Rockin’ Route 66 was created to celebrate the history of historical Route 66 and the rich vibrant days of “good time rock n roll”. Following WWII, America went through some amazing changes and life was celebrated a little different than it is today. From the developing sounds of swing to rock n roll, to the power and muscle of the American car, to the styles and tradition of a country so rich and vibrant with life, Route 66 was the lifeline between two sides of our country. From Illinois to California, Route 66 has created a time capsule of stories, monuments, and music that has never been forgotten. Though times have changed, and an interstate built, the nostalgic history is full of life on Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors who helped launch Rockin’ Route 66 this year including: The City of Tucumcari, Lodgers Tax Board of Tucumcari, Motel Safari, Roadrunner Lodge, Cornerstone First Edition, Kix on 66, Watson’s BBQ, Lowes Grocery, TeePee Curios, Odeon Theater, Bomb City Customs, and High Plains Harley-Davidson. We want to thank Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield for all of her guidance and support through the entire process and working with the great city of Tucumcari.
Rockin’ Route 66 is one of our creations with emphasis on Swing, Ska, and Rockabilly. We are currently working on a line-up with major national artists coast to coast including singer-songwriters to complete ensembles of one-of-a-kind acts. We will bring our signature Traditional Hot Rod Show and our Vintageand Hand Built Motorcycle Show to Tucumcari showcasing several national builders. We include acts from our traveling Vagabond Side Show with World Famous performances. We will be celebrating the unique flavors of New Mexico and create a beer garden packed full of local and regional food vendors. We are encouraging everyone to take more of a part in the celebration with dress and attire. We will be hosting a fashion show with unique designers and vintage clothiers. We will be showcasing a nationwide Rag Doll search for Ms. Rockin Route 66 with a complete vintage pin up classic shoot for Grease Inc. magazine and to represent Rockin Route 66 for the following year in 2020!
We want to thank the following for their contributions to Rockin’ Route 66 performances and providing material for the Rockin’ Route 66 video, including “Rockin’ Route 66”, written by Danny B. Harvey exclusively for Rockin’ Route 66 and performed by Headcat 13. Other music contributions include Slime and the Gems; “Blacktop Therapy”, and Danny B Harvey & Annie Marie Lewis; “Crossroads Blues”.
Thank you to the entire crew of Hot Pan Productions, Inc. for the years of loyalty and dedication to the lifestyle of the Kustom Kulture. Rockin’ Route 66 clearly represents who we are as a family and as a crew. Lastly, we want to thank Chris DiGanci of the Rockabilly Arts for his tremendous work on creating this video… Just wait until what videos we have planned for 2020! You can check out more of Rockabilly Arts at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6bcthdM8p7AEWb6t0Wqntw/featured