Illinois Route 66

In celebration of their sponsorship of the Regent Street Motor show, Illinois Office of Tourism had some eye-catching Americana featured on their stand. The stand showcased Dodge Challengers, a Mustang Bullitt replica, a Police Trans Am, a Blues Mobile replica plus some stunning Harley-Davidsons were also on display.

There was also the opportunity to win a £1,000 airline e-voucher for flights to Chicago, Illinois – the cosmopolitan gateway, the largest city in the midwest and of course the start of the iconic Route 66 road trip. Entries were taken on their stand at the Show from 10:30am and a winner is going to be selected at random within two weeks of the Show. For further information visit the Facebook page @EnjoyIllinoisUK.

UK tour operator, America As You Like It (a specialist operator offering tailor-made fly-drive and city break holidays throughout the USA and Canada), were on stand throughout the day of the Show. The tour operator was on hand to share information regarding booking holidays to Illinois to explore the wider state and experience the sights and delights along the iconic “Mother Road”. Visitors could come and learn more about Illinois’ sophisticated city of Chicago; home to 25 Michelin Star restaurants as well as the quaint river towns, great outdoor adventures and epic road trip opportunities available in abundance throughout the state.

Not only that, but a Blue Brothers tribute band, The King B Blue Brothers, were also close by with their Blues Mobile, playing iconic blues music and bringing the true Illinois experience to London.