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Reflections of America Collection: Volume 4 – Route 66

November 25th, 2010 by Stu

“Route 66 ” – Acrylic on Canvas – 31” X 21”

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Before you start chowing down on Turkey, have a look at the latest tribute to red, white and blue from our friend and utterly talented photorealist Bob Petillo. He calls this one RT 66, appropriate considering how many of you will be shlepping to and from dinner later tonight. Here is what Bob has to say on this beautiful piece…

“America the beautiful and Route 66 – perfect together! Live the dream! How many proud owners of magnificent classic cars fantasize about driving their vehicles across this beautiful country?

This one-pump station in Arizona is an oasis along a stretch of Rte 66 pavement hot enough to cook more than a few western omelets.  A few newer cars were on the brink of overheating (including mine) but this ‘55 Chevy stayed cool and true.  The owner got out and put his hand out to feel the heat radiating from the rear tire.  I took a few pictures as he filled his tank and paid.  He sent a wise crack my ways as I stared at my open hood.  “They sure don’t make ‘em like they used to, eh?”, and he drove off heading west.  It was pretty funny.”

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