Welcome to the THE H.A.M.B. forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Go Back   THE H.A.M.B. > General Discussion > The Hokey Ass Message Board

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-29-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
DWDarby
Newbie
 
DWDarby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Posts: 72
Default US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

No Interstates - No Chain Restaurants!


Classic car and hot rod owners, it’s time to get your motor running once again for the third annual Route 6 River to River Retro Road Trip. That’s right, this year we are adding retro clothing to the mix (optional).
Don’t have a classic car? Come see us at one of our event stops. If you are dressed in some cool vintage apparel, you might even win a prize!



Angela at George the Chili King in Des Moines


The trip starts out in Davenport, Iowa on Friday morning, August 23rd. From there, we’ll head to Durant and Wilton for brunch, with your choice of the very tasty Hill of Beans Bistro in Durant, the more traditional Wilton Café in Wilton, or the world’s oldest Ice Cream Soda fountain, the Wilton candy Kitchen.





From there, it’s off to Marengo, where the Pioneer museum will open their gates and you do a free photo op with their restored vintage gas station.








Sudbury Court Motel in Marengo.


Country Arts & Antiques of Marengo will have a sock hop theme and root beer floats, right on Route 6. From there, you can do a happy hour at the Ladora Bank Bistro.




Ladora Bank Bistro


Then at 5, we arrive at the City of Flags (and John Wayne’s boyhood home) Brooklyn, Iowa for our first event stop. They will be roping off the main street just for us, and there will be food from the Classic Deli & Ice Cream Shoppe.




1930s era Standard Oil station in Brooklyn that still has full service!


From Brooklyn, we’ll take a short tour of scenic Grinnell Iowa, where we will drive past the “Jewel Box” bank, Candyland Station, and the Iowa transportation museum, located in the old Spaulding Automobile plant.





Candyland Station Ice Cream Soda fountain
Friday evening culminates in Newton, where we’ll have a Drive In movie night. Newton will be our overnight stop.



Saturday morning they’ll block off the Newton town square, when we stop at the Mid town Café for breakfast from 8:30-9:20 am, bringing with us the big car show. From there we head west, through Colfax, Altoona and Des Moines, and on to Adel, Redfield, and the White Pole Road, before we stop for lunch at the Menlo Café (and let’s not forget the Menlo Gas Station man sign built in 1934!).



Then it’s off to see the rolling hills leading to Council Bluffs and Omaha.




Oakland Iowa


After that, it’s a photo op in Council Bluffs, and we back track to Atlantic. Atlantic is our Saturday event and dinner stop, as well as our overnight location. The city will open up the park for our big car show and vintage apparel contest, along with the coke museum, where they will be serving Coke Floats.




Tyler Brothers Coca Cola bottling plant



A Ford O Motel in Atlantic

Sunday it’s breakfast at the Weather vane Café in Anita, Iowa, followed by a trip down to see the Freedom Rock. (The Freedom Rock is a large (approx. 60+ ton) boulder located in rural Iowa that is repainted every year with a different Thank You for our nations Veterans to honor their service to our country. The artist, Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II, was inspired by the movie Saving Private Ryan, as well as wanting to give Veterans a unique recognition on Memorial Day.)




After that we’ll explore the White Pole Road in a little greater depth before heading to George the Chili King in Des Moines for our finale. George promises us car hops. (Maybe we'll even get 'em on skates....)





This trip will benefit the Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities, and they will be raffling off some neat stuff, as well as selling 50/50 tickets. Dahl Ford will again be coming along as well. In addition, the Colfax Iowa police department will be sending their restored 1964 Ford police car across Iowa to give us a vintage style police escort!




US Route 6 is the longest highway ever created in the US, stretching 3,652 miles from Provincetown, Massachusetts to Long Beach California. In Iowa, over a third of the signage for Route 6 has been moved out to Interstate 80. The Route 6 Tourist Association is working to re-sign the original route, and the sign are slowly returning across Iowa. For more information on this cruise, contact Dave Darby – Executive Director of the Route 6 Tourist Association at (563) 499-8211, Email at usroute6iowa@gmail.com. For updates and other info about Route 6, visit www.route6tour.com, or like our facebook page at facebook.com/usroute6iowa />>>

__________________
Dave Darby

Dave Darby's Groovy Photo Gallery

Last edited by DWDarby; 04-30-2013 at 09:53 PM.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 06:23 PM   #2
DWDarby
Newbie
 
DWDarby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Posts: 72
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

Here are a few more pics, including some from last year's cruise...














The reason behind this cruise is to show off all the mom and pop establishments and scenery you can find when you get off the interstate, We get some really cool cars along (many of which I hand pick to invite) And always great food (I try their stuff out before we make them a stop.) As always, it's NO interstates - NO chain Restaurants. We'll also be exploring some vintage pavement that dates back to the 1920s, as we follow the original alignment across Iowa.
__________________
Dave Darby

Dave Darby's Groovy Photo Gallery
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2013, 09:14 PM   #3
rob lee
Alliance Member
 
rob lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: omaha,ne
Posts: 1,256
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

Should have my new ride on the road by then,looking forward to it! Great event,get out and drive some 2 lanes....... Rob
__________________
South Omaha Turds Is that a 350?
offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 05-04-2013, 07:49 AM   #4
DWDarby
Newbie
 
DWDarby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Posts: 72
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

I'm told people can do burn-outs in Brooklyn on our way out. Here's a few more photos.



Casey, Iowa



Adair, Iowa



Adair again.



Anita, Iowa



Weather Vane Café in Anita





Lower Old HWY 6 Road



Kinda like that scene in Two Lane Blacktop...
__________________
Dave Darby

Dave Darby's Groovy Photo Gallery
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 03:19 PM   #5
40FordDeluxe
Grenade Inspector
 
40FordDeluxe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Mitchellville, Ia
Posts: 370
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

Wow, this sounds like an awesome weekend! I'm going to try and make this one. I have never heard about this either. I'll spread the word on it as well.
__________________
1940 Ford Tudor Deluxe 354 Hemi (Under the Knife)
1968 Corvette Drag car with a 6BT
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 04:53 PM   #6
5window
Old School HAMBer
 
5window's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lewisburg,PA
Posts: 4,656
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

Looks great!Wish I could be there. There's a great chapter on Grinnell's Spaulding Motor Car in "Great Cars of the Great Plains" and all of you Iowa guys should own Bill Jepsen's
exhaustive "Iowa's Automobiles" but good luck finding a copy-it's a must read.
__________________
I never learned anything while i was talking-Larry King
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 11:23 PM   #7
DWDarby
Newbie
 
DWDarby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Posts: 72
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

Here is the current information for the River to river Cruise (lodging, loose itinerary, etc...)

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0IC...it?usp=sharing
__________________
Dave Darby

Dave Darby's Groovy Photo Gallery
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013, 11:40 PM   #8
dirtbag13
Old School HAMBer
 
dirtbag13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Marshalltown iowa
Posts: 2,557
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

looks fun
__________________
One hand on the wheel and one on the bottle one foot in the grave the other the throttle !
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 01:44 PM   #9
Torkwrench
Senior Member
 
Torkwrench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Mt. Morris Ill.
Posts: 1,509
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

Sounds like a cool trip.
__________________
Driver: "Yeah....It doesn't even have a heater....It slows it down" --- "Two Lane Blacktop"
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 02:48 PM   #10
truckedup 28
Member
 
truckedup 28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: davis junktion,il.
Posts: 858
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

If I can make it I will
online   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 06:24 PM   #11
36 ROKIT
Senior Member
 
36 ROKIT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vancouver, WA.
Posts: 1,060
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

Very cool; love the nostalgia theme.........wish I were closer!
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 06:37 PM   #12
36cab
Alliance Member
 
36cab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Cedar Rapids Iowa
Posts: 365
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

I think I have group in Cedar Rapids that plan on meeting up with you on Route 6 just south of Amana and at least go as far as Brooklyn or Newton.
__________________
Outsiders CC- Cedar Rapids
Kropdusters CC- Iowa Chapter
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 09:35 PM   #13
chubbie
Senior Member
 
chubbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Northwest IA
Posts: 2,001
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

This looks like a lot of fun! We are checking dates and talking to a group of people about going. We are talking about picking a route in northern Iowa on the way there. Any one interested in hooking up for the drive east?
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2013, 09:52 PM   #14
iarodder
Grenade Inspector
 
iarodder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Newton, Iowa
Posts: 193
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

I hope to participate this year. We will see as the time gets closer. I just drove from Newton to the 151 turn off in the Amana's for Vintage Torquefest it was awesome, I love the back roads.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 05:46 AM   #15
MCINK
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: EASTRIVER
Posts: 888
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

beautiful photos...
looks like fun.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 08:17 AM   #16
54rat210
Grenade Inspector
 
54rat210's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: streamwood illinois
Posts: 370
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

You took some great photos. Great job
__________________
54rat210
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2013, 08:28 AM   #17
Magnus
Alliance Member
 
Magnus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 877
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

GREAT photos, wish I could join you but too far away. Love a good roadtrip. Please keep us updated
__________________
A bus station is where a bus stops, a train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station...
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 03:50 PM   #18
5window
Old School HAMBer
 
5window's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Lewisburg,PA
Posts: 4,656
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

For a gift to me, my daughter,Abbey, sponsored the restoration of one of the Spaulding's headlamps. If you visit the museum, see if you can figure out which one. I got a nice certificate, but haven't heard much since. Thanks.-
__________________
I never learned anything while i was talking-Larry King
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 05:06 PM   #19
scoop
Senior Member
 
scoop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Blue Earth MN USA
Posts: 1,003
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

Looks like fun,I'm telling the wife about this one.
__________________
This aint a museum,this shits for sale!
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 05:41 PM   #20
kendall66
Newbie
 
kendall66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: iowa
Posts: 89
Default Re: US Route 6 Iowa River to River Classic Car and Retro Road trip

keep us posted......I am thinking of joining in the west...........sounds fun.
online   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:25 PM.