Sapulpa’s Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum Plans Major Expansion

The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum has plans for an expansion that they hope to complete ahead of the highway’s centennial celebration.

It is already a landmark on the western side of Sapulapa because of the gas pump, but supporters of the Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum believe it could be much more than that.

The museum has a rotating display of approximately 36 classic and antique cars, most of which are on loan from collectors. The cars are inside an old National Guard armory that is too small to hold more cars and a host of other events.

The new addition will add 7,400 square feet to the building, which will have a glass showroom facing the highway and a plaza that will allow tourists to see the pump up close.

“People see the gas pump but sometimes don’t read the sign at the top that it’s a car museum,” said Joe Smith, one of the founding members, “so with a line of glass and cars, they’d be able to do it.” have to tell.”

Smith said collectors have offered more cars for display, and the museum hopes to have the room — once they raise the money — and build. “I think we’ll probably double the number of cars, if you want to fill with cars — we can put a line along this wall, and down that wall and center.”

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