Route 66 runs from California to Illinois and passes through six additional states. Its creation brought our nation together, connecting families and commerce, by making interstate travel more readily available by auto. The mere mention of Route 66 brings back nostalgic memories of happier times, strong family values and society moving at a much slower pace.
Unfortunately, Route 66 is more revered in foreign countries that it is here at home, most of the travelers now a days are foreigners. Since the Mother Road is not as popular in the United States, as it once was, Kris wanted to bring awareness to this treasure; the need to keep the highway repaired and open and to support our local tourism is an important part of our historical heritage. To accomplish this, she designed a fun pageant that would take place at the local Saturday Night Cruisers Car Show, that anyone from anywhere, would be able to enter in just their
street clothes, no fancy gowns necessary.
The National Route 66 Pageant was founded in 2001 by Kristine Watson and was held for the first time at the Barstow Mall. Being a pageant director since 1980, Kris understood that a little sparkle from a crown, added that special touch to any event and helped bring awareness to many worthy causes.
The Route 66 Museum in Barstow had been open for only a few years when Kris came up with the idea of having a National contest that would crown representatives that could support and promote the various Route 66 Museums across the United States.
A PAGEANT FOR EVERYONE
Entrants from the states that Route 66 travels through (California
Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois) are competing for the “Miss Route 66” state title
Entrants from other states are competing for the “Miss Route 66 Spirit” state title
7 Queen’s (1 in each age division) per state will receive a custom
Route 66 Crown & Embroidered State Sash
All other entrants are awarded “Route 66 Ambassador” titles & will receive a Custom Route 66 Tiara & Ribbon Sash
Upon winning the title, State Queens and Ambassadors are encouraged to contact the nearest Route 66 Museum or Association and see if there are any ways in which they can volunteer their services in the promotion of Route 66. They may also represent their titles at any
automotive event where “Cars are Stars”, car shows, auto races, cruises, etc.
Queens and Ambassadors that send in a (head & shoulder) photo in their crown & sash will be posted on the website
(ages allow for participation with minimal supervision)
Little ~ 7 – 9 years
Junior ~ 10 – 12 years
Teen ~ 13 – 17 years
Miss ~ 18 – 24 years (single, never married or with child)
MS. ~ 18 & up (single with a child, divorced, widowed, or over 24)
Mrs. ~ Married up to 49 years
Classic ~ (50 years and up)
2021 REGISTRATION IS OPEN