If todays post title caught your attention I hope you won’t be disappointed to learn that the reference is to convertibles, not spring break type activities. Initial plans for the August edition of Chillin’ on Beale Street, scheduled for the evening of the 21st, called for a salute to Mopar.
Now, as plans gel, it looks like the sponsoring Kingman Route 66 Association is going for something a bit more daring, hence the topless on Route 66 theme. In addition, the evenings activities are being expanded to include a cruise in the historic district coupled with special evening hours at the Power House Visitor Center and Route 66 Museum.
It would seem this group of independent thinking individuals is unleashing the collective imagination, or setting themselves up for an insanity plea. The tentative plans for the September event are a salute to the American road trip that includes the world premier of a new book, Greetings from Route 66http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=1968adventurer&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=076033885X&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr, a road trip film festival, and, of course, the usual anything with wheels auto show on Beale Street that in the past has resulted in displays of everything from vintage Fords and Hudsons to motorcycles, bicycles, hot rods, and even motor homes.
Proposed themes for these events have been, at the very least, different. “The wildlife comes out at night on Route 66” with the focus on the Impala, Cougar, Bobcat, etc.
“An evening with dead presidents on Route 66.” Lincoln and Ford would be the primary focus but what about representatives of automobiles bearing the Roosevelt, Wilson, Adams, or Washington nameplate?
Once you start down this strange path there is no telling where it will end. A Mike on Bike night with special prizes to anyone named Mike on a bike – motorcycle, bicycle, unicycle, tricycle, etc.? The running of the ponies to celebrate the Kentucky Derby with the spot light being on the Mustang, Bronco, Pinto, etc.? A mother trucker themed event for mothers day with gals and their trucks being the centerpiece?
Stay tuned for details and mark your calendars for the third Saturday of the month. It looks as though things are about to get very interesting on Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona.

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