The Official Website of the Route 66 Association of Missouri

March 17, 2014

US 66 Postcard

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.

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

Noted Route 66 authority and artist Jerry McClanahan will be unveiling his latest painting at Gary Turner’s Gay Parita Station near Halltown, MO on historic Route 66 on Saturday May 17, 2014.



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.

Ralph Rognstat_web

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

Hot Summer Nights  promo web

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!

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 Member Launches New Web Site For Events On Route 66

March 25, 2013
Events on Route 66

Events on Route 66

Events on Route 66 is a web site developed with the purpose of giving all events on Route 66 maximum exposure. The focus is to provide a venue that will reduce or eliminate scheduling conflicts that happen when Route 66 related events are planned in advance. The site will give event planners notice of when an event is already taking place on any given day. This will maximize the potential of attendees to all events. is also a great reference for tourists and visitors to use for planning a trip or finding an interesting event going on near them while they are on tour. The use of this site is free for anyone to use. Please feel free to sign up and add any events that you know of related to Route 66.

Magnuson Grand Hotel Dinner Theater

October 29, 2012

From Jim Armentrout:

“On November 11th the Magnuson Grand Hotel we are having an Interactive dinner Theater. Tickets are on sale now by calling the front desk at 217-324-2100 – $40.00 per ticket. We have a special offer for 20% off for the show which will bring the tickets down to $32.00 per person. What a great way to end the summer for a fun filled evening. If anyone with the Route 66 Association of Missouri would like to stay overnight we will offer the room for $69.50 for the guest. Have any questions feel free to give me a call at 217-324-2100.”

Show the Love! Campagin to Save Our Historic Route 66 Meramec River Bridge

October 25, 2012

The Route 66 Meramec River Bridge is located in the Route 66 State Park near Eureka, MO. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009, it has not experienced any major alterations since its construction nearly 80 years ago. However, the bridge has fallen into disrepair. Due to safety, the bridge was closed by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the owner of the bridge, to all traffic. MoDOT had made the initial decision to demolish the bridge but has since partnered with a broad coalition of stakeholders working to preserve the bridge. MoDOT and its preservation partners are now seeking a new owner and funding to save the bridge from demolition by MODOT’s new deadline of December 2016.

More information on how to join this effort:

Route 66 Association of Missouri to Hold Meeting on November 17, 2012

October 24, 2012

The meeting will take place at the Stones Throw Dinner Theatre at 796 S. Stone Ln., Carthage, MO 68436. Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm with the general meeting following. The cost for lunch is $15.00 per person. To reserve lunch and for more information, please download this meeting registration form.

We will have a guest speaker to talk about the Stones Throw Dinner Theatre. Officers and board members, please attend the Board Meeting at 10:00 am.

The Wagon Wheel Motel in Cuba, Missouri is having a “Show & Tell” Party on Oct 19th

October 12, 2012

It may be something you— Drive, Ride, Eat, Drink, Wear, Write, Sing, Buy or Make.

Halloween is coming and there may be a few mysterious things going on ! What really is in Wilber’s Trunk? Will Joyce’s ghost make a visit? Maybe a new Neon Sign Lighting!

There will be a Bonfire of course! Starting around 5:30… BYOB and a lawn chair.