But there’s nothing to do in Tucumcari

Dave Gragg I’m sitting in front of a blank computer screen, trying to figure out what to write for this week’s column. I mean, Tucumcari is such a dull little burg. There’s nothing to write about. There’s the whole Route 66 thing last weekend, but I had to be out of town for that. From […]

Travellers still get their kicks

Angela Peacock Quay County residents stood side by side with hundreds of Route 66 aficionados from across the country to make unique memories this weekend during Tucumcari’s third annual Route 66 celebration. The celebration coincided with the second annual international Roadie Gathering hosted by the Route 66 Magazine. An estimated 1,200 people joined the festivities, […]

Roadies hit town

By Dave Gragg Call it a Tucumcari tradition. Six cowboys and cowgirls took a trail ride through the Trails West Lounge on Thursday night, kicking off this weekend’s Route 66 celebration with a throwback to an earlier era. “It started years and years ago,” said Bob Bonds, one of the wranglers to grab a beer […]

Motor vehicles show stuff at celebration

By Dave Gragg The fascination with Route 66 is a reflection on the nation’s fascination with the vehicles that drove down it, so a celebration of the Mother Road wouldn’t be complete without activities for cars and motorcycles. This weekend’s activities should fit the bill nicely. Friday night’s car cruise/poker run starts 5:30 p.m. at […]

Route 66 Celebration schedule

2003 Roadie Gathering & Route 66 Celebration Schedule of Events Thursday o 6 p.m. Horse Ride through the Trails West Lounge Friday o 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cruise — Tucumcari Conv. Center o 8 p.m. — “Route 66: Celebrating America’s Main Street” and Silent Auction — THS Auditorium * Saturday o 8:30 a.m. to […]

Route 66 celebration nears

Dave Gragg The days are counting down to the second annual International Roadie Gathering in Tucumcari. While the event features celebrities such as Martin Milner and Michael Wallace, the real guests of honor are the more than 1,500 people the gathering is expected to draw. This Roadie gathering is sponsored by the International Route 66 […]

Horse ride in bar, play on tap for celebration

Judy Hiner Upcoming issues of the Quay County Sun will carry articles about the combination Route 66 Celebration Tucumcari has and Route 66 Roadie Gathering and combined event that is expected to bring three thousand people to your community. The kick-off for the gathering is a horse ride through the Trails West Lounge. Seven cowboys […]

Route 66 writers wanted

Judy Hiner Do you like to write? Would you like to see your story published in an international magazine? Would you like to get paid for it and receive a plaque and hear it read in public by a Pulitzer Prize nominee? Your chance is here and now. As part of the second annual nternational […]

‘Roadies’ to gather for Route 66 celebration

By Dave Gragg Ask Bob Moore what “Roadies” are, and he’ll tell you they’re a group of sometimes fanatical aficionados of Route 66, especially those who have traveled the Mother Road from Chicago to Los Angeles or vice versa. And in July, thousands of them will descend on Tucumcari like a plague of locusts, eating […]