Route 66 Auto Museum Dedicates 66-Foot Gas Pump
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HEART OF ROUTE 66: The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum will officially dedicated its 66-foot tall visible gas pump May 11. The huge award winning project, which took nearly two years to fully complete, is now a shining beacon attracting visitors to the museum. Present at the ceremony are, from left, State Representative Kyle Hilbert, State Senator James Leewirght, Museum Founder and President Richard Holmes, Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb and State Representative Mark Lawson.
“We are extremely grateful to American Heritage Bank for their contribution to this huge monument. Without them, we would never have been able to build it,” said Richard Holmes, founder and president of the not-for-profit museum. “That gas pump is one-of-a kind. There is nothing like it anywhere in the world and we are really proud of it.”
The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum, a planned museum featuring vintage cars, opened to the public in August of 2016 and has since had visitors from 45 countries and 36 U.S. states.
Along with vintage cars, the 12,000 square foot museum has the Jack E. Wachob Military Hall, and an area designated for Route 66 memorabilia. A large collection of car engines and artifacts from both Ford and Chevrolet collections are also on display.
Also in attendance were Sapulpa Chamber President Suzanne Shirey, members of the museum’s Advisory Board of Directors including Steve Clark, Bryant Coffman, Jim Dilley, Rick Engleman, Ted Fisher, Robert Parker, Michael Pierce, Bill Warnock, Ronnie Watson, Larry White, Ty Young, Director of Museum Operations Loretta Jones and Executive Director Lina Holmes.
Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum, located at 13 Sahoma Lake Rd. in Sapulpa, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from Noon to 4 pm. It is closed each Monday. Admission is $5.50 which includes tax for visitors 12 and older. The phone is 918-216-1171. For more information, visit HeartofRoute66.org or on Facebook at .facebook.com/heartofroute66automuseum