1991: The event moved to the grounds of the National Orange Show, expanded with help from the Over the Hill Gang Car Club of San Bernardino, and drew about 4,000 people, as participants enjoyed a short cruise down E Street.
1992: Route 66 Rendezvous becomes a major celebration for nostalgia buffs as more than 700 vehicles fill downtown San Bernardino in celebration of the 66th anniversary of the completion of Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica.
1993: The Rendezvous expanded to a three-day event that attracted more than 120,000 people and generated a $3.5 million economic impact for the city
1994: The four-day event generated a $4.5 million economic impact and registered more than 1,000 classic cars
1995: Cruise route extended to 15 city blocks and marked the induction of the Cruisin’ Hall of Fame honoring Boyd Coddington, Chrvrolet Motor Division, Bobby Troup (“composer of Get Your Kicks on Route 66”) and Ed “Big Daddy” Roth for the inaugural year.
1996: More than 200,000 spectators flooded the downtown streets in 1996, with 315,000 in 1997
1997: Stater Bros. Markets becomes title sponsor
1998: The Rendezvous hits the Internet with a newly launched website, recording 32,000 hits during the four-day event.
1999: The 10th anniversary of the Rendezvous generated more than $25 million in economic impact, and drew more than a half-million visitors to the San Bernardino area.
2000: The Rendezvous registered more than 2,225 vehicles, recorded 235,153 website hits, and aired commercials on KNBC-4, KCAL-9, and FOX 11 News, claiming its position as California’s leading classic car event.
2013: Rendezvous changes format, moves to Ontario.