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Good day San Bernardino and to all the Inland Empire.
Less than 90 days before the 4th edition of Return to Rendezvous, where it all began!
We want to share a quick update with everyone. As this is being typed we have over 200 participants registered and more in the mail every day.
Our food vendors have been confirmed and are registered. We have 12 food vendors this year. Most of them are return vendors, however, we also have new entries as well. We will be providing a complete list soon. Rest assured, you won’t go hungry. We have something for everybody.
We still are looking for general merchandise vendors, so If anyone is interested or knows a general merchandise vendor, please have them contact the chamber without delay at (909) 885-7515, as space is filling up. Vendor space fees are $250; that’s all! With the projected attendance well over ten thousand people, this is a great opportunity to reach new customers.
Again this year, Court Street Square parking lot will be the hub of the event with most of the vendors, the largest beer garden and naturally live entertainment. Chris Farmer and his tribute band will once again headline the entertainment, as well as local bands performing live to keep the day filled with the classic sounds. On the DJ Stage will be Keith Budovec of KB DJ entertainment. Keith is a local guy who does car shows throughout California, and is very familiar with the Rendezvous.
A second beer garden and food vendor will be located on D Street next to city hall, in the shaded area. On the second stage, located at 3rd and D Street, will be our friend Boogie, with more live entertainment throughout the day. Official Tee shirts are a great concern for everyone, and we know it! It is our plan to make sure every participant receives their shirt and we will also have them for sale to the general public. We heard you loud and clear.
Now the fun part, we can’t thank our committed sponsors enough. A growing list is on the left side of this website, but we need more. This undertaking, as you can imagine, is daunting. The reality is, this event cost money to produce and we’re looking for more local businesses or individuals that would like to jump in and help. Along with numerous sponsorship opportunities, if you would like to chip in to be part of this event, we would truly be grateful. We also have a need for volunteers to help with the event itself. If you have an organization, or know anyone else that does who would like to volunteer for the event, please contact us right away.
So that’s it from the committed, I mean committee.
Thank you and have a great day!
2016 Event Is Expanding
The San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce (SBACC) along with the City of San Bernardino are proud to announce the 4th Annual Rendezvous Back to Route 66 car show is expanding in Downtown San Bernardino, on October 1, 2016, keeping the Spirit of the Route 66 Rendezvous alive in San Bernardino.
First, for those who pre-register their vehicles by September 16th, there will be a special early car check-in event for them on Friday, September 30th at the Toyota of San Bernardino truck center dealership from 5:00 p.m.to 9:00 pm. There will be live entertainment and vendors available to those who have pre-registered. Pre-registered participants will get their parking credentials early so they can enter the event parking area on October 1st without difficulty.
The Poker Run is returning in 2016. Participation is open to Rendezvous back to Route 66 registered vehicles only. Registration Required $5.00 per vehicle.
The Cruise Route and Event Area are expanding. This year, the event will extend its northern border to 5th Street allowing for the cruise route to be lengthen and increasing the area for registered vehicles to 750.
3rd Street will become Greaser's Ally with a proposed second stage for live entertainment. Greaser's Ally will include Rat Rod displays and anything spooky.
Returning this year will be vendors, two beer gardens, Open Header contest, People's Choice Award and a lot of beautiful, custom vehicles all for a pre-registered price of $25.00 per vehicle.More event information to come.
The Rendezvous Back to Route 66 came about after the San Bernardino Convention & Visitors Bureau's Route 66 Rendezvous lost all the funding from the City after 22 years. Throughout those years, the Rendezvous brought thousands of people to the four day event. The San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce, in 2013, decided to keep the spirit of the Route 66 Rendezvous alive by putting together a two day classic car show held at the San Manuel Stadium. After the success of the Great Race event this past June, the City offered to help bring the Rendezvous back to the streets of Downtown on the same foot print as the 2015 Great Race. This year's expanded event will have a lot of similarities to last year's Rendezvous back to Route 66 event, including a great cruise route, fantastic food, two beer gardens, kids activities, lots of vendors and of course, hundreds of beautiful custom and classic cars all rolled into a one day event.
The funds from this event go toward business support services offered by the San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce.
You can get more event information by calling the Chamber office at (909) 885-7515. If you would like to be a volunteer, please call the chamber office.
We are happy to be able to expand the event area this year. We are anticipating 750 vehicles this year.
The event borders are "E" Street to the West, 5th Street to the North, Arrowhead to the East and 2nd Street to the South. The area gives us enough room for approximately 750 vehicles.
The cruise route will wind itself around and through the event area. The approved route is 2nd St to Arrowhead Ave., north to 5th, West on 5th to "E" St, South on "E" St to Court St, East on Court St. to D St, South on D to 2nd St., East on 2nd to Arrowhead Ave. Approximately 1.3 miles.
Court Street Square
Court Street Square will be the activity center of this year's event. The Court Street Stage area will be the location of the CARtoberfest (Beer Gardens) where the brew will be flowing.
As you are enjoying your cold brew, you will be entertained all day by Thumper spinning the hits of yester-year. On stage will be live entertainment throughout the day.
Court Street Square parking lot will be filled with food and merchandise vendors. The vendors are being taken off the streets to leave room for the beautiful cars and more room to cruisin. We believe there will be something for everyone.