CONVOY ON THE AIR   SPECIAL EVENT

ROUTE 66 MILITARY VEHICLES

SUN COUNTRY AMATEUR RADIO STATION

In 1926, the nation’s 1 st Federal Highway System, cobbled together existing
Local, State and National roads from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA, covering
a total of 2,448 miles – Route 66. The U.S. 66 Hvvy Assoc. advertised it as “the
shortest, best and most scenic route from Chicago through St. Louis to Los
Angeles”. It became a military transport corridor moving troops and supplies
between military bases. Motels saw an increase in occupancy, as families of
servicemen stationed at militar’y bases stayed for long stretches. Route 66
facilitated one of the greatest ‘Wartime mobilizations, as thousands of
jobseekers headed west to work in defense plants. The MVPA’s – Military
Vehicle Preservation Association – 911.st Anniversary Convoy retraced the

original 1926 Route 66 from Sept 16th -Oct 14th, 2017. (4) of many vehicles:

K4M- 2007 Russian URAL Motorcycle w/sidecar- Mike Ward, Denton, TX Owner
K4V- 1964 Dodge M43 Ambulance 3/4ton- Dan McCluskey, Simi Valley, CA Owner
K4P- 1944 British Bedford 3/4ton- Mike Edridge, Marlborough, New Zealand Owner
K4A- 1942 Dodge WC21 1I2ton- Jeff Rowsam, Green Bay, WI Owner

Members of Sun Country ARS volunteered for each of (4) Host Stations
operating from Ocala Be the Marion &: Levy County areas of FL. Visit
www.’ConvoyOnTheAir.org; for info on MVPA Convoy &: the Special Event.

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November 13, 2020

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