GETTING YOUR KICKS ON LEGENDARY ROUTE 66
For almost a century people have been getting their kicks on the most promoted, most hyped highway in America – Route 66. Well, that trend doesn’t seem to be waning and for next several months the old road will be a beehive of activity.
In Kingman, Arizona, on July 9th and 10th, at the Mohave County Fairgrounds, it is Precision Production’s Desert Scramble. All ages and skill levels will be taking to the challenging course with motor cross bikes, 4×4’s, and ATV’s. For more information check out the website, www.whiplashracing.com.
The fairgrounds is easy to find. Follow Route 66 (Andy Devine Avenue) west from the I-40 interchange, past Napa auto parts, and the Martin Swanty Chrysler complex. The first street that allows for a right turn past Napa is Harrison, the second is Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds are about one half mile off of Route 66.
Then, on the evening of July 16, it is another installment of Chillin on Beale Street in the historic district of Kingman one block north of Route 66. For more information contact Chris Durkin at 928-830-3755.
On September 9th, 10th, and 11th, the Route 66 Association of Missouri will be hosting their 22nd Annual Motor Tour. This year the event will blend the wonders with Route 66 with somber reminders of the American Civil War. For more information you will find details on their website, www.missouri66.org, or by calling Kip Welborn at 314-776-7385.
Another great opportunity to experience the best of Route 66 takes place on August 20th and 21st in Cuba, Missouri. This two day celebration marks the official grand opening of the fully refurbished Wagon Wheel Motel, a Route 66 landmark since 1936. For more details call Connie Echols at 573-885-3411 or check out the Wagon Wheel Motel website.
On a final note, there are two new websites of note.
Let the fun begin!