Saturday, August 1, 2015

News From Along Route 66-- June 2015: Funks Grove, "Cars 3"

JUNE 11TH--  "Cars 3" is slated for a 2018 release.  Michael Wallis will once again voice the Sheriff.  The movie will go back to Route 66 for this one.  The movie will also include the significant US-99 in California.

The first "Cars" was released in 2006 and made $460 million worldwide and more than $5 million in merchandise-- by far the most by any Pixar movie.  "Cars 2, released in 2011 was not as well received but still grossed more than $550 million.

I have to admit that I wasn't much of a fan of animation movies before "Cars."  But I really like them now. I saw the original "Cars" at both the theater and a drive-in. Looking forward to the new one.

JUNE 12TH--  The Route 66 bridge near Funks Grove in Illinois will soon be closed until late October.  It is a 1950s-era bridge.  As a result, a 4 and 1/2 mile stretch of Route 66 north of US-136 (Dixie Truckers Home) will be closed. while Timber Creek Bridge is being repaired.  Sixty-Sixers can go on I-55 to the US-136 exit at the Dixie.

Hopefully they will keep the bridge looking the same.  I would imagine that you would be able to get to Funk's Grove for some of that great "sirip" if they have any left.

--RoadDog

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