The T&T Cruisers Car Club kicked off their annual Route 66 Cruise Friday in downtown Miami.
Fifty-one vintage, classic cars crowded Miami's Main Street as the group launched a four-day cruise that will take the 80-plus participants across the state
The cruisers will cover 365 miles of history along this popular route, traveling about 100 miles per day and making stops at Clanton's 66 Restaurant in Vinita, Galloway Totem Pole Park in Foyil, Will Rogers Memorial & Museum and the Davis Gun Museum in Claremore, the Blue Whale in Catoosa, Tulsa's 5&Diner and numerous other historic venues along Route 66.
The last stop on the cruise is at the Roger Miller Museum in Erick. The cruise will end in Texola.
The T&T Cruisers started the annual ride in 2005. Participation continues to increase as more travelers are driving Route 66 in Oklahoma, organizers say. This year, the club registered cars from Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and one car filled with tourists from Sweden.
Oklahoma has more drivable miles of Route 66 than any other state along the route, according to Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau program director Amanda Davis.
While in Miami, T&T Cruiser members toured the Coleman Theatre and dined at the famous Waylan's Ku-Ku Restaurant.
Many members drove south of town to Ribbon Road, the last original stretch of Route 66.
Stops were also planned at the Route 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum and at the Afton Station, an old filling station that has been fully restored