McJerry66 is your online source for information about the creations of noted Route 66 authority and artist Jerry McClanahan.
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.
Jan 20, 2015 at 5:17:44 pm
I do offer prints of many of my paintings shown here, as well as others. 8.5 x 11 (paper size) are $15.00 each, while 13x19" (paper size) are $40 each (all prices plus shipping). "paper size" means that due to the fact that most paintings are not the same width/length ratio as the paper, they require some white space around the edges to avoid cropping the image.
I plan to add more info on selection to my website someday, but in the meantime I'll be happy to email a thumbnail sheet of the 8.5 x 11 prints to serious inquiries. Many of the works shown in the gallery pages are available as 13x19" prints, and are so indicated in the descriptive text.
I'll be happy to sign your prints.
new phone number on
Jan 13, 2015 at 5:42:18 pm
My new phone number is: 4oh5 24oh 7659 (just substitute 0 for oh...trying to confuse the phone number collecting web 'bots).
My old 903 cell number will go to voicemail, but I don't check it everyday. And my old 405 number will soon vanish.
Downtown LA on
Dec 18, 2014 at 4:13:37 am
While in LA, I had the pleasure of being escorted by area Route 66 booster Scott Piotrowsky around various Route 66 sites between Pasadena and downtown LA. The original route (until 1936) went down Broadway, thru Chinatown, to end at 7th. I am usually not fond of the big cities, but (this time around) I found this section of Broadway (especially the theatre district) to be extremely interesting and photogenic, and I plan to give it more attention in future editions of the EZ.
Scott is working towards bringing the 2016 Route 66 Festival to downtown LA...I would certainly attend!
Autry Museum Exhibit on
Dec 18, 2014 at 4:10:05 am
The recent (now ended)Route 66 exhibit at the Autry Museum in LA was a great success and brought a lot of publicity for the route. Jim Ross and I traveled to the Autry in December of 2014 and gave a well received talk about how to travel Route 66.
WINTER HOURS on
Nov 06, 2014 at 4:12:17 pm
I actually don't have regular hours where I am out in the gallery...even during the tourist season. Most of the time I am very close to the gallery, and happy to open up to meet visitors, even on weekends. During the travel season I usually have my OPEN sign turned on.
But I do not get a lot of visitors thru the late fall and winter, so I won't have the sign on all the time, even if I am available. BUT...if you happen by, call my new cell at 405 24 0 7659, and if I an close by I'll be happy to meet you (or call ahead). The tourist season picks up again around April first. In the meantime, i am working on several new commissions!
Kingman event on
Aug 20, 2014 at 4:22:11 pm
I just got back from the excellent Route 66 festival in Kingman, AZ! What a whirlwind blur of faces and friends...it was a great time, even if I did not get to spend as much time with everyone as I'd like. Akkey did very well selling his new book! And I picked up a new art commission (or two?). Now its time for mowing the lawn, doing laundry, sorting out updates and reciepts and all that "fun" stuff.
new Japanese Route 66 book! on
Aug 05, 2014 at 3:47:52 pm
My good friend Akio Takeuchi (known to his many Route 66 friends as "Akkey") recently sent me an advance copy of his latest Route 66 photo book: Eternal Route 66"! At just over 300 pages its packed full of Route 66 goodness. This is Akkey's third Route 66 book, and his best to date. The text is in both English and Japanese, while the appeal of the photos is universal. Akkey's been traveling the Mother Road for over 20 years, and his photos (helped out a few times by his daughter Ayako) include many of the special events along 66 from those decades. Besides the hundreds of interesting and evocative photos, Akkey's text is warm and spiked with humor...well worth reading. A highlight is the special section devoted to the late Bob Waldmire. Akkey and family will be selling his book at the Kingman festival. Assuming he has any left, I plan to carry them in my gallery as well. Well done, Akkey!
Jul 14, 2014 at 11:25:47 pm
A busy couple of days...I had Dale Butel's group of around 31 happy Aussies in on sunday. Dale brings thru 3 groups a year and we always have a good visit, hanging at the gallery, then off to lunch at the Boom A Rang Diner and ending up at the Route 66 Interpretive center.
Today, Chet Sveistrup of Hop A Long travel's tour brought a bunch of friendly Norwegians to the gallery over a 2 hour period. Hectic, but fun!