We’ll meet at the Albertson’s complex, about ½ mile east of
interstate 17 on the north side of Carefree Hwy just east of the
McDonalds parking lot. There are restrooms, coffee and snacks available
at both McDonalds and Albertsons.
We’ll meet at 9:45 and depart at 10:00. Our ETA at Augie’s is
approximately noon to 12:30.
When departing Albertsons, we’ll head west about 20 miles on Carefree
Hwy74, to Hwy 93 and turn north to Wickenburg. It’s about another 10
miles to Wickenburg on 93 where we will stop for a 15-minute comfort
break at McDonald’s. When we leave McDonalds, we’ll turn right to the
traffic circle and follow the signs for Hwy 93 towards Kingman. However,
in about 5 miles, Hwy 93 will go straight to Kingman and you don’t want
to go there; watch for the sign that says Hwy 89 to the right and take
the correct route: Hwy 89 to Yarnell and Prescott.
Once on Hwy 89, you will pass through the small towns of Yarnell,
Congress, Peoples Valley, and Willhoit. Watch your speed through these
small towns. Continue on 89 through the Prescott National Forest
(beautiful) until you see Banning Creek and shortly afterward you will
turn right on to Haisley Road. Keep following it as the name changes to
Senator Highway and then again to Mt Vernon Ave. This will take you to
Gurley Street where you will turn right and follow it east until you see
the branch in the road where Hwy 89 goes north and Hwy 69 goes east.
It’s just a short distance to this intersection so stay to the right and
follow the sign that goes east on Hwy 69. From that point, it’s only
about ½ mile to the restaurant that it is located on the right in the
Frontier Village Center facing the highway; you can’t miss it. The
address Augie’s is: Frontier Village Center 1721 AZ-Hwy 69 Prescott, AZ
86301 if you wish to plug it into your GPS. The phone number there is
Here is a link to their menu.
Yes, I know we have driven this same road multiple times over the
24-year history of the club but until Arizona builds new cities and new
highways there are no new choices. The real fun is driving these great
cars and socializing with one another regardless of what roads we drive
on. There is no plan for the return trip but we can discuss it during
the lunch session. We’ll also have to make arrangements to fill our fuel
tanks for the return drive.
for this event so I will have a good head count for the restaurant. It’s
always the first thing they ask me when I phone them to make
If anyone knows the mile marker sign just prior to Haisley Road and
Hwy 89 where we turn off, please let me know. I had it once and can’t
find it again and I am exhausted searching for it again ☹
hope we get a good turnout and maybe the Prescott weather will be a bit
Paul and the club officers.