Roadie enters Phillips 66 Local Legends contest

Rich Dinkela, a Route 66 enthusiast based in St. Louis and proprietor of, has entered a video in Phillips 66’s Local Legends contest.

Among the prizes is one year of free gasoline, which Dinkela says he’ll use for his customized and heavily autographed “Route 66 Adventure Truck” on future trips. On his blog, he said:

I have decided to enter a contest showing some of my efforts and talents to keep Route 66 alive. This video demonstrates to Phillips that I put a lot of energy and talent into marking roads, documenting old alignments, and commemorating iconic figures that are also directly involved with keeping Route 66 alive.

Interestingly, Phillips Petroleum Co. developed its gasoline in 1927 during testing on Route 66 in Oklahoma. Because the car was purring along at 66 mph on U.S. 66, it was decided to name the gasoline Phillips 66.

You can vote for Dinkela’s video here (registration is required). Voting will continue through Dec. 4.

UPDATE: I placed another version of the video in the post. The other clip had been moved into “Private” mode.

4 thoughts on “Roadie enters Phillips 66 Local Legends contest

  1. Ron, I tried to register to vote but couldn’t. The Select a State drop down only had a few states and Oklahoma wasn’t on the list!? Only offered Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, New Mexico, and Texas–really. I’ve contacted the contest site.

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