Spectators were allowed to vote on their favorite cars and car owners will be awarded various honors including the John T. Woodruff Award. Coordinators say the award is named for the prominent Springfieldian who served as Chamber of Commerce President and was the first president of the National Route 66 Association. The award recognizes an outstanding individual who has helped promote the historic highway.
President of the Route 66 Association of Missouri Tommy Pike says while the car show is a bonus "We preserve and promote and develop Route 66. We have a motor tour each year and you don't have to have an old car to belong or anything it's all about the road."
There is live music all day including the Queen City Cats, Blue Plate Special, The Detectives and The Road Crew.
The festival goes until 5 p.m. Saturday on Park Central Square.