Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway - The Mother Road Rambler Newsletter - June, 2015
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Selfies on 66 Campaign Launches & We Have Our First Winner!
In May, 2015, the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway launched our new Selfies on 66 contest, and our first winner is from Evanston, IL. She shared with us the back story: "Fun fact, the visitors in the photo with me were from Argentina! Their dream was to see as much of RT 66 as possible! The photo is in Hamel, IL."

Each month, we'll select three photos to be highlighted on our social media outlets, and the photo with the most likes/comments/shares will win a commemorative Illinois Route 66 license plate and baseball hat!

But it gets better...once per year, we'll let voters choose from the 12 monthly winners, and the photo that gets the most likes/comments/shares will win our grand prize: A basket full of Illinois Route 66 memorabilia, gift certificates, and more!

Open to US residents ages 18+. For details, visit!


When a new Route 66 event launches in Illinois, even ominous rainy weather does not hamper the enthusiasm. The inaugural Blue Carpet Corridor held on June 13th & 14th, with events and sites to see in 18 southern Illinois communities, was a perfect example! Thanks to all the volunteers and coordinators who made the event possible.

The Byway has an extensive article a huge photo gallery from the event, and we invite you to learn more about how everything went, by clicking here for details!

Mark Your Calendars: 2015 Route 66 Car Shows & Major Events Coming Up in the Rear View Mirror!
Lots of events to talk about and so little room! Use the links to get more info. The 17th Annual Brooks World's Largest Catsup Bottle Festival is Sunday, July 12th in Collinsville. Sounds like a blast - can't wait to go - click here for more info.

The Illinois State Fair is coming up in August, from the 13th through the 23rd. Grandstand acts include Sammy Hagar, Styx, Fall Out Boy, Justin Moore, Rascal Flatts and Bocephus himself, Hank Williams Jr. Grab the details at

This year's Berwyn Car Show is on Saturday, August 29th, and we feel it is one of the best ones out there! Enjoy all the classic cars as you stroll along Ogden Avenue (Route 66), with the Chicago skyline in magnificent view! Visit for details.
Coming up September 25-27 is the 14th Annual International Mother Road Festival in Springfield. Always a great time! Visit for details.

Get the scoop on all the upcoming events at!

Learn more about what Illinois Route 66 has to offer for your next vacation plans! Be sure to also visit our website at
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