The artwork was commissioned by the Illinois Office of Tourism and contains icons of Route 66, such as a Muffler Man, Pontiac Car and a cute bright yellow gas pump.
|Route 66 90th anniversary mural|
The unveiling last week; took shape via a pop-up party event. The atmosphere was buzzing with a fab live band, Tom Mansi &The Icebreakers, performing Chicago Blues, which got people dancing in the street – literally, in their lunch break.
|Tom Mansi & The IceBreakers|
- The starting point of Route 66 is in Chicago, Illinois
- September is a really great time to explore Route 66 as they hold the annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival on the streets of downtown Springfield where you can enjoy tons of classic, colourful cars, live music and the chance to chat to Route 66 enthusiasts
- The roadside diners that line Route 66 have become famous in their own right, and apparently are well worth a visit. The Cozy Dog Drive In Springfield first introduced the Cozy Dog to the States, a battered sausage on a stick, what’s not to love about that.