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History of the Route 66 Car Club of Flagstaff


Our vigilant 2011 Club President & 2012 Car Show Coordinator, John Fajardo,
maintains an extensive collection of club
memorabilia and photos, as well as a really
cool '57 Ford (left in photo).


The Route 66 Car Club evolved from one of the first car clubs active in the area. This club had as its primary focus the Chevrolet Corvair marque and older classic cars. As the club’s interest shifted to include more variety, the Route 66 Car Club was established in 1983. In 1985, the Club was incorporated as a community-oriented non-profit Arizona Corporation focused on providing services and good memories for its members and the community of Flagstaff through active participation and fund raising activities. In 2010 the Flagstaff Route 66 Car Club took a big step and became a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Monthly meeting minutes are published in the club newsletter and the Club bylaws can be downloaded here.

The current club welcomes all types of vehicles. Our “inventory” now includes older classics, street rods, restorations, racing cars, trucks, motorcycles and even tractors—something for everybody.

Many of our members have a particular affinity for the “Mother Road”, having grown up on or near the old link connecting Chicago and Santa Monica, and at least one of our current members, was a member of the original club.

We are currently comprised of an eclectic group of friends who enjoy meeting new people with a common interest in automobiles, and the fellowship and camaraderie of our members.

Our primary goal is to have fun. We do this by participating in various social events in and around Flagstaff and northern Arizona, “hanging out” with fellow members, organizing and going on cruises and rallyes, supporting our community by actively participating in local events, taking part in and contributing to charitable events and causes—all while promoting an interest in automobiles. Additionally, we host an annual car show every September. This show takes over Flagstaff's Wheeler Park and features 425 vehicles spread throughout the old downtown.

Our members also enter their cars and trucks (and tractors) in car shows around the southwest. Many of our members also belong to other car organizations such as The Goodguys, Classic Thunderbird Club International (CTCI) as well as many others.

One of the really stimulating things about competing at car shows is the grueling preparation and constant fiddling with the cars; shining this, polishing that, the never-ending attention to detail. Notice the effort exhibited by the hard-working crew shown here at a show in Sedona (left).

In 2012, the club voted to donate the club histoical documents (yearbooks, car show records, photos, newsletters, etc) to NAU's Cline Library for conservation. The documents are accessable to anyone through the Cline Library. The record is incomplete so when you're doing your spring cleaning and run across a stash of paperwork from the club's past, let the club know before you dispose of it.


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