Registration under way for Springfield (Mo.) car show
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[July 17, 2012]
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
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 festival information, visit
For more information about Springfield, Mo., visit
www.springfieldadventures.com 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]