Kingman dedicates Route 66 drive-through shield

The Kingman Visitors Center in Kingman, Arizona, on Saturday night unveiled its new, lighted Route 66 drive-through shield during a ceremony, and dozens of classic-car drivers availed themselves of it. Smiley Ward posted dozens of photos from the event: Here's a video from the scene by the Kingman Visitor Center. If it won't allow embedding, … Continue reading Kingman dedicates Route 66 drive-through shield

Kingman to dedicate new Route 66 drive-through sign on July 24

Prompted by popular demand during the Arizona Route 66 Fun Run, a Route 66 drive-through sign will be dedicated near the Powerhouse Visitors Center in Kingman, Arizona, on the evening of July 24. A temporary drive-through "Historic Route 66" shield had been erected each year during the Fun Run at the end of the three-day … Continue reading Kingman to dedicate new Route 66 drive-through sign on July 24

Kingman self-guided tours plan involves a life-size statue of Jim Hinckley

Kingman Main Street in Kingman, Arizona, recently unveiled a plan for self-guided tours that includes a life-size statue of Route 66 author and resident Jim Hinckley. The public arts project is being called “Kingman Tours: A Walkabout Kingman with Jim Hinckley.” According to a website devoted to the project: A Walkabout Kingman with Jim Hinckley … Continue reading Kingman self-guided tours plan involves a life-size statue of Jim Hinckley

Justin Scarred returns to Route 66 in his latest video adventure

Popular videographer Justin Scarred recently uploaded a new YouTube video that shows his adventures from Ludlow, California, to Kingman, Arizona. Scarred isn't just any video blogger. He has more than 230,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel. So whatever he features in his clips gains a substantial amount of exposure. Here it is: https://youtu.be/ntWfJ7PM4nk Scarred seems … Continue reading Justin Scarred returns to Route 66 in his latest video adventure

Kingman may launch a Route 66 festival in October

The City of Kingman, Arizona, and the city's Economic Development Advisory Commission are working to bring back a Route 66 festival by October. According to the Kingman Daily Miner (subscription required), city commission Chairman Gene Kirkham said the goal is to hold at least a two-day event with cars, booths, vendors and live music. Kirkham … Continue reading Kingman may launch a Route 66 festival in October

Public hearing set for Dec. 16 on Kingman’s Downtown Infrastructure Design Project

The city of Kingman will hold a virtual public hearing at 5:30 p.m. local time on Dec. 16 about its Downtown Infrastructure Design Project.  Signals Arizona reports about the proposed project: The City of Kingman has a vision to revitalize the downtown area by improving the walkability and aesthetics for residents, merchants, and visitors while maintaining … Continue reading Public hearing set for Dec. 16 on Kingman’s Downtown Infrastructure Design Project

1,000 wild burros soon to be removed from Arizona’s Black Mountain range

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management next month will begin to remove 1,000 wild burros to address overpopulation and damage to the range in the Black Mountain Herd Management Area near Kingman and Oatman. The removed animals will be put up for adoption, a BLM field manager told The Bee. Those not adopted would be … Continue reading 1,000 wild burros soon to be removed from Arizona’s Black Mountain range

Kingman Visitor Center lights its new but retro-looking neon sign

The Kingman Visitor Center in Kingman, Arizona, held a ceremonial lighting Wednesday evening of its new but retro-looking neon sign that stands along Route 66. A 30-minute video was broadcast on Facebook Live that evening. The countdown to the lighting begins with about four minutes left: Local resident and author Jim Hinckley posted this photo: … Continue reading Kingman Visitor Center lights its new but retro-looking neon sign

Kingman Visitors Center will have lighting ceremony for its new sign on May 20

The Kingman Visitors Center in the Powerhouse Museum in Kingman, Arizona, will hold a lighting ceremony for its new neon sign on the evening of May 20. The ceremony will take place from 7 to 7:30 p.m. and will be streamed live on Facebook. The sign at 120 W. Andy Devine Ave. (aka Route 66) … Continue reading Kingman Visitors Center will have lighting ceremony for its new sign on May 20

French TV crew to film a segment on Route 66, Kingman next week

A French television crew will be in Kingman, Arizona, and on Route 66 to Seligman, Arizona, on Wednesday and Thursday to film a long-running program there. The program is "Echappees Belles" (translates to "Great Escapes") hosted by Sophie Jovillard. Thunder-Rode Motorcycle Accessories of downtown Kingman will play a big role in the program. According to … Continue reading French TV crew to film a segment on Route 66, Kingman next week