The Official Website of the Route 66 Association of Missouri

March 17, 2014

US 66 Postcard

OUR MISSION
The Route 66 Association of Missouri is a nonprofit organization established to preserve, promote, and develop Historic 66 (The Main Street of America) in the Show-Me State.

OUR HISTORY
The Route 66 Association of Missouri originated from the efforts of dedicated volunteers who in the fall of 1989 realized Historic 66 in Missouri deserved the recognition and preservation.
The association became a reality in early 1990 when it began officially with more Charter Members than any other state Route 66 Association. Today, Association members reside in over 30 states plus internationally.

Next Meeting Saturday April 12, 2014

Upcoming Motor Tour September 5, 6, and 7th 2014

The Grapes of Wrath” Film Screening  Sunday, April 6 1:30 p.m. St. Louis Central Public Library, Auditorium                             


April 12th Meeting at The Vacuum Museum in St. James MO

February 26, 2014

vacuum cleaner museum

Our Saturday  12th Meeting will be at the Vacuum Museum located at #3 Industrial Drive in St. James, MO 65559.  The program speaker will by Tom Gasko, Curator of the museum.

Lunch is provided by Missouri Hick Bar-B-Q and served at 12:00 noon with the general meeting following.

Museum tours are from 9:00am to 5:00 pm.

There will be an Officers and Board Members Meeting at 10:00am.

Please complete the atttached reservation form and return with Lunch Payment by Friday, March 28, 2014

Download Form Here


January Meeting in Springfield

January 17, 2014

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The January 11th meeting had a large turn-out! The quarterly event was held at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Missouri.

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Ralph Rognstad Jr.of The City of Springfield gave a presentation of the College Street Corridor development. This unique park will include features and displays representing the city as the birthplace of Route 66! It was on April 30, 1926 at Park Central Square where officials first proposed U.S. 66 as the name of the new Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway. Details of the development at http://www.springfieldmo.gov/collegestreet/pdfs/web%20pdf

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Bob Schwarz gave us details of the upcoming “Hot Summer Nights” Car Cruise at Bagnall Dam Strip. This June 13th, 2014 car cruise is quite special in that the center lane of the dam will be blocked off so that cars can displayed! http://lakeozarkbagnelldam.com/hot-summer-nights-cruise-on-the-bagnell-dam-strip/

Jim Crooks announced details of the next meeting on April 12th, 2014 at the Vacuum Cleaner Museum in St. James. The meal will be catered by Missouri Hick BBQ. Details and reservation form to be posted soon as well as in the mail for members.


Route 66 Association of Missouri Welcomes New Business Members

October 21, 2013

We welcome the following new business members and thank them for their support.

Pole Position Raceway Indoor Karting – Crestwood

Images in Tile – Joplin

Dave Sinclair Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram – Pacific

B&N Auto Parts – Springfield

Harbell’s Grill & Sports Bar – Springfield

La Quinta Inn – South Springfield – Springfield

Rex Smith Oil Company – Springfield

Wilson’s Chuckwagon – Springfield

Central Electric & Storage – Sullivan

Skyline Cycles, Inc. – Waynesville

Center Theatre – Vinita, OK

Please patronize the business members that support what we do. Here is a link to the complete list:
Route 66 Association of Missouri Business Members


Route 66 Association of Missouri Welcomes New Business Members

June 27, 2013

We welcome the following new business members and thank them for their support.

Planet Sub – Bourbon

City of Crestwood

Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce

Dent Squad – Crestwood

Cuba Bakery & Deli

Meramec Valley Campground & RV Park – Cuba

MotoeXotica Classic Cars LLC – Fenton

Daniel R. Jones, Attorney at Law, P.C. – Independence

Hideout Harley-Davidson – Joplin

Kirkwood Historical Society – Kirkwood

Zisser Tire and Auto – Kirkwood

Onondaga Cave State Park – Leasburg

Lebanon I-44 Speedway – Lebanon

Bushmaster’s Rockin’ Race Place – Marshfield

Hidden Waters Nature Park – Marshfield

RV Express 66, LLC – Marshfield

Last Chance Garage – Rogersville

Howlin’ Wolf Hot Rods – St. Louis

T.F.A. The Future Antiques – St. Louis

Baymont Inn & Suites / St. Robert-Ft. Leonard Wood – St. Robert

Route 66 Diner – St. Robert

City of Shrewsbury

History Museum on the Square – Springfield

Hy-Vee #1641 – Springfield

Mitchem Tire & Wheel – Springfield

University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center – Springfield

City of Sunset Hills

Southwest Missouri Stang Gang – Webb City

City of Wildwood, Missouri

City of Edwardsville – Illinois

City of Litchfield – Tourism Office – Illinois

Streetcar Station Coffee Shop – Galena, Kansas

Roads and Rails – Byron, Georgia

Please patronize the business members that support what we do. Here is a link to the complete list:
Route 66 Association of Missouri Business Members


Route 66 Association of Missouri Welcomes New Business Members

October 11, 2012

Route 66 Association of Missouri Business Members
Route 66 Association of Missouri Business Member Directory

Please visit and support our valued Business Members for 2012, and when you do please let them know that you are also a member of the Route 66 Association of Missouri!

Businesses, click here to learn how to become a member of the Route 66 Association of Missouri – you don’t have to be in Missouri or even on Route 66 to join and help promote business, tourism, education, and historic preservation. Route 66 businesses, click
here for more ways to promote your business.


Avilla
Bois D’Arc, MO
Bourbon
Brentwood
Carterville
Carthage
Columbia
Crestwood
Cuba
Devils Elbow
Doolittle
Ellisville
Eureka
Fanning
Florissant
Gay Parita
Gravois Mills
Halltown
Hazelgreen
Hazelwood
Joplin
Kingdom City
Kirkwood
Leasburg
Lebanon
Manchester
Maplewood
Marshfield
Mount Vernon
Osage Beach
Pacific
Phelps
Phillipsburg
Richland
Rock Hill
Rolla
Rosati
St. Charles
St. Clair
St. James
St. Louis
St. Robert
Spencer
Springfield
Stanton
Stateline
Strafford
Sullivan
Sunset Hills
Union
Villa Ridge
Waynesville
Webb City
Webster Groves
Wildwood
Willard
Auburn, IL
Carlinville, IL
Chicago, IL
Edwardsville, IL
Granite City, IL
Hamel, IL
Livingston, IL
Litchfield, IL
Mitchell, IL
Murphysboro, IL
Springfield, IL
Staunton, IL
Wheeling, IL
Willowbrook, IL
Baxter Springs, KS
Galena, KS
Riverton, KS
Afton, OK
Claremore, OK
Clinton, OK
Elk City, OK
Miami, OK
Sapulpa, OK
Vinita, OK
Adrian, TX
Tucumcari, NM
Scottsdale, AZ
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Philipsburg, MT
New Salem, PA
Nashville, TN
Waverly, TN
Missouri
AvillaAvilla Post Office Building – Mail your Rt. 66 postcards here! (Former Bank of Avilla 1915-1944)Bois D’Arc

Hood’s Propane Co., Inc. – Serving Southwest Missouri 417-732-6632

Hood’s Service Center, Inc. – 24 Hour Service Since 1963 – Truck Stop

Bourbon

Bremer Hardware & Lumber – Helping Build Bourbon – On Main Street Since 1915!

Circle Inn Malt Shop – Family Owned – On Route 66 since ’56

City of Bourbon – See Our Historic “BOURBON” Water Tower from Route 66!

Country Cousin Antique Mall – Antiques & Collectables 573-732-4200

Brentwood

Carl’s Drive In“16 Seats in Heaven”

City of BrentwoodCity of Warmth – http://www.brentwoodmo.org


Carterville

Bulger Motor Co. – “On Route 66 Since 1946″ 417-673-1398

City of CartervilleSince 1876 – http://www.cartervillemo.com

Stewart’s 66 CafeHomemade Pies Fresh Daily on Route 66! 417-673-8000

SUPERTAM on 66 – Superman Museum & Ice Cream Parlor 417-392-7405

Carthage

66 Drive-In TheatreOpen Fri/Sat/Sun April thru Sept 417-359-5959

Best Budget InnOn the lake… at Hwy 96 & Old Route 66 — 417-358-6911

Big Red Barn RV ParkNo Planes, Trains, or Freeway Noise Allowed! 1-888-244-2276

Boots Court Motel – Back on the Road Again – Drop By and See Us!

Carthage Convention & Visitors Bureauhttp://www.visit-carthage.com 1-866-357-8687

Historic Phelps House – Carthage Historic Preservation, Inc. - Open for Tours Wednesdays April thru November & Event Rentals

Powers Museum10% off in shop – http://www.powersmuseum.com

Stone’s Throw Dinner TheatreBest Dinner Theatre on Route 66 417-358-9665

White Rose Winery, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast“Fine Wine, Elegant Dining, Unforgettable Bed & Breakfast” – http://www.whiterosebed-breakfast.com

Columbia

State Historical Society of Missourihttp://www.umsystem.edu/shs

Crestwood

Crestwood Bowl – “Still Rollin’ After 50 Years on Route 66!” 314-966-4377

Dent Squad“To Preserve and Protect Your Factory Finish” 314-849-5577

Walnut Park Auto Body & Restoration“Family Owned & Operated Since 1943″ 314-965-2953

Cuba

Bob’s Gasoline Alley – Gasoline & Route 66 Memorabilia

City of CubaRoute 66 Mural City

Crawford County Fair Inc.… a family tradition. http://www.crawfordcountyfair.info

Crawford County Historical Society3 Stories of History – Wed & Sat 10AM – 2PM, Sun 12-4 PM

Cuba Chamber of Commerce Visitor Centerhttp://www.cubamochamber.com

Cuba Free Press“Defending Your Liberties Since 1960″

Cuba Super 8Service With A Smile! Call 573-885-2087

Hayes Shoe Store – Old Fashioned Service – Today’s Styles – 573-885-7312

Huddle House #541Any Meal, Anytime! Open 24/7 573-885-0043

Jim Montgomery’s Body & Paint – Full Service Body Shop & Painting – Flatbed Wrecker Service 573-885-4204

Mace Supermarket – “Come Shop With Us”

McGinnis Wood Products, Inc.Specializing in Wine Barrels

Midwest Petroleum Travel Plaza – Stop & See Our Route 66 “Classic Road Show” 50′ Long Mural Inside!

Missouri Hick Bar B QEnjoy Rustic Dining and Great Food!

Mizell Funeral Home“Honored to Serve Since 1905″

Mullally Distributing Co., Inc.“Budweiser – King of Beers”

People’s BankYour One-Stop Financial Center

Ray Harvey ArtMuralist for Cuba Route 66 – rayharveyart.com

Roberts-Judson LumberEstablished in 1914

Rock Fair Restaurant and Lounge – 3 Blocks South of Route 66 on Highway 19

Route 66 Fudge Shop & Specialized ChocolatesWhere The Sweets Hit The Streets on Route 66

Route 66 Restorations – Classic Car Restoration 573-885-0032

Shelly’s Route 66 Cafe – “Where Friends Gather & Strangers are Welcome” 573-885-6000

Spirals Art Gallery & StudioLocal Artwork, Crafts and Gifts 573-205-6777

The Jesus Christ Foundation – Promoting Jesus – King of the Road

The Rose – Karaoke – 2 Pool Tables – Darts

Three Mile CreekRustic Décor and Log Furniture 573-885-9663

Viva Cuba Mural Projectcubamomurals.com / Murals Beautifying Cuba Since 1984

Wagon Wheel Motel / Connie’s Shoppe at Wagon Wheelhttp://www.wagonwheel66cuba.com 573-885-3411

Wallace House – Catering & Banquet Facilities Available

Woodward Law Firm, L.L.C.Personal Attention to Your Needs 573-885-6474

Devils Elbow

Becht Properties, Inc.Commercial Real Estate – Ft. Wood Area 573-336-4400

Elbow Inn Bar & BBQ

Piney Beach CabinsRt.66 Cottage Court http://www.pineybeachcabins.com

Shelden’s Market – Store/Post Office on Big Piney River

US Missouri Route 66 Canoe Rental“Keep Cool with Route 66 Canoe Rental” 573-336-2730

Doolittle

Cookin’ From Scratch / Phillips 66Home of the “Route 66 King of the Road Burger Challenge

Ellisville

Genghis GrillThe Mongolian Stir-Fry – Feast Like a Beast

Schaefer Autobody CentersAuto Collision Repair, Refinishing, and Detailing

Eureka

Cherokee Chief Trading Post – Antiques, Collectibles, & Mannequins

Double 4 Trailer SalesAcross from Six Flags – Sales, Parts & Service – http://www.double4trailersales.com

KOA St. Louis West / Historic Route 66On Rt 66 – President’s Award Winner 2008/2009

Long’s Auto CenterAcross from Six Flags – Preowned Sales & Service – http://www.longsautocenter.com

Phil’s Bar B. Q. – Ribs are Phil’s Specialty For Over 50 Years

Route 66 State Park & Visitor CenterOn Historic Highway – Route 66 Museum / Gift Shop

Super Smokers BBQZagat Rated “BBQ Best Bet” – World Champions

The Original Fried Pie ShopIt’s not just Lunch – It’s an Experience 636-587-7PIE

Fanning

Fanning 66 Outpost General StoreHome of the Route 66 Rocker – World’s Largest

Florissant

City of Florissanthttp://www.florissantmo.com 314-921-5700

Florissant Old Town Partners, Inc.http://www.florissantoldtown.com 314-837-0033

Florissant Valley Historical Societyhttp://www.florissantoldtown.com/tailledenoyer.shtml 314-524-1100

Hutchens Mortuary & Cremation Center

White Auto Body, Inc.Serving Our Customers Since 1986 314-839-1114

Gay Parita

Gay Parita SinclairTravelin’ Main Street USA – The Dream of My Life – an adventure through Time & History

Gravois Mills

Water’s Edge Motel & Boat RentalA Short Side Trip – Road Warriors Discounts 573-372-2201

Halltown

Laura Jean Derrick – Architect – Preservation / Renovation / Consultation 417-863-1530

Whitehall MercantileCollectibles, Antiques, Primitives, Usables

Hazelgreen

Gascozark Trading Post & Flea Market – Visit Us At www.gascozarkfleamarket.com

Grumpy’s Outback – Grocery – Deli – General Store. See Grumpy in our Outhouse!

Hazelwood

City of Hazelwood, MO“Much More Than You Imagine” http://www.Hazelwoodmo.org

Gateway Uniform & Apparel – “Your image is our business” 314-607-9082

Joplin

Candy House Chocolate FactoryWatch our Candy Makers – Dwtn at 510 S. Kentucky

Cooper’s 66Featuring in-house Smoked Meats & Craft Beers at 124 S. Main 417-781-US66

Country CabooseRailroad Museum – http://www.countrycaboose.com

Cycle Connection Harley-Davidson / Buellhttp://www.cycleconnectionh-d.com

Granny Shaffer’s Family Restaurant“Tastes Homemade Cause It Is!” 2728 N. Rangeline

Granny Shaffer’s On The Plaza“Tastes Homemade Cause It Is!” 7th & Illinois

Holiday Inn Joplin Hotel & Convention CenterJoplin’s only Full-Service Hotel 417-782-1000

Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureauvisitjoplinmo.com

Joplin Museum ComplexA Missouri Ultimate 100 Destination

Joplin Petro Truck StopThe Perfect Spot to Refuel, Refresh and Relax

Joplin Special Road District – jsrd@cableone.net

Joplin Transmission & Auto Center“Get Your Auto Fixed on Route 66″ 417-626-7300

Kitchen Pass Restaurant and BarCelebrating 25 Years! Food-Spirits-Live Entertainment 417-624-9095

Murphysburg Residential Historic District – A Place of Prestigious & Elegant Addresses

News/Talk FM 102.9 / AM 1310 KZRGListen to Route 66 Radio Show – Saturdays 8:00 PM-Midnight

Residence Inn by Marriott JoplinAll Suites with all the Comforts www.marriott.com/jlnri

Transport Distribution Co. (TDC)Truckin’ on 66 – http://www.gotdc.com

Wilder’s Steakhouse“Famous for Good Things to Eat & Drink Since 1928″ 417-623-7320

Kingdom City

NOSTALGIAVILLE, USA“Your 50′s and 60′s Nostalgia Superstore”

Kirkwood

Best Western Kirkwood InnBest Rest West of the Arch – 2 Blocks from Doc’s

Doc’s Harley-DavidsonSince 1955 – http://www.docsharleydavidson.com

Leasburg

Belmont Vineyards
Great Wines for Fun Times! 573-885-7156

Skippy’s Route 66 Inn“Good Food for Good People”

Lebanon

Ace Muffler Shop – A Real Muffler Shop, Not a Clamp and Rip Off! 417-588-2320

Charlie’s Farms and Gardens – …where goodness grows for taste. May thru October…

City of LebanonFriendly People. Friendly Place. http://www.lebanonmo.org

Custom Lawn Care – Lawn Care – Pruning – Trimming 417-588-3448

Dowd’s Catfish & BarbequeServing “Award Winning Catfish and BBQ” on Route 66 417-532-1777

Faye’s Diner“Really Homemade Food & Desserts” M-F 6AM-2PM (Sat NOON)

Forest Manor Motel – Historic Roadside Motel & RV Park 417-532-6114

Frankie D’s Diner – Homemade Cookin’ just like Grandma used to make on Route 66! 417-991-3838

Heartland Antique Mall“Something for Everyone!” I-44 at Exit 127 8 AM-8 PM

Historic Route 66 Motel – American Owned – Next to Dowd’s Catfish & Barbeque

Lindsay Chevrolet / Lindsay Ford“Where the Trucks Are” on Route 66! 417-532-3114

Madison Street GrillServing Great Steaks, Seafood & Spirits! 417-532-0120

Munger Moss MotelYour Home Away From Home – http://www.mungermoss.com

Nancy Ballhagen’s Puzzleshttp://www.missouripuzzle.com

Route 66 Museum & Research Center – Let Us Display Your Route 66 Collection!

Route 66 Sodas, LLC – Route 66 Root Beer – The Ones For The Road – http://www.route66sodas.com

Sand Spring Resort & RestaurantOn Missouri’s Beautiful Niangua River at Bennett Spring 1-800-543-3474

Shepherd Hills Factory OutletsOn Route 66 Since 1960 – http://www.shephills.com

Starlite LanesWhere The Fun Begins! Bowl on Historic Route 66!

Value Tire Center – “Better Deals on Tires & Wheels” http://www.creepinonchrome.com

Willard Quarries, Inc. – “You Call We Haul” 417-532-2728

Manchester

Classic Thunderbird Club of St. Louis – Dedicated to the Classic Thunderbird 1955-1957

Maplewood

Paramount Jewelers“See Our Landmark Neon Sign Since 1946″ http://www.paramountjewelers.com

Marshfield

Blackberry Creek Retreat / Bed & Breakfast“Nature’s Beauty with Country Charm”

Hidden Waters Nature Park – On Route 66 at 1853 Calloway – Cabin, Walking Trails, Water Features, Gardens

Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourist Info Ctr130th 4th of July Parade & 19th Annual Rodeo

Mount Vernon

Vintage Car Broker – “I Find ‘em – You Bind ‘em” Call 417-316-1906

Osage Beach

Jake Culpeeper’s Cattle Co. – “The Steak Place at Lake of the Ozarks”

Pacific

Beacon Car Wash – Come by & see our Beacon Motel Neon Sign!

City of PacificEst. 1859 – http://www.pacificmissouri.com

Creations UnlimitedCustom Framing & Restoration at Pacific Antique Mall http://www.PacificFramer.com 314-393-7996

Deanna Christine’s Antique & Resale Gallery2 Blocks S. of Route 66 at 142 W. St. Louis Street 314-402-8097

Don Flier Motors“Selling Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep & Ram Products on Route 66 for over 30 Years”

Down South CafeServing Breakfast & Cajun Cuisine on Route 66! 636-257-7866

Mahler’s Truck and Auto Repair – Same location for 34 Years on Route 66! 636-271-2020

Osage Dental Group

Pacific Antique Mall - Antiques & Collectibles – 1 Block S. of Route 66 at 125 N. First St.

Pacific Area Chamber of Commercehttp://www.pacificchamber.com

Route 66 Railfan Visitor Center – Mainline Viewing AreaRoute 66 Model Railroad Club 636-742-1678

Route 66 REALTORShttp://www.route66realtors.com – 636-271-6660

The Meramec Valley Current News Magazine“Pacific’s Hometown Community News Magazine”
Phelps

KC Obsolete Parts – Ford Parts & Accessories – RT66 Gift Shop 417-452-FORD (3673)

Phillipsburg

Historic Route 66 Antique MallAntiques, Rt. 66 Memorabilia and More! I-44 Exit 123

Richland

The Cave Restaurant and Resort“Its Really In a Cave!” 573-765-4554″

Rock Hill

City of Rock Hillhttp://www.rockhillmo.com

Leach BP ServiceServing The Motoring Public Since 1949

Rolla

A Miner Indulgence Bed & BreakfastA Major Indulgence at a Miner Price on Route 66

City of Rolla“The Middle of Everywhere” http://www.rollacity.org

Fall Creek Rock ShopRock Shop on Route 66 – Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Lapidary

Muffler Mart – Located at 100 East 6th Street 573-364-5434

Phelps County BankEmployee Owned – http://www.phelpscountybank.com 573-364-5202

Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center“Engineered for the Road” http://www.visitrolla.com

Route 66 Motors – Classic Cars and Used Cars, 573-265-5200

The Mule Tobacco Barn – Let the Giant Sterling Hillbilly Wave You In!

The Mule Trading PostRoute 66 Items, Antiques, Collectibles, Knives & Swords, Southwest Pottery 573-364-4711

Totem Pole Trading Post, Inc. – Antiques, Souvenirs, C-Store “Since 1933″

Rosati

Rosati Winery Museum“Making History on Route 66 Since 1934″

St. Charles

Fast Lane Classic Cars“We Sell Investments That Accelerate”

Neon Time – Custom Neon & Vintage Sign Restoration 636-940-7070

St. Clair

Henderson’s Antiques – Architectural Artifacts for Home and Garden – Call 314-795-2612

Lewis Cafe – “Home Cooked Meals For Over 65 Years”

Old Bus Stop Coffee Shop and Art Gallery, LLC

River Hills Traveler – Ozarks Outdoor Information – Friendly Folks – Free Samples

Route 66 Car Club – Father’s Day Car Show – Call 636-629-5445

Route 66 Lumber Co. dba St. Clair Building Center – “Get Your Sticks at Route 66″ 636-629-2644

St. Clair Historical Museum

St. James

Diana’s DinerHome Style Cooking & Daily Specials 573-265-3424

Johnnies Bar – Coldest Beer on Route 66

Murdon Concrete Products – Look for our Dripping Faucet Neon Sign!

Spurgeon’s “66″ Service – “66″ Station on Route 66 Since 1961

St. James Chamber of Commerce & Tourist CenterDiscover the Ozarks’ Best!

Vacuum Cleaner Museum and Factory Outlethttp://www.vacuummuseum.com 1-866-444-9004

St. Louis

AAA Auto Club of MissouriWe’re Always With You

Auto Evaluators, Inc.For All Your Automotive Needs

Banc Card Midwest, Inc.

Blueberry Hill – Restaurant & Music Clubhttp://www.BlueberryHill.com Open 7 Days 11:00 AM – Wowee!!

Chili Mac’s DinerIn the heart of downtown St. Louis at 510 Pine St. 314-421-9040

Chuck-A-Burger Drive-In RestaurantCruisin’ Capitol of the Midwest since 1957

Creve Coeur PavingOur Reputation Rides On Our Service http://www.CcpStl.com

DENT DEVIL of St. LouisPaintless Dent Removal www.dentdevil.com 636-230-7900

DIRECTIONS SAINT LOUIS, LLCSt. Louis’ Premier Tour Company – offering Day Trips and Tours from St. Louis!

Donut Drive-InBest Hand-cut Donuts in St. Louis on Route 66!

Eat-Rite DinerEat-Rite or Don’t Eat at All

Firestone Complete Auto CareOn Route 66 at 6211 Chippewa – See Our Vintage “Bow-Tie” Neon Sign!W\

Howlin’ Wolf Hot Rods – “Old School Hot Rods Done Right”

J. Bentzinger and Associates, Inc. – Manufacturers Representatives – “Surrounding our Customers with Service” 314-549-5510

Puffed Up Productions

St. Louis TransitionsRoute 66 St. Louis Books & Unique Handmade Items – route66stlouis.com

Southwest Market Cuisine – “Sandwiches Our Specialty”

Ted DrewesIt Really is Good, Guys… and Gals!

T.F.A. The Future Antiques – The Leading Mid Century Dealer in the St. Louis Area

St. Robert

All Star Inn & Star Restaurant“Locally Owned & Operated – Home Cooked Food on Old Route 66″

City of St. Robert“Come Grow With Us” http://www.saintrobert.com

Comfort InnUnique Rustic Lodge 573-336-3553

Fairfield InnMaking Business Comfortable! 573-336-8600

First State Bank, St. RobertTogether We Are Making Progress

Hampton InnHot ‘On The House’ Breakfast 573-336-3355

Liberty Lodge – Clean, Comfortable, Hometown Hospitality! 573-336-3121

Pulaski County Tourism BureauPulaski County – Missouri’s Natural Beauty

Sweetwater Bar-B-Que“A taste of the Ozarks” At I-44 & Exit 163 – Open Daily

Spencer

Spencer Garage – See Spencer Restored on Historic Route 66

Springfield

Best Western Route 66 Rail HavenGuests Get A True Route 66 Experience Since 1938

Bud’s Tire & Wheel Co. – Selling Tires & Wheels Over 50 Years on Route 66

City of SpringfieldDepartmet of Planning & Development 417-864-1037

Curtis Enterpriseshttp://www.birthplaceofroute66.com

Danny’s Service Center – Look for our original Neon Sign at West Bypass & W. Division!

Dr. Michael J. Clarke History Museum of Ozarks Scouting 417-833-1636 – Archiving SW Missouri Boy Scouting Heritage

Eslick Enterprises – David J. Eslick, Photographer 417-889-9332

Fireworks SupermarketsVisit our locations in Springfield & Gray Summit – Open All Year!

First Baptist Church, 525 South Avenue“Worship with us as you travel Route 66″ 417-866-7202

Great River Engineering of Springfield, Inc.www.greatrivereng.com

Louie’s Drive In aka Vaughn’sOldest West Side Drive In Cafe 417-831-0883

Lurvey Properties

Mexican Villa El TacoOn Route 66 at 316 W. Kearney – See our Vintage Neon Sign!

Momma Mary’s Navajo Tacos“One Bite is a true Southwest delight”

Ozarks Public TelevisionKOZK-Springfield / KOZJ-Joplin Visit us at http://www.optv.org

Route 66 Barber Shop – Get Your Kicks with a Haircut at an Old Tyme Barber Shop on Route 66

Route 66 Hot Dogshttp://www.route66hotdogs.com

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce – Everywhere Should Be Like This

Springfield-Greene County Library CenterDrive Here to Research Route 66 and More!

Springfield-Greene County Library Local History DepartmentGenealogy, Family Heritage and Civil War Research Center!

Springfield-Greene County Library StationCruise into the Library Station to view Car and Train Memorabilia!

Springfield, Missouri Convention & Visitors BureauBirthplace of Route 66 – Springfield, MO 1-800-678-8767

Springfield/Route 66 KOAGreat Camping on Route 66 Since 1972!

Steak ‘n ShakeFamous For Steakburgers and Route 66!

Twin Motorcycle & TattooHome of the Route 66 Tattoo

Your Big Hair Day Studio – Shannon Medley, Stylist – Wedding & Event Hair Design by Appt Only 417-987-8448

Stanton

Meramec CavernsOpen Everyday! Oldest Stop on Route 66

Stateline

Paddoc Liquors – On Old Route 66 at State Line – Look for our Gas Pumps!

Strafford

Alice DelcourReal Estate Sales 417-839-2152

Chestnut Plaza – At Corner of I-44 and State Highway 125

City of StraffordThe Best Small Town on Main Street USA – Route 66

Joe’s Route 66 Diner

Keiser Properties LLC – “40 Years on Route 66″

Missouri Ozarks 66 Society – Promoting Route 66 and its History in the Ozarks

Odie’s Auto Repair – Get Your Car Fixed on Old Route 66 417-839-1894

Strafford Chamber of Commerce2013 “Route 66 Days” Saturday May 11th – Call 417-894-7653

Strafford Branch Library – Cruise down Route 66 to the Strafford Branch Library!

Team Liquors – “Small Store with a Large Selection” – on Rt. 66 just East of Strafford

The Cutting Room – Give your hair a “Kick” on Route 66!!

Wild Animal Safari

Sullivan

Cruzin Rt66 Auto Sales & Resale Shop – Located on Route 66 at 227 E. Springfield Road 636-221-4305

Du Kum Inn Restaurant – Serving Route 66 Travelers Since 1961! 573-468-6114

Harry’s Tire, LLC – New Tires, Custom Wheels, & Tire Repair 573-468-4128

Route 66 Tees

Schmidt Auto Center“Late Model Pre-Owned Vehicles Since 1954″ 573-468-2233

Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce – “Spend The Night or a Lifetime” http://www.sullivanmochamber.com

Sunset Hills

Holiday Inn Viking Route 66

Mile 227 Tap & Grill – Where Route 66 and Exquisite mix!

Sanders Service – Family Owned Since 1977 on Route 66 at 10775 Watson Road

Union

Huxel’s Auto Repair – Used Parts for Old Cars 1940 to 1980

Indian Harvest TradeOn Route 66 – http://www.indianharvesttrade.com

Mason Dixon Flea Market

Villa Ridge

Bourbeuse Valley Harley-DavidsonJunction of I-44 and Hwy 50 on Route 66

K Leigh Bugs Antique Mall – Antiques, Collectables, & Furniture 636-451-6303

Pin Oak Creek RV Park“Family Fun Camping on Route 66″ 1-888-474-6625

Route “66″ Storage – 636-451-0677

Sunset Motel

Waynesville

Cave State Cruisers Car ClubCar Show the Weekend After Father’s Day 573-435-9297

City of Waynesville - Established 1833 – http://www.waynesvillemo.org

Hoppers Pub – “66 Brews on Route 66″ http://www.hopperspub.com 573-774-0135

Pulaski County Historical Museum and SocietyOpen Saturdays Only 10-2 PM April thru Sept

Security Bank of Pulaski County

The DrynkBistro & Lounge – “Let Us Entertain Your Appetite”

The Old Stagecoach StopOpen Saturdays 10 to 4 April thru Sept

T.J. Customs – Specializes in Old Trucks & Off-Road Vehicles 573-774-6557

Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commercehttp://www.waynesville-strobertchamber.com

Webb City

Bradbury Bishop Deli – Visit Our Historic Soda Fountain Built in 1931

Culver’s Route 66America’s First Route 66 Culver’s! Hwy 171 & Madison on Route 66

Route 66 Movie Theater – “Today’s Movies at Yesterday’s Prices” – 417-673-1155

Webb City Area Chamber of Commerce & Route 66 Visitors CenterOn the Route at Broadway & Webb – Call 417-673-1154

Webb City Florist & GreenhouseSee our Historic Sign on Original Route 66 at 1001 S. Jefferson! 417-673-3780

Webb City Historical Society – For More Information 417-673-5866

Webster Groves, MO

Route 66 Transmissions, Etc.Family Owned On The Mother Road – Quality #1

Yorkshire Village - Part of Route 66 Since 1951

Wildwood

Historic “Big Chief” RoadhouseEstablished 1929 – http://www.bigchiefroadhouse.com 636-458-3200

State Farm Insurance – Mikel Garrett, Agent – http://www.mikelgarrett.com 636-458-5055

Stovall’s GroveDance Hall, Tavern and Live Music Since 1935

Willard

Pearl Auto Works – Distinctive Paint and Body Works with Midwest Integrity

Illinois

Auburn

Becky’s Barn – Off the Bricks on Route 66Antiques, Souvenirs, Amish Candy & Jams 217-836-3043 BeckysBarn.com

Carlinville

Magnuson Grand Hotel & Conference Centerhttp://www.magnusongrandhotel.com – Full Service – Route 66

Chicago

Superdawg drive-inHIYA! THANKS FOR STOPPING. http://www.superdawg.com 773-763-0660

Edwardsville

City of EdwardsvilleThird Oldest City in Illinois http://www.cityofedwardsville.com

Granite City

Historic Route 66 Flea MarketStop & Shop – We have what you need from A to Z

Hamel

Weezy’s Route 66 Bar & Grill

Livingston

Pink Elephant Antique Mall – “See Our Giant Roadside Attractions!” 618-637-2366

Litchfield

Litchfield History Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center Association

The Ariston Cafe“Remember! Where Good Food Is Served”

Mitchell

Luna Café“See Our Spectator Neon Signs by Day and Especially by Night!”

Murphysboro

Silkworm, Inc.800-826-0577 http://www.silkwormink.com

Springfield, IL

Cozy Dog Drive In“Famous Hot Dog On a Stick” http://www.cozydogdrivein.com

Staunton

DeCamp Junction Inc. – Historic Roadhouse Serving Since 1926 618-637-2951

Henry’s Route 66 Rabbit Ranch / EmporiumRt. 66 Info Center – http://www.HenrysRoute66.com

Wheeling

Superdawg drive-inHIYA! THANKS FOR STOPPING – http://www.superdawg.com 847-459-1900

Willowbrook

Dell Rhea’s Chicken BasketAs Seen on “Diners Drive-Ins and Dives” and “Chicago’s Best”

Kansas

Baxter Springs

Baxter Springs Kansas Route 66 Visitors CenterA Restored 1930′s Phillips Service Station 620-856-2066

SACS 66Select Antique & Collectible Consignments 620-856-5570

Galena

4 WOMEN on the ROUTEThe Home of Tow Tater – Inspiration for “Tow Mater” from “Cars”

Riverton

Nelson’s Old Riverton StoreHome of the “Hand Crafted Sandwich” 620-848-3330

Oklahoma

Afton

Afton Station & Route 66 PackardsRoute 66 & Vintage Car Museum / Visitors’ Center

Claremore

Claremore Convention & Visitors BureauClaremore, OK http://www.visitclaremore.org

Clinton

Oklahoma Route 66 MuseumA tribute to “The Mother Road” http://www.route66.org 580-323-7866

Elk City

National Route 66 Museum Complex - http://www.elkcity.com 580-225-6266

Miami

Allen Sign Studio“A Sign of Service” http://www.allensignstudio.com

Miami Convention & Visitors BureauHome of Coleman Theatre, Ribbon Road & More

Waylan’s Ku-Ku Burger – Don’t just ask for a burger. Ask for WAYLAN’S

Sapulpa

Rt 66 Frame Shoppe and Galleryhttp://www.Rt66FrameShoppe.com

Vinita

Clanton’s CafeOldest Family-Owned Restaurant on Route 66

Shout & Sack C-Store & Deli – Rock Out on 66 – Buckle Up! Be Cool! Be Clean! Be Back!

Texas

Adrian

Midpoint Café & Gift Shop“Home of the Ugly Crust Pie” 806-538-6379

New Mexico

Tucumcari

The Blue Swallow MotelA Unique Experience out of Another Time

Arizona

Scottsdale

Route 66 Worldhttp://www.route66world.com – Everything Route 66!

California

Lake Arrowhead

National Historic Route 66 FederationPreserving and Promoting The Mother Road

Montana

Philipsburg

PACCOM FILMS www.paccomfilms.comAward-winning Rt. 66 Documentaries since 1994. 1-800-786-6695

Pennsylvania

New Salem

Lees Leasing Company LLC – Kathryn & Robert Jurosco – Proud Supporters of Route 66!

Tennessee

Nashville

Joe Loesch – The Road CrewSongs from the Mother Road & Route 66 Audio History – NewWaytoRead.com

Waverly

Mother Road Music“Makin Music for the Mother Road” motherroadmusic@yahoo.com

List maintained by Robert Gehl – Director, Membership Services
Updated as of November 5, 2012


Travelin’ Main Street USA, the Dream of His Life

March 26, 2012

The following account was submitted by Bob Swengrosh.

“Last week I had the privilege to be the driver for Gary Turner, caretaker of Gay Parita, Sinclair Station on a Whirl-Wind trip out West on the Mother Road to the border town of Glenrio, Texas.

On a short trip two months ago, we motored west to Tulsa, OK. On that drive, special stops were standouts for Gary, Eisler Brothers – Scott Nelson, Marsh Arch Bridge – Dean Walker, Visitor Center, Café on the Route, Angles on the Route – Baxter Springs, the Coleman Theatre Tour, the Sidewalk Highway, the always special stop at Afton Station – Laurel Kane, Totem Pole Park, Molly’s (the new bridge entrance) and the Blue Whale – Gary wanted to go skinny dipping (I was glad it was to cold) I want to Thank everyone for the warm welcome that we received.

So this trip started west of Tulsa on both the 1926 and later Route in Sapulpa passing the closed Frankoma Pottery, with the drive on the Ozark Trail, Gary told a number of stories about when he was a young back seat driver in his parents’  ’50 Chevrolet going west on Route 66 to California. We stopped to walk around the wonderful old gas station in Depew, it is sad that most road warriors miss this town. In Stroud at the Rock Café, Dawn Welch had a nice talk with Gary, then on to a warm welcome by McJerry at his gallery and home in Chandler, we took the time to site seeing in Chandler, then on to the great motor cycles at Seaba Station with the 1920′s restroom building, this is a must stop.

On the drive down the private Portland Concrete west of Deep Fork we found one of Rich Dinkela painted Route 66 shields, a stop at Johns Oklahoma County 66 east of Arcadia should not be missed, the Round Barn was closed, but Pop’s was busy with customers. Gary knew how Lucille must have felt when the super highway passed her by. We toured the National Route 66 Museum in Elk City, then on to the “WOW” stop – the Sand hill’s Curiosity Shop, Harley and Annabelle put on a show for Gary, it was a great stop.

Entering the State of Texas, we found rain and heavy fog, we did stop in Shamrock to view the complete town, because of the weather we motored slowly to Amarillo to meet up with Bob Lile and have dinner with Rich Dinkela – Bob Lile hospitality was over the top, Thank You Bob. Bob got into the Tahoe and the three of us motored west on to Vega for a tour of the town, Adrain was next and Fran Houser was at the Midpoint Café, Gary enjoyed talking to her and looking at her gift shop. Our next stop was the ghost town of Glenrio, TX and GlenRio, NM. I had the joy to once again talk to Roxann Travis; she has had a hard life being the only one living in the ghost town of Glenrio. She is now working at the new welcome center on I-40 west bound in New Mexico. The stories that she can tell about her ghost town.

On the return trip east, we stopped in Groom, I took special interest in the old Phillips 66 gas station that Jack and Bettye West owned. The gas station and the Golden Spread motel across the street were in the movie “Leap of Faith” with Steve Martin. Our next stop was Mclean, Texas for a wonderful dinner at the “Red River Steak House”. Gary enjoyed talking to “WILL” and his mom and dad. The Red Mud, Bar-B-Q sauce is to die for.

Now, back to my opening statement “Whirl Wind Trip” around Amarillo, the wind was blowing about fifty miles per hour – plus – we drove thru two dust storms so bad we could not even see the front of the Tahoe hood; this was a true “Grapes of Wrath” experience.

I was able to return Gary back to his beloved wife in one piece, he was tired, but he enjoyed every minute of the trip. I took pictures of Gary all along the way and will be putting together a photo album for him. As Gary always states: ” Travelin’ Main Street USA, the Dream of His Life.


The Route 66 Association of Missouri Welcomes New Business Members

July 4, 2011

We welcome the following new business members and thank them for their support.

Hood’s Propane Co., Inc – Bois D’Arc

Hood’s Service Center, Inc. – Bois D’Arc

Mizell Funeral Home – Cuba

Genghis Grilll – Ellisville

Hutchens Mortuary & Cremation Center – Florissant

Gateway Uniform & Apparel – Hazelwood

Creve Coeur Paving – St. Louis

Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce – Sullivan

Mile 277 Tap & Grill – Sunset Hills

Hoppers Pub – Waynesville

Cooper’s Grill - Webb City

Steve’s Candy and Jerky – Galena, KS

Please patronize the business members that support what we do. Here is a link to the complete list:
Route 66 Association of Missouri Business Members


West Walnut Neighborhood Rt. 66 Festival Meeting

April 14, 2011

Information from David Eslick: “There will be a meeting this Thursday, April 14 at First Baptist Church Activities Building , Mt. Vernon and Campbell at 6:00 p.m. to brain storm ideas for a “Birthplace of Route 66 Festival” with a special tribute to John T. Woodruff on Sat. August 13.

I hope many of you can be there with ideas and a willingness to help.

You can reply if you are going to be there, if you want, or just show up.”


Missouri Division of Tourism Roadtrip Rewards Promotion

January 27, 2011

The Missouri Division of Tourism is excited to bring your business the opportunity to reach out to over 19 million consumers this summer through a partnership with McDonald’s restaurants. All at no cost to you.

In order to continue building the promotion, we need to hear from you! For more information, go to http://www.roadtriprewards.com/.


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