Rusting relics and some not so much

Rusting relics and some not so much

Postby Wes_Howes on Sat 13 Jan 2018, 6:07 pm

Driving along Route 66 takes you to some wonderful but sadly forgotten destinations and you don't have to look to hard to see classic cars in varying states of decay. There are a few museums along the way, where the lucky ones are restored and housed but mostly, the classics are left to the elements.

1) First though, an action shot taken in Chicago
ImageIMG_1065 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

2) Henry's Rabbit Ranch, Staunton, IL
ImageIMG_1370 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

3) Golfs to you and I
ImageIMG_1376 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

4) Our transportation for the trip, Bourbon, MO
ImageIMG_1427 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

5) Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven, Springfield, MO
ImageIMG_1466 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

6)
ImageIMG_1467 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

7) A much better day, Carterville, MO
ImageIMG_1501 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

8) Thanks to Disney's "Cars", lots of vehicles now have eyes in them
ImageIMG_1508 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

9) Here's a very good replica of Mater, Cars on the Route, Galena, KS
ImageIMG_1529 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

10) National Route 66 Museum Elk City, OK. (Elk City was hit by a tornado two weeks after we visited but thankfully no fatalities)
ImageIMG_1682 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

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ImageIMG_1758 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

12) Shamrock, TX
ImageIMG_1855 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

13) Phillips 66 Gas Cottage, Maclean, TX
ImageIMG_1864 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

14) One of the stranger sights along the way, Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, TX
ImageIMG_2040 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

15) Russell's Travel Centre, Glen Rio, NM. A free museum at a truck stop :up: (Marilyn Monroe for scale)
ImageIMG_2082 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

16)
ImageIMG_2096 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

17) Blue Swallow Motel Tucumcari, NM
ImageIMG_2118 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

18) Cubero, NM
ImageIMG_2215 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

19) Holbrook, AZ
ImageIMG_2320 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

20) If I could, I would buy this and restore it but I'd leave the rusting colours
ImageIMG_2324 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

21) Wigwam Motel, Holbrook, AZ. The inspiration for the "Cozy Cone Motel" in Cars.
ImageIMG_2512 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

22)
ImageIMG_2370 by Wes Howes, on Flickr

I hope you enjoyed these, any comments and criticism welcome. :smile:

Cheers

Wes

*Edited to add some links to the destinations for anyone who may be interested
Last edited by Wes_Howes on Sun 14 Jan 2018, 6:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Rusting relics and some not so much

Postby ColeTheDemolisher on Sat 13 Jan 2018, 10:26 pm

Awesome trip, Would love to go :love: :clap:
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Re: Rusting relics and some not so much

Postby Wes_Howes on Sun 14 Jan 2018, 10:59 am

Thanks Cole, it was. I'll put together a post of other places we visited soon but I just wanted to concentrate on the variety of automotive hardware as I think it's quite a big part of Route 66
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