Association Events

Motor Tour 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 12:00am - Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 4:00pm

Stay tuned for information about our 26th annual Motor Tour! It's going to be great!

2015 Motor Tour: Miners, Mobsters and the Mother Road

Plans are already underway! This year's tour will begin in Berwyn and we're hoping to make plans to visit the famous Spindle! We will also be rolling along for a part of the newly-created Blue Carpet Corridor festivities!

Check back for details as they become available!

Help Waterproof Bob Waldmire's Bus

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 10:00am

Bob and his bus.jpgOur Preservation Chairman, John Weiss, is looking for a few volunteers to (waterproof) coat the exterior wood items on the Waldmire bus, located behind the Route 66 museum in Pontiac.

Says John, "We need to protect it in order to Preserve it. The weather is doing a lot of damage."

True to our motto, "We work for food," lunch will be provided by the Route 66 Association.

Ladders will be needed for this project, so if you can bring one, please do!

Call John Weiss at 815-458-6616 if you are able to help with this preservation project.

Should it be necessary, the rain date for this project will be Saturday, August 23rd.

10th Anniversary Open House at Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame & Museum

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

It's our birthday! Come celebrate our 10th year at an open house at our Hall of Fame and Museum, 110 Howard St, Pontiac, IL!

There will be free refreshments and other special offerings during the celebration. All visitors to the museum during the Open House will be invited to register for some Route 66-related door prizes.

Hall of Fame and Museum Clean Up Day

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:00am

We hope you'll join us as we spend a day cleaning up our Association's "home base" - our Hall of Fame and Museum! Join other volunteers in a day we guarantee will be more fun than work as we dust, polish and sweep up for tourist season!

Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame and Museum
110 W Howard St
Pontiac, IL 61764

Odell Gas Station Clean Up Day

Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 10:00am

There is a lot to do this year, your help is needed.

Motor Tour 2014 - 25 Years of Touring the Mother Road in Illinois!

Friday, June 13, 2014 (All day) - Sunday, June 15, 2014 (All day)

Our 25th Annual Motor Tour is rolling along!

This year, we'll be kicking things off in Edwardsville, IL at 5:00 PM on Friday, June 13!

Click for for information on Motor Tour 2014 and watch this site for the latest updates.

Annual Association Picnic 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 10:30am - 4:00pm

picnic sign.jpgAll are cordially invited to attend our annual Association picnic.

It will again be held at Sugar Grove Nature Center in Funk's Grove, IL
4532 N 725 East Road, McLean, IL 61254 (right off Route 66)

Map to this location

  • Our picnic is free of charge; the Association provides all food and soft drinks.
  • Feel free to bring a dish to share if yuo'd like.

Major Work Day at Our Hall of Fame and Museum

Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

A major work day is planned at our Hall of Fame and Museum at 110 W Howard St in Pontiac, IL. Help make some big changes come to life!

Museum visitors 2011.jpg

Lunch will be provided by Association Treasurer and Membership Chairman, Marty Blitstein.

Let Marty know you're coming to join the crew!
(708) 444-1312

Work Day at Sprague Super Station

Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 9:30am

Please bring your tools and your talents to help us finish up this preservation project!

Sprague Super Station
305 E Pine St
Normal, IL

For complete details, click on this article.

Last Day to Submit Content for The 66 News

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 (All day)

Today is the deadline to submit content for the Summer, 2013 issue of The 66 News.

Click here for where and how to submit content.

Got Content?

EditorWe welcome your Route 66 news, stories, photos and events for publication in our newsletter or on our web site!

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Send us your change of address to:
110 W Howard St
Pontiac, IL, 61764
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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.