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