Yes indeedy, fellow roadies, the long weekend of the dog days is gone. August with its humid but confusing weather this year is defunct, only a sleepy memory. We’ll celebrate that yet with our Song Of The Week below, but for now let’s take a moment to remember what a great weekend it was with the Chicago Jazz Festival on tap! Buoyed with a little of that leftover energy, we thought we’d update you on what’s ahead in the near future and then throw in an appropriate song, too.
To start, we have two Route 66 car shows coming up in September in Illinois. First: The Berwyn Route 66 Car Show is this coming weekend, Saturday Sept. 6th, from 10am to 4pm along Ogden Avenue in Berwyn. It’ll be held between Oak Park Avenue on the west end and Ridgeland Avenue on the east. Admission is free, but there’s a registration fee for cars that will be exhibited; registrants can get their cars lined up starting at 7am. Food vendors and live music will be on site, and parking is wherever you can get it, but try the municipal garage on Oak Park Avenue, a few blocks north of Ogden Avenue. Please DO remember to bring a few dollars for the Berwyn Route 66 Museum’s artifact restoration fund; no doubt museum director Jon fey will have the kitty set up at his usual tent.
Second: The International Mother Road Festival is at the end of the month, starting at 5pm Friday the 26th through Sunday the 28th, in downtown Springfield, IL. Admission is free, but there’s a registration fee for cars that will be exhibited. Food vendors and live music will be on site, and parking will be available in the garage on 7th Street at Washington Street, next to the DoubleTree President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Hotel, or wherever else you can find it in a public lot (the streets nearby will be taken over by the fest all weekend long).
The annual Berwyn Route 66 Car Show along Ogden Avenue (Photo courtesy Berwyn DevCorp)