Stuckey CEO to speak at Route 66 conference in Pontiac in October


The seventh annual Miles of Possibility Route 66 conference will be held October 20-23 in Pontiac with the theme “America’s Main Street Welcomes the World.”

Stephanie Stuckey, CEO of Stuckey’s Inc. and granddaughter of Stuckey founder, WS “Sylvester” Stuckey Sr., will present the keynote, “Roadside Revival: Bring Back Stuckey’s,” on Friday morning, October 21.

The list of speakers includes Jane and Bill Diaz, artists/walldog muralists/owners of Diaz Sign Art; Tim and Penny Dye, Pontiac Automotive Historians and Motors of the Pontiac-Oakland Museum; Jim Hinckley, author/historian/tour guide; Ed Long, president of the Livingston County War Museum; LaWanda Henry Matson, daughter and biographer of Illinois State Trooper Chester Henry; Ron and Becky Metzger, collector of Springfield business signs and memorabilia and owner-operator of Motorheads Bar and Grill & Museum; Jax Welborn, photographer/entrepreneur; John Wille, historian at the Route 66 Illinois Hall of Fame.

The program also includes panel discussions on “Pontiac and Route 66: Past, Present, Future,” “The Legacy of David Clark,” and “Updates from the Road Ahead Initiative and the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway. “.


Registration is now open at

For updates and facts, go to and route66_milesofpossibility on Instagram. Register now to ensure your place in the 2022 version of the only ongoing annual conference dedicated to Route 66!

Route 66 Miles of Possibility would like to thank the presenters of the 2021 and 2022 events: Pontiac Tourism, Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway, Illinois Rock & Roll Museum, Ryburn Place at Sprague Super Service, McLean County Museum of History, Illinois Coal Museum at Gillespie, Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Visit Springfield.

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