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

September 12, 2012

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

Avilla Post Office Building – Avilla

Country Cousin Antique Mall – Bourbon

Stewart’s 66 Cafe – Carterville

Cuba Super 8 – Cuba

Shelly’s Route 66 Cafe – Cuba

Cooper’s 66 – Joplin

Ace Muffler Shop – Lebanon

Madison Street Grill – Lebanon

Classic Thunderbird Club of St. Louis – Manchester

Down South Cafe – Pacific

Mahler’s Truck and Auto Repair – Pacific

Henderson’s Antiques – St. Clair

Old Bus Stop Coffee Shop and Art Gallery, LLC – St. Clair

River Hills Traveler – St. Clair

St. Clair Historical Museum – St. Clair

Auto Evaluators, Inc. – St. Louis

Banc Card Midwest, Inc. – St. Louis

Fireworks Supermarkets – Springfield

Louie’s Drive In aka Vaughn’s – Springfield

Route 66 Barber Shop – Springfield

Springfield-Greene County Library Local History Department – Springfield

Springfield/Route 66 KOA – Springfield

Your Big Hair Day Studio – Shannon Medley, Stylist – Springfield

Alice Delcour – Strafford

Odie’s Auto Repair – Strafford

Route 66 Tees – Sullivan

Sanders Service – Sunset Hills

Stovall’s Grove – Wildwood

Pearl Auto Works – Willard

Weezy’s Route 66 Bar & Grill – Hamel, IL

Litchfield History Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center Association – Litchfield, IL

Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket – Willowbrook, IL

SACS 66 – Baxter Springs, KS

Clanton’s Cafe – Vinita, OK

Shout & Sack C-Store & Deli – Vinita, OK

The Blue Swallow Motel – Tucumcari, NM

Lees Leasing Company LLC – New Salem, PA

Mother Road Music -Waverly, TN

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


First Annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Announced

July 18, 2011
Springfield, Missouri Convention and Visitors Bureau

Springfield, Missouri Convention and Visitors Bureau

Springfield, Mo. – The West Central Neighborhood Alliance is planning the first annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Mo.

The festival is set for noon-8 p.m. Aug. 13 on College Street west of Grant Avenue. Activities include live music, food, activities for kids, interpretive history, a classic car show and more.

On April 30, 1926, officials first proposed the name of Route 66, the new Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway that became one of the most famous roads in America. People from around the world seeking a unique look at American culture still travel the route even though it was officially removed from the U.S. highway system in 1985. Many portions of “The Mother Road” are still visible in Springfield, along with other sites and sights that were at their heyday when Route 66 was the main east-west route through the country.

“It is important that people realize the significance of Route 66 in the history of the city and the country, and that it was born here,” said David Eslick, a member of the Route 66 Association of Missouri and co-chair of the festival. “This festival will be a fun way to achieve that recognition.”

The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival is designed to celebrate and remember the role Springfield played in the Route 66 era. College Street, where the festival will take place, is on the original Route 66 byway.

Partnering with the festival will be Mother’s Brewing (Springfield’s newest craft brewery) and Bud’s Tire & Wheel (established in 1958 to distribute custom wheels to its Route 66 customers).  More than 3,000 people visited Mother’s “Backyard” to celebrate its grand opening in May and raise money for Joplin tornado relief.

Tickets for the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival are $3 in advance at Machino’s, 1715 S. Campbell Ave., and Urban Districts Alliance, 304 W. McDaniel St. Cost at the gate is $5. Children 5 and younger are free.

For more information about the festival, call Urban Districts Alliance at 417-831-6200.

For more information about Springfield, visit www.SpringfieldAdventures.com or call the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-678-8767.


“Birthplace of Route 66 Festival” Planning Meeting in Springfield, Missouri on May 26

May 23, 2011

From David Eslick:

“The First Annual  “Birthplace of Route 66 Festival” will be on Saturday, August 13  on College Street from Grant Ave.  to however far West that we need to line up cars for the car show.

The West Central Neighborhood Association will host the event.  Some of the hard part is done. The committee chairmen have stepped up to lead this festival.

There will be a meeting on Thursday, May 26 at the First Baptist Church Activities Building at 6:00 p.m. to fill these committees and make further plans.

Please plan on being there to help make this an AWESOME event.

You are encouraged to bring any of your friends that have any interest in promoting Springfield as the “Birthplace of Route 66. It is not necessary to RSVP,  just show up.”


Invitation to Car Show on April 16th, 2011

March 31, 2011

John Bradley extends the following invitation:

“Greeting! As an employee of the Spr. Greene Co. Library District’s Brentwood Branch in Springfield, MO, I was intrigued to see if members of this association would want to participate in a car show to mark 40 years of service for said branch! The car show’s from noon to four on April 16th, and there’s still room for another four or five participants.:) My contact information at the branch is (417) 883-1974. Thanks!”


The Route 66 Association of Missouri Welcomes New Business Members

January 25, 2011

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

The Garpax/Branson Music Group Inc. – Branson

Walnut Park Auto Body – Crestwood

Ray Harvey Art – Cuba

Jake Culpeeper’s Cattle Co. – Osage Beach

Ozark’s Public Television – Springfield

Harry’s Tire, LLC – Sullivan

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


The Route 66 Association of Missouri Welcomes New Business Members

November 5, 2010

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

Bremer Hardware & Lumber – Bourbon

Historic Phelps House – Carthage Historic Preservation, Inc. – Carthage

Sant Automotive, LLC – Crestwood

Gordos Main Street Cafe – Cuba

Midwest Petroleum Travel Plaza – Cuba

Historic Florissant, Inc. – Florissant

Creations Unlimited – Pacific

Koch Development Co. (Yorkshire Village) – St. Louis

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce – Springfield

Allen Sign Studio – Miami, Oklahoma

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


Missouri’s Haunted Route 66 – Ghosts Along the Mother Road

September 22, 2010

The History Press is pleased to introduce a new book by Janice Tremeear.

Alongside the nostalgic appeal of Route 66 lurk ghostly roadside hitchhikers, the Goatman of Rolla, amusement park spirits, Civil War dead and the shadows thrown by the mighty Thunderbird. Spanning three hundred dangerously curving miles, the stretch of the Mother Road in Missouri earned the title of “Bloody 66,” and some of its stopping places are marked by equally grim history. The Lemp Mansion saw family members commit suicide one by one. Springfield’s Pythian Castle was an orphanage before becoming a military hospital and housing World War II prisoners of war. Follow Janice Tremeear as she takes a detour down Zombie Road, peers into the matter of the Joplin Spook Light and even stays overnight in Missouri’s most haunted locations to discover what makes the Show Me State such a lively place for the dead.

Born in St. Louis, Janice Tremeear has lived most of her life in Missouri. She is a second-generation dowser. In tune with the paranormal from an early age, she now directs her interest and research into investigating the unknown with her team Route 66 Paranormal Alliance. She has three grown children and four grandchildren. She currently lives in Springfield, Missouri.

Meet the Author!

September 25th at 7pm at Pythian Castle in Springfield, MO
October 16th from 2-5 at Prosperity School Bed & Breakfast in Joplin, MO
October 28th at 7pm at The Library Station (2535 North Kansas Expressway, Springfield, MO)


Route 66 Association of Missouri Welcomes New Business Members

July 17, 2010

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

Rack it Billiards & Pub, LLC – Buffalo

Florissant Valley Historical Society – Florissant

The Chappel House – Florissant

White Auto Body, Inc. – Florissant

News/Talk FM 102.9 / AM 1310 KZRG – Joplin

KC Obsolete Parts LLC – Miller

Gascozark Trading Post & Flea Market – Richland

First Baptist Church, 525 South Avenue – Springfield

Mexican Villa El Taco – Springfield

Schmidt Auto Center – Sullivan

Mason Dixon Flea Market – Union

Sunset Motel – Villa Ridge

Legends of America – Warsaw

Superdawg drive-in – Wheeling, Illinois

Waylan’s Ku-Ku Burger – Miami, Oklahoma

Rt 66 Frame Shoppe and Gallery – Sapulpa, Oklahoma

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


The Route 66 Association of Missouri will be “Cruising into the New Decade” on its 21st Annual Motor Tour

March 9, 2010

The Route 66 Association of Missouri will be “Cruising into the New Decade” on its 21st Annual Motor Tour, September 10, 11 and 12, 2010. The tour will start in Gray Summit, MO and end at Schifferdecker Park in Joplin. This year’s tour will highlight the many places along Route 66 that we will look forward to seeing, stopping at, photographing and patronizing going into the next decade. The host motel for Friday night (September 10) will be the Travelodge Six Flags/Gray Summit (“Diamond Inn”) in Gray Summit, MO. Registration will be held there from 4:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. that Friday night (September 10), and we have secured a block of rooms at the Diamond Inn for tourgoers. That evening there will be a cruise which will feature choice local neon, including the Sunset Motel – an Association success story – and the Gardenway Motel. More details on Friday night activities will be available at registration. On Saturday, the tour will proceed as far as Springfield. There will be “passports” available at registration and “passport stops” between Gray Summit and Springfield. The Saturday evening stop will be at the Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven in Springfield, MO, where a block of rooms will be held for tourgoers. That evening there will be some fine bar-b-que served up by Buckingham’s in Smith Park in Springfield. On Sunday, September 12, the tour will proceed from Springfield to Joplin, taking in a few more passport stops along the way. The tour will conclude at Schifferdecker Park in Joplin with a picnic lunch catered by Columbia Traders Restaurant.

For more information, contact Kip Welborn at 314-776-7385 (rudkip@sbcglobal.net), or Jane Dippel at 314-843-7132 (vestaon66@cs.com), or visit our website at www.missouri66.org to to download a
registration form.


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