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FREE EVENT - COMING TO ARIZONA!

ROUTE 66 STREET LEGENDS TOUR 2018
OPEN TO ALL PONTIAC & GMC TRUCK ENTHUSIASTS!


FRI-SAT-SUN, SEPTEMBER 28-29-30, 2018

INFORMATION

Thom Sherwood (520) 798-3200 in Tucson
or
Denny Deal (623) 850-6608 in Phoenix


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FIND THE LATEST UPDATES BELOW!
As the tour dates draw near, watch this space for all the latest updates and details.
This page last updated August 13, 2018.

WHAT IS THIS EVENT?
The Route 66 Street Legends Tour is similar to a HOT ROD Magazine “Power Tour”
where you can join along with the procession anywhere, at any time, for as many miles as you’d like.
 It’s a rolling caravan, cruise and car show... together in one event!

WHO CAN CAN PARTICIPATE?
This event is open to ALL PONTIACS & GMC TRUCKS, both old and new.
Although this event is sponsored by the GTO Association of America,
you need not be a member of the club to participate.
We do ask you to please REGISTER though (free of charge)
so that we can better plan for the events/activities.

WHERE AND WHEN?
The event officially begins in Pontiac. Illinois following the GTOAA Regional Meet
at the Pontiac-Oakland Museum, on Monday, September 17, 2018.
Download the FULL SCHEDULE at www.gtoaa.org
Look for the  "Route 66 Street Legends" tab on the left side of the page.
(schedule subject to modification, so be sure to check back often!)

The tour will then head west, with pre-planned stops and meet-up locations each morning.
Again, check the FULL SCHEDULE to learn the "where and when" for each day.

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN ARIZONA?
The three active Pontiac/GMC Truck clubs here in Arizona plan to welcome
the westbound group when it reaches Flagstaff on Friday, September 28.
Our series of activities invites ALL PONTIAC & GMC TRUCK owners and enthusiasts
to then join along as the Route 66 Street Legends caravan continues its journey
west towards Kingman, Arizona on Saturday.
The event officially ends in nearby Needles, CA on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Come join the fun!

IS IT REALLY FREE TO PARTICIPATE?
Yes, the event is FREE, but you are still responsible for your own food, travel and lodging expenses.
You are urged to make your overnight lodging reservations soon.
Do so right away... don’t risk being left out!

Find Hotel/Motel information below, or do your own research online.



HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
  1. Download and review the latest Route 66 Street Legends Event Schedule and updates at www.gtoaa.org
  2. Download the proper Registration Form (see below)
  3. Submit your registration form no later than THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20. This is free of charge, and you may cancel/change plans later without penalty. Registering helps us properly plan and is a REQUIREMENT if you wish to attend the FREE Saturday Dinner Event!
  4. Research the overnight lodging options (see below) and make your reservations right away.
  5. Get your favorite Pontiac or GMC Truck prepped and roadworthy.
  6. See you in Flagstaff Friday night (see Phoenix/Tucson Caravan rendezvous info below)


ROUTE 66 STREET LEGENDS
OFFICIAL ACTIVITIES
for Arizona

(schedule subject to change)


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
  • Phoenix and Tucson groups caravan to Flagstaff (see details below).
  • Pontiac/GMC Truck Cruise-In at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 2675 S. Beulah Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ from 4:00-6:00pm. (The restaurant suggests that we do not arrive prior to 4:00pm. Overflow parking available at adjacent Walmart. Please do not park at Credit Union lot next door during business hours. You may remain at Freddy's for as long as they are open on Friday night.)
  • Bomber Run from Flagstaff to Williams, AZ anytime after 6:00pm. (30 miles west on I-40).
  • "Cruise the 66 Loop" in Williams, AZ... Show your pride and cruise a lap or two around town upon arrival.
  • Check-in to your Williams lodging accommodations. (Note: Red Roof Plus Inn is next door to South Rims.)
  • Night Cap late-night adult beverages at South Rims Wine & Beer Garage in Williams, AZ (Look for the '66 Pontiac GTO inside the bar area; bar closes at 10pm. Be sure to purchase a souvenir baseball cap!)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
  • Breakfast on your own (check to see if it is offered as part of your lodging) or, enjoy a special Pontiac breakfast at South Rims until 9am (NOTE: this breakfast offering has not yet been confirmed or finalized).
  • Depart for westward cruise on I-40 and Route 66 at 8:00am in front of the Canyon Motel.
  • Caravan at your own pace along the longest remaining stretch of old Route 66 (between Seligman and Kingman*). Enjoy the vintage attractions along this two-and-a-half hour drive (130 miles) including a quick, late-morning Root Beer Float pick-me-up and photo op at the Hackberry General Store.
  • Plan to arrive in Kingman, AZ no later than 12:30pm to participate in the fun, local celebration known as "Andy Devine Days." Enjoy the street fair and family-friendly smalltown atmosphere, with plenty of lunch venues and fun activities. *There is an optional Car Show associated with this local event which you may participate in ($20 entry fee) or you can simply be a "display only" vehicle in a nearby reserved Pontiac/GMC parking lot if you arrive no later than 12:30pm. Show info at: www.AndyDevineDaysFestival.com/car-show/
  • Following the Andy Devine Days Car Show and awards presentation (at approximately 4:00pm), check-in to your Kingman lodging accommodations and take this opportunity to relax, grab a shower and freshen-up.
  • Later, the three Arizona Pontiac/GMC clubs will host a special Route 66 Street Legends Dinner Event. Free and open to hosting club members only by advance reservation. Held at the Grand Events Center, 515 E. Beale Street, Kingman, AZ 86401. Doors open at 6:30pm; Dinner served at 7:00pm. Buffet-style menu will include Italian Pasta, Chicken and Meatballs; No-host bar available. An informal Pontiac-themed evening program with presentations will follow. To attend this dinner, you must download and submit the Dinner Reservation Form prior to the September 20 deadline. Download it HERE.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
  • Breakfast on your own (check to see if it is offered as part of your lodging) or, at Mr. D'z Route 66 Diner, 105 E. Andy Devine Ave. Kingman, AZ, beginning at 8:00am. Overflow parking available across the street at The Powerhouse (Kingman's official Visitors Center).
  • After breakfast, tour the Electric Car Museum inside Kingman's Powerhouse Visitor Center, 120 West Andy Devine Ave. between 9:00-10:00am. $4 admission payable at entrance.
  • Street Legends Tour departs for final day of cruise on Route 66 from The Powerhouse at 10:00am
  • Caravan to Oatman, AZ ghost town for lunch with final destination of Needles, California where the tour officially ends.


REGISTRATION FORM DOWNLOAD
Click on the appropriate link below to download your event Registration Form. Each form includes instructions on how to submit.

(A) If you are a MEMBER of one or more of the three hosting Arizona clubs, click HERE to download the Registration & Dinner Reservation Form (FREE)
• Cactus GTOs GTOAA (Phoenix)
• Desert Renegades Chapter POCI (Phoenix)
• Arizona Chapter POCI  (Tucson)

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(B) If you are NOT A MEMBER of one of the three clubs mentioned above, click HERE to download the national Registration Form (FREE). If you wish to join one of the three clubs, look for contact information below.



ARIZONA CARAVANS ANNOUNCED!
From PHOENIX & TUCSON to FLAGSTAFF

Friday, September 28, 2018

#1... Northern Phoenix to Flagstaff  (relaxed pace with an early arrival in Flagstaff)
Meet: Tramonto Marketplace (meet near McDonald's)
Address: 3130 W. Carefree Highway (NE corner of I-17 and Carefree Hwy)
Location Features: McDonald's, Shell gasoline, In-N-Out Burger, Albertson groceries
Gather Time: 9:30am
Departure Time: 10:00am
Caravan Leaders: Denny Deal (623) 850-6608, and Mike Jewell

#2... Northwest Tucson to Phoenix and beyond
Meet: QuikTrip gas station
Address: 5565 W. Cortaro Farms Road (just east of I-10)
Location Features: Wendy's burgers, QuikTrip gasoline
Gather Time: 10:45am
Departure Time: 11:00am
Caravan Leader: Thom Sherwood (520) 798-3200 (no texts, please)
NOTE: This group will join with caravan #3 (see next entry) upon arrival in northern Phoenix.

#3... Northern Phoenix to Flagstaff  
Meet: Tramonto Marketplace (meet near McDonald's)
Address: 3130 W. Carefree Highway (NE corner of I-17 and Carefree Hwy)
Location Features: McDonald's, Shell gasoline, In-N-Out Burger, Albertson groceries
Gather Time: 1:30pm
Departure Time: 2:00pm
Caravan Leader: (to be announced)



LODGING SUGGESTIONS:
Act quickly! Rooms are selling out fast!

WILLIAMS, AZ .... FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 20188
Host Hotel  <<<SOLD OUT! >>>  Canyon Motel, 1900 E. Rodeo Road, Williams, AZ, (928) 635-9371
Addt'l Hotel: Super 8, 800 E. Route 66, Williams, AZ, (928) 635-4700, www.WyndhamHotels.com
Addt'l Hotel: Red Roof Plus: 642 E. Route 66, Williams, (928) 635-4431 ...  "Mention "GTOAA" for special rate!

KINGMAN, AZ .... SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
Host Hotel  <<<SOLD OUT! >>>  El Trovatore, 1440 E. Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401, (928) 753-6520
Addt'l Hotel: Quality Inn, 1400 E. Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401, (928) 753-4747
Addt'l Hotel: Motel 6 Kingman West, 424 W. Beale St, Kingman, AZ 86401, (928) 864-5705
Addt'l Hotel: Best Western Plus Wayfarer's Inn, 2815 E. Andy Devine, Kingman, AZ 86401, (928) 753-6251




FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Please contact the following:

  • GTO Association of America, national event coordinator: Tom Oxler (636) 288-1426 or (636) 928-5548 (Missouri); email: toxler@prodigy.net
  • Cactus GTOs, Phoenix GTOAA Chapter: Denny Deal (623) 850-6608; email: dennyd46@cox.net
  • Desert Renegades Chapter #65 Pontiac-Oakland Club International (Phoenix): Tom Knecht (602) 708-6960; email: t77transam@gmail.com
  • Arizona Chapter #29 Pontiac-Oakland Club International (Tucson): Thom Sherwood (520) 798-3200; email: output@colorteks.com
  • Saturday Kingman Dinner Coordinator for club members: Jim Einck (317) 341-2048 (Phoenix); email: james.einck@gmail.com


WELCOMING FROM THE SOUTHWESTERN U.S....


ARIZONA:
  • Cactus GTOs, GTOAA (Phoenix)... Contact: Denny Deal (623) 444-8949 or (623) 850-6608; email: dennyd46@cox.net
  • Desert Renegades POCI Chapter #65 (Phoenix)... Tom Knecht (602) 708-6960; email: t77transam@gmail.com
  • Arizona Chapter POCI #29 (Tucson)... Thom Sherwood (520) 798-3200; email: output@colorteks.com

CALIFORNIA:
  • Pontiacs of Central California, POCI Chapter #67... Ron Berglund (Western Region POCI Director, participating from Fresno, CA) (559) 259-2079; email: pontiac335@gmail.com
  • San Diego Chapter, POCI: *
  • Southern California Chapter, POCI: *
  • Southern California Gathering of the Goats, GTOAA: *
  • Tri-Valley GTOs of So Cal, GTOAA: *

COLORADO:
  • Colorado Chapter, POCI: *
  • Classic GTO Association of Denver, GTOAA: *
  • Northern Colorado GTO Association, GTOAA: *

NEVADA:
  • Silver State Chapter, POCI: *

NEW MEXICO:
  • New Mexico Pontiac Club, POCI: *
  • Land of Enchantment GTOs, GTOAA: *

UTAH:
  • Great Salt Lake Chapter, POCI: *

* Attention Southwestern U.S. enthusiasts: If you would like to post caravan information
from your location to Flagstaff, Kingman or elsewwhere along the route on this webpage,
please contact Thom Sherwood immediately at (520) 798-3200.





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