Visitors to the Regent Street Motor Show being held this weekend in London, England will be encouraged to tour Route 66, at least the Illinois segment of America’s Motor Road. In fact, one of those visitors will win a trip to the historic route in 2018.
Regent Street will be closed to traffic Saturday when hundreds of vehicles, ranging from classic cars and motorcycles to futuristic hybrids and electrics, will be on display at the Regent Street Motor Show, which is being sponsored by Enjoy Illinois Route 66.
“We are excited to take Illinois and Route 66 to the Regent Street Motor Show as the presenting sponsor,” said Cory Jobe, director of the Illinois Office of Tourism. “This partnership is a prime opportunity for our team to highlight in a meaningful way all the Route 66 Americana flair that our international visitors travel to experience – from the iconic Route 66 Begin sign in Chicago to the Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum in Pontiac and the Original Historic Brick Road in Springfield.”
Someone attending the motor show will win a visit to Illinois’ 300-mile segment of historic route 66.
“Two iconic roads linked by a rock ’n’ roll classic,” Nick Wigley, chief executive of Goose Live Events, organizer of the Regent Street Motor Show, said in a news release.
More than 400,000 people are expected to attend the show, organizers added.
The show is being held in conjunction with the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run weekend.