McJerry66 is your online source for information about the creations of noted Route 66 authority and artist Jerry McClanahan.
END OF 66 (the western end, that is) on
Jul 09, 2018 at 7:50:23 pm
A former "googie" styled diner at the official western terminus (from 1936)of Route 66 in Santa Monica is now reopened under the famous "Mels Diner" name!
This is at the corner of Lincoln and Olympic, which for years did not even have an "END 66" sign.
So now there is something new to enjoy at the formerly unremarkeable official end, before you continue on to end your journey at the Santa Monica Pier, to see the Pacific Ocean and our friends at "66 to Cali" on the pier.
CA DETOUR on
May 14, 2018 at 1:24:09 am
Just bumping this long detour back to the top.
West of Needles, you must take I-40 between Fenner EXIT 107(Goffs Rd)and Kelbaker Rd Exit 78. Use Kelbaker Rd to connect between I-40 and Route 66/National Trails Hwy to Amboy.
See maps CA page 2 and CA page 6.
PAINTED DESERT TRADING POST on
Apr 08, 2018 at 7:25:47 pm
Here is a link to a press release from one of the 10 members of a group which has banded together to preserve the iconic and currently inacessible Painted Desert Trading Post in eastern AZ. This has long been gated off and is in danger of collapse, so it has not been listed in the EZ 66. But the CO-OP does plan to EVENTUALLY find a way to allow at least limited access.
visit me! on
Mar 17, 2018 at 4:39:34 pm
I welcome visitors to my gallery here in Chandler, OK.
Now that spring is upon us, I will start sticking my little OPEN sign in the yard more regularly.
But if you drop by, and the gallery looks deserted, give me a call anyway.
I don't keep regular business hours, so I can be free to travel or do errands.
But that also means I can open up any time I am in town. Including weekends if you happen to catch me!
But not at 3 am please!
Whiting Bros on
Jun 08, 2017 at 5:38:09 pm
The website hosted by Phil Gordon that has my gallery of Whiting Bros photos has a new address:
and here's Phil's entire site:
Oct 14, 2016 at 1:08:54 pm
be sure to check the UPDATES page for recent news. Also check my "EZ Guide to Route 66" page on facebook.
Apr 12, 2016 at 12:16:52 am
BTW...the links page is a mess. Many are broken and others need to be added. Sorry!
virtual gallery on
Apr 07, 2016 at 9:12:03 pm
Want to take a virtual 360 degree tour of my gallery? Go to these links:
these were taken with an amazing camera by Brad Nickson, the president of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association.
Depending on what platform you use to view these, you can use the buttons to spin the image around and up and down, or touch the screen...whichever works.
Of course, nothing beats the real thing, so please drop on by when you can! Check the VISIT ME page for my address and phone. As far as hours, I am usually able to open and visit on very short notice. So call ahead or just drop by and see if I am around!
new phone on
Jan 29, 2016 at 8:03:28 pm
I must get the 'contact me" page upadted! In the meantime, my new phone number is 4oh5 24oh 7659
Just read the "oh" as "0" if you are a real person and not a phone number collecting web bot.
BTW...my old "pay by the minute" cell phone still functions, but only as a way for a recorded message to ask you to call my new number above. I will not get any messages left on the older number!
EZ 66 4th EDITION! on
Oct 24, 2015 at 1:44:03 pm
INTRODUCING THE ALL NEW EZ66 GUIDE FOR TRAVELERS!
16 more pages and many changes.
Although over 80% of original Route 66 is still easily drivable, it is not on ordinary maps and signage is spotty. The EZ66 GUIDE For Travelers is the answer to finding the Route.
The new 4th Edition EZ66 GUIDE For Travelers is the ultimate guide for finding and exploring the Route driving from the WEST or the EAST. Its maps and directions are comprehensive yet easy to follow. The spiral bound guide stays open to the pages you are reading while you are driving or riding. Also includes attractions, tips, other sources, and games. Convenient 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 216 page, paperback format.
Here’s how to order: go to our website http://www.national66.org and click "ROUTE 66 STORE"
Go to the item “EZ66 GUIDE For Travelers” on the second page and click “Buy now".
Click “Checkout” and follow the directions.