Needles, CA: Start your engines for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

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Needles, CA: Start your engines for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

The 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament is being held on Friday, February 26th, 2016 and on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 in Needles, California.

Fun, entertainment, and most importantly, lots of hot boat and custom car and trucks to get your engine roaring.

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Several event will be happening before and during the main event at Jack Smith Memorial Park located along the Colorado River in Needles, California.

ZachNews, your independent event news source, has the latest information regarding the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

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**** Schedule of Events: ****

– Thursday, February 25th, 2016:

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The B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 will host a kick off taco dinner before the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

The kick off taco dinner will be held at 5:00pm PT inside the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 located at 1000 Lilyhill Drive, just south of Interstate 40 and over the D Street bridge, in Needles, California.

Come by and enjoy their always delicious tacos served up with rice, beans, and jalapeno poppers.

Taco plates are $10.00.

There will be a raffle for a wine basket during the taco dinner event.

Raffle tickets are $1.00 each ticket or $5.00 for 6 tickets.

Put your engine in fiesta mode by rolling on up to the Kick Off Taco Dinner at the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 1608 in Needles, California.

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– On Friday, February 26th, 2016:

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The golf tournament portion of the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament will be held at River’s Edge Golf Course located at 144 Marina Drive, just north of River Road, in Needles, California.

Check in and continental breakfast will begin at 7:00am PT and the golf tournament will start at 8:00am PT.

Players will share a lunch after the golf tournament.

Well you’re there, stop on into the new 19th Hole Bar and Grill located next to River’s Edge Golf Course inside the Golf Pro Shop.

The 19th Hole Bar and Grill offers fresh food and stiff drinks well you enjoy the view of the Colorado River and the River’s Edge Golf Course.

The 19th Hole Bar and Grill is open Monday to Sunday from 9:00am to 8:00pm PT.

**** For more information about the 19th Hole Bar and Grill, please call: 1 (760) 326-3343. ****

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The United States Bureau of Land Management’s Needles Field Office will host their 2nd Annual Route 66 Public Lands Cruise across the northern east portion of the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California.

The event will be held in conjunction with the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

The Route 66 Public Lands Cruise will start between 9:00am or 10:00am PT and will involve 7 card locations.

Participants will gather at the Historic Route 66 California Gateway Site located on Five Mile Road next to Interstate 40 in Needles, California.

The route for the Route 66 Public Lands Cruise will head west of Needles, California to Essex Road near Essex, California then heading north along historic Route 66 into Goffs, California followed by heading east back into Needles, California.

Any licensed vehicle can be used in the Route 66 Public Lands Cruise.

**** For more information, please contact the United States Bureau of Land Management’s Needles Field Office at: 1 (760) 326-7000. ****

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A registration mixer for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show will be held from 12:00pm to 2:00pm PT inside the Wagon Wheel Restaurant located at 2420 Needles Highway, next to Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

Come on in and pick up your entry and parking tickets, goodie bags, t-shirts, and programs.

Well you’re there, enjoy Wagon Wheel Restaurant’s delicious food such as their thick waffles served with syrup and butter or their pot roast served with mashed potatoes and gravy; both a ZachNews favorite.

Please don’t forget to pick up a nice gift inside their gift shop are before you roll out down historic Route 66 such as hats, shirts, and other fun gifts.

**** For more information about the Wagon Wheel Restaurant, please call: 1 (760) 326-4305. ****

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The Route 66 Procession, a procession of hot boats and custom cars and trucks, will be held at 4:00pm PT in the parking lot at the Needles Towne Center located at 1010 East Broadway, just off Interstate 40, in Needles, California.

Participants are being asked to line up at 3:00pm PT in the parking lot nearest to the 99 Cents Only Store at the Needles Towne Center.

The procession will rolling down historic Route 66 along East Broadway, West Broadway, Needles Highway, and River Road ending at Jack Smith Memorial Park in Needles, California.

The Route 66 Procession is motorized driving close to the posted speed limit and roads along the Route 66 Procession route will reportedly open to traffic.

But, all other motorists not participating in the Route 66 Procession should prepare for brief slow to stop traffic as the Route 66 Procession makes their way to Jack Smith Memorial Park.

Work crews for the City of Needles will be helping to make sure that the Route 66 Procession will move smoothly through intersections along the Route 66 Procession  route.

Participants are being told that nobody is to ride in trailered boats, in the back of pickups, or in other places lacking normal passenger safety considerations for licensed motor vehicles.

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Following the Route 66 Procession, around 5:00pm PT, a dinner will be served up by various food vendors at Jack Smith Memorial Park located at 1001 River Road, near the Colorado River, in Needles, California.

There will be early placement of vehicles and boats for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show.

Entertainment by Dry Heat and Singer Sarah Jane Jackson-Vanderpool will be making an appearance will be performing during Friday’s event.

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– On Saturday, February 27th, 2016:

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The 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show will be held at Jack Smith Memorial Park located at 1001 River Road, near the Colorado River, in Needles, California.

Day of event placement of vehicles and boats for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show will start at 7:30am PT.

The 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show will be open for the public at 9:00am PT.

There will be lots of hot boats, custom cars and trucks, music and entertainment, a beer garden, food vendors, t-shirt and product vendors, cackle-fest, demonstration runs of boats on the Colorado River, and much more.

The public will also get the chance to see the NASCAR #22 and get to ride inside a NASCAR simulator.

This year, there will be a Kids Zone by Set Free Church of Needles next to the playground area at Jack Smith Memorial Park.

Entertainment by Singer Sarah Jane Jackson-Vanderpool will be making an appearance during the event on Saturday, Dry Heat will be performing during Saturday’s event from 11:00am to 2:00pm PT, and D.J. Jim Russell will be Master of Ceremonies through the other portion of the event.

The main entertainment stage area will be located next to the Colorado River and all of the retail and food vendors will be surrounding all of the hot boats and custom car display area and the Beer Garden area nearest to the park area.

**** Retail and Food Vendors: ****

Zubrick’s
Valenzuela’s Cafe
Best Western Colorado River Inn
Beaver 7 AB
Blowing Feathers
KL Kettle Korn
Needles Rotary Club
Earthly Ceatures
Mr. T-Shirt
SoCal Jeat Boats
Grandma’s Navajo Fry Bread
Sophia’s Kitchen
Mr. Lemonade
Scoops
Needles Chamber of Commerce
Hooch’s
United States Bureau of Land Management
Colorado River Medical Center
H&R Block
Michelle Hixon
Patrick Ellis
Topock 66 Foundation
Amsoil
United States Coast Guard
Golden Dragon
Wilderness Society
Hammered by Noon
Maxed Out Marine
Harbor West
Hotboats.Com
Rick Johnson
Steele Racing
Nordic Boats

Awards for boats and cars are to be presented at 3:00pm PT with the show wrapping up at around 4:30pm PT.

Tickets for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show are $10.00 per day or $15.00 for 2 days.

As for parking, there will be 2 parking lot locations for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show.

**** Event Parking: ****

All parking will be free during the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament being held on Friday, February 26th, 2016 and on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 in Needles, California.

** Free Parking at Jack Smith Memorial Park Parking: **

The public can now park for free next to Jack Smith Memorial Park off of Reclamation Drive, just off of River Road, in Needles, California.

** Free Parking near the Needles Chamber of Commerce Building: **

The public can also park for free in the dirt parking lot area next to the Needles Chamber of Commerce building located on the 1000 block of West Broadway, between G Street and H Street, in Downtown Needles, California.

**** Free Parking Shuttle: ****

There will be a free parking shuttle service during Saturday’s event transporting people who are parking at the dirt parking lot area next to the Needles Chamber of Commerce in Downtown Needles, California to Jack Smith Memorial Park for the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show.

People can pick up the Free Parking Shuttle starting at 8:00am PT near the Needles Chamber of Commerce Building located near the intersection of Front Street and G Street in Downtown Needles, California.

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**** For more information or to get registration packets regarding the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050. ****

** More information about the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament can also be found at the following website: **

http://www.needleshotboat.com/

**** Event Volunteers Wanted!!: ****

Volunteers are wanted to perform various duties during the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament.

Volunteers are also being sought to give brief talks on the historic El Garces Train Depot (Harvey House) during the 2nd Annual Route 66 Public Lands Cruise on Friday.

If you would like to be a volunteer, please contact the Needles Chamber of Commerce at: 1 (760) 326-2050.

The community and ZachNews hope you roar your engine down to Needles, California for all the fun of the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament in Needles, California.

**** All vehicles, boats, entertainment, demonstrations, and vendors participating in the event, and time of event scheduled are subject to change without notice. ****

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for pictures and videos from the 8th Annual Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show, and Golf Tournament. **

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