Hello

This is an open invitation to participate with our group of police
car and emergency vehicle enthusiasts in the second annual 'Route 66
Law Enforcement and Fire Rally'.

If you are interested, please continue to read the press release
below:


This years rally, supporting the nations law enforcement and
firefighters, will travel from New York City to Santa Monica,
California starting September 8, 2002. Route 66 Patrol is
organizing the 2800 mile cross-country road trip to increase public
awareness of our countries law enforcement agencies and firehouses,
said event organizer, Chris Yelland. We are also raising funds for a
National Route 66 Police and Fire Museum to be build along the
historic highway, Yelland added.

Participation in last years rally included over 75 vintage and in-
service patrol units. We had a restored 1955 Buick patrol unit from
the 1950's hit television series "Highway Patrol." Kelly Crawford
(son of the series' star Broderick Crawford) joined car owner Gary
Goltz on the entire trip from Chicago to L.A.

Both restored vintage and current patrol units are welcome to
participate in this years 14-day event from 'Ground Zero' in New York
City to Santa Monica, California. This event has been planned to
promote the heritage and history of Law Enforcement on the most
famous highway in the world – U.S. Route 66. Special events have
been planned along the way, including a Police/Fire parade in San
Bernadino, California, said Yelland. Actor Martin Milner will serve
as Grand Marshall. Milner was the star of the hit 1960's TV
series "Route 66" and "Adam-12.

New York City Visit:
This years event will include a special three day pre-rally leg from
New York City to Chicago. Participants will visit 'Ground Zero' in
New York City to pay their respects to all those who lost their lives
in the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001. In addition to civilians
that lost their lives in this tragedy, we will be honoring members of
NYPD, PAPD and FDNY who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of
duty. This part of the trip will add 3 days to the 11-day Route 66
event for a total of 14 days on the road.

Rally Schedule
9/8 New York City, NY.
9/9 Cleveland, OH.
9/10 Chicago, IL.
9/11 Springfield, IL.
9/12 St. Louis, MO.
9/13 Carthage, MO.
9/14 Tulsa, OK.
9/15 Oklahoma City, OK.
9/16 Amarillo, TX.
9/17 Albuquerque, NM.
9/18 Flagstaff, AZ.
9/19 Williams, AZ.
9/20 Kingman, AZ.
9/21 San Bernadino, CA.
9/22 Santa Monica, CA.

Our Purpose:
To promote a better understanding of Law Enforcement and Firefighting

To show interdepartmental solidarity for the nations police and fire
departments

To promote awareness of the history of Law Enforcement on the most
famous highway in the world - Route 66

To raise funds and establish the Route 66 Law Enforcement and Fire
Museum.


For more information about participating, visit our website or drop
me a line.
Chris Yelland
Route 66 Patrol
302 W Nolana
McAllen, Texas 78504
956-630-0341 - Phone
956-630-6595 – Fax
[email protected] www.route66patrol.com