The Giant Slide on State Fairgrounds

By |2022-09-02T09:23:46-05:00September 2nd, 2022|Categories: Recreation|Tags: |

"A Visit Springfield International "Slide Down 66" marketing campaign will start in 2023 with the goal of welcoming 250,000 sliders through the Route 66 Centennial in 2026." Project Scope : The Giant slide at the Illinois State Fair grounds has been a family attraction since 1968. In 2022, [...]

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Motorheads Video Wall

By |2021-10-29T09:43:13-05:00October 29th, 2021|Categories: Landmark|Tags: , , , |

Project Scope : The Route 66 Motorheads Bar & Grill in Springfield, IL Video Wall standing 14 feet tall 21 feet wide featuring 1,572,864 Pixels designed and installed by Ace Sign Company. Industry : Restaurant and Hospitality Location : Springfield, Illinois [...]

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Illinois State Fair Experience

By |2022-08-12T10:37:39-05:00August 6th, 2021|Categories: Landmark|Tags: , , , |

Project Scope : The Illinois State Fair returns for 2021, August 12 -22, with an all-star concert lineup and a new Route 66 presence. Gate 2 of the Illinois State Fair will feature an exhibit like no other. The Illinois State Fairgrounds Route 66 [...]

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The Bel-Aire Sputnik

By |2021-07-01T13:34:47-05:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Sign Museum|Tags: , , , , |

Circa: 1950 In 1960 Warren Milks the owner of a Louisiana based sign company invented an attention grabbing device called the roto-sphere.  The spherical shape and protruding antennae of the roto-sphere created a space-like feel that resonated with the general public who were absorbed in the current space race, therefore influencing the new nickname “Sputnik”.  [...]

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Motorheads Route 66 Pylon

By |2022-07-08T08:32:19-05:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Landmark|Tags: , , , , , , |

Project Scope : The Route 66 Motorheads Bar & Grill in Springfield, IL, is home to the world's largest Route 66 Sign. Two 60 foot tall poles that once held the original Stuckeys truck stop sign will now pay tribute to the historic Mother Road. The massive fabricated aluminum emblem was designed, manufactured, [...]

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