Today we took our four grandsons to the National Museum of Transportation. I hadn't given the PhotoHunt theme a thought, but then I saw the marquee for the old 66 Drive In and decided it was perfect.
The 66 Drive In was on a stretch of Route 66 called Watson Road. When it was demolished for a shopping plaza, many older hearts like mine were broken.
Another place not too far from the Drive In was Coral Court. Its distinctive yellow glazed brick and glass block design was famous all along the Mother Road. As you can see from the picture, every "cabin" at the Coral Court had its own garage. It was the ultimate convenience to pull into your own garage and enter your cabin directly from your car.
In the early-sixties - after the glory days were over, the Coral Court found a prosperous new life as a "no-tell" motel. The cabins were booked by the hour and the management left the garage doors open so the guest could quickly hide their car. When the Coral Court was finally torn down to build a condo community, the glazed bricks and glass blocks were sold as a fundraiser for the exhibit at the Museum of Transportation. I wonder how many people with secret guilty memories of the place bought bricks as souvenirs.
And, although it has no connection to advertisement, I thought I'd leave you with one other photo from the museum....Bobby Darin's Dream Car. It is huge, just looks kind of small because I'm shooting down from the second floor balcony.