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Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum began as a dream, of Richard Holmes, a Tulsa attorney and car enthusiast. In 2012 Holmes began putting together an advisory board who were all car lovers and collectors who all shared his dream. And the search for a suitable venue...

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OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma is a state in the South Central region of the United States, bordered by Kansas on the north, Missouri on the northeast, Arkansas on the east, Texas on the south, New Mexico on the west, and Colorado on the northwest. It is the 20th-most extensive and the 28th-most populous of the fifty United States.

AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY

In the early 1900s, a group of wealthy Tulsa businessmen decided to capitalize on the booming oil industry in Oklahoma and create a local automotive company, the Tulsa Automotive Corporation. They built a three-passenger roadster, a five-passenger touring sedan, and an oilfield special trucklet all in positioned for Western ruggedness. Their cars were advertised to be able to withstand the punishment of the world’s worst roads. Though they first tried to appeal to a “man of modern means” their cars were more than double the cost of the Model T. After a fire and a Ford plant built in Oklahoma City the company couldn’s last and built it’s last Tulsa in 1922. Very few Tulsa vehicles remain, but the Tulsa Historical Society has one well-restored 1918 Tulsa Four Runabout.

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