Category: Chicago

Cord L-29 and an Airplane on Display at the Auburn-Chicago Company Showroom – The Old Motor


Being a fan of anything ACD and Chicago along with having visited the ACD museum and Chicago a number of time this article on The Old Motor got my attention.

Today’s lead image taken in 1929 of a section of the Auburn-Chicago Company showroom contains left-to-right a Stinson SM-8A Junior, a stand holding a Lycoming engine, and an L-29 Cord outfitted with the standard Cabriolet coachwork. E.L. Cord acquired a sixty percent interest in the Stinson Aircraft Company late in 1929.

Read the rest of the article here at The Old Motor


Downtown Chicago and the end of 66 !


We (well Karen) drove into downtown Chicago today, the weather was great and we managed to officially finish the Route 66 wrong way round trip !!
Since our last visit Trump towers is nearing completion and we had some fun at Millenium Park, along with window shopping in Michigan Ave where I had a play with an IPhone (very impressive !!)

"Take Me Out to the Ball Game"



We were very kindly invited and taken to see the Chicago White Sox play Baseball at US Cellular Park. We were hoping to be lucky and see Jim Thome hit his 500th home run, however it wasn’t to be his night !
It was a very close game which the White Sox lost 2-1 to the Angels. the evening concluded with a superb firework display
A most enjoyable evening all round 🙂

Now you go through St. Louie


Made our way up from Memphis to St Louis today, really nice weather all the way along with some very odd place names 🙂
We saw a mileage sign post when we stopped for lunch which brought home how far we have actually travelled !!
Our Hotel in St Louis is near the Ballpark, Riverfront and the Arch, we had a nice meal down on the Riverfront.
Last leg into Chicago tomorrow…

Show Me The Way To Amarillo



Today’s little jaunt took us from Santa Fe to Amarillo via Santa Rosa, Adrian (1/2 way), Tucumcari.

We were concerned about the bad weather but it appears we are following it so far 🙂

The Route 66 museum and the Cadillac Ranch were the main items of note today.
Once again the scenery changed from state to state and the plains coming into Texas stretch as far as the eye can see.