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Registration under way for Springfield (Mo.) car show

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[July 17, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Registration is under way for the car show that is part of the 2nd annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival & Car Show. The festival and show will be on Aug. 11 on Park Central Square in downtown Springfield -- the one in Missouri. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The festival is free and open to the public.

Car show registration is $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event.

Prizes in a variety of categories will be awarded at the car show. Spectators will vote on their favorites. Car show registration the day of the festival is from 7 to 9:30 a.m., and awards are presented at 3 p.m., along with the John T. Woodruff Award. The Woodruff award is named for the prominent Springfield man who served as a chamber of commerce president and was the first president of the National Route 66 Association. The award recognizes an outstanding individual who has helped promote the historic highway.

Along with the car show, the event features food vendors, an area for kids and more. Live entertainment will be provided by Queen City Cats and Blue Plate Special at 10 a.m., The Detectives at 1 p.m., and The Road Crew at 3 p.m. The Road Crew is winner of the first-ever Bobby Troup Artistic Recognition Award from the International Route 66 Association in 2011. They wrote a song especially for this festival.

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For more information about Springfield, Mo., visit or call the Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-678-8767 to receive a free visitor guide, coupons and information packet. The bureau is a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing the local economy through travel and tourism.

[Text from file received from the Springfield Missouri Convention & Visitors Bureau]

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