Upcoming Events: Golden Valley, Needles, Amboy

The Blue Spirit will be out on Route 66 once again on February 2nd and 3rd! There are a trio of events taking place in the Mojave Desert area of Arizona and California; we'll be attending and I hope you can as well.

El Garces, Needles, CA

February 2: Benefit Car Show, Golden Valley, AZ
First up on February 2 is a car show to benefit the St. Jude Children's Hospital. It will be taking place at Great American Pizza, 6775 Highway 68, Golden Valley, which is a few miles west of Kingman. Drive-in begins at 9 A.M. Mountain Time and the car show starts at 10 A.M. Raffle prizes will be drawn at 2:00 P.M., with trophies awarded at 2:30. Check out the details at this Event post on Facebook. We will be in attendance in The Blue Spirit until late morning to mid-day, after which we must head west to Needles for the second event of the day.

February 2: Route 66 Information Fair, Needles, CA
The California Historic Route 66 Association is hosting an information fair at the historic El Garces Harvey House, 920 Front Street, Needles, from 1-3 P.M. Pacific Time. There will be Route 66 enthusiasts and experts from both California and Arizona to answer questions, including Association President and Los Angeles-area Route 66 author & expert Scott Piotrowski, and Arizona Route 66 authority, prolific author and pie connoisseur Jim Hinckley. Additionally, The Friends of El Garces Harvey House will be hosting two tours of El Garces, at 1:30 and 2:30. The flier for the fair is below:

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February 3: Amboy Crater Hike, Amboy CA
The day after the fair in Needles, we'll be heading west for another California Historic Route 66 Association event: a hike to Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark, an extinct cinder cone volcano that is now part of Mojave Trails National Monument. Scott Piotrowski of the CHR66A will be hosting the hike, which will start at 10 A.M from the kiosk in the crater trailhead parking area. The turnoff to the parking area is about 2 miles west of Amboy. It's about 1.5 miles from the parking area to the crater, and the temperature should reach a high of around 70 degrees. Bring lots of water!

I'm looking forward to a fun weekend of road tripping, answering questions about electric cars, and learning about Route 66. Try to make it to one or more of these events if you can!


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