Here is the link for the website with a basic format of planned events. At the bottom of the page is a link for information pertaining to Kingman area lodging and attractions on the official tourism website.
If you have interest in participating in the exhibition, please let me, or the Kingman tourism office, know. We have the new Kingman event center on the corner of Fourth Street and Beale Street (one block north of Route 66) reserved for this aspect of the festival, and are also evaluating the possibility of utilizing the historic Elks Building as well as the Central Commercial Building.
The reason for looking at other buildings in the immediate area is based on more than just mere wishful thinking. In addition to the Route 66 exhibition we are also planning on the inclusion of western and Native American artists, the subject of last evenings conversation with Bob “Boze” Bell of True West magazine.
So, we are looking for historic vehicles to display, as well as materials that can constitute a display of alternative energy vehicle infrastructure evolution please let me know. Moreover, if you or your car club are interested in making this festival a part of your summer schedule please let me or the tourism office know if there is anyway I may be of assistance.
There will be a cost per film but work is under way to create a package. In addition, we are working to include a preregistration option on the website.
Now, a number of people have asked about the weather here in August. As with Missouri, Texas, or Ohio, it is hot.
However, the humidity in Kingman runs from 10% to 30% during the monsoon season. The average temperature in August is 93 degrees. However, I have seen temperatures reach as high as 107 degrees but I have also seen August days where it never hit ninety degrees.
Still, this is one reason we are utilizing pine shaded Hualapai Mountain Park where temperatures seldom top ninety degrees for some activities, and pushing events such as the car show toward the evening when the weather is almost perfect. I should also note that there is a dramatic fluctuation in temperatures along the 180-mile Route 66 corridor between Seligman and Topock.
As an example, 115 degrees is common along the Colorado River in August. Kingman is, in general, about 15 degrees cooler, and Seligman five degrees cooler than that.
I will keep you posted as the event develops but if you have questions, feel free to ask. The tourism office or I should be able to either questions, or find someone who can.
So, will you be joining us for the fun next August?