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Willem Bor creates new Route 66 miniatures

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 a lot of time on his hands while undergoing treatment, he’s created more Route 66 miniatures.
Here are photos he sent of his latest creations. I’ve linked to photographs of the real thing for comparison’s sake.

Truck and Ranch House Cafe sign in Tucumcari, New Mexico. (Real photo is here.)

Owl Courts Motel in Oklahoma City. (Real photo is here.)

Magnolia service station in Texola, Oklahoma. (Real photo is here.)

Building and car at the Hackberry General Store in Hackberry, Arizona. (Real photo is here.)

John’s Modern Cabins, circa 1994, near Newberg, Missouri. (Real photo is here.)

Hackberry General Store in Hackberry, Arizona. (Real photo is here.)

Old Texaco gas station in Glenrio, Texas. (Real photo is here.)

Top Hat Dairy Bar in Foyil, Oklahoma. (Real photo is here.)

Water Hole No. 2 in Texola, Oklahoma. (Real photo is here.)

One of the Cadillacs at Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas. (Real photo is here.)

Speaking of Cadillac Ranch, Bor’s wife, Monique, is making jewelry from the flaking-off paint of those cars. Bor writes:
The jewelry is different from that of Bob Lile. She likes to show all the layers of paint and that is what a lot of people like. Fortunately, we have a lot of friends who pick up pieces of the ground for us since we are not able to collect it ourselves.
Here an example of the jewelry:
More about the Cadillac Ranch jewelry may be found here.
(Images courtesy of Willem Bor)

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