Route 66 Car Museum, Springfield

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Sharing a passion with the public. Route 66 Car Museum is a privately owned car collection that is located along the famed and historic Route 66. Guy Mace started collecting in 1990 when he bought his first Jaguar. The collection has since grown to 75 automobiles that "strikes a fancy".

Ranging from early brass era cars to vehicles used in cinema such as the Gotham Roadster, this collection is sure to have a vehicle for every museum goer's taste.

The museum houses seven Jaguars, two Rolls Royces, a 1963 Morgan owned by Desert Storm's General Norman Schwarzkopf, and the famous truck from the movie 'Grapes of Wrath' that starred Henry Fonda.

Several very unique classic cars are on display. Of note is the 1936 Horch, one of about 50 that were sold to the German government in 1937 for use by the military's General Officers. This Horch won second place in the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Prewar Preservation Class. It is 100 percent original, having been stored for over 50 years in South Dakota. Two other classics in the collection, the 1933 Auburn 12, and the 1926 Kissel Brougham, both National First Prize winners of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA), represent the pinnacle of 1920's and 1930's classics, along with several other unusual cars on display from that era."
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  • In town for a wedding and discovered this gem. Great collection of US and European cars. We liked the Brewster. You can get up close and personal with vehicles. Well worth the visit  more »
  • Our family went to the Route 66 Car Museum even though not all of us are particularly into cars. Our two boys really enjoyed themselves and the collection of cars is quite impressive. It was worth goi...  more »
  • Didn't really know what to expect from this museum, but was really wow'ed by the collection they've assembled here. It's not a big collection, but they've put together some really high quality luxury ...  more »
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  • Road trip from LA to Ohio and back. Santa Rosa was an overnight stop. We'd hoped to see the Blue Hole but the weather didn't hold. As we ate at a local diner someone mentioned the 66 Auto Museum. $5 admission, 30+ cars ranging from hot rods to classics to muscle cars. Most are fully restored, some are even for sale. Spent an hour or so, took a ton of photos. Not much to do in Santa Rosa but worth stopping to see this!
  • This place is wonderful. For a small building they have many cars. What a great place to see cars you have never seen before. It is a must see.
  • This place is a great place to go I recommend it for everybody especially if you are car fanatic love old style cars it is quite often that they have a lot of things different vehicles in there for you to be able to see you you should check it out this place in the world is but it's a little expensive it's only thing I do not like you need to bring the prices down a lot for people to be able to go in there more often especially four the local local residenceor even if they had certain days were it was 75% off if you could show proof of your address where you live out here in Springfield puppy cool for them to do something like that so please and thank you I'll be awesome for you guys to do that
  • It is okay. Very little that is related to route 66. It is a little car museum that happens to be on route 66. Don't worry if you miss it. You didn't miss much.
  • By far the best car museum I ever been too, and I been too my share! You have too visit this place! Really funny and welkoming museum keeper! Really a lot of different cars. And thats some of the thing that makes this museum unique, the variarion of vehicles. Some are really rare too, and there are several movie stars.
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