From its inception the foundational precept of 66 The Mother Road
was to provide the special places that make Route 66 the last bastion of mom and pop enterprise with an international marketing platform. Development of the Big Palooza contest took this ideal to a new level as it blends promotion for the small businesses and attractions along the legendary highway with an opportunity for fans of the double six to experience the best these places have to offer.
Through the dedicated efforts of Carol Young and Kristi Turman the City of Kingman saw in the contest an opportunity to introduce the world to the most overlooked destination on Route 66, to share a few of the places that make it special, and to welcome visitors with hospitality and a big smile. The resultant prize package ensures the lucky winner will have an expense paid weekend in Kingman as well as souvenirs to remember their stay.
The basket includes two nights lodging at the historic El Trovatore Motel, free passes for four to all of the museums in Kingman, two $20.00 certificates from Dora’s Beale Street Deli, a $50.00 certificate from the world famous Dambar, and a $30.00 gift card from Sonic. Other prizes include two bottles of wine fro Desert D’ Oro Winery, a gift certificate from Calico’s Restaurants, a Kingman turquoise necklace, a framed print from award winning photographer J.C. Amberlyn, a pound of coffee and gift certificate from Beale Street Brews, coffee mugs, post cards, and other souvenirs.
Do you need another reason to register for the Big Palooza? Is there a community that would like to take the Kingman challenge and offer visitors a free weekend?