Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum invites people to learn about progress during Oct. 3 car show event

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Submitted by Kristi Eaton

The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum, a planned museum featuring vintage cars and interactive exhibits along Route 66, is inviting the public to visit the museum site and learn about its progress during an informal car show next month in Sapulpa.

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Automobile enthusiasts are invited to show off their cars and motorcycles during the day-long event that will feature updates and a progress report on the planned 10,000-square-foot property. There is no fee to participate in the car and motorcycle show.

“It’ll be a fun party,” said Lina Holmes, executive director of the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum, Inc., the not-for-profit organization creating the museum. “We want people to see we are making progress and moving forward.”

The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum, Inc., previously held a successful kick-off event in Sapulpa, raising enough money to match a U.S. Department of Interior grant that is funding renovations to the property, which is an old military armory.

“We are excited to have an open house on Oct. 3 so that people who are interested in the museum can see the ‘before’ landscape at the museum and learn about how they can become involved,” said Richard Holmes, president of the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum, Inc.

Attendees to the Oct. 3 event will be able to purchase food and beverages from Andolini’s Pizzeria Mobile Food Truck.

The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum will feature vintage cars and a variety of exhibits about Route 66, including how the military used the famed road. The museum is expected to include interactive and simulated displays, a gift shop and kids’ area as well as a 66-foot-tall vintage-inspired gas pump. The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum, which is scheduled to open in early 2016, will be located at 13 Sahoma Lake Road in Sapulpa.

Founding museum memberships, which cost $2,500, are still available and include lifetime admission to the museum for two people, a plaque with a chosen name on the wall of the museum and 15 percent off purchases at the gift shop. Annual memberships to the museum are $45 for two people.

For more information about the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum, please visit https://www.facebook.com/heartofroute66automuseum