Drivin' the Dixie

Drivin' the Dixie reverses course but continues traditions

The 18th annual Drivin' the Dixie motor tour on Saturday, June 15, will defy gravity, after a fashion, by swimming upstream. The celebration of the historic Dixie Highway has always started in Blue Island and followed a route south to Momence. This year, for the first time, the tour will start in Momence and travel north to Blue Island.

Drivin' the Dixie meets Porsches & Pastries to give Homewood abundance of classy cars


Cars and more cars descended upon Homewood on Saturday, June 16, as two road rallies converged on the village. The day included the annual Drivin' the Dixie journey that follows the historic Dixie Highway from Blue Island to Momence. Homewood and Flossmoor hosted stops for drivers and invited them to take refreshment and enjoy the sights in the villages.

Drivin’ the Dixie recognized and honored statewide

An event locals have known as something special for the past 17 years is being recognized throughout the state this year. As Illinois celebrates its 200th birthday, Drivin’ the Dixie has been named an official Illinois Bicentennial event. It’s also received four awards from the Illinois State Historical Society and an award of merit from the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

Annual Drivin’ the Dixie car tour route goes through Homewood and Flossmoor

The 16th annual Drivin’ the Dixie event on Saturday, June 17, marks the 102nd year of Dixie Highway, a major state thoroughfare and one of the nation's early interstate highways. Drivers will take to Dixie Highway from Blue Island to Momence, stopping in Homewood and Flossmoor along the way. 

Cars, drivers and stories visit Homewood during Drivin' the Dixie tour

Jeff Heilman's 1936 Buick was one of the first cars to 
arrive in Homewood during the Drivin' the Dixie 

Classic cars return as Drivin’ the Dixie marks highway’s centennial

Drivin’ the Dixie will bring out hundreds of local residents on June 20. The annual event, now in its 18th year, will bring nearly 200 antique, classic and muscle cars through Homewood and Flossmoor. The ride will begin at 10 a.m. in Blue Island and finish in Momence.

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