The official emblem for the Route 66 Car Club of Flagstaff previously was the standard U.S. Highway symbol for Route 66 with the words Car Club inscribed across it. Around 1990-1991, we became aware that another car club near Chicago was using a similar emblem.
A committee was formed, comprised of Kaye Roper, Dick Weaver, Gail Tever and Ken Starr. That committee designed the emblem we use today. Ken starr worked in the graphics business and, according to Dick Weaver, also designed the current National Street Rod Association emblem.
The copper color of the state is indicative of our state's color owing to it's being the "Copper State". The tourquoise border indicates a gemstone found in abundance around Arizona. The Route 66 sign is perhaps the most familiar road sign in the history of our country. Our club proudly sits astride the old "mother road". The old road route and city stops were inspired by the "Eagles" hit Take it Easy written by Jackson Browne & Glen Frey. And finally, the words Car Club are plated in chrome, that precious metal many of us have an abundance of on our cars.
Our car club emblem definitely is unique and stands out wherever we go. The committee did an outstanding job and we benefit from being able to proudly display our Route 66 Car Club of Flagstaff emblem.