Route 66: EncinoMom on The Mother Road

Route 66: EncinoMom on The Mother Road

Route 66 Rendezvous video

Every year in September, Route 66 Rendezvous rolls into San Bernadino, California to celebrate California’s car culture and nostalgia for life on the Mother Rode. California Adventure theme park has just completed their Cars section, so we thought it was the perfect time to feature these favorite videos from our archive and this classic rendition of the Bobby Troop tune by Nat King Cole.

A few years back, before we started EncinoMom, we took a family road trip from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City on Route 66 on our way south to visit family and friends. This video features some of our favorite stops along the way. Watch for the Sandhills Curiousity Shop at about 1:25 where you can meet some of the real life characters who served as inspiration for the Disney Imagineers:

Another fan favorite is our coverage of the Route 66 Rendezvous.


Every September, some 1700+ spotless rides roll into San Bernadino, California for Stater Brother’s Annual Route 66 Rendezvous. Thanks to original owner, Retired Fire Captain, Paul A. Tremblay for welcoming us with his pristine red & white 54 Chevy. In this video, you’ll see some of the hot rods we saw on the 2010 opening night as EncinoMom finds a family with four classic cars at the competition and car show! Special thanks to John and Kim Trout for sharing their passion for cruising and taking us for a spin around town in Kim’s 69 “Hugger Orange” Rally Sport convertible Camero.

Food, entertainment and fun for the whole family take over the entire area from Stater Borthers and City Hall to Meadowbrook Park. Check out the cars as they cruise the course and compete for prizes. With a Neon Light Cruise, Bicycle Stunt Show, Open Header Contest, Burnout and Firefighters Competition this event is jammed packed with fun.

For more info visit: http://www.route-66.org
For a great Route 66 travel blog w/pics see: http://mother-road-66.blogspot.com

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