Needles, CA: Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017 on Tuesday.

Needles, CA: Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017 on Tuesday.

The Military Vehicle Preservation Association (M.V.P.A) is conducting a Route 66 Convoy 2017 from Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 to Santa Monica, California on Saturday, October 14th, 2017.

Over 100 historic military vehicles are participating in the retracing the original 1926 Route 66.

As part of the journey along historic Route 66, the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017 will driving into Needles, California on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.

ZachNews has just learn the official schedule from the official organizers of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017.

The Route 66 Convoy 2017 will leave Kingman, Arizona at around 8:00am MST.

The Route 66 Convoy 2017 will arrive in Oatman, Arizona between 9:30am and 10:30am MST.

The Route 66 Convoy 2017 will arrive in the Golden Shores, Arizona and Topock, Arizona area at 11:30am MST.

The Route 66 Convoy 2017 will be stopping to met with a veterans group in Golden Shores, Arizona for a few minutes then continue on their journey.

The Route 66 Convoy 2017 will arrive in Needles, California at 12:00pm PT.

Despite what is being reported elsewhere, the Route 66 Convoy 2017 is not arriving to Needles, California at 2:30pm or 3:30pm PT.

The Route 66 Convoy 2017 will be driving along southbound along Route 66 (Oatman-Topock Highway), westbound along Interstate 40, southbound and westbound along Five Mile Road, northbound along U.S. Highway 95, northbound along East Broadway, and westbound along West Broadway towards our camp site.

Official organizers of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017 are also telling ZachNews that there will be drones flying over the Route 66 Convoy 2017, including in the area of Interstate 40 at the Colorado River, Interstate 40 at Five Mile Road, and along East Broadway near the Carty’s Camp location.

ZachNews will be having at drone flying over East Broadway near Goodwill Street to capture the Route 66 Convoy 2017 passing by that location.

The Route 66 Convoy 2017 will enter the dirt parking lot located along the 1000 block of West Broadway near Santa Fe Park where a welcoming event will be held for all of the participates in the Route 66 Convoy 2017.

An estimated 62 military vehicles will be stopping at the welcoming event at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California.

Most of the historic military vehicles and participates in the Route 66 Convoy 2017 will be parked in the dirt parking lot overnight well some of the military vehicles and participates will be staying at hotels along Needles Highway, including the Rio Del Soul hotel.

The welcoming event at Santa Fe Park, located on the 900 block of Front Street near G Street, in Downtown Needles, California will include a proclamation by the City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget and San Bernardino County Board of Supervisor Robert Lovingood as well as the Veterans of Foreign (V.F.W.) Post 404 from Mohave Valley, Arizona and the Fort Mojave Tribal Band will also be participating in the welcoming event and there will be free food for all of the participates in the Route 66 Convoy 2017.

At 7:00am PT on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, the Route 66 Convoy 2017 will leave Needles, California heading west along Route 66, passing Amboy, California and Newberry Springs, California, stopping at their next pit stop along Route 66 in Barstow, California.

According to the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (M.V.P.A) website, World War II caused a marked decline in civilian and tourist traffic, but it stimulated new business along U.S. 66, when it acted as a military transport corridor moving troops and supplies from one military reservation to another. Motels saw an increase in occupancy, as families of servicemen stationed at military bases stayed for long stretches. But more significantly, Route 66 facilitated perhaps the single greatest Wartime mobilization, as thousands of jobseekers headed to California, Oregon and Washington to work in defense plants.

Route 66 had its official beginnings in 1926 when the Bureau of Public Roads launched the nation’s first Federal highway system. Like other highways in the system, the path of Route 66 was a cobbling together of existing local, State and National roads. The highway quickly became a popular route because of the active promotion of the U.S. 66 Highway Association, which advertised it as the shortest, best and most scenic route from Chicago through St. Louis to Los Angeles.

The original 1926 route began in Chicago, Illinois traveling through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona before ending in Santa Monica, California covering a total of 2,448 miles. Route 66 is remembered by a popular song “Get Your Kicks on Route 66″ recorded in 1946.

** More information about the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017 can be found at the following website address and social media websites: **

  • Website:

http://www.mvpa.org/

  • Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/MVPAConvoy

  • Twitter:

https://twitter.com/MilitaryVehicle

Follow the hashtag: #MVPACONVOY on Twitter for more pictures and videos from the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017.

Please come out and welcome the Military Vehicle Preservation Association’s Route 66 Convoy 2017.

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