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February 2011

British Cars to Get Their Kicks on Route 66

Saturday, June 4, 2011 (All day) - Sunday, June 5, 2011 (All day)

Thanks to Terri Ryburn for providing this information to the website!

Saturday, June 4, 2011
Morning: British cars will travel north and south on Route 66, taking part in a treasure hunt
Evening: The cars will be featured in a pre-game mini-show outside the Cornbelter Stadium on Raab Road in Normal

Sunday, June 5, 2011
Car Show
10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Davis Mansion
Suggested donation - $4/adult, $3/child

Motor Tour 2011!

It’s that time of year again - Motor Tour season! We invite you to come enjoy a weekend traveling along and celebrating Route 66 in Illinois, June 10, 11 and 12, 2011.

Wondering what a Motor Tour is? Read So What Is a Motor Tour Anyway?

Here’s the rundown of our 2011 Tour. Register today by downloading this registration form.

For more information about our Motor Tour, contact:

Jerry Law
(618) 251-4892

Marty Blitstein
(708) 444-1312
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Route 66 Association of Illinois presents: the 2011 Motor Tour
LOVE, PEACE and the MOTHER ROAD - The Bob Waldmire Tour
June 10, 11 & 12, 2011

All Welcome – Any Vehicle – Any Year – Any Model
You may join or leave the tour at any point or time.

2011 Motor Tour License Plate

This article UPDATED 3/18/11!!!

See below for update details.

On Sale NOW!!!

Get 'em while they're HOT!

Limited time and limited availability!

Waldmire licence plate

We are excited to announce the 2011 Motor Tour License Plates are now available for purchase!

Click to view a larger image of the license plate.

Here are the complete details:

Motor Tour Planning Meeting

Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 12:00pm

Come help us plan our 2011 Motor Tour!

Sunday, February 27, 2011
12:00 PM
Route 66 Association of Illinois Museum and Hall of Fame
110 W Howard St, Pontiac, IL

Ike Widner's Excellent Berghoff Adventure

Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 12:30pm

On May 28, 2011 Ike Widner is hosting a trip to Chicago to the Berghoff's for a luncheon.

Each person will take the train in their own town and meet in Chicago at the La Salle Station. From the train station, the group will head toward the restaurant for lunch.

Lunch will be served at the Berghoff at 12:30 PM in the Centurion Room on the first floor of the restaurant.

After that will be a mystery...

Please RSVP by April 28h, 2011 so Ike can provide an exact count of how many are going to attend.

Call Ike at (779) 279-9100
email Ike at

Bob Waldmire Display in Santa Monica

Bob Waldmire display in Santa MonicaThis was submitted via our website content submission form by Mannie Mendelson of the Last Stop Shop on the Santa Monica Pier.

Mannie tells us he has a huge Bob Waldmire display of photos and notes at his shop.

Click here to view Manny's tribute to Bob Waldmire.

Thanks for sharing, Mannie!

Duke Cartwright: One 'Tough' Roadie

Each attraction along Route 66 has a history. Most tell the story of a place which sprang to life as people traveled along the Mother Road, providing sustenance, services, comfort, hospitality and entertainment - everything necessary for an enjoyable journey across the heartland of America. These attractions do their part both individually and collectively in creating a mosaic, expressing precisely what Route 66 is all about. That’s why we place such a high value on preserving these attractions and honoring the folks who brought them to life.

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Historic Maps

Highway GuideWatch Route 66 evolve into The Mother Road  with maps and highway guides from 1917-1992 courtesty of the official Illinois Digital Archives.