ODDS AND ENDS FROM ROUTE 66 AND BEYOND

Today’s quick Route 66 trivia note pertains to Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner in Kingman, Arizona. Even though this diner is designed to capture the essence of the Route 66 of the modern era under the surface it is the real deal.
In the late 1930’s this was the Kimo Cafe and Shell station. The front dining area was once the gas island and the dining room at the east end of the building was the garage.
The orignal name was derived from combining the first two letters of Kingman and the first two in Mohave County. For more than forty years the Kimo Cafe was a favorite with locals and travelers alike.
Now, for those who enjoy old cars, hot rods, motorcycles, vintage trucks, good music, and fun that centers on these items I present the updated calendar of events for the Kingman area.

  • Jan. 15-17, Mesquite NV, Mesquite Motor Mania 2010, Pre-Reg $75.00 
  • by Jan 4, after $90.00, Includes 3 days & 2 nights to first 500 registered, Slow drags, Poker walk, , Over 260 top vehicle awards, Classic Car & Parts Corral Area, Vendors, Cash prizes & awards,
  • INFO:702-643-0000 or 702-281-4027 www.mesquitecarshows.com

  •  Jan. 24, 2:00pm AZ Car Nutz Monthly Luncheon BJ’s Cabana II/ Montana Steak House formerly Nashville Grille Stockton Hill Rd. 
  • INFO:Betsy sennasylum@npgcable.com
  •  Jan. 30-31, 12th Annual rock & Roll Classic Car Show, Quartzsite 
  • Pre-Reg before Jan 15 $25.00 after $30.00, also a craft fair, gem show and vendors,over 30 awards, registration includes T-shirt & dash plaque 
  • INFO:800-969-5464 Ext. 121 www.quartzsitervshow.com
  •  Feb. 6, Knights of Columbus 2nd Annual Car Show for Charity 
  • 8am-2pm, $2.00 off for breakfast & lunch for car show entrants, 
  • 50/50 & raffle prizes, open to all makes, models & years, Entry fee 
  • $20.00 before Jan. 15, after $25.00, 186 London Bridge Rd, 
  • Lake Havasu City, AZ. Swap Meet Parking Lot 
  • INFO:Chuck Watkins 928-680-6871 or 714-719-3063 cnrwatkins@frontiernet.net
  •  Feb. 12-14, Lake Havasu 2nd Annual Rockabilly Reunion at Windsor State Beach, Lake Havasu City 
  • INFO:928-230-6719 rockabilly.reunion@yahoo.com
  •  Feb. 21, B.P.O.E. Bullhead city Lodge #2408 presents
  • the Fifth Annual Show-n-Shine, Bullhead City Elk’s Lodge #2408
  • 1745 Emerald Rd. Corner of Hancock Rd. Bullhead City. Entry $25.00
  • Registration opens at 7am, first 25 entries receive a free T-shirt,
  • All entries receive a dash plaque after Balloting, breakfast 8am-11am
  • lunch 11am-3pm, tally of ballots at 2pm, Awards 2:30pm
  • Proceeds to Benefit Special Olympics & Elks Youth Activities
  • INFO: Elk’s Lodge 928-758-2408 or Mike Bakel 562-335-1355
  •  Feb. 26-28, 2nd Annual Big Block Legends Rally, 1001 River Rd.
  • Needles, CA. FREE Admission, Hot Rods & Hot Bikes, Sat. & Sun.
  • 10am All Day Party, Live Bands, Fri. Evening Parade, Raffles,
  • Food Vendor, Beer Garden, Golf Tournament,
  • INFO:Needles Chamber of Commerce – 760-326-2050
  • City of Needles – 760-326-2113 x327
  •  Mar. 12, 13 & 14, 1st Spring Nationals Westworld of Scottsdale
  • INFO:GoodGuys www.ggspringnats.com
  •  Mar. 27-28, 8th Annual Nostalgic Show & Go at SpeedWorld Dragstrip
  • 19421 Jomax RD. nostalgic drags, show & shine special displays
  • INFO: Steve 480-899-7873
  •  Apr. 3, 2nd Annual Relay for Life Classic Car & Truck Show
  • at Wal-Mart #1299 2003 E. Rodeo Dr, raffles, food & drink available
  • Proceeds to Benefit Relay for Life/American Cancer Society
  • All vehicles and motorcycles welcome
  • INFO:Paul 928-634-0444
  •  Apr. 8-11 12th Annual Pontiac Heaven at Speedworld Dragstrip
  • 19527 W. Jomax Rd. All Ponitac Event, all years welcome
  • INFO:Steve 480-899-7873
  • Apr. 10-11, 8th Annual Nostalgic Show & Go at Speedworld Dragstrip
  • 19421 W. Jomax Rd. 1981 & older vehicles
  • INFO:Steve 480-899-7873
  •  April 15-18, River Cruizers present Hotrods & Harley’s 11th Anniversary, Avi Resort & Casino, Laughlin, NV. $40.00 entry fee
  • INFO:snoopy1cody@yahoo.com www.rivercruizers.com
  •  Apr. 16-17 10th Annual Globe Firehouse Show & Shine presented
  • by Globe Firefighters Assoc. local #2273 at Globe Fire Statopn
  • 131 W. Cedar $35 entry
  • INFO:Jim 928-701-4242
  •  Apr. 24, Northern Arizona Shootout Drag Race presented by
  • Flagstaff Cruisers at Speedworld Dragstrip 19421 W. Jomax
  • INFO:Bob 928-526-3341 or Dave 928-774-0894
  •  April 30 – May 2 Route 66 Fun Run $50 after April 9 $55
  • INFO:928-753-5001 AZ daytime hours www.AZRt66.com
  •  May 7-8, 13th Annual M.T.S.R. Car Show, presented by Mountain
  • Top Rodders at Prescott High Middle School, open to 1959 & older
  • vehicles, $25 after April 1 $30. 1/2 block south of Courthouse
  • Square & Whiskey Row
  • INFO:Peter 928-717-1730
  •  Jun. 7-11 National Park Tour open to 1953-2010 Corvettes
  • Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion Parks
  • INFO:Dwayne or Cindy 928-527-8388
  •  Jul. 26-30, Rocky Mtn. Tour, Northern Arizona & Southwest Colorado
  • open to 1953 to 2010 Corvettes
  • INFO:Dwayne or Cindy 928-527-8388
  •  Aug. 20-22, Historic Route 66/Grand Canyon Tour open to 1952-2010
  • Corvettes
  • INFO:Dwayne or Cindy 928-527-8388
  •  Aug. 28, Thunder over Coconino Fly-In & Car Show presented by
  • Coyote Cruisers at Grand Canyon Valle Airport 555 S. State Route 64
  • pre-reg $25. day of show $30, 8am-4pm, car show aircraft fly-in
  • INFO:Bill 602-600-5606
  • Sept. 22-26, Vintage Tour 500, open to 1953-2010 Corvettes, Sedona,
  • sunset Center, Wupatki Nat. Monument & Grand Canyon
  • INFO:Dwayne or Cindy 928-527-8388
  •  Sept. 23-26, the River Cruizers presents 19th Annual Charity Car Show Roddin on the River, Riverside Resort & Casino, Laughlin, NV.
  • Pre-Reg by Sept. 1 $55.00 after $65.00,
  • INFO:Ellen Bridges 928-505-8457/cell 951-640-2713 ew@citlink.net
  • http://www.rivercruizers.com/
  •  Nov. 19, 20 & 21, 13th Southwest Nationals, Westworld of Scottsdale
  • INFO:Goodguys www.southwestnats.com
  •  Call or go on the website to get updates because information is subject to change.
  • Sometimes a group will decide to cruize together to a event, when that happens I will send out an update with meeting time & place & if you want to join us, you are more than welcome to come.
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  • Our usual meeting place to just hang out & visit is Taco Bell on
  • Saturday evenings as it gets colder people start getting there anytime after 3pm. This is for everyone not just clubs
  •  
  • Pauline Rowe
  • 692-5122 paulinerowe1@frontiernet.net
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