APRIL 11-- The launching Pad Drive-In in Wilmington, Illinois failed to sell at auction. the reserve price was not met. Tina and Joel Brownlee of Wilmington submitted the high bid at $177,500. They grew up in Wilmington and seem to be really interested in reopening the place. Of course, this is where the famous Gemini Giant statue is.
APRIL 12-- New sculptures are going to be installed along Route 66 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
APRIL 12-- The Ambler-Becker Texaco station in Dwight, Illinois is to hold an early 90th birthday party for Route 66 from 1-4 p.m., April 21.
It was built in 1933. Basil "Tubby" Ambler owned it from 1938-1966. Philip Beckler owned it until 1999. then it went many years in a state of decline but now has been restored and serves as a visitors center for Dwight. (We were able to attend it on our way to the Munger-Moss anniversary.)