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Association Events

Motor Tour 2017

Thursday, June 9, 2016 (All day) - Saturday, June 11, 2016 (All day)

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2016 Motor Tour

Friday, June 10, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, June 12, 2016 (All day)

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Complete details and official registration form coming soon!

Cleanup Day at Odell Standard Station

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 9:30am

This is our annual paint up, clean up, fix up day at the historic station. Again, over 30,000 people visit this site every year. If not for the efforts to maintain our pride and joy attraction, it would surely deteriorate with this many tourists visiting such a small space. The camper, grounds and building inside and out needs a thorough cleaning. Some painting and repairs will also be required. Lunch will again be furnished by the Route 66 Association of Illinois.

Although not absolutely necessary, if you can, call Preservation committee chairman, John Weiss, at 815-458-6616 to let him know that you are planning to attend.

Cleanup Day at the Route 66 Museum in Pontiac, IL

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 9:30am

The museum, the displays, the Waldmire Road Yacht and more need a sprucing up before tourist season. Over 30,000 people come and visit our displays every year. This of course causes some wear and tear. A good cleaning is necessary. Lunch will be provided by the Route 66 Association. It is a known fact that, “we work for food.”

Although not absolutely necessary, if you can, call Preservation committee chairman, John Weiss, at 815-458-6616 to let him know that you are planning to attend.

We need to support our various attractions on Route 66. These sites provide memories that last a lifetime for our visitors from around the world. For us, it is the camaraderie of working and playing together that brings a sense of good will, well-being and pride to all of us.

Annual Association Picnic 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

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 you'd like.

Work day at Texaco Gas Station in Dwight, IL

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 9:30am

Contact John Weiss if you plan to volunteer your time and effort - 815-458-6616.

Annual Museum Workday

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 9:30am

Come help us spruce up our Hall of Fame and Museum for tourist season! It's our annual museum workday! Bring your volunteerism, enthusiasm and appetite. We'll be cleaning and repairing the inside and outside of the museum as well as Bob Waldmire's bus out back! Because "we work for food," lunch will be provided by the Association to all workers!

110 W Howard St
Pontiac, IL

R.S.V.P. to John Weiss at 815 458 6616.

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.

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