Winners in the 90th Anniversary celebration of Rt. 66 were: Eileen Hartwick for the Mayor’s Choice. Mayor Ed Paget couldn’t resist her vintage entry, a 1912 Model T, showed to represent the “Dust Bowlers” who followed the “Mother Road” across the plains seeking a better living. Eileen’s Model T is a family treasure rescued from the Mohave River bed in Barstow many years ago. Her Model T is featured in pictures below.
Other winners were: Sponsor’s Choice: Mike Skidmore, 1955 Chevy; Don Burt 1957 Chevy (shown below); Plaque Winners: Ron Werner, 1952 Studebaker; Jim Brooks 1969 Mach 1 (shown below); Skip Kelly, 1955 Chevy Truck; Pat Burke 1958 Chevy Corvette (shown below).
Needles Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Alliance sponsored the 90th Anniversary Celebration of Route 66 on Saturday, November 12, 2016, The event drew large crowds and featured food and craft vendors, a vintage car show, music by Cat in the Hat, photo op with a Model T (Grapes of Wrath outfitted), all at Santa Fe Park in Needles.