Problem solving hot rod chassis parts for 40 years.
Road Trip: pics from June 24
Going to try to visit some shops on our way home. We arrived here at American Street Rods in Oklahoma City at 1:17. They work from 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM due to the heat. We knew that ahead of time, but thought maybe we could make it – did not.
Parr Automotive in Oklahoma City.
Reno Hot Rods in Oklahoma City.
Mo – Bros in Oklahoma City.
Beauty ’32 belongs to a shop friend.
Loved the finish on the ’32’s dash. Very nice car!
We took Route 66 (again) out of Oklahoma City and had another great drive. We were told by several of the guys at the OKC shops that we needed to see Pops in Arcadia. The 66-ft LED pop bottle is hard to miss. Pop’s is where modern architecture meets roadside attraction. The huge futuristic canopy stretches 100 feet (unsupported!), to shelter car and their occupants from sun, rain and snow. Pop’s signature is soda pop – with a selection of more than 400 ice-cold sodas and beverages. There is a full-service grill and self-serve gas station. Burger was hand-pattied and delicious. With 400 varieties of pop, we drank water with our meal.
Gives an idea of how large this ‘bottle’ is. Hmmmm, is that a police car beside the ’32?
Paul had pulled beside the bottle and I was ready to take pictures when this police car pulled up. I thought it was about where the coupe was parked (hoping it was something that minor), but it was about how much he like the car! He talked to Paul for quite awhile.
View from near our table inside. Each shelf has about 24 of the same colored pop glued to the glass shelf.
Very pretty. The place was busy!!
Everyone also mentioned seeing the “Round Barn” in Arcadia. Built in 1898, it originally served as a home for livestock and also as a place where dances were held for the local townspeople. As traffic slowly declined down Old Route 66, the town of Arcadia declined with it and after suffering decades of neglect, in 1988 the barn’s immense 60′ diameter roof finally collapsed. The cost of repair: a staggering $165,000 dollars. http://www.arcadiaroundbarn.org/history.htm
Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum on Route 66 in Warwick OK. Housed in the former Seaba Filling Station and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Route 66 landmark is now filled with over 65 vintage motorcycles from 1908 to present. The Seaba Station was built in 1921, five years before historic Route 66 was certified as a national highway. It was closed, but we got the picture.