June 17, 2017 was a first for us, it was our first tractor drive and the first that we know of in the area on Route 66. We started out from the Macoupin County Fair Grounds in Carlinville, Illinois where the Land of Lincoln Tractor show was underway and headed to the square in Girard. On the way back, we stopped at McClintock’s in Standard City.
Thirty-two tractors started out as we made our way on historic Route 66.
Many thanks to the Macoupin County Sheriff’s police, the Girard police, the Village of Girard, Doc’s Soda Fountain, and McClintocks for working with us. Also many thanks to Bill Miller for putting on the first ever Land of Lincoln Show that brought over 300 tractors to Carlinville from all over the US.
A special tribute should also be mentioned to Becky Huyear, Lynn’s new bride. They were married the weekend before the show and they put their honeymoon to Hawaii on hold to help plan and orchestrate this tractor drive.
Love of tractors, love of history and love of the ride, it was an awesome experience.