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The Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico


Pam and I rerouted from our destination to attend the MAFCA Meet in Ruidoso New Mexico due to the massive uncontrolled forest fires. We were 5 days into our trip when we were notified that the meet was cancelled and that the town of Ruidoso was evacuated. Rather than head back home we decided to drive to Tuncumcari NM, unload the Model A and drive parts of Route 66. In the 2024 event pictures I have posted several pictures of what the original Rte. 66 dwellings looked like and the abandoned structures as result of I40 replacing 66.  

Imagine the two years of work the organizers of The 2024 MAFCA National Convention undertook only to have the event cancelled four days prior to the start which expected over 500 attendees and greater than 350 Model A's at the Ruidoso Convection Center from June 23rd to June 29th. Many of the attendees were enroute when we all received the unfortunate news. 

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