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Member Pete Petrie - Pete's Route 66 Gas Museum - Williams AZ

Christmas Party 2018

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34 Members and Guests attended this years Canadian Route 66 Associations Christmas Party at the Accent inn in Burnaby, BC.

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Happy New Year

The Canadian Route 66 Association wishes everyone a 

🥂 Happy New Year 🥂

All the Best for 2019

MOP Conference 2018 - Carlinville, IL

Carlinville Million Dollar Couthouse

Trains, Planes and Automobles:

Bonnie and I attended this years Miles of Possibiliies Conferences in Carlinville Illinous. We started our trip by flying to Albuqurque NM and renting a car to drive up to Santa Fe to visit a friend who gives walking tours of Historic Santa Fe. The next morning we met for breakfast and then did a fabulous walking tour of the town. We then headed to Antonito Colorado to catch the Combre & Toltec Historic Steam Railway the next morning. 

The  day was perfect with clear skies for our day long train ride. Fresh snow had fallen 3 days earlier and there was still evidence on the north facing hills. At the end of the train ride a bus was waiting to return us to Antonito.

We returnted to Albuquerque, dropped off the rental car and settled into our hotel for the night. The next  day we boarded our Amtrak train to Chicago. A rough ride and whistles blowing throughout the night made for a less than comfortable journey. The scenery in New Mexico and Colorado was fantastic. Food was good and the people we shared meals with were friendly and interesting.

Arriving in Chicago 30 hours later we picked up our rental car and headed south to Raymond, IL, staying at the Magnuson Hotel. The next morning we met Ron the Tattoo Man in the lobby and  headed into Carlinville to check out the Conference Centre which was located at the Blackburn College.  A great venue. 

The conferences were great with many good speakers and presentations. I am sure everyone involed enjoyed the event.

On Saturday after the conference Bonnie and I put on our Halloween Costumes and went into town to enjoy the 79th Annual Halloween Parade in Carlinville. After the parade we headed to the wrap up party and dinner at Crabby’s Supper Club. Everyone was in costume and we all had a good last meal together.

Sunday we returned to Chicago and dropped off our rental car. We finished the trip at a local restuarant with a fantastic Deep Dish Pizza. What else would you have in Chicago?

Full story in Newslwetter

See photos of our trip under Photos above.

Arizona Route 66 Fun Run Pictures

Pete's Route 66 Gas Museum in Williams Arizona

Photos of George and Bonnie's Arizona Fun Run Road Trip are now available in the Photos Section of the site.

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Presidents Report - Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Presidents Report

Spring is here and that means its time for the 31st Annual Arizona Route 66 Fun Run. The event runs May 4 to 6. Last year over 800 cars were registered. George and I will be driving down last years planned route with a visit to the renovated Peterson Museum in LA. We will then travel Route 66 across the dessert and meet our fellow members and friends in Williams AZ.

Many of the towns along Route 66 host their own festivals throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall. European Route 66 Associations are also hosting events to draw attention to the Route 66 culture. In 2017 Germany held their first annual Route 66 Festival. This year the Czech Route 66 Association will be hosting a European Route 66 Festival August 10 - 12.

This years North American International Route 66 Festival will be held in Shamrock Texas from July 12 to 15. This is the main event for the who’s who of Route 66 Authors and Artists.

If you are planning a road trip this summer, check out the web site for ideas on interesting attractions, offbeat sights & oddities.

During last years Miles of Possibilities Conference in Illinois we visited the Gemini Giant on Route 66 in Wilmington Illinois. Locally, Washington State has a Muffler Man also known as Stevedore Man, in Everett. He is a 20-ft. fibreglass giant, overlooking Puget Sound from the top of a building. There are about 300 Muffler Man type statues across America. Some hold tacos, golf clubs, some hold axes. All muffler men are 14 to 25 feet tall and most stand with left palm turned down, right palm up. They appear in various forms. There’s spacemen (Gemini Giant), Native American, pirate, Paul Bunyan, and cowboy versions on the Muffler Men.

Car Show season is just around the corner too. It’s time to start polishing our Classic Cars for display at Show & Shines throughout the summer.

Thats all for now. I hope everyone has a good Spring and Summer


General Meeting Minutes - March 2018

Canadian Route 66 Association  Minutes

Sunday March 11, 2018

13 members in attendance

Welcome back Member # 78 Dave & Diane Sims

Bonnie passed around the premier edition of the ROUTE a new Route 66 magazine, Czech Route 66 hard cover book on Route 66 & Jim Hinkley’s book 100 Things To Do on Route 66 Before you DIE.

The Route Magazine editor contacted our association many times and offered a complimentary copy of the first edition. Coincidentally the Editor is from Ontario.

The Czech Route 66 Association has published a hard cover book on the 20th Anniversary of the founding of their Association. This book is being offered for sale by mail order for any members who wish to purchase.

George & Bonnie highlighted 49 out of 100 in  the Jm Hinkley’s 100 Things to Do on Route 66.

Upcoming Events:

Route 66 Fun Run 

31st Historic Route 66 Fun Run will be held May 4-6. Reservations are confirmed for Williams, Kingman & Laughlin for Bill/Yolanda,  Bev/Sandy. Rick & John will be joining the Fun Run also.

Sean & Karen Evans, Juergen Burmeister members from Flagstaff will be joining us as well. Marcus from Germany and his family will be coming this year. It will be great to meet Marcus’s partner Mona & 2 yr old on Micheal.

Bill Blackall has ordered Canadian Route 66 Association baseball hats for our members who are participating in the Fun Run.

Prior to the Fun Run George & Bonnie will be driving out to Meteor City to check out the progress of the former trading post which is about to reopen soon.Annual Easter Parade: 

Easter Parade

The Vancouver Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada  is host to a car rally every Easter Sunday. At the meeting it was mentioned the Easter Parade will held at the Planetarium, UPDATE:  This year the event takes place at Trev Deeley on Boundary Road, between 10 am and 12 pm. At noon participants depart for a mystery tour around the city before arriving at a yet undisclosed indoor facility in North Burnaby. The destination is announced just before the procession of cars heads out. Admission is free for the public before the rally and $5 per non-member participating vehicles.


Tim is preparing the Spring Edition of the newsletter. If you have any content for him please email him The goal is to have the Spring edition printed in time for the Fun Run. UPDATE: Tim is finalizing the Spring Edition at this time, he is still looking for content to add to the next edition.

Open House:

Annual Paccar Technical Center Open House  will be held Saturday April 14 from 11- 3 in Mount Vernon. The Tech Center does testing and development for Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF trucks. The tour highlights test labs and trucks manufactured by PACCAR. The Tech Center partners with government agencies and academic institutions to evaluate future vehicle technologies.

Route 66 News: 

The latest Desert USA Newsletter has many pictures and articles pertaining to Route 66. Bristol Dry Lake off Route 66 near Amboy in CA. It is a dry lake bed in the desert near the Mojave National Preserve. It's a huge source of salt.

The California Theater in San Bernadino is a classic movie house from 1928  which was completely restored in 2001 is still going strong today with a series of plays and Concerts. Tragically, it is famous for being the location of Will Rogers last show before being killed in the 1935 plane crash in Alaska.

In Oatman Az, the Bureau of Land Management & Humane Society are trying to reduce the number of wild burros by trapping female burros and inoculate them with a contraceptive used for horses and burros.

The burros are descendants of animals used in area gold mines a century ago. When the mines closed, workers turned the burros loose.  Police report a rising number of traffic accidents involving the burros on Oatman Road (aka Route 66).

The burros are a big tourist attraction. Visitors pet the often-docile animals or feed them carrots sold by stores as the animals leisurely roam the streets.

Angel Delgadillo

Arizona newspaper recently published a lengthy feature about Angel Delgadillo, who is now affectionately known as the Guardian Angel of Route 66.

Angel is approaching the 40th anniversary of the date that caused him great sorrow, Sept. 22, 1978 — 2:30 p.m., to be exact — when about 9,000 vehicles a day along Route 66 just outside of his barber shop dropped to almost zero. That’s because a new interstate (I-40) opened and bypassed his hometown of Seligman, Arizona.

“And then there was nothing. We were forgotten. Left to die,” Delgadillo told the newspaper.

But the abandonment of Route 66 set a course for Angel to tirelessly lobby the state to designate old Route 66 from Seligman to Kingman as a historic highway. He helped found the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona in 1987, then the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run began a year later.

Decades later, he continues to enthusiastically greet tourists, pose for photographs and, if he’s not too busy, offer a shave or a haircut.

Angel’s family said it has documented about 1,200 interviews he’s given over the years.

He said his barber shop was one of only four businesses that stayed after the I-40 bypass.

He managed to put 3 children through college during those lean times, despite making only $11,000 a year at one point.

The first Fun Run attracted 150 cars its first year. It now typically draws 900 or more.

The newspaper also reported Angel has only traveled from Seligman less than a dozen times.

Angel has never been to Disneyland to see Cars Land. He has no intention of visiting Radiator Springs, a Route 66 town inspired by Seligman and crafted by Disney Imagineers.

Why bother when he can look out his front door and see the real thing?

Meeting Adjourned at 11:45 am.

50/50 draw, $60 was collected, Sue Ramberg won $30.

Next meeting Sunday April 8, 10 am. Delta Golf Club

Get Your Bricks on Route 66

Get your Bricks on Route 66 for $66. 

Hey everybody, here's your chance to get a Commemorative brick on Route 66. You can honor a loved one, a graduate, your valentine, your alma mater, or just because. The bricks will be installed around the cottage-style filling station currently going up at the Route 66 Historical Village on Southwest Blvd., Tulsa.

Call Teresa Hingey for further information: 918-902-9974

2017 Christmas Party Pictures

Bill Blackwell. Joe Barker, Bill Forbes (Mr Bill)

Photos from the 2017 Canadian Route 66 Christmas Party. Click on Picture to View.

AGM Meeting Minutes - October 2017

Canadian Route 66 Association AGM Minutes

Sunday October 26, 2017

14 Members & 2 Guests in Attendance


The Association currently has 52 active members which include:
 3 paid Associations/Groups 
 1 Life member Wanda Saunders
 4 Complimentary memberships (Red Robinson, Shell Busey, Arizona R66 Assoc, Calif Historic R66 Assoc) 

As a reminder membership dues are due in January each year, you are welcome to make your annual dues renewal at the xmas party. If your newsletter renewal date on the back of your current newsletter is highlighted in yellow that is a reminder that your dues are due.

Your membership dues covers the costs of producing 2 newsletters each year. Funds are also used towards events such as the Picnic, although Pot Luck the Assoc does supply the burgers.


Our Treasurer, Craig McDowall prepared our annual year end report.

 Due to the expenses associated with the transfer of the Canadian Route 66 Association trademark & the Web Site Domain to George along with the 15 year renewal fees, our NET Revenue for the Fiscal Year End was  - $1,075.28

If you would like a copy of the financial statement please ask. Copies are available to the members anytime at your request.

Current Executive - No Change

President:  Bonnie Game               

Vice President: Stewart Heyes    

Treasurer: Craig McDowall         

Founder:  Lorrie Fleming          

Website:George Game 

Newsletter Editor: Tim Kikkert

Garage Tours:Bonnie Game (or any member who wishes to assist)

   Club Liaisons:

      BC Corvette Club: Stewart Heyes              

      Kruise-for-KidsRoy Hansen


Tim requires more content for the fall/winter edition which we hope to have ready for the Xmas Party.  We plan to have the newsletter printed by mid November, please send any stories which may be of interest to

Garage Tours:

Bonnie had contacted Ed Wasney in Sept for Garage tour -this was a 2nd attempt. Mr Wasney informed Bonnie he is not open on Sundays, and said he would get back to us on a date.

Annual Christmas Party:

Christmas Party, Saturday December 2 at the Delta Golf Course. $45 per person. Menu - Turkey, Ham, etc. As always we will have pictures of activities, road trips from years past, if you would like to add pictures for the party please send to George. Door Prizes are much appreciated. Please bring one FUN GIFT per person to share. Email invitations will be sent in November.

2018 Fun Run:

Route suggestions appreciated, suggestions from Roadside America  web site - 

This web site has great ideas on interesting things to see along the road, not just on Route 66. Check out the web site, If you know of a city we could visit which has interesting things to see we can work on an itinerary incorporating this.

Here are some of the ideas from the web site:

Auburn WA- Coffee Pot Coffee house

Pullaup WA - Muffler Man statue

Los Angeles - Peterson Museum

Hollywood - KERMIT Statue

Lee Vining Calif - Upside-down House

Upside Down House — There’s an attention to detail in the Upside Down House: a whole room inside nailed to the ceiling, complete with pots and pans, a bed, chairs, and even a wash basin. Even the dedication plaque is upside down.

Miles of Possibility Conference: 

George & Bonnie attended the 3rd Annual Miles of Possibility Conference in Joliet Illinois, Oct 18 -24. the weekend featured historical tours, a variety of presentations, entertainment, and social/dinner get-togethers. On Thursday, October 19, well-known preservationist/author John Weiss led a bus tour from Joliet to Dwight and back. And on Thursday evening, our group met up for hard-hitting rock 'n roll at The Forge nightclub in downtown Joliet. The opening band was not so easy to listen to as they spent an hour doing a sound check CHECK CHECK…

The highlight of the weekend was the Blooze Brothers  - the only impersonators Dan Ackroyd approves. 

The Dwight Texaco Station has maps on display where they ask you to put a pin in where you live. As tourist season was just about over, the map of Europe was so full of pins, you could not get another pin in the map if you tried. That is how many people from Europe are travelling Route 66 each year. 


The annual Kruise-for-Kids toy drive/fund raiser will be held Sunday November 5 at 8:30 am starting at the Red Robin parking lot in Guildford. Departure to Cascades Casino begins at 10am.

Decorate your car, yourself, bring an unwrapped toy for donation or cash donations are also accepted. So far the weather forecast is for a chance of everything, rain, snow flurries, sun!!

Kruise-for-Kids is our association charity, our 50/50 draw and nickel collections go towards our donation.

50/50 draw

 $35 won by Yolanda & Bill.

Due to the Christmas Party December 2, there will not be a meeting in November.

Miles of Possibility Conference, Joliet IL, October 2017

We had lunch here with David Clark during our excelent day tour. The Chicken was Fantastic!

With no Official Route 66 Festival this year, Bonnie and I attended the Miles of Possibility Conferences in Joliet Illinois. This was the third MOP Conferences and our second.  We had pre-arranged a Tour of the Chicago Route 66 Area with David Clark of We spent Monday with David walking the strets of Chicago and then setting out on the road to Joliet to see the sites. David gave us and exceptional tour. He was also a speaker at the Conference.

On Tuesday we picked up our rental car and headed south on Route 66 to visit the Litchfield Museum and to see and visit Terri Ryborn’s Sprague’s Service Station in Normal, IL. We made stops in Pontiac and many other towns along the way. We spent the night in Springfield and then the next day visited Litchfield and Normal. On our return trip we stopped at the Cozy Dog for lunch and met Buz Waldmire. After lunch it was back on the highway to Joliet.

More of this story in our next Newsletter.

See the Photo Section for pictures from our trip. Part 1 is Illinois and the Conference. Part 2 is our side trip to Dearborn Michigan to see the Henry Ford Museum. An amazing Museum!