Rosemary Rubin, spokeswoman for the Lincoln Highway Association, says they’ll be covering about 250 miles a day.
“The Lincoln Highway Association is not a car club but we love the road and we want to preserve its history and there’s no better way than to travel it,” Rubin says.
The motoring enthusiasts are retracing a road trip taken a century ago by Henry B. Joy, the group’s founder, just two years after the Lincoln Highway was founded.
“It is honoring a trip that the president of the Lincoln Highway Association took back in 1915 from his offices in Detroit to San Francisco to attend the Panama-Pacific Exhibition, which was a world’s fair,” Rubin says.
The line of cars will leave Michigan next Saturday. The halfway point of the trip is Kearney, Nebraska, so the group plans a stop at the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument on July 1st at midday.
For more information, visit www.lincolnhighway.org.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney