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Route 66 Festival Schedule: Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
This electric car owned by Roderick Wilde, executive director of the Historic Electric Vehicle Foundation, is part of an extensive collection of U.S.-made electric micro cars that were manufactured between the mid 1940s and the mid 1960s. (Courtesy)
8/14/2014 6:02:00 AM
Bob Waldmire Exhibition - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., TNT Auto Center (535 E. Andy Devine Ave); FREE - Art exhibition featuring the works of the late Bob Waldmire, an artist best known for his art depicting Route 66. Waldmire received the John Steinbeck Award in 2004 for his work on preserving Route 66.
Historic Electric Vehicle Exhibition - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Powerhouse Visitor Center (120 W. Andy Devine Ave.); FREE - A car show comprised of electric vehicles from the early 1900's to today. This show will be the largest electric vehicle collection in the world to date.
Bob Boze Bell Exhibition - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Powerhouse Visitor Center (120 W. Andy Devine Ave); FREE - Bob "Boze" Bell, Executive Editor for True West magazine and acclaimed artist will be introducing his latest book, The 66 Kid: Raised on the Mother Road: Growing Up on Route 66, the World's Most Famous Two-Lane Blacktop at the festival. Additionally, he will be signing copies of award winning titles featuring his distinctive art work
Bob Boze Bell will be signing copies of his latest book, "The 66 Kid" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Railroad Museum - 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Historic Santa Fe Depot (Corner of Fourth Street and Andy Devine Ave.); $2
Distillers Choice Tours - 1 p.m., Desert Diamond Distillery (4875 N. Olympic Drive); $30
Walk of Fame "Bricks on 66" Dedication - 5 p.m., Mr. D'z Route 66 Diner (105 E. Andy Devine Ave); FREE - This long-term project has a goal to transform the Route 66 corridor in the Kingman historical district into an honorarium for the men and women who laid the cornerstone, set the foundation, and transformed Route 66 from a highway into an icon. The dedication will feature the laying of the first bricks for this project.
Part of the CARE Committee's Beautification of Kingman project through the
Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce
. People can also purchase bricks for the road starting at $100.
Sneak Preview of "RV Adventure Route 66" with John Holod - 7 p.m., Canyon Route 66 Bar and Grill in the Ramada Inn (3100 E. Andy Devine Ave.); FREE - Runtime: 85 minutes. Come along for the over 2,000-mile ride as we explore its drive-ins, gas stations, museums, kitschy roadside attractions and most importantly, the people. Today, visitors come from all over the globe to travel what some call the most magical road in the world. What are you waiting for!
Filmmaker John Holod will be present to take questions after the showing.
Concert - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Locomotive Park (1st Street and Andy Devine Ave.); FREE - Featuring Garlin Hackney and Driftback. The first 150 people will get a free Mr. D'z Root Beer float, courtesy of Chicago Title.
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