On May 18th, the Midwest Firebirds car club took an all-day cruise down historic Route 66 in northern Illinois. Our destination was the Pontiac-Oakland Automobile Museum, in Pontiac. Along the way, we scheduled stops with historic Route 66 landmarks for photo opportunities with our Firebirds. This is the first of a two-part story covering our cruise that day. The weather was absolutely perfect, partly sunny with no rain in the forcast and a high of 70 degrees.
Our first stop was in Wilmington, home of the “Gemini Giant”. This is one of the larger-than-life creatures along Route 66 from the early 60′s. It was built to welcome motorists to the Launching Pad diner, which unfortunately was closed down. After that we drove about 10 miles Continue Reading →