A Brief History of the Route 66 Car, Truck, & Street Rod Show

A Brief History of the Route 66 Car, Truck, & Street Rod Show

For the last 11 years in a row, Gurley Motor Company has partnered with the Gallup community to put on the Route 66 Car, Truck, & Street Rod Show, a weekend-long event starting the last Friday of July.   While the first Route 66 Car, Truck, & Street Rod Show way back in 2006 was just a little car show, it has now evolved to be the “Route 66 Freedom Weekend.” During the Freedom Weekend, downtown Gallup is transformed, with daily cookouts, a stellar Saturday car show, a police-escorted parade, family activities, and more. Day and night, kids and adults alike take part in celebrating one of America’s favorite things—the

Girls’ Fast Track Races

Soar to new heights Ford is always looking for new ways to help students embrace their education and soar to new heights. This time, the American automaker turned to the Girl Scouts in states from around the country. The Ford Girls’ Fast Track Races help foster student interest in engineering and design to help them become the best they can be! The Girls’ Fast Track Races aim to incorporate the concepts of engineering design, like aerodynamics, weight distribution, and, of course, color combinations into a fun-filled event. Ford reached out to hundreds of Girl Scouts from New Jersey, Miami, Dallas, and Detroit with an offer they couldn’t refuse. The Race

10th Annual Route 66 Car Truck & Street Rod Show

10th Annual Route 66 Car Truck & Street Rod Show

Are all of you ready for Gallup NM’s Freedom Weekend and our 10th Annual Gurley Motor Co. Route 66 Car, Truck & Street Rod Show?  I know the pictures of a 2005 GT-40 and a “65” F-100 are!  Take a look at what you will be vying for: the handmade first place trophy in each category and 3 foot tall BEST OF SHOW – all pottery trophies once again coming out of the Pueblo of Zuni. At this year’s event, we have the privilege of having the #21 Ford Motor Craft/Ford Quick Lane show car from Woods Brothers Racing on display Friday the 29th and Saturday the 30th. Word has it,

9th Annual Route 66 Car Truck and Street Rod Show!

9th Annual Route 66 Car Truck and Street Rod Show!

There’s nothing like celebrating great cars for a great cause! That’s exactly what we will be doing on July 24-26th for the 9th Annual Route 66 Car Truck And Street Rod Show! Downtown Gallup will be abuzz with fun and excitement all weekend. There will be live bands, good food, and a beer garden. There will be a Hot Air balloon launch every morning—a spectacular sight to take in with your morning coffee. There will be two Cruise Nights. On Friday, July 24th, those participating in the cruise will meet at the Gallup Chamber of Commerce parking lot. The lot is located on Route 66 and 1st Street. Police will

Second Annual HBCU Community Challenge Winners Announced

Second Annual HBCU Community Challenge Winners Announced

Early this fall, Ford announced the start of the second annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities Community (HBCU) Challenge. This program challenged college students to find innovative ways to address community needs. “The HBCU Community Challenge not only allows us to continue our efforts to give back to the African American community, but to do so in a way that encourages innovation and educational empowerment while directly supporting Historically Black Colleges & Universities,” said Pamela Alexander, director, Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund, in a statement.” The HBCU Community Challenge winners are from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. They created a program that would help create in-home vegetable gardens in

Ford Is Helping the Hungry with Truck Donation

During the holiday season, we all like to help out those less fortunate than us. This year, Ford is helping the hungry by donating a new E-350 to the Salvation Army’s Bed & Bread Club. The Bed & Bread Club trucks head to neighborhoods throughout Detroit and distribute 5,000 meals a day to those in need. They provide a sandwich, fruit, a drink, soup, and a snack to help relieve hunger in Detroit. “We’re proud to help the Salvation Army’s Bed and Bread Club travel to those in need, because hunger never takes a holiday,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, in a statement. “By

Route 66 Ride, Flight & Cruise in Gallup

Route 66 Ride, Flight & Cruise in Gallup

Well, the time is finally here! We are looking forward to seeing all of you once again during our 8th annual Gurley Motor Company Route 66 Car, Truck, & Street Rod Show! As I mentioned last year, we have been working to make this event bigger and better and the time has finally come. It is because of our event and the participation from all of you during our Car Show that this has come to existence, so please help us get the word out to all of your friends and let’s make this Gallup’s premier signature event! This weekend’s festivities include three days of fun! The event starts on

Gurley Motors Kicks-off ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ with Monster Trucks and Transformers

Gurley Motors Kicks-off ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ with Monster Trucks and Transformers

Just when we thought the age of the transformers had come to an end, Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg prepare to release a fourth Transformers movie on June 27, 2014. “Transformers: Age of Extinction” is reported to kick start an all-new trilogy complete with a change of cast and the introduction of new species. “Transformers: Age of Extinction” takes place four years after the events of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”. Cade Yeager, a mechanic with a hobby of collecting useless, rusty items, unknowingly discovers a deactivated Optimus Prime and brings him home to his daughter and assistant. Meanwhile, a powerful, ingenious businessman and group of scientists attempt to learn

8th Annual Route 66 Car Truck & Street Rod Show

It’s that time of year again; the 8th annual Route 66 Car Truck & Street Rod Show is just around the corner! Gurley Motor Company has teamed up with the City of Gallup, Gallup Chamber of Commerce, The Gallup Downtown Business Improvement District, Freedom Riders of New Mexico, Red Rock Motor Sports, and Balloonists from the state of New Mexico to give you a weekend full of fun! Join us Friday, July 25th as we kick off the event with a Police led cruise that will start in the Gallup Chamber of Commerce parking lot. On Saturday, July 26th we will be having the big car show! There will be