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

Art-installation tribute to Muffler Men goes up on Route 66 near Calumet

A California-based artist recently conceived of cutout paintings of Muffler Men that recently were erected along old Route 66 in Calumet, Oklahoma. John Cerney of Salinas, California, who has art pieces all over the United States, creates a piece of public art he gives away once a year. As collaborator Scott Farmer of Sculpture Island … Continue reading Art-installation tribute to Muffler Men goes up on Route 66 near Calumet

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

More details emerge about Buck Atom Space Cowboy dedication on Saturday

We've known for some weeks about the big party at 10 a.m. Saturday for the 21-foot-tall Buck Atom Space Cowboy fiberglass giant that will be dedicated at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on 66 in Tulsa. Mary Beth Babcock, the effervescent owner of the souvenir store in a former gas station at 1347 E. 11th St. … Continue reading More details emerge about Buck Atom Space Cowboy dedication on Saturday

Launching Pad Drive-In’s grand reopening weekend set for May 3

The grand reopening of the Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant in Wilmington, Illinois, is set for the weekend of May 3, coinciding with the Illinois Route 66 Red Carpet Corridor Festival. The gala begins May 3 with the Route 66 restaurant's first cruise night by the Rusty Nutz Car Club. The Red Carpet Festival begins that … Continue reading Launching Pad Drive-In’s grand reopening weekend set for May 3

Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on Route 66 to celebrate Muffler Man addition May 11

Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route 66 in Tulsa will hold a celebration for the addition of its new Muffler Man fiberglass statue starting at 10 a.m. May 11 with music, food and area celebrities. Joel Baker, known for the American Giants documentary series on YouTube, and his team will install the 20-foot-tall Muffler Man, … Continue reading Buck Atom’s Cosmic Curios on Route 66 to celebrate Muffler Man addition May 11

Louie the Lumberjack statue in Flagstaff beheaded

The Louie the Lumberjack statue inside Northern Arizona University's Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff was beheaded -- probably as a prank -- after it was taken down in September during stadium renovations. NAZ Today, which is run by the university's students, has the story: https://youtu.be/LROIs4wFqls The university's newspaper, Jack Central, said the headless statue was reported … Continue reading Louie the Lumberjack statue in Flagstaff beheaded