Miniature created of 4 Women on the Route station August 28, 2014Posted by Ron Warnick in Art, Attractions, Gas stations.
Tags: 4 Women on the Route, Cars on the Route, Cars the movie, Dries Bessels, Galena, Melba Rigg, Tow Mater, Willem Bor
Willem Bor strikes again. The craftsman from the Netherlands, who has made miniature models of numerous Route 66 landmarks, created a new one of 4 Women on the Route 66 in Galena, Kansas, which now is known as Cars on the Route.
According to the Joplin Globe, the miniature was hand-delivered by fellow countryman and Route 66 aficionado Dries Bessels.
The model shows exactly how the attraction looked about two years ago, when the business was called 4 Women on the Route.
Located on the corner of Old Route 66 and Main Street, the former service station was transformed into a roadside diner and souvenir shop in 2007.
A yellow chair and a flower planter were placed in front of the red and white model building, and signs that were in the window also were added.
Melba Rigg, who manages the business, said she cried when she saw the model for the first time earlier this month in Kingman, Arizona, during the Route 66 International Festival.
KODE-TV also filed this report:
Bor’s blog also has a post and a photo from the International Route 66 Festival in Kingman, Arizona, when the miniature was presented to Rigg.
More of Bor’s creations can be seen here.
Cars on the Route was a former Kan-0-Tex gas station that was converted into a small cafe and souvenir shop. But it’s biggest claim to fame is it has a 1951 International boom truck that served as the inspiration to the Tow Mater character in the 2006 Disney-Pixar movie “Cars.”