1959 El Camino

1959 Chevy El Camino in the 2018 Lebanon Route 66 Festival Parade.

Owners of classic, antique and custom cars can participate in two cruise-ins and the annual Route 66 Parade at this year’s Lebanon Route 66 Festival.

The first cruise-in will start at 4 p.m. Friday at the Munger Moss Motel during the Route 66 Block Party sponsored by businesses along East Route 66.

Saturday’s cruise-in will be at Boswell Park following the parade. This year, five “fun” trophies will be awarded after being judged by local celebrities. For example, one car will be awarded a trophy for "Most Likely to Get a Ticket on the Way Home."

Lineup for the parade will start at 9 a.m. on Wyota Drive in the Lebanon Industrial Park, east of the Munger Moss on Route 66.

The parade will roll at 10 a.m., passing Route 66 landmarks like the Munger Moss, Wrinks Market, Speaker's Mobil, The Manor House Inn (the former Lenz HoMotel) and the former Wood & Goss DX, until reaching Boswell Park where cars will be directed into the cul-de-sac and other parking areas for the cruise-in.

Ramona Lehman, who celebrated her 48th anniversary as owner of the Munger Moss this month, will be the grand marshal.

There is no fee for cars to participate in the parade or either cruise-in. Preregistration is not required. All parade entrants will receive gift bags that contain a free ticket for the festival drawing. Prizes include a Kenwood car stereo, a Kobalt socket set in carrying case, a Route 66 ceramic trivet, Route 66 memorabilia, caps and shirts. Additional tickets will be sold Saturday for $1 each – six tickets for $5 – at the blue-and-white Route 66 Society tent.

Vehicles participating in Saturday’s cruise-in but not the parade should enter Boswell Park on Kent Drive. They will be directed to a parking area.

Last year, about 60 vehicles participated in the Friday cruise-in and about 100 drove in Saturday’s parade.

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