Buy-Way and Iowa Motor Tour this weekend

If you’re anywhere between WV and IL this weekend, make sure you visit some of the vendors along the Lincoln Highway Buy-Way (for IL click here). And if you’re anywhere near Iowa, join the 2008 River to River Motor Tour, sponsored by the Iowa Lincoln Highway Association. Dozens of vintage automobiles will be touring the Lincoln Highway from the eastern edge to the western edge of Iowa, but any and all types of cars or motorcycles are welcome on the family-friendly tour.

Above: The newly wiidened bridge between Omaha, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1924. (Univ of Michigan, Special Collections Library, lhc2218)

FRI, AUG 8: Registration begins in Clinton at Main Ave. and Harding St, site of the old Lyons-Fulton Bridge. Visit the Calamus Pony Truss Bridge, lunch in Clarence, dinner in Amana, and overnight in Cedar Rapids.

SAT, AUG 9: Youngville Cafe, Belle Plaine (see cafe below), Lincoln Highway bridge in Tama, lunch in State Center, Reed/Niland Corner cafe/motel, dinner in Boone, and overnight in Ames.

SUN, AUG 10: Ogden, Jefferson, Carroll, Denison, lunch in Woodbine, Missouri Valley, and Honey Creek.

For more information, contact tour director Jeff LaFollette at or (563) 349-3047.

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