Schedule in Place for Upcoming ROUTE 66 Rally
The ROUTE 66 Dealer Network is holding its annual rally in San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 11-13, bringing together all network dealers and partner suppliers for a “time of vision and relationship building.”
The event will open on Sunday with the ROUTE 66 golf tournament and a welcome reception that evening. The general meeting commences the following morning with a joint meeting of dealers and partners prior to breakout sessions that include the Rally’s Partner Expo. The rally will wrap up on Tuesday with a partner breakout session and the final dealer-only meeting.
In July, the eight-year-old Overland Park, Kan.-based organization included 96 dealers with 145 stores located in 43 states.
“Our typical dealership has been established for over 30 years and most are multi-generational,” Rob Merrill, one of four partners who own the network, told RV Business Magazine.
Merrill’s partners include Dave Francis, Chris Boyd and Steve Francis, who owns Trailside RV in Grain Valley, Mo.
ROUTE 66 has a strong Internet presence and is continually looking to broaden its footprint. On other fronts, the network offers 40 consumer and dealer programs.