Route 66 News

Three minutes with Bob Waldmire

Bob Hall, who worked at KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City, has been uploading some of his old reports to YouTube this week.

Here’s a well-produced one from 1989 about Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire.

Waldmire died in 2009 at age 64 from abdominal cancer. However, his legendary 1972 Volkswagen minibus still can be seen at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum in Pontiac, Ill. And his intricate artwork can be bought here and at several souvenir shops on the Mother Road.

(Image of Bob Waldmire in 2006 by cobalt123, via Flickr)