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Motorists from across the country stopped in Lisbon Tuesday for a tour celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Highway, the country’s first paved transcontinental road, which is known to modern day motorists as Route 30.
The road runs from New York to San Francisco and is a favorite road trip for auto enthusiast and anyone else that has the time to make the run. Tuesday, a tour group of 140 classic cars and modern vehicles were in downtown Lisbon on their way out West.
Some motorists came from as far away at British Columbia. Others were from North Carolina, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.
Audrey and Charlie Bronk completed the tour 10 years ago. The couple said they signed up again to do the trip because of all the beautiful scenery and wonderful people.
“We’ve seen a lot of wonderful traffic, a lot of beautiful farms, beautiful scenery,” said Charlie Bronk.
The Steel Trolley Diner was the gathering place for the tour. Locals came out to greet the group and send them off on the next leg of their journey.
“They meet us and greet us and treat us like celebrities,” said Audrey Bronk.
This is the first tour for Lorrie Fleming of Vancouver, British Columbia. She said she couldn’t miss the 100th anniversary.
“Here we are, how many miles from home in the state of Ohio. We just got through Pennsylvania,” Fleming said.
The next stop in the tour is Indiana and then on to Illinois. The final destination is Kearney, Neb., on Sunday.