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Posted on: September 1, 2017

[ARCHIVED] The CONVOY is Coming!

Military Vehicle at 66 Mural

The Military Vehicle Preservation Association ( is conducting a 91st Anniversary Convoy with as many as 80 Historic Military Vehicles (HMVs) that will retrace the original 1926 Route 66 and will launch from Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, September 16, 2017.  This 2,400 mile / 29 day convoy represents America’s longest veterans’ parade, honoring the service and sacrifice of Veterans of all generations.  The convoy represents the ground forces legacy of the nation, showcasing America’s Historic Military Vehicles of many types.

On Saturday, September 16th the convoy is expected to  arrive in Pontiac about 1:00 PM.  They will parade from the Old Log Cabin restaurant to Main Street, and then south on Main to park  around the Courthouse Square.  The historic military vehicles will be on display around the Downtown Square throughout the afternoon and evening. This will be a rare opportunity for Pontiac residents and visitors to view these unique military vehicles close up and visit with the convoy members. 

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