Route 66 and the A. Lincoln Motel on the south side of Springfield. The motel was torn down in 1996.
Motor Tour participants at the Cozy Drive In, south side of Springfield. In 1996 the Cozy moved a few feet north, to the site of the former A. Lincoln Motel, and a Walgreen's went up here. Sadly, the new Cozy doesn't use this sign.
Three of our more stylish Route 66 travelers arriving at the Cozy Drive In
Our Lady of the Highways statue and its builder, Francis Marten, who greeted the Motor Tour cruisers as we stopped in front of his property to take dozens of photos
Another car show, this one at Litchfield's Sky View Drive In, the last surviving drive-in along Route 66 in Illinois
More old cars at the Litchfield show
Abandoned, heavily vegetated path toward the Chain of Rocks Bridge across the Mississippi, which at this time had been closed for 24 years. It has subsequently reopened as a bike trail...
...but when I walked to the bridge in 1992 and peered through a locked chain-link fence, this is what I saw.
The Motor Tour ended here, but I continued west. Return to my main Route 66 page for more.