Annual Motor Tour


After 25 years, the Route 66 Association of Missouri will “Still (be) Cruisin’ To The Future” on this, its 25th Annual Motor Tour. This year’s tour will be held September 5th, 6th and 7th, 2014. The tour will start in Kirkwood, MO and will end at the Hangar Kafe between Springfield and Carthage.

Tour registration begins on Friday, September 5, at 4:00 p.m. at the Best Western Kirkwood Inn located at 1200 S. Kirkwood Rd. in 800px-Meramec_River_Route_66_bridge_J421Kirkwood, MO, where a block of rooms has been set aside for tour participants. Tour participants can register on Friday night until 10:00 p.m. There will also be information on activities and things to do in the St. Louis area available at registration.

On Saturday, September 6, tour registration will resume at 8:30 a.m. at the Route 66 State Park Visitor’s Center (exit 266 off I-44), and the tour will depart from the park at 9:00 a.m. Tour participants will have the opportunity to make stops between Kirkwood and the midpoint destination in Rolla, MO. A Guide detailing places to look for on the way will be provided at registration. You will also be able to take in the scenic beauty of the Missouri Ozarks that makes traveling Route 66 in Missouri all the more special. There will also be information about other suggested stops provided at registration.

The Saturday night midpoint destination will be the Best Western Coachlight, located at1403 Martin Springs Dr.. Rolla, MO (just west of the intersection of Martin Springs Dr. and Kingshighway). A block of rooms has been set aside for tour goers at the Best Western Coachlight. Saturday night’s dinner will be held at the Buehler Park in Rolla, MO, where tour participants will be able to enjoy the excellent food prepared by Cookin’ From Scratch. There will be a silent auction and information about Sunday’s travels provided at the dinner.

On Sunday, September 7, after the 7:45 a.m. nondenominational worship service, tour participants will proceed from the Best 1004989_244142019075376_414993785_nWestern Coachlight westward to the Hangar Kafe, Again, a Guide detailing places to look for on the way will be provided at registration, as well as directions to the Hangar Kafe. The tour will conclude with a lunch at the Hangar Kafe, along with a cake commemorating the 25th Annual Motor Tour. Additional information on any planned stops or activities along the way will be made available at registration.

For more information, contact Debbie Rhew (573)-433-9812;, or Kip Welborn, 314-776-7385,


Here’s hoping that you can join us on this, the 25th Annual Route 66 Association of Missouri Motor Tour!


5 Responses to Annual Motor Tour

  1. Mary Q says:

    Are motorhomes invited to join the motor tour?

  2. john L. says:

    of course anyone can cruise onward after the Motor Tour and walk across the Chain of Rocks bridge for free.
    Hope to make the tour this year! John L. Springfield, IL

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