March 17, 2014
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.
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS SPECIAL INVITATION FOR JUNE 13
YOU ARE INVITED!
CRUISING ON THE BAGNELL DAM STRIP IN LAKE OZARK, MO.
February 26, 2014
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 17, 2014
The January 11th meeting had a large turn-out! The quarterly event was held at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Missouri.
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
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.
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
March 25, 2013
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.
Eventsonroute66.com 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.
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.”
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: http://meramecriverrt66bridge.greatriv.com
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.
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.