Route 66 Mother Road Festival drives in

After repairs, the show runs smoothly into its 20th year

By Tom Irwin

Just a few months ago, Springfield's longest running, best attended and highest grossing homegrown festival, was nearly lost in the wind like the exhaust fumes from a classic hot rod car. With cooperation between the city of Springfield, concerned citizens and longtime participants in the event, the International Route 66 Mother Road Festival is now back in gear and off to the races...