On Friday, May 11, at 10 a.m. the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum officially dedicated its 66-foot tall gas pump. The huge award-winning project, which took nearly two years to fully complete, is now a shining beacon attracting visitors to the museum.
Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb will be present along with State Senator James Leewright, State Representative Mark Lawson, and Sapulpa Chamber President Suzanne Shirey. Members of the museum’s Advisory Board of Directors include Steve Clark, Bryant Coffman, Jim Dilley, Rick Engleman, Ted Fisher, Richard Holmes, Robert Parker, Michael Pierce, Bill Warnock, Ronnie Watson, Larry White, and Ty Young. Also attending will be Loretta Jones, Director of Museum Operations and Lina Holmes, Executive Director.
“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.
Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum, located at 13 Sahoma Lake Rd. in Sapulpa is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm and on Sundays from Noon to 4 pm. Closed Mondays. Admission is $5.50 for visitors 12 and older. For more information, visit http://www.HeartofRoute66.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/heartofroute66automuseum