Burnaby's Annual Hats Off Day Show & Shine
This years event, organized by Bonnie Game had 66 cars in the show despite the ominous clouds and dark sky. After a brief morning shower the rain stopped and everyone quickly dried off their cars and prepared for the show. The rest of the day was a perfect mix of high cloud and warm weather on the street. At least 10 bands played for the crowd of 40,000 people with great food available from all the local restaurants. The many street performers made for great street entertainment.
Local Canadian Route 66 Association members and past members were in the show. Paul & Judy Dexter came up from Kent Washington despite I5 being closed by the bridge collapse in Burlington. Tevi Smith, Brian & Betty Peters, Rick Locke were in attendance. George Game guided the cars from the staging area to the event area and parked the cars. Past members Jake, Carolyn and Doug Feenstra also attended in their fantastic 1956 Crown Victoria.
This events takes place on Hwy 7, Hastings Street between Gama and Boundary Road in Burnaby BC from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It is a give back to the community street fair put on by the local merchants. It takes place on the first week of June every year.
A special thanks to all the volunteers that helped make this a great event.
Pictures are available in the Photo Section.
Picture taken at the Jailhouse Hotel in Ely Nevada. Look like criminals to me!
Photos from this years Arizona Route 66 Fun Run Tour are now in the Photo Gallery.
Joplin International Route 66
The Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau (JCVB) announced today that 60s/70s rock and roll mainstay THE GRASS ROOTS will headline the Route 66 International Festival this August in Downtown Joplin. The-3 day International Festival will be a celebration of the heritage of historical Route 66. In addition to the concert will be cultural performances, car show, Route 66 quilt exhibit, crafts and food vendors. Authors, artists and collectors of everything Route 66 will gather to share their passion for the history and preservation of the famed highway.
Since their formation in 1966 The Grass Roots have gone on to chart 29 singles; 13 of which went gold followed by 2 gold albums and 1 platinum album. In the entire history of Rock n’ Roll, only 9 bands (including The Beatles) have charted more hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 than The Grass Roots. For almost 50 years they have continued to be one of the most recognized groups on “Classic Rock” stations. During that time, the Grass Roots have averaged over 100 live performances each year. “Let’s Live for Today”, “Midnight Confessions”, “Sooner or Later”, “Temptation Eyes”, “Two Divided by One” and “Heaven Knows” are some of the bands Top 10 hits.
The Route 66 International Festival will be held August 1-3, 2013. Concerts are planned for two of the evenings. On Friday August 2nd, in Downtown Galena, Kansas (4 miles west of Joplin) THE ROAD CREW and THE DETECTIVES will perform. On Saturday August 3rd, in Downtown Joplin there will be performances on two stages. On the South Stage, presented by Monster Energy Drink will be CITY LIMITS and JESSE MCENTIRE. On the Main Stage, presented by Downstream Casino Resort will be WALRUS, THE ROAD CREW and THE GRASS ROOTS.
The actual performance times are still being worked. For up to date performance information stay connected with the official web site of the International Festival: www.route66internationalfestival.com.
Route 66 Alliance: http://www.route66alliance.org/
Route 66 International Festival:
Joplin Convention & Visitors Bureau:
2013 Route 66 International Festival entertainment lineup:
Friday, August 2nd, Downtown Galena
The Detectives and The Road Crew
Saturday, August 3rd, Downtown Joplin
The Grass Roots, presented by Downstream Casino
The Road Crew, Jesse McEntire, Walrus and City Limits
Twenty-Five Members and guests met at the I5 Custer Rest Stop at 9 AM. We then drove to Bellingham's Fairhaven Historic District and then continued down scenic Chukinut Drive to the Farmhouse Restuarant in Mount Vernon for brunch. On the way we encountered a major snowstorm and heavy rain. This came as a big surprise as the weather forecast was for sun and a few cloudy periods. When we arrived at the Farmhouse Restuarant we were informed our reservations had been cancelled. Fortunately the space that was allotted for our party was still available. Later we found out that it was a Corvette Club that had cancelled their reservations and the staff had made an error or misunderstood. After everyone finished there excellent meal we drove to the PACCAR Truck Test Facility for their yearly open house. This is where trucks are tested before being manufactured to test them for reliability. Trucks have to be tested for the equivalent of 2 million miles before they can start production. The facility was very crowded with everyone enjoying the displays and watching how the test are done. An entire truck on a shake table was very impressive as it bounced and shook in every direction.
After we had finished with the tour many of us decided to visit La Conner for the Annual Tulip Festival. As we watched the parade the skies opened again with a downfall of heavy rain and hail. After the parade we decided we were wet enough and headed back to the cars. We toured the Tulip Fields on the way home. There were not many in bloom because of the very cold weather we have been having.
Overall everyone had a good time.
The Ayden Rae Foundation is a worldwide not for profit awareness organization dedicated to the care and cure of a condition called HypermesisGravidarum. HG is a severe form of sickness in pregnant women (think morning sickness on a grand scale) that can lead to lifetime issues for mother & child, possibly even death. It has been known about for over 150 years, but little is being done to care for the women and children affected.
We are hosting the 2nd annual Route 66 Auto Tour, it is an up to 16 day GUIDED TOUR event in September (6-23) starting in Chicago & ending in Santa Monica.
You can run the entire route, or just pick certain legs you are interested in based on your budget, time and location on the dates of the tour. If you are looking to do just a few legs, discounts are available.