Another Exciting Motor Tour!

Our 2013 Back to Our Routes Motor Tour was a fun celebration of the Mother Road, with some new and exciting activities and stops for participants to enjoy. Read and see it here!

The Route 66 Association of Illinois presents an annual Motor Tour, when we trek along our section of the Mother Road, stopping at attractions along the way. It's a fun, nostalgic and informative journey along Route 66 in the company of other enthusiasts. The tour traditionally kicks off the second Friday of June with a get-together and registration event. Come Saturday morning, we hit the road, officially beginning the tour. Saturday evening, we hold a banquet where we induct the new members to our Hall of Fame. On Sunday morning, we hit the road for the last leg of the tour.

The 2013 Motor Tour was a resounding success, providing entertainment and validation for the importance of preserving Route 66's history and ensuring her future.

Discover our 2013 Motor Tour for yourself by clicking the following link to our 2013 Motor Tour Wrap-up, which recaps this year's celebration along the Mother Road here in Illinois.
Motor Tour 2012 Wrap-up (in a Few Words and Lots of Photos)

Motor Tour 2013 Highlights: The Friedrich Family

So What Is a Motor Tour Anyway?

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