Food trucks, other improvements coming to Cadillac Ranch site in Amarillo

Those who’ve driven by the iconic Cadillac Ranch on Amarillo’s west side in recent days may have noticed some changes there lately, including food trucks near the art installation. The food trucks and a Cadillac Ranch merchandise trailer began parking near the site when warmer weather and bigger tourist crowds arrived this spring. The food … Continue reading Food trucks, other improvements coming to Cadillac Ranch site in Amarillo

Rihanna paints anti-Trump message on Cadillac Ranch; Trump supporters respond

It’s an election year, so that means pro and con messages about presidential candidates will abound on Route 66 in the coming months. That includes at the famed Cadillac Ranch along Route 66 in Amarillo, where pop megastar Rihanna — the one with 250 million records sold in her career — spraypainted a message on … Continue reading Rihanna paints anti-Trump message on Cadillac Ranch; Trump supporters respond

Arsonist torches one of the cars at Cadillac Ranch

An apparent arsonist early Sunday set fire to one of the classic cars that make up the landmark Cadillac Ranch on Amarillo’s west side. KAMR-TV in Amarillo reported the first fire call came in at 2:12 a.m. The fire was extinguished, and no arrests have been made. The administrator at the Cadillac Ranch page on … Continue reading Arsonist torches one of the cars at Cadillac Ranch

Uranus Missouri lights up its new, Route 66-themed neon wall

The principals of Uranus Missouri near St. Robert, Missouri, presided over a lighting ceremony Saturday night at the complex’s new, Route 66-themed neon wall. Here’s a photo of the animated neon on a 20-by-55-foot wall that features a rocket ship, Cadillac Ranch, Blue Swallow Motel, Wigwam Motel, Roy’s of Amboy, Blue Whale of Catoosa, Ted … Continue reading Uranus Missouri lights up its new, Route 66-themed neon wall

Amarillo Route 66 art prominently featured in Plainview gallery

Route 66 artwork from Amarillo figures prominently in an art show in the unlikely locale of Plainview, Texas (pop. 20,700). The “Yellow City Art” show at Contemporary Art Museum Plainview, which runs through February, features the work of photographer Ed Ruscha (known for his 1963 “Twentysix Gasoline Stations” photo book) and the late Stanley Marsh … Continue reading Amarillo Route 66 art prominently featured in Plainview gallery

Amarillo groups meet fundraising goal to paint Route 66 emblem on water tower

The San Jacinto Neighborhood Association, the Historic 6th on Route 66th Association and the Route 66 Association of Texas recently met their $18,000 fundraising goal to paint a Route 66 emblem on a huge water tower at 6th Street (aka Route 66) and Independence Street on the city’s west side. Dora Meroney of Texas Ivy … Continue reading Amarillo groups meet fundraising goal to paint Route 66 emblem on water tower

Amarillo City Council approached about Route 66 water tower project

The San Jacinto Neighborhood Association and the Historic 6th on Route 66th Association have approached the Amarillo City Council about changing an ordinance so a Route 66 shield could be painted on the big water tower at 6th Street (aka Route 66) and Independence Street on the city’s west side. As previously reported in February, the … Continue reading Amarillo City Council approached about Route 66 water tower project

Google Doodle contains an artist’s tribute to Route 66

The Google Doodle on Google’s homepage on Saturday will contain a commissioned work of an artist’s representation of Route 66. Allison Hacker of M Booth Communications alerted us to the forthcoming Google Doodle in an email about two weeks ago: While every Doodle has a story behind it, this specific one has a 2,448-mile-long journey. … Continue reading Google Doodle contains an artist’s tribute to Route 66

New neon wall at Uranus Missouri will light up the evening of Sept. 25

The new neon-sign wall at the Uranus Missouri complex near St. Robert, Missouri, will hold a ceremonial lighting ceremony at 8 p.m. Sept. 25. On a related note, Uranus also expanded its empire by acquiring a prominent candy store in Indiana and will convert it into a second location. More on that later. Uranus owner … Continue reading New neon wall at Uranus Missouri will light up the evening of Sept. 25

Agreement keeps American Quarter Horse Association headquarters in Amarillo

After hearing overtures from Fort Worth to move there, the American Quarter Horse Association will remain in Amarillo for another 10 years after reaching an agreement over $3 million in incentives from the local Economic Development Corporation. AQHA’s headquarters have been in Amarillo since 1946 and is estimated to generate $25 million in economic impact … Continue reading Agreement keeps American Quarter Horse Association headquarters in Amarillo