Do You Know the History of Gallup?

Do You Know the History of Gallup?

Gallup, New Mexico is home to more than 21,000 residents and sits along historic US Route 66. Originally founded in 1881, the city’s history is unique and interesting. Without further ado, here’s a closer look at the history of Gallup. Gallup was founded as a railhead for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. The city’s name stems from a paymaster with the name David Gallup. The city is located near a Navajo reservation, earning it the nickname “Heart of Indian Country.” The city is located on rough terrain and near Monument Valley, two factors that made it a favorite filming spot of Western movies. Thanks to its proximity to prime filming

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

How to Have a Good Time at a Car Show with Kids

How to Have a Good Time at a Car Show with Kids

Any parent knows how delightful it is when you can share an interest with your children. So, if you’re an auto enthusiast, you may be inclined to bring your kids along with you to a car show, searching for that gleam of interest in their eyes. However, even if your whole clan isn’t into cars, you can still have a good time at a car show with kids. Here’s how!   Plan Ahead: If possible, know what your priorities are before you go. Try to decide if there are particular vehicles you want to check out, or experts that you want to talk to. Call Gurley Motor Co. with any

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

Get Your Kicks on Route 66: Road Trip Essentials

Get Your Kicks on Route 66: Road Trip Essentials

The first day of summer is quickly approaching meaning school is finished, vacation days are begging to be used, and a strong case of wanderlust is beginning to set in. This summer, why not take your family, friends, or that special someone on an incredible adventure in your own back yard: Route 66. Route 66 is one of the original U.S. Highways and is certainly the most popular. Covering over 2,440 miles, Route 66 is packed full with beautiful sceneries, historical artifacts, and several different cultures. It is the perfect place to explore, make new memories, and have the adventure of a life time. However, before you embark on the

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