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Offline soonerinmo

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Old Route 66
« on: November 08, 2012, 02:18:11 PM »
I managed to get a little Route 66 in before the cold weather came through. I live about 5-10 min. from a pretty unspoiled section in rural SW Missouri. It's not very touristy, which is nice, and it has some original buildings a few of which have been restored. These shots were at Spencer, which really isn't a town anymore. It was pretty queit, I think we saw one farm truck come through the whole time my wife and I were taking pictures. Just east of here there is a restored Sinclair station. Anyone been through? I saw there was a cruise near here (Joplin) in 2007. I'd love to be part of any upcoming cruises; wish there was a region down here.  :)

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'08 DTS

Offline C.R. Patton II

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 03:29:51 PM »

Hello Brian

Beautiful scenic area for touring in that attractive 1967 Cadillac around Spencer, Missouri. I passed through there a few years ago on a bike. It was a nice ride.

You have a good idea to start a region in your area. I suggest you
(1) Contact Area Region Directors
A. Norman Kressman
B. Kurt Fowler
(2) Place an ad in the major newspaper for Cadillac and LaSalle owners
(3) Prepare for some hard work that will be VERY fulfilling.

I look forward to hearing an update from you at our Grand National in Boston next summer.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2012, 03:33:09 PM by C.R. Patton II »
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Offline okccadman

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 04:14:30 PM »
Brian,

We need to get our 67 Sixty Specials together for a good cruise sometime.  Mine has seen most of 66 from here to Tulsa.
Jim Jordan CLC# 5374
Oklahoma City, OK

55 Series 62 Sedan
56 Series 62 Coupe
56 Fleetwood 75 Derham Limo
59 Fleetwood Sixty Special
66 Fleetwood Brougham
66 Superior Hearse/Ambulance
67 Fleetwood Sixty Special
68 Fleetwood Eldorado
76 Coupe de Ville d'Elegance
90 Brougham
92 Fleetwood Coupe
93 Allante
94 Fleetwood Brougham
02 Eldorado Commemorative Edition

Offline Walter Youshock

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 06:26:32 PM »
In '07, I took my '91 Brougham to my sister's in Bristow, OK.  I made sure to take one day to travel the Mother Road from there to Tulsa.  While I didn't get to drive much of it at all, it was well worth it.  There's one stretch around Sapulpa where the true 66 still lies.  I even brought some concrete pebbles from the edge of the road home with me.  They're with my bricks from the Clark plant.

One of my Bucket List items is to really do the entire 66 trip. 
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Offline soonerinmo

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 07:32:50 PM »
Thanks for the information C.R., I would be happy to put in the extra work in to form a region in the Ozarks. I'm going to get a plan together, and see if I can't gain enough members by spring to form a region.

Jim- I'm out that general direction on occasion (my wife likes the casinos), I'd love to see your Sixty Special sometime! If you're ever out this way, message me and you're welcome to drop by.  :)

Walter- I'd also like to travel the entire route someday, it would be worth the gas $! Just curious, how did you get some bricks from Clark? That's quite a keepsake! 
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Offline Walter Youshock

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2012, 08:21:51 PM »
My 66 plan is to take the car to Chicago on the train, start there and then take the PCH up through California and come back with the car on the train.  Dream, dream, dream... 

The Clark brick story--In 2002, I did kick one item off the BL.  Myself and a friend drove our cars "back home" for Grand Nationals in Detroit.  I took my '57 CDV and he took his '88 Brougham.  One evening, we ventured out to Clark for photos with the cars.  Of course, the buildings were long gone but parts of the footer were still there.  Not willing to miss a once in a lifetime opportunity, we filled our wash buckets with as many loose bricks from the old Final Assembly building as we could. 

Hard to believe that was over 10 years ago.
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Offline jock82

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 08:25:18 AM »
We traveled Route 66 from Oklahoma City to California in September in a 2009 DTS.  i have traveled it many times from OKC to California.  My first trip from California to Oklahoma was in 1970 in a new coupe de ville.  I made several short trips in the 1960's with my parents in Buicks.  My dream is to travel from OKC to California in a 1967 to 1970 coupe de ville.


1976 Olds 98 Regency
1989 Sedan de Ville
1994 Concours
2009 DTS

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1989 Sedan de Ville
1994 Concours
2009 DTS'
1976 Olds 98 Regency

Guy Moore CLC# 12650

Offline okccadman

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 08:54:58 AM »
In 1995 I drove from OKC to Los Angeles in a 1970 DeVille Convertible.  We took as much old 66 as possible and that was a fun trip in that car.
Jim Jordan CLC# 5374
Oklahoma City, OK

55 Series 62 Sedan
56 Series 62 Coupe
56 Fleetwood 75 Derham Limo
59 Fleetwood Sixty Special
66 Fleetwood Brougham
66 Superior Hearse/Ambulance
67 Fleetwood Sixty Special
68 Fleetwood Eldorado
76 Coupe de Ville d'Elegance
90 Brougham
92 Fleetwood Coupe
93 Allante
94 Fleetwood Brougham
02 Eldorado Commemorative Edition

Offline Michael J. Cascio

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2012, 09:33:57 AM »
If you are into Route 66, I recommend looking into the book Route 66, The People, The Places the Dream by Sal Santoro & Bob Walton.  A book written by two Cadillac Guys about their 38 day trip on the mother road in Bob's 1968 Cadillac Convertible.

Check it out!!

http://www.rt66cadillacguys.com/
-Mike

Offline aod92

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2012, 08:14:34 PM »
Cool pics!

Offline D.Yaros

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2012, 10:11:24 PM »
My first trip from California to Oklahoma was in 1970.
I will show my age here; my first trip on U.S. 66 was fro   Chicago to L.A. in 1958.  The car, a '57 Olds 98!
Dave Yaros
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Offline okccadman

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2012, 08:24:00 AM »
Dave,  Do you have any photos from that trip?  Being a 50s Olds (shh don't tell anyone lol) enthusiast as well, that would be great to see.
Jim Jordan CLC# 5374
Oklahoma City, OK

55 Series 62 Sedan
56 Series 62 Coupe
56 Fleetwood 75 Derham Limo
59 Fleetwood Sixty Special
66 Fleetwood Brougham
66 Superior Hearse/Ambulance
67 Fleetwood Sixty Special
68 Fleetwood Eldorado
76 Coupe de Ville d'Elegance
90 Brougham
92 Fleetwood Coupe
93 Allante
94 Fleetwood Brougham
02 Eldorado Commemorative Edition

Offline Walter Youshock

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2012, 09:47:01 AM »
Dave, that must have been a great trip!  A '57 Olds 98 was about as close to a Cadillac you could get!
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Offline jock82

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2012, 10:03:29 AM »
Our first GM car was a new 1956 Olds 88, I love Oldsmobiles from the 50's, 60's and 70's, I would love to see pictures from that trip.  I have a 1976 Olds 98 Regency I purchased new in November of 1975.
1989 Sedan de Ville
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1976 Olds 98 Regency

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Offline D.Yaros

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2012, 11:01:20 AM »
In fact, I do have pics from the 1958 trip in the ol' family photo album.  I am sure they include  shots of the '57 Olds in the parking lot of some original/must see tourist trap on the real Rte.66.

Any such photos are not accessible by me right now as I am on the read and in Phoenix at the moment.  If there is a "real interest," I can check on my return home the first of the month.     
Dave Yaros
CLC #25195
55 Coupe de Ville
92 Allante
62 Olds  

You will find me on the web @:
http://GDYNets.atwebpages.com  -Dave's Den
http://GrayLady.atwebpages.com -'55 CDV site
http://www.freewebs.com/jeandaveyaros  -Saved 62 (Oldsmobile) Web Site
The home of Car Collector Chronicles.  A  monthly GDYNets newsletter focusing on classic car collecting.
http://www.scribd.com/D_Yaros/

Offline okccadman

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2012, 12:29:21 PM »
Dave, there is REAL interest with me.  Safe travels.
Jim Jordan CLC# 5374
Oklahoma City, OK

55 Series 62 Sedan
56 Series 62 Coupe
56 Fleetwood 75 Derham Limo
59 Fleetwood Sixty Special
66 Fleetwood Brougham
66 Superior Hearse/Ambulance
67 Fleetwood Sixty Special
68 Fleetwood Eldorado
76 Coupe de Ville d'Elegance
90 Brougham
92 Fleetwood Coupe
93 Allante
94 Fleetwood Brougham
02 Eldorado Commemorative Edition

Offline jock82

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2012, 04:29:49 PM »
There is " real interest" with me also, I would love to see them.  Safe journey


Guy Moore
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1989 Sedan de Ville
1994 Concours
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Offline Bill Podany #19567

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2012, 04:43:57 PM »
Dave Yaros,

I would love to see the pictures of your Route 66 trip.

Bill Podany
Knoxville, TN
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Offline D.Yaros

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2012, 12:18:07 PM »
Well, if you insist!  I will see what I am able to dig out when I return around the first of the month.  Stay tuned?
Dave Yaros
CLC #25195
55 Coupe de Ville
92 Allante
62 Olds  

You will find me on the web @:
http://GDYNets.atwebpages.com  -Dave's Den
http://GrayLady.atwebpages.com -'55 CDV site
http://www.freewebs.com/jeandaveyaros  -Saved 62 (Oldsmobile) Web Site
The home of Car Collector Chronicles.  A  monthly GDYNets newsletter focusing on classic car collecting.
http://www.scribd.com/D_Yaros/

Offline okccadman

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Re: Old Route 66
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2012, 12:36:57 PM »
Thanks Dave.  Have a great Thanksgiving.
Jim Jordan CLC# 5374
Oklahoma City, OK

55 Series 62 Sedan
56 Series 62 Coupe
56 Fleetwood 75 Derham Limo
59 Fleetwood Sixty Special
66 Fleetwood Brougham
66 Superior Hearse/Ambulance
67 Fleetwood Sixty Special
68 Fleetwood Eldorado
76 Coupe de Ville d'Elegance
90 Brougham
92 Fleetwood Coupe
93 Allante
94 Fleetwood Brougham
02 Eldorado Commemorative Edition

 

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