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DBA Bloomington Route 66 Cruise-In / "Route 66- Then and Now and Stories from the Road" with author John Weiss

Sat Jun 7 14:00:00 2014

Bloomington Route 66 Cruise-In
Saturday, June 07, 2014 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

The Downtown Bloomington Association teams up with the Car Community Automobile Club, the Twin City Cruisers and the McLean County Antique Automobile Club for this exciting event in downtown Bloomington. Over 300 vehicles, including motorcycles and trucks expected to participate.

Music by “ The Bygones” & JD’s DJ Service. Come on down and enjoy the fun. Car registration begins at 2 p.m.

To register email ccacbi@gmail.com or call Don and Cindy Kopack at 309- 378-4391. Register early to reserve your dashboard plaque.

Special Route 66 themed activities are planned at the McLean County Museum of History on the museum square.

3:00 p.m.

“Route 66 – Then & Now” and “Stories from the Road”-  Presented by John Weiss in the historic governor Fifer Courtroom 

Learn why Route 66 is so well known and why it almost died. It is a fascinating, ongoing story of real Americana.   Explore the  history and folklore of this historic highway. 

Tens of thousands of people travel from around the world to experience the nostalgia of Route 66. This program will provide you with the opportunity to enjoy the mystique of this famous road. You will learn and feel the history of this magical ribbon of road as we, “Get our kicks on Route 66.”

This exclusive program conducted by John Weiss, award winning author of the only Route 66 guide, Traveling the…New Historic  Route 66 of Illinois.

John is the recipient of the prestigious John Steinbeck Award for his ongoing efforts of supporting and preserving the Mother Road. John was also inducted into the exclusive Route 66 Hall of Fame. Join him on a fascinating journey along the Mother of all roads.

Copies of all three of his Route 66 books and video will be available for sale.

DBA Bloomington Route 66 Cruise-In /