A Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum is being planned along the Mother Road in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, that includes a 20-foot-tall, vintage-inspired gas pump.
The museum is being built in the old armory building (below) along Route 66 on Sapulpa’s west side,at 13 Sahoma Lake Road.
At the top of this story is a sketch of the planned giant gas pump. It’s out of scale, but you can understand what the museum is trying to do. It’s much like the giant soda bottle at Pops in Arcadia, Oklahoma.
More from the new release about the museum:
The museum, which is slated for opening in January 2016, will feature vintage cars and a variety of exhibits about Route 66, including how the military used the famed road. Interactive and simulated displays as well as a gift shop and kids’ area are also planned for the 10,000-square-foot property. […]Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum, Inc., is leasing the armory from the city of Sapulpa for $1 per year. Little Mountain Productions, which remodeled the concession area for Tulsa’s BOK Center in 2014, has been hired for the museum’s interior work. A grant from the Route 66 Preservation Authority will help fund the improvements to the property. […]
The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum, Inc., is currently seeking memberships. Annual memberships cost $45 for two people, while a lifetime membership is $2,500, which includes 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 giftshop. Memberships are tax-deductible.
The museum have a booth at the Route 66 Blowout in Sapulpa on June 6.
(Images courtesy of the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum)