Route 66 Auto Museum

(Santa Rosa NM)
Before leaving the area I visited the Route 66 Auto Museum. Located along the ‘Mother Road’ it housed over 30 cars and many nostalgic items. Some of the cars pre-dated or post-dated the hey-days of the highway. Still, they were nicely restored and in fine condition.

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Route 66 Auto Museum

A few hot rod conversions, custom trucks, several Mustangs and Corvettes, a couple of nifty station wagons, Cadillacs, motorcycles, and some family sedans that looked very comfy and spacious.

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The Santa Rosa Kid Hot Rod

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1957 Chevrolet Station Wagon

Several of the cars were for sale, with some pretty hefty prices. Like the 1931 Auburn, or the 1951 Ford Woody that was priced at $95,000… Yikes!

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Auburn and Ford Woody

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Mercury Interior

There were also some scooters, signs, gas pumps, engines, photographs, posters, various scale models, toys, and commercial items that rounded out the collection.

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Customized Chevy Stubby

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Engines and Various Period Items

While I grew up in the east, and as a result never experienced it; I can still recall the stories about the famed highway. If you like cars and/or remember the days of US-66, then you would probably enjoy seeing the memorabilia in this car museum.

Camp: Santa Rosa SP drycamp
Scene: Car museum

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5 Responses to Route 66 Auto Museum

  1. Dorothy May 17, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

    Left NY in a 55 Studebaker Power Hawk customized for my father; there were only 300 made. Remember Route 66; we travelled on it to get to Arizona. Cute motels are a vivid memory. Have always loved old cars, as dad collected them. Thanks for taking these photos. Never heard of or saw a “stubby” before – how cool looking is that?!

    • Pleinguy May 17, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

      Wow, wonderful experience and memories for you. I too enjoy the old cars and often dream about driving one.

  2. Dorothy May 17, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

    The old cars – you really felt like you were driving. I learned on the Studebaker. It went 120 MPH no sweat. Rode in the back of the really old ones Dad had. Have a great photo of me standing on the running board of a Packard Cabriolet. Felt like a princess riding in that back seat. Will buy an old one for Sunday driving when I hit the “big time”. LOL

  3. Alton & Leslie Richards August 11, 2016 at 12:22 am #

    We are truly glad to have beheld all the work in portraying the love for the Old School rides. Quite a few I have owned and driven along time ago. I understand the hunger to keep the old days alive.

    • Pleinguy August 11, 2016 at 11:30 am #

      Glad you enjoyed the stroll through the past.

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