Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum dedicates 66-foot-tall gas pump

The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, recently dedicated its 66-foot-tall gas pump more than two years after work on the project began. Attending the ceremony May 11 were Lt. Gov. and gubernatorial candidate Todd Lamb, state Rep. Kyle Hilbert, state Sen. James Leewirght, state Rep. Mark Lawson, museum founder and president … Continue reading Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum dedicates 66-foot-tall gas pump

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World’s Tallest Gas Pump in Sapulpa nears completion

The 66-foot-tall gas pump in front of the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, neared completion last week with the installation of what will be a lighted medallion on top. Officials are billing it the World's Tallest Gas Pump, with the idea of the oversized landmark drawing visitors into their museum. The … Continue reading World’s Tallest Gas Pump in Sapulpa nears completion

Giant gas pump at Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum nears completion

The 66-foot-tall giant gas pump planned for the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum near Sapulpa, Oklahoma. is close to being finished. The skeleton of the giant gasoline pump is shown above. Below is about it should look like when it's finished. According to a news release from the museum: The frame of the large structure has … Continue reading Giant gas pump at Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum nears completion

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum opens to public

A Tulsa television station took a look inside the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, shortly after it opened to the public. Fox 23 filed this report from the museum, which is just off Route 66 on the city's west side: Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday … Continue reading Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum opens to public

Soft opening set for Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum

The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, will open for limited hours beginning June 1. The museum originally was set to have limited hours in March but was pushed back. The museum at 13 Sahoma Lake Road, just off Route 66 on the city's west side, will feature vintage cars, exhibits about Route 66 and … Continue reading Soft opening set for Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum set to open by March

The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, will have a soft opening in late March and an official opening June 1, according to Richard Holmes, president of the nonprofit museum. The museum at 13 Sahoma Lake Road, just off Route 66 on Sapulpa's west side, will feature a 66-foot-tall, old-style gasoline pump that … Continue reading Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum set to open by March

Car show Saturday offers peek at Sapulpa museum

A car show scheduled for Saturday will offer a look at the progress of the soon-to-open Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. According to a news release Automobile enthusiasts are invited to show off their cars and motorcycles during the day-long event that will feature updates and a progress report on the … Continue reading Car show Saturday offers peek at Sapulpa museum

2015 cost-share grants for Route 66 announced

The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program announced four cost-share grants totaling more than $97,000 for 2015. Boots Court architectural neon restoration, Carthage, Missouri, $20,000 grant, $20,565 match: Built in 1939, the Boots Court Motel is an outstanding example of a mom-and-pop motor court built in the Streamline Moderne style. Once threatened with demolition, the owners … Continue reading 2015 cost-share grants for Route 66 announced

New renderings of Sapulpa’s giant gas pump released

New artist's renderings were released Monday of the giant gas pump that will be built outside the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum on Route 66 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Initial reports more than two weeks ago said the pump was going to be 20 feet tall. It turns out the museum's organizers underestimated the pump's … Continue reading New renderings of Sapulpa’s giant gas pump released

Auto museum with giant gas pump planned in Sapulpa

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 … Continue reading Auto museum with giant gas pump planned in Sapulpa