‘The Great Race’ rolls through Plainfield for first time ever

Some traditional cars ended up rolling into the southwest suburbs Wednesday evening.

It was the first time “The Excellent Race” had handed by means of Plainfield.

The occasion can attract huge crowds and scheduling for it took months, but the fire main stated they have been ready.

“This started out setting up two months ago. Suitable now, we have our medics down listed here. We are heading to have a crew below and bike medics down there, so we are gonna get care of all the downtown places so if we get a get in touch with down in this article, we can react quickly,” claimed Plainfield Fireplace Chief Jon Stratton.


The fireplace chief was expecting a few to 5-thousand folks to fill downtown Plainfield for the party.

Men and women traveled from all about the Midwest to catch a glimpse of the historic race.

The Fantastic Race stretches from Rhode Island to North Dakota, with Plainfield as the only cease in Illinois.

It is not a pace race, but a timed street rally — just about like a treasure hunt for very unique directions.

The automobiles included are classic. The oldest was from 1916.

“This is gonna be a cruise evening on steroids. It’s gonna take place in 4 hours. They will arrive in parked along Lockport Street … 122 cars and trucks will be on exhibit for two to 4 several hours based on what time they get into town and people are welcome to mill about, chat to the motorists. The motorists like to talk about their automobiles,” reported Michael Lambert of the Plainfield Historical Society.

The event failed to last very long, but was really excellent for business.

Why a quit in Plainfield you inquire? One particular reason is this is the only place in The usa exactly where Route 66 and the historic Lincoln Highway share a stretch of road for about three blocks on Route 59.

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