ROUTE 66 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL UPDATES AND CONTACT INFORMATION

 
 
The chamber of commerce, organizer of the event, contact number is (928)753-6253.

The primary contact for all aspects of the festival  is event coordinator Dora Manley – 
route66kingman@gmail.com or (928)279-4560
 
The Road Crew will be performing at the festival even though the fund raising initiative is still a bit short of the goal. Rick Zimmer, the fund raising coordinator, is confident that the shortfall will be resolved before the festival.
The Walk of Fame will be dedicated during the festival. This long term project will memorialize the individuals that have transformed Route 66 from a highway into an icon. 
My understanding is that Bob Waldmire, Angel Delgadillo, and Michael Wallis will be included in the initiation of the project. To submit nominations, to fund a brick for inclusion, or for general information the contact is Julie at TNT (928)753-1477 or the chamber of commerce.  
A Route 66 Crossroads of the Past & Future conference is on the slate of activities scheduled for the festival. Confirmed speakers include Michael Wallis, Jim Ross, Kaisa Barthuli, Jerry Asher (Plug Share), Ed Klein, Ron Hart, Rudy Garcia, Kumar Patel, and representatives from most state Route 66 associations as well as the Dutch, Czech, and German association. The contact for information is Dora. 
Chillin on Beale will take place on Saturday evening. The contact is Ralph Bowman. rbowman583@aol.com
There will be a display of Bob Waldmire’s work pertaining to electric vehicles and Route 66 as an electric highway. TNT will also be hosting a major VW event. Julie at TNT would be the contact. 
 
Rob Chilcoate is the film festival coordinator. He will be showcasing films from Shellee Graham, Ester Brym, award winning independent film makers, and movies filmed on Route 66.   Rob Chilcoat sgtroc462@yahoo.com
 
The authors, artists, and collectors exhibition will also include displays from Route 66 associations. Mike Ward, Steve Rider, Joe Sonderman, Chery Eichar Jett, and others will be in attendance. Dora Manley is the contact for information.
 
The Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation is working with the chamber of commerce to develop the largest exhibition of historic electric vehicles ever assembled in one location. Roderick Wilde is the contact. Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation roderick@hevf.org
 
It is confirmed that Bob Boze Bell will be introducing a new book about growing up on Route 66. He is also developing an interactive Route 66 exhibit with the tourism office. Bob Boze Bell

The Holbrook Chamber of Commerce is developing a Route 66 festival for the weekend before the big event in Kingman. The idea is to provide a full week of activity on Route 66 in Arizona. The contact is Kathleen Smith. Holbrook Chamber of Commerce

Children’s author Anne Slanina will be hosting an Annie Mouse on Route 66 Party for the children in conjunction with Betsy Parker. anniemousebooks@yahoo.com
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One Reply to “ROUTE 66 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL UPDATES AND CONTACT INFORMATION”

  1. Jim, you continue to be an overflowing fountain of information on 66 history, as well as what will likely be known as THE Route 66 Festival future assemblies will be modeled after.

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