Tulsa, OK...seeing many cool spots. a very nice trip indeed!
Added by Darren Long on August 18, 2012 at 12:05pm — No Comments
Hi...Darren Long here...new to the group. Wanted to let you know more about my handcrafted clocks for sale. Joe has created a very neat ad link on the home page. You can visit my site for clocks of all types...but proud of these Route 66 ones! :) I'm happy to offer all members $5 off the regular price...please email me and look forward to hearing great 66 stories and seeing awesome photos. I'm feeling the call of the road and hope my wife and I can do some Route 66 traveling this summer.…Continue
Added by Darren Long on April 16, 2012 at 4:28pm — No Comments
Emmy-nominated Simon Cantlon (Director/Producer) and Memphis, TN-based production company Paper Moon Films have started their fundraising campaign for the interactive documentary film and book for The Motels of Route 66.
This documentary film and accompanying book are about the iconic vintage motels alongside the Main Street of America, Route 66. The project will explore the stories…Continue
Added by Simon Cantlon on April 10, 2012 at 9:45pm — No Comments
Cuba, Missouri "Route 66 Mural City" will be honored with the presence of Route 66 writer Jim Hinckley at this year's Cuba Fest on October 20-21, 2012. Jim will be debuting his long-awaited Route 66 Atlas & Encyclopedia. Missouri's Joe Sonderman will also be on board with his Missouri books. Riva Echols, sister of Connie Echols of the Wagon Wheel, will be there to sign copies of her History of the…Continue
I love this site and the interaction. I am friends with Dan Rice .. who owns the shop on the end of the Sanata Monica pier, I think his website is: Route 66
He turned me on to Route 66 and I have become very familiar with the road from Litchfield, Il to the Rt 66 state park in Missouri. I look forward to going all the way out to LA soon.
Added by george k on February 11, 2012 at 6:14pm — No Comments
Wishing all of my route66 friends a very Merry Christmas and a healthy,joy filled,peaceful,and prosperous new year, may we all enjoy route 66 to the fullest in 2012.
Long time coming back.
We visited the USA again in 2010.
Drove from LA north to Carson City. Stayed overnight at a friends at Stagecoach. Visited Virginia City. Went to a benefit concert at Fallon NV and saw Lacy J Dalton, my all-time favourite singer.
Then drove the loneliest road east to Green River UT then Via Durango co North Plate Ne. saw Buffalo Bills house then via Clear lake IO, visited the surf ball room then the scene of Buddy holey plane crash then to Chicago.…Continue
Added by Laurie Garth on August 18, 2011 at 3:55am — No Comments
Added by Bill Hamilton on August 16, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments
Our experience as a family in the ‘60s was always with the eastern third of the famous route, from southwest of Chicago to Tulsa and back—through the towns of Bloomington, Springfield, and Carlinville, Illinois, and St. Louis, Carthage, and Joplin, Missouri. Throw in a few miles of 66 in Kansas, and the oldest alignments from the ‘20s through the ‘40s in Illinois and Missouri, and our journey covered almost 750 miles.
(In all truth, we may have traveled some of these older bits only…Continue
Added by Laurie Eve Loftin on June 22, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments
Added by Amy Spry on June 13, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
A history of the Wagon Wheel Motel in Cuba, Missouri has been published. You can read about it and get ordering information here: www.cubamomurals.com/wordpress/2011/06/cuba-missouri-sisters-preserve-history-of-wagon-wheel-motel/
See the cover here: …Continue
Added by Jane Reed on June 10, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
We spent 1 year evaluating our options for marketing and screening Jesus of Malibu.
We always wanted to stay true to our cause, never interested in fame, money, success, or acceptance, we made this film with nothing , all based upon truth.
The film was envisioned 7 years ago by Anais and myself, and our mission statement then was to " Make a Transcendental Film" one that could change the world, 2 fold; with its message and purpose.
Therefore we decided to never…Continue
Added by William and Anais Yeager on April 14, 2011 at 12:49pm — No Comments
I'm not sure if the news has reached here yet, so please forgive me if I am repeating it.
Early in March 2011, Annabelle Russell, the female half of "The Mediocre Music Makers", began her battle to survive advanced ovarian cancer. She is recovering from surgery performed the first week of March and is preparing for chemotherapy now.
Annabelle, my best wishes to you for rapid recovery from surgery and strength for the cycles of chemotherapy ahead. Amazing…Continue
Added by Joe on March 29, 2011 at 2:05pm — No Comments