Thank You To These Generous Donors!
Monday, July 17, 2017
THANK YOU to these generous donors who contributed items for our 2017 National Driving Tour welcome bags!
Cadillac and LaSalle Club www.cadillaclasalleclub.org Our mother ship.
Keeping us connected with education and fellowship.
Cadillac North Central Region www.cadillac.com Cadillac is the oldest
continuous automobile manufacturer in the US. Since 1902.
Champion Auto Parts www.championautoparts.com
Creating sparks since 1905. …3,2,1 Ignition!
Coker Tire www.cokertire.com
Specialty tires and wheels since 1958.
Cook County Farm Bureau www.cookcfb.org Located on Historic Route 66 in Countryside, IL.
Cruisin’ with Lincoln on 66 Visitors Center www.cruisinwithlincolnon66.org
The Visitors Center serves as a gateway to area attractions, including
Route 66 and Abraham Lincoln-related sites.
Double Good Popcorn https://www.doublegood.com
Illinois company established in 1988. 50% of every dollar supports a
Funks Grove Maple Sirup www.funksmaplesirup.com
Route 66 icon. The farm was established in 1824 by Isaac Funk, friend
and supporter of President Abraham Lincoln. Commercial sirup production
began in 1891. Nearly 200 years later it remains a family-owned
operation. Yes, it’s “sirup” with an “i”.
GM Parts North Central Region www.gm.com Rain or shine they have us
Goodyear Tires www.goodyear.com Founded in 1898 and named for
Charles Goodyear, the inventor of vulcanized rubber. Traditionally in
North America more new vehicles, including Cadillacs, have been equipped
with Goodyear tires than any other brand.
Hagerty Insurance www.hagerty.com
Insuring our beloved classics.
Harrah’s Casino, Joliet https://www.caesars.com/harrahs-joliet
Located one block off Historic Route 66 in downtown Joliet, IL.
Hawk Cadillac www.hawkcadillac.com There is ALWAYS room for one more!
Hortons Home Lighting www.HortonsHome.com Serving Chicagoland for over
Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway www.illinoisroute66.org
The Mother Road and reason for our Tour!
Jewel Foods www.jewelosco.com
Established in 1899 as a door-to-door coffee service, later Jewel Tea
Company, the company grew to hundreds of grocery delivery routes
for small towns in 43 states. Route 66 made that job easier! Jewel-Osco
is now owned by Albertsons and remains a leading grocer in Chicagoland
Jim Finnerty Agency State Farm Insurance www.jimfinnerty.com State Farm’s
corporate headquarters is a stone’s throw away from Historic Route 66
in Bloomington, IL.
Joliet Area Historical Museum www.JolietMuseum.org Where we’ll learn more
about the 4th largest city in Illinois and its ties to historic Route 66.
Fun fact: Joliet Jake of Blues Brothers fame was released from the
prison’s east gate.
Mecum Auctions www.mecum.com Family-owned and operated since the first
auction in 1988 at the Rockford, IL airport.
Family-owned and operated since 1901. It started with furniture polish
so it was a natural segue to automotive products when the new wooden
“horseless carriages” hit the streets.
Michael Baker Agency Inc. www.MichaelBakerAgency.com BINGO!
THANK YOU !!! to these generous donors
Mothers Polishes www.mothers.com
Started in the 1970’s with Mothers Mag and Aluminum polish.
NAPA Auto Parts www.napaonline.com
Replacement parts since 1925.
Protecting engines since 1963.
Pilot Knob Comforts www.pkcpop.com
Produced on a family-owned, multi-generational century farm in Oneida, IL
Illinois is a leading US corn producer.
Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum and Visitors Bureau www.visitPontiac.org
Go. See. Do.
What’s a road trip without tunes?
RockAuto www.Rockauto.com A family business founded in 1999. “Someday, it
may be possible to build an entire car using parts from RockAuto!”
Route 66 QR Code www.Route66ultimateguide.com “The Ultimate Guide to
Route 66 Association of Illinois www.il66assoc.org
“Traveling The…New, Historic Route 66 of Illinois” by John Weiss.
John’s help and his book have been invaluable to us while
planning the Tour.
Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau www.VisitSpringfieldIllinois.com
Springfield is the capitol of Illinois and the place Abraham Lincoln called
St. Louis Convention and Visitors Bureau www.explorestlouis.com
St. Louis is our destination point and our country’s early gateway
to westward expansion beyond the mighty Mississippi.
Steele Rubber Products www.steelerubber.com
Lynn H. Steele founded Steele Rubber Products in 1958 when he began
making hard to find parts for his 1931 Cadillac in his garage.
Super Easy. Super Fast.
Ted Drewes Frozen Custard www.teddrewes.com Tennis champion Ted
Drewes Sr.opened the current Chippewa location (his fourth) on historic
Route 66 in 1941. It is a fourth generation family-owned business.
Their signature “concrete”, created in 1959, is a malt or shake so
thick that it is served upside down. For the holidays Ted Drewes
Nova Scotia Christmas trees have become a St. Louis tradition.
Universal Vintage Tire Company www.universaltire.com
Vintage tire manufacturing since 1968
Vogue Tyre & Rubber Company www.voguetyre.com
Founded in Chicago in 1914. Custom luxury tires. They invented the
This Girard restaurant near a 1926-30 alignment of Route 66
still uses a1950s-era Whirl-A-Whip ice cream machine to whip each
cup of ice cream individually. Don’t forget your token!