Willem Bor was what I would call a master model builder with a great love for Route66. He combined those two passions and made stunningly beautiful models of famous buildings along the route. He did this so well that a number of his models can be found in the USA.

Just before he died a crowd funding action was started to raise enough money to send a large batch of his models to the US. However, DHL offered to send them all, free of charge, to the US so that will be happening during the next few weeks.

Below is a table of all his models, the builddate, and the current owner.

Under the table are a few pictures. Pictures of all the models can be found in the photo archive.

 

Willem Bor was wat ik noem een meester modellenbouwer met een liefde voor Route66. Die twee dingen combineerde hij en hij maakte absoluut prachtige modellen van bekende gebouwen langs de route. Dat deed hij zo succesvol dat er een heel aantal modellen van hem in Amerika tentoongesteld staan.

Vlak voor zijn overlijden hebben we een crowd funding actie gestart om een heel aantal van zijn modellen naar de US te kunnen sturen. Tijdens die actie bood DHL aan om de modellen gratis naar de US te verschepen.

Hieronder staat een table met alle modellen die hij gemaakt heeft, de bouwdatum en de eigenaar.

Daaronder staan een aantal foto's van enkele modellen. In het foto archief staan er nog veel meer.

  Date Building Town State Owner
1.00 Apr-13 4 Women on the Route Galena KS Melba Rigg / Cars on the Route
2.00 May-13 66 diner Albuquerque NM Maggie & Jeroen Boersma, The Netherlands
3.00 Jan-10 66 Super Service Station Alanreed TX En route to Garry Dagett/town of Mclean, TX
4.00 Feb-12 Allen's Conoco Fillin' Station Commerce OK Monique Bor
5.00 Nov-16 Ambler’s Texaco Gas Station Dwight IL Dwight Economic Allliance
6.00 Apr-12 Bagdad Café Newberry Springs CA Route66 museum, Victorville
7.00 Apr-16 Cadillac de Ville 1959 Amarillo TX Monique Bor
8.00 Sep-14 Cool Springs Station Kingman AZ Sabine Zimmer & Ronald Teijken, The Netherlands
9.00 Oct-16 Cucamonga Service Station Rancho Cucamongo CA En route to R66 museum in Victorville
10.00 Nov-11 Diamonds Restaurant Villa Ridge MO Lebanon Library
11.00 Jul-12 Dairy King Commerce OK En route to Seaba Station
12.00 Apr-12 Gay Parita Sinclair Gas Station Paris Springs Junction MO Lebanon Library
13.00 Jul-16 General Store Hackberry AZ Monique Bor
14.00 Mar-16 Hackberry Hackberry AZ Monique Bor
15.00 Mar-16 John’s Modern Cabins Near Arlington MO En route to Lebanon Library
16.00 Jan-10 Little Juarez Café Glenrio TX En route to Gar Engman / TeePee curios, NM
17.00 Jan-10 Lucille's station Hydro OK Mirjam van Ravenhorst & Willem van den Brink, The Netherlands
18.00 Mar-16 Magnolia Service Station Texola OK En route to Seaba Station
19.00 Dec-14 Mr D'z Kingman AZ En route to Jim Hinckley, Kingman
20.00 Jul-10 Munger Moss sign Lebanon MO Ramona & Bob Lehman
21.00 Feb-10 Nelson Tavern Lebanon MO Lebanon Library
22.00 Mar-13 Old Mill Restaurant Lincoln IL Klaas van der Heide, The Netherlands
23.00 Sep-16 Owl Court Motel Oklahoma City OK En route to Chandler Route66 Interpretive centre
24.00 Oct-14 Painted Desert Trading Post Holbrook AZ Marion Flimm & Dries Bessels, The Netherlands
25.00 Aug-10 Philips 66 station Red Oak MO Marion Flimm & Dries Bessels, The Netherlands
26.00 Jan-16 Ranch House café sign & truck Tucumcari NM Monique Bor
27.00 Nov-14 Rich & Creamy Joliet IL Maurice Aust
28.00 Jan-11 Riviera Roadhouse Gardner IL Lebanon Library
29.00 Nov-12 Snow Cap Drive-In Seligman AZ Anja & Wolfgang Werz, Germany
30.00 Dec-11 Standard Oil Gasoline Station Odell IL Pontiac Oakland automobile museum, IL
31.00 Aug-16 Tee Pee curios Tucumcari NM TeePee curios, NM
32.00 Sep-15 Texaco Gas Station Glenrio NM/TX En route to Blue Swallow, NM
33.00 Aug-16 Tophat Dairy Bar Foyil OK En route to Chandler Route66 Interpretive centre
34.00 Feb-10 Twin Arrows trading post Winona AZ En route to Jim Hinckley, Kingman
35.00 Jun-16 Water Hole #2 Texola OK En route to Seaba Station
36.00 Dec-16 Whiting Bros. Station Shamrock TX En route to Garry Dagett/town of Mclean, TX

 

De volgorde van de modellen is ook de volgorde waarin je de echte gebouwen tegen komt als je Route66 van Chicago naar Los Angeles rijdt.

 

The order of the models is the same as when you would travel Route66 from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Rich & Creamy, Joliet IL
rich and creamy

Het, helaas afgebrande, Riviera Roadhouse, Gardner IL
Riviera roadhouse

Standard Oil Gasoline Station, Odell, IL
Standard oil Odell  Standard oil Odell

Old Mill Restaurant, Lincoln IL
Old mill restaurant

Het Diamonds Restaurant, Villa Ridge, MO. Ooit het grootste wegrestaurant ter wereld
The diamonds

Phillips 66 Station, Red Oak II, MO
 Red Oak

Nelson Tavern, Lebanon, MO
Nelsons Tavern

Het reclame bord van het Munger Moss motel in Lebanon, MO
Munger Moss

Gary Turner’s Gay Parita Sinclair Gas Station, Paris Springs Junction, MO
Gay Parita

Cars on the route, formerly known as 4 Women on the Route, Galena KS
Cars on the route

The Dairy King, Commerce, OK

Allen’s Conoco Fillin’ Station, Commerce, OK
 Allens Conoco station

Lucille’s, Hydro, OK
Lucille’s

66 Super Service Station, Alanreed, TX
Alanreed station

Little Juarez Cafe, Glenrio, TX
Little juarez cafe

Tee Pee Curios, Tucumcari NM
Tee pee curious

66 Diner, Albuquerque NM
66 diner, ABQ

De Painted Desert Trading Post, vlakbij Holbrook in Arizona.
 Painted Desert trading post

Twin Arrows Trading Post, a few miles east of Winona, AZ
 Twin arrows

The Snow Cap Drive-In, Seligman AZ
Snow cap drive inn

Mr. D’z, Kingman AZ
Mr D’z

Cool Springs Station, Kingman AZ
Cool Springs