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. Underneath that 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 tabel 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.

  Build
Date
Building Town State Owner / Location where it is on display  
1.00 Apr-13 4 Women on the Route Galena KS Melba Rigg / Cars on the Route>
119 N Main St.
Galena, KS 66739
Cars on the route
2.00 May-13 66 diner Albuquerque NM Maggie & Jeroen Boersma, The Netherlands 66 diner, ABQ
3.00 Jan-10 66 Super Service Station Alanreed TX En route to Garry Dagett/town of Mclean, TX Alanreed station
4.00 Feb-12 Allen's Conoco Fillin' Station Commerce OK Monique Bor  Allens Conoco station  src=
5.00 Nov-16 Ambler’s Texaco Gas Station Dwight IL Dwight Economic Allliance
119 West Main Street
Dwight, IL 60420
 
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 Cool Springs
9.00 Oct-16 Cucamonga Service Station Rancho Cucamongo CA Route66 museum in Victorville  
10.00 Nov-11 Diamonds Restaurant Villa Ridge MO Lebanon Laclede County Library
915 S, Jefferson Ave.
Lebanon, MO 65536
The diamonds
11.00 Jul-12 Dairy King Commerce OK Seaba Station
336992 E Hwy 66
Chandler, OK 74834
Dairy King
12.00 Apr-12 Gay Parita Sinclair Gas Station Paris Springs Junction MO Lebanon Laclede County Library
915 S, Jefferson Ave.
Lebanon, MO 65536
Gay Parita
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 Ramona & Bob Lehman
Munger Moss Motel
Lebanon, MO
 
16.00 Jan-10 Little Juarez Café Glenrio TX TeePee curios Tucumcari, NM Little juarez cafe
17.00 Jan-10 Lucille's station Hydro OK Mirjam van Ravenhorst & Willem van den Brink, The Netherlands Lucille’s
18.00 Mar-16 Magnolia Service Station Texola OK Seaba Station
336992 E Hwy 66
Chandler, OK 74834
 
19.00 Dec-14 Mr D'z Kingman AZ Scott Dunton's garage
Kingman
Mr D’z
20.00 Jul-10 Munger Moss sign Lebanon MO Ramona & Bob Lehman
Munger Moss Motel
Lebanon, MO
Munger Moss
21.00 Feb-10 Nelson Tavern Lebanon MO Lebanon Laclede County Library
915 S, Jefferson Ave.
Lebanon, MO 65536
Nelsons Tavern
22.00 Mar-13 Old Mill Restaurant Lincoln IL Klaas van der Heide, The Netherlands Old mill restaurant
23.00 Sep-16 Owl Court Motel Oklahoma City OK Chandler Route66 Interpretive centre
400 East Highway 66
Chandler, OK 74834
 
24.00 Oct-14 Painted Desert Trading Post Holbrook AZ Marion Flimm & Dries Bessels, The Netherlands  Painted Desert trading post
25.00 Aug-10 Philips 66 station Red Oak MO Marion Flimm & Dries Bessels, The Netherlands  Red Oak
26.00 Jan-16 Ranch House café sign & truck Tucumcari NM Monique Bor  
27.00 Nov-14 Rich & Creamy Joliet IL Maurice Aust rich and creamy
28.00 Jan-11 Riviera Roadhouse (burned down) Gardner IL Lebanon Laclede County Library
915 S, Jefferson Ave.
Lebanon, MO 65536
Riviera roadhouse
29.00 Nov-12 Snow Cap Drive-In Seligman AZ Anja & Wolfgang Werz, Germany Snow cap drive inn
30.00 Dec-11 Standard Oil Gasoline Station Odell IL Pontiac Oakland automobile museum
205 N Mill St. Pontiac
IL 61764
Standard oil Odell
 Standard oil Odell
31.00 Aug-16 Tee Pee curios Tucumcari NM TeePee curios
Tucumcari, NM
Tee pee curious
32.00 Sep-15 Texaco Gas Station Glenrio NM/TX Blue Swallow motel
Tucumcari, NM
 
33.00 Aug-16 Tophat Dairy Bar Foyil OK Route66 Interpretive centre
400 East Highway 66
Chandler, OK 74834
 
34.00 Feb-10 Twin Arrows trading post Winona AZ Antares Point Visitor centre
Antares Point
Kingman, AZ
 Twin arrows
35.00 Jun-16 Water Hole #2 Texola OK Seaba Station
336992 E Hwy 66 Chandler
OK 74834
 
36.00 Dec-16 Whiting Bros. Station Shamrock TX En route to Garry Dagett/town of Mclean, TX