Second Annual Nash Car Show, September 20th

On Saturday, September 20th, come to Sycamore, Illinois for the Second Annual Nash Car Show to be held at the Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St.

Nash, Hudson, Metropolitan, AMC, and Jeeps through 2006 are welcome to register for the show.

The public is welcome to see the cars and to hear about the amazing story of Charlie Nash, born near Cortland along what later became the Lincoln Highway, who worked himself up from unbelievable poverty to become the president of Buick, General Motors, and Nash Motors.

For more information, please see this PDF:


Coast-to-Coast Recognition Award


Lincoln Highway Association announces new award program recognizing completion of coast-to-coast travel over the Lincoln Highway.

The Board of Directors of the Lincoln Highway Association approved the initiation of a new recognition program called “The Coast-To-Coast Completion Award” at its Board Meeting on February 13, 2014. The new program provides a means for recognizing individuals who have
traveled the entire distance of the Lincoln Highway. A certificate of achievement and a commemorative pin will be issued by the LHA to those who qualify for the award based upon successful processing of the application form designed for this purpose.

Anyone who has traveled the entire route is eligible but are required to fill out the application form, which is below as a PDF or you can get one directly from committee chair John Jackson by emailing him at

There is no application fee or deadline for submission. As many applications as possible will be completed by the review committee in time to announce the names of recipients during the Annual Conference in Tooele, Utah the week of June 17 to 21, 2014.

Future applications can be submitted and awards issued at any time during the year but only those applications received by April 30th will be announced at each year’s Annual Conference.

Many Lincoln Highway enthusiasts have already completed the coast-to-coast travel. This is a significant achievement which warrants recognition in a special way through this program. The recognition program is also intended to inspire others to consider such an adventure as a way of enriching their Lincoln Highway experience.

Kay Shelton, President, LHA kayshelton [at]
John Jackson, At-Large Director #2, LHA (740) 990-9789

Recognition Award Short Form Application

Tucker #1008 Reunited with Original Owner

For the June 2013 Centennial Tour, Tucker #1008 joined the tour in Colo, Iowa and traveled to the Celebration in Kearney, Nebraska. Here is an interview with the car’s original owner:

Tucker #1008 in front of Niland's Cafe in Colo, Iowa during the 2013 Lincoln Highway Centennial Tour

Tucker #1008 in front of Niland’s Cafe in Colo, Iowa during the 2013 Lincoln Highway Centennial Tour

Annual Farming Heritage Antique Car Raffle

If you ever wanted to own an antique car, with some luck, you could win one for only $20!! Farming Heritage of Franklin Grove will have their drawing for a 1930 Model A on December 13, 2013. Farming Heritage restored and owns the H. I. Lincoln Building, which houses the Lincoln Highway Association’s National Tourism Headquarters. You can mail in your entry, but it does need to arrive in Franklin Grove before the December 13 drawing. Click here for a PDF of the entry form:

Antique Car Raffle

Dixon Proclamation

Thank you to everyone who displayed their American flags on October 31st to honor President Abraham Lincoln and the dedication of the Lincoln Highway in his memory. A big thank you goes out to the City of Dixon for their proclamation of October 31, 2013 as Lincoln Highway Day.

Dixon Proclamation

October 31, 2013


October 31, 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Lincoln Highway to Abraham Lincoln’s memory by the Lincoln Highway Association. On that day in 1913, towns along the Lincoln Highway celebrated with bonfires and decorating with red, white, and blue bunting, and American flags. To honor the 100th Anniversary of the Lincoln Highway Association’s dedication of the Lincoln Highway as a memorial to Abraham Lincoln for the people of the United States, fly your flag on October 31, 2013. Tell your neighbors to fly their flags on October 31, too. Maybe take some time out in between answering the door for Trick-or-Treaters to remember and think about our President Lincoln that day.

State Director’s Annual Report

State Director’s Report for 2012-2013

This was a busy year. The first event after the Annual Conference in Canton, Ohio was the Lincoln Highway Parade in DeKalb, Illinois. I rode on the decorated truck sponsored by the DeKalb Area Women’s Center, which is a site for the annual Yard Sale.

Next up was the Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival in Rochelle, Illinois:

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