Route 66 Car Museum opens in Springfield

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Route 66 Road Print

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ A museum dedicated to classic cars has opened in Springfield.

The Springfield News-Leader ( ) reports that 75-year-old Guy Mace opened the Route 66 Car Museum on Wednesday. The museum is housed in a 20,000-square-foot facility that used to be a warehouse, and features a gift shop.

It has 70 cars in its collection, including seven Jaguars, two Rolls Royces, a couple of Brass-Era cars that predate 1910, and several cars from movies, including the truck from the 1930 movie, `Grapes of Wrath’ starring Henry Fonda.

Susan Wade, public relations manager for the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, said the museum adds another Route 66 reason for people to spend time in the city.