Couple gets married under Buck Atom fiberglass statue in Tulsa

A couple exchanged their wedding vows last weekend under the Buck Atom fiberglass statue at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on 66 in Tulsa. According to KRMG radio in Tulsa, Laura Tone and Rachel LeMaster were married Sunday at the Route 66 landmark long the 11th Street alignment of the Mother Road. Buck Atom’s owner Mary … Continue reading Couple gets married under Buck Atom fiberglass statue in Tulsa

Buck Atom fiberglass giant in Tulsa gets its own face mask

Leave it to Mary Beth Babcock to find some high-profile levity during a worldwide pandemic. Babcock last week added a large bandanna mask to her 21-foot-tall Buck Atom fiberglass statue at her Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on 66 shop in Tulsa in response to the city imposing a mask mandate amid a rise in coronavirus … Continue reading Buck Atom fiberglass giant in Tulsa gets its own face mask

A chat with Mary Beth Babcock, owner of Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on Route 66

Last week, Tim Landes of TulsaPeople magazine sat down for a chat with Mary Beth Babcock, owner of the Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on 66 shop in Tulsa. For the uninitiated, the gift shop in a repurposed gas station at 1347 E. 11th St. (aka Route 66) not only commissioned its own Muffler Man fiberglass … Continue reading A chat with Mary Beth Babcock, owner of Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on Route 66

Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios in Tulsa throws the switch on its new neon sign

Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66 in Tulsa threw the switch on its new neon signs Wednesday evening during an event broadcast live on the internet because of the coronavirus pandemic. About 300 people tuned in on Facebook Live to watch the ceremony, which included honky-tonk music from Jacob Tovar and a documentary about … Continue reading Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios in Tulsa throws the switch on its new neon sign

Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios will light its new neon signs the evening of April 29

Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on 66 in Tulsa will light its newly commissioned neon signs during a ceremony the evening of Wednesday, April 29. Sunset will be at 8:10 p.m. that day, though it may get dark earlier if it becomes overcast. The lighting will be streamed live on Facebook, and more details will be … Continue reading Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios will light its new neon signs the evening of April 29

New Muffler Man being added to Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield

A new Muffler Man fiberglass giant will be erected at the soon-to-open Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield, Missouri. The Facebook account for the Route 66 business made the announcement Monday: Kirk is Kirk Wheeler, owner and creator of the food-truck park, which is slated to open in mid-February. The original projected opening was … Continue reading New Muffler Man being added to Route 66 Food Truck Park in Springfield

Buck Atoms Cosmic Curios on Route 66 in Tulsa raising money for a new neon sign

Mary Beth Babcock, owner of Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66, is crowdfunding an effort to build a new neon sign at her Tulsa gift shop. Babcock aims to raise $10,000 through a GoFundMe.com campaign that launched about three days ago. As of Tuesday night, she'd raised more than $1,000. She wrote on Facebook … Continue reading Buck Atoms Cosmic Curios on Route 66 in Tulsa raising money for a new neon sign

Muffler Man in Albuquerque to be restored

It must be a good year for Muffler Men along Route 66. A second will be restored in a matter of weeks, right after a souvenir shop in Tulsa erected a new one. The Muffler Man that stands high above Route 66 on the east side of Albuquerque will be restored in the next two … Continue reading Muffler Man in Albuquerque to be restored

Buck Atom space cowboy dedicated at Route 66 shop in Tulsa

Hundreds of people attended the dedication ceremony Saturday for the new, 21-foot-tall Buck Atom space cowboy sculpture at the Buck Atom's Cosmic Curious shop on 66 shop in Tulsa. Prominent figures such as Mayor G.T. Bynum, Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell, "Route 66: The Mother Road" author Michael Wallis, Abby Kurin of the Tulsa Office of … Continue reading Buck Atom space cowboy dedicated at Route 66 shop in Tulsa