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Wigwam Motel featured on Route 66 Rendezvous T-shirt

The historic Wigwam Motel is featured on the official T-shirt of the annualĀ Route 66 Rendezvous in San Bernardino, Calif., scheduled for Sept. 13-16, reported the Contra Costa Times.

The T-shirt was unveiled Thursday. Kumar Patel provided this photo of the shirt:

The newspaper reported:

Owners of the Wigwam, Jack and his son, Kumar Patel, who were on hand for the unveiling, remodeled the motel last year, they said.

The father-son duo have been proprietors of the San Bernardino/Rialto motel for a decade.

“The only other Wigwam Motel left on Route 66 is the one in Holbrook, Ariz. A lot of our customers are typically following Route 66,” Kumar Patel said.

“Basically, people are learning about Route 66 and what it meant to America then and what it means now. It’s such a beautiful thing to travel the old road and see the old motels and diners.”

Also, Stater Bros. Markets announced it signed on for a five-year extension as the main sponsor of the Rendezvous. Stater Bros. has been the sponsor for 20 years.

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