The Route 66 International Festival kicks off in the Joplin area Thursday. Patrick Tuttle of the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau tells News Talk KZRG Thursday night there will be a special showing of Disney/Pixar's "Cars" at the Rt. 66 Drive-In in Carthage, with some special guests.
"Michael Wallis, the voice of the Sheriff in "Cars," will be there. Jay Ward is the guardian of the "Cars" franchise for Disney/Pixar, and he'll also be in attendance."
Tickets to the event are sold-out, but there will be many activities in Joplin and Galena Friday and Saturday as well, most of which are free to the public.