On the 90th anniversary of the “birth” of Route 66, Guy Mace has announced plans to open the Route 66 Car Museum this June 15, on “The Mother Road” at 1624 W. College St. in Springfield, Missouri. Springfield is the ideal location for such a museum since it became known as “The Birthplace of Route 66” when the name of the iconic highway was first announced there on April 30, 1926.
Mace, who began collecting cars in 1990 as investments, usually shows them off by driving them, but has decided that isn’t enough and will now share them with others by opening the museum. Patrons will be able to see two Rolls-Royces, the 1926 Hudson used in the 1939 movie The Grapes of Wrath, a 1955 BMW that is all original except for the fabric on the seats and a 1967 Austin-Healey that is one of only 125 ever made that were painted golden beige.
The collection also features eight Jaguars built between 1954 and 1974, a one-cylinder 1907 REO, a Gotham Cruiser (aka Batmobile) and many other unique vehicles in excellent condition. For further information please visit https://www.springfieldmo.org/blog/