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In a little over 2 weeks we will be hitting the road for the annual Poncho Power Tour. The regulars know how much fun this is. For those who’ve never been, here’s your opportunity to hit the road for a few days with fellow club members on a 3 day drive that will include a section of historic Route 66.
I need a semi-firm head count by the end of this week in order to make restaurant reservations for Friday and Saturday night. Please shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you will be coming along.
While we sit here in the doldrums of winter it might be fun to think about spring and taking a drive in our hot rods. At the last meeting we set the date of April 25-27 for the annual Poncho Power Tour. Yes, that's right, 3 days this year. Why? Because we need an extra day to make it to Springfield, MO. and connect with historic Route 66 on our Saturday drive! Yep, we're headed for the Mother Road. On Saturday we will drive from Springfield into the southeast corner of Kansas and south through Oklahoma to overnight in Springdale, Arkansas. Sunday gives us the option to simply drive the interstate back or boogie south and east through the Ozarks before intersecting the interstate at Clarksville.
We will leave on Friday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m. from the Cracker Barrel in Conway. Take exit 125, turn right and look to your right for the Cracker Barrel. From there we will proceed north to Springfield, MO. where we will overnight at the Comfort Inn.
Saturday we will drive west on the historic Route 66 with several stops planned along the way. Expect to get lost! The maps that designate the historic route can be contradictory so we should have lots of fun. Saturday will be a long day with five hours of driving but, hey, isn't that what this trip is about? And when we are done you can say you drove in 4 states that day, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. We will wind up in Springdale, that night. Here's a link to the hotel.
Inn At The Mill
This is a map with the proposed route and some of the featured stops we could make:
I encourage you to make room reservations immediately. You can always cancel up to a week prior to the trip if something prevents you from making the trip. We have a block of 10 rooms reserved at each location under Arkansas Pontiac Association. You might be able to make a better deal if you have discounts from a credit card or organization but if you use that please mention APA so they'll know it goes toward our allotment of rooms. You do NOT have to be an APA member to join in the fun. We welcome all car enthusiast who wish to come along for the drive.
How about some APA swag? Members can now purchase an APA hat. Send an email to email@example.com and let them know what you want. Hats are $15 apiece and come in navy blue or white. Please specify.