Motor Tour 2016

Motor Tour 2016 details are now available!

All are welcome to participate in our annual Association Motor Tour along Route 66 in Illinois!

Alive & Kickin' on Route 66

Celebrating 90 years of the Mother Road - 1926 -2016


Friday, June 10, 2016
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Highlights include:

South - North

Friday Night Kickoff:
Edwardsville Route 66 Festival
Edwardsville, IL
Friday, June 10, 2016
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Chain of Rocks Park
Collinsville Catsup Bottle
Blue Corridor Carpet Festivities

Hall of Fame Banquet:
Saturday evening event celebrating new inductees to our Hall of Fame
Grand Magnuson Hotel
Carlinville, IL


Wondering what a Motor Tour is? Wonder no more!
Click to read So What is a Motor Tour Anyway? to learn all about this annual event.

How to participate in our 2016 Alive and Kickin' Motor Tour

  1. Click to download our official Motor Tour flyer which includes event details and registration form.
  2. Complete required fields and enclose payment.
  3. Mail Motor Tour, 9280 Drummond Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60487.
  4. Await your Motor Tour detailed participant letter (which describes specific tour stops) by mail.
  5. Pick up your participant Passport, decal and plaque in person at check-in on Friday evening or Saturday morning. (If you register for the tour but can't make it, you'll still receive these items by mail after the tour.)
  6. Enjoy the ride!

You need not be a member of our Association to participate in our Motor Tour...but our Membership Chairman, Marty Blitstein, would LOVE it if you'd join us in our efforts to preserve, educate, promote and enjoy Route 66 in Illinois!

Click for details about membership in the Route 66 Association of Illinois.

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