Category Archives: Car culture

Here’s a smile to get your Monday moving in the right direction: We recently took Christmas photos here at The Campbell Hotel. This was one of the outtakes, as there are supposed to be three little boys in this car. … Continue reading

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Tulsa is home to a pair of old Phillips 66 stations that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Both stations are on or near historic alignments of Route 66 and bear the distinctive cottage-style architecture favored by the Oklahoma-based … Continue reading

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After several delays, the long-anticipated “East Meets West” statue on Route 66 near the Arkansas River is finally undergoing installation. Funded by the Vision 2025 program, the larger-than-life bronze statue is part of the Cyrus Avery Centennial Plaza at the … Continue reading

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From the Aug. 31, 1935, issue of Collier’s magazine: It’s hard to see in the picture, but the text in this ad reads: Today’s starting, shifting and accelerating waste your money — if your gasoline hasn’t these Three Kinds of … Continue reading

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If you can’t get out to explore our favorite road at the moment, this is an interesting alternative. Two couples used Google Street View and a projector to take a virtual trip down the Mother Road: If you go to Google Maps … Continue reading

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We had the pleasure of visiting with Route 66 enthusiast Denny Gibson last week when he came through Tulsa on his way to Victorville, Calif., for the Route 66 International Festival, which starts Thursday. Denny is an avid traveler of “blue … Continue reading

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The good news is that traveling Route 66 in downtown Tulsa is about to become a little easier with the installation of a new traffic circle at the intersection of 11th and Elgin. The bad news is that traveling Route … Continue reading

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