Dutch Route 66 Association President Dries Bessels visits with Gregg Arnold by Giganticus Headicus. MCR/Charles Black/File Photo
Mohave County

Overseas Visitors Stop at Antares Point

Dutch Route 66 Association President Dries Bessels visits with Gregg Arnold by Giganticus Headicus. MCR/Charles Black/File Photo

VALLE VISTA — The front of Antares Point was full of motorcycles this morning.

Dutch Route 66 Association President Dries Bessels brought a group of tourists from overseas to travel the historic highway on motorcycles. Antares Point was just one of many stops along the way.

About 12 visitors from the Amsterdam area started their journey on Route 66 in Chicago. Their mission is to make it to Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles by this Friday.

Bessel said he had met Gregg Arnold, the creator of Giganticus Headicus, back in 2014 at the Route 66 Festival. Arnold invited him to stop at Antares Point, and that’s just what they did this morning.

“We had passed by a couple of times before, but they were never open,” said Bessel.

Johan Pronk, one of the tourists, said the group had been travelling together for 5 months, and now they are working their way across Route 66. They have enjoyed stopping along at the many sites along the highway.

“We’ve seen a lot of really neat things,” said Pronk. “But the nicest thing about this whole trip is the people we’ve met along the way.”