An Albuquerque artist who makes exacting miniature models of buildings and vehicles from the past acknowledged old Route 66 gives him some of his inspiration. In a profile in the Albuquerque Journal about Tim Prythero, one section of the story focuses on one of his works -- an old, grimy gas station: A decaying Conoco gas station … Continue reading Artist who works in miniature gets part of his inspiration from Route 66
Wendy Jack, a California-based artist, completed an elaborate diorama, map and other displays for a work titled "A Nostalgic Journey on Route 66" she hopes will interest museums, organizations or individuals. The work consists of an approximate 4 1/2-by-3 1/2-foot diorama of a gas station and souvenir shop, with a lot of detail, next to … Continue reading Artist offering Route 66-inspired diorama, map to museums or collectors
Willem Bor, a co-founder of the Dutch Route 66 Association best-known for his detailed miniatures of Route 66 landmarks, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 61. This message was left on his Facebook account Wednesday morning: The words within the shape of a Route 66 shield were no doubt intentional. Knowing Bor … Continue reading Route 66 artist Willem Bor dies
An artist of Route 66 miniatures is dying, and Dries Bessels, chairman of the Dutch Route Association, is raising money so he can ship those miniatures to the United States. Willem Bor of the Netherlands, who in recent years has made astonishing replicas of Route 66 landmarks, has been battling cancer for months. In recent days, … Continue reading Fundraiser aims to ship dying artist’s Route 66 miniatures to U.S.
Longtime readers probably know of Willem Bor of the Netherlands, who in the last few years has created miniatures of well-known Route 66 landmarks for museums or private individuals. The bad news is Bor contracted cancer and had to cancel one of his upcoming trips on Route 66. The good news is because he's got … Continue reading Willem Bor creates new Route 66 miniatures
Willem Bor of the Netherlands, who has gained renown for his exacting miniatures of Route 66 landmarks, recently has completed or is about to finish three more small-scale sites on the Mother Road. Bor recently finished another Route 66 trip, which you can read here. I have to admit, the reproductions are so good, I … Continue reading More Route 66 miniatures from Willem Bor
Willem Bor, a roadie from the Netherlands who's been building detailed scale models of Route 66 landmarks, has made a few more in recent months as gifts to fellow Mother Road fans. The first is a miniature of the ruins of the Painted Desert Trading Post in eastern Arizona. He gave the model to Route … Continue reading Willem Bor builds more Route 66 miniatures
Willem Bor strikes again. The craftsman from the Netherlands, who has made miniature models of numerous Route 66 landmarks, created a new one of 4 Women on the Route 66 in Galena, Kansas, which now is known as Cars on the Route. According to the Joplin Globe, the miniature was hand-delivered by fellow countryman and … Continue reading Miniature created of 4 Women on the Route station