The Route 66 Motor Tour

This will be the 4th year of an annual event - Pontiac Illinois to Santa Monica California.
The team involved with this event are some of the finest Route 66 folks known. We will be taking you on a wonderful tour of Route 66 in 14 days. Many fun places and points of interest to see along the way.

We'll drive around 200 miles a day... Some a little longer... Some shorter. We will not be driving all of route 66 from Illinois to California... As some of the "mother road" is no longer out there..... But we will drive as much of what's left of route 66 as possible with time allowed.

We Believe This Will Be A Great Event For Many Years To Come

Special thanks to the towns and their volunteers for being a part of the Route 66 Tour and thank you for joining us... Get em' waxed and gassed up... Let's ride...

our team


Event Director

Craig Parrish

Craig Has Been In The Classic Car Business and Show Business Practically All His Life His Father Was 1 of the Original Founders of the Capitol City Old Car Club Lansing Michigan in 1961 Craig's "Roots" With His Father Has Kept Him In The Classic Car Business For Many Years. Craig Was Show Director of the Lansing Michigan "Cruising The Gut" Shows for 10 years. Show Director Of Litchfield Illinois Route 66 Car Show 3 Years 2004-2006 Show Director Of The Michigan Old U.S.27 Motor Tour 2007-Present Has Traveled Route 66 Many Times, And Became Very Good Friends With The "Team".

John Weiss

Illinois Route 66

John Weiss

John Is Considered By Many The Route 66 "Guru" Of Illinois.... Steinbeck Award Winner With His Late Wife Lenore, The Only "Couple" To Win The Award John Has Wrote 3 Books On Route 66 Illinois, And Does Bus Tours Of Route 66 Illinois John Is The Director Of Preservation For The Illinois Route 66 Association.... John Is Very Well Respected In The Route 66 Community, We Are Glad To Have Him On The "Team" John Will Be Doing The Itinerary For The Illinois Route 66 Tour


Rich Dinkela

Missouri Route 66

Rich Dinkela

Rich Is The Missouri Route 66 "Road Guy", and Expert On Missouri Route 66 Rich Has Traveled All Of Route 66 Many Times, But Missouri Is His Forte' Rich Is A Great Addition To The Route 66 "Team" And Will Be Doing The Itinerary For Missouri Tour We Are Glad To Have Rich On The "Team"



Jim Ross

Kansas - Oklahoma Route 66

Jim Ross

Jim Is Very Well Known In The Route 66 World, Steinbeck And Will Rogers Award Winner Jim Is Considered The Oklahoma Route 66 "Guru".... Jim Has Published Books, Maps Of Route 66 Nationwide Jim Has Traveled Route 66 Many Times And Helped With Restoration Projects In Many States Jim Will Be Doing The Itinerary For Oklahoma...We Are Glad To Have Jim On The "Team"



Nick Gerlich

Texas - New Mexico Route 66

Nick Gerlich

Nick Is A Route 66 "Roadie" and Has Been Places On Route 66 In Texas And New Mexico Other's Wouldn't Get To. A Real Explorer and His Photo's And Experience On Route 66 Superb. Nick Is Well Respected By The Route 66 Crowd In The West, And Him Being On The "Team" Is Great Nick Will Be Doing The Itinerary For Texas and New Mexico.....