February 27, 2013
Willem Bor’s latest Route 66 miniatures
Posted by Ron Warnick in Art, Gas stations, Museums, Restaurants.
Netherlands resident Willem Bor, who’s built detailed replicas of Route 66 landmarks in miniature, delivered four more models in recent months.
The miniatures were:
The now-closed Diamonds Restaurant in Villa Ridge, Mo.
Riviera Roadhouse in Gardner, Ill., which was destroyed by a fire in 2010.
Gay Parita station in Paris Springs, Mo.
Bor and his wife managed to personally deliver the models from Europe to America in one piece, thanks to a lot of bubble wrap. Those three models are in the Route 66 Museum in Lebanon, Mo.
Just recently, Bor also mailed by UPS a model of the Odell Station in Odell, Ill., to the Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum in Pontiac, Ill. The model isn’t on display yet in the museum, but should be by April.
(Photos courtesy Willem Bor)