Program Announced for St. Louis Route 66 Festival

September 29, 2009

Celebrate the Mother Road at the second annual St. Louis Route 66 Festival to be held Saturday, October 3, at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, 10950 Riverview Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63137.   The event offers an afternoon of FREE fun and activities on both the Missouri and Illinois sides of the Bridge from 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Classic cars will span the length of the bridge. “A honk-off will start the festivities,” said Laura Cohen,  Confluence Partnership Director. “The signal will be ladies and gentlemen, honk your horns!” Visitors will be able to vote for the Fan Favorite Award, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Come visit The Route 66 Association of Missouri’s booth at the Festival!

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Wagon Wheel Motel Under New Ownership

September 29, 2009

Cuba, MO The Wagon Wheel Motel, 901 East Washington, a continuously operating Rt. 66 Motel since the 1930s, has a new owner.

On September 15, ownership passed from the heirs of previous owners, Pauline and Harold Armstrong, to Connie Echols, owner of another Cuba Route 66 business The Wildflower, a florist and gift shop. Echols looks forward to her role as an owner of the historic motel and returning it to its former glory. Echols plans a renovation and modernization of the motel while maintaining its historic integrity.

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Route 66 Association of Missouri Welcome’s New Business Members

September 23, 2009

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

Schaefer Autobody Centers – Crestwood

Flying A Motorsports – Cuba

Country Caboose – Joplin

Diana’s Diner – St. James

Route 66 Fudge Shop & Specialized Chocolates – St. James

Vacuum Cleaner Museum and Factory Outlet – St. James

Luttrell Auction & Music Barn – Springfield

Route 66 Hot Dogs – Springfield

Culver’s Route 66 – Webb City

Cheques in the Mail, Inc. – Las Vegas, NV

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