BOB WALDMIRE, TOYOTA RECALLS, AND HARRY TRUMAN

If the title for today’s post does not grab your attention, I strongly suggest you check for a pulse. On a more serious note, we have an abreviated posting but with lots of interesting detail.
First, this note from the Kingman Route 66 Association –
The Kingman Route 66 Association is pleased to announce the Waldmire family has graciously contributed a stunning collection of work by iconic artist Bob Waldmire for a month long exhibit at Beale Street Gallery of Fine Arts. In addition to his world famous post cards and maps, the exhibit will also feature lesser known material such as drawings of vintage aircraft and original sketches on topics as diverse as coffee roasters and political satire.
The exhibit opens at the gallery, inside Beale Street Brews Coffee House, located at 418 E. Beale St. in the Kingman historic district one block north of Route 66, in conjunction with the annual Route 66 Fun Run on April 30th. The exhibition will run through May 25th with a special First Friday Reception on the evening of May 7th.
The hours for viewing are Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM and on Sundays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. During the First Friday Reception the gallery will remain open until 100:00 PM.
For more information about the artistry of Bob Waldmire the official website address is http://www.bobwaldmire.com/.
Needless to say, this is a rather exciting development that will add a new dimension to this years Route 66 Fun Run. I had a sneak preview of some of the material and can promise even fans familiar with Bob’s work will be amazed.
The next item on the agenda is the newest in a series of recalls by Toyota. For reasons unknown this sparked an odd but interesting train of thought about a new book chronicling the history of automotive recalls.
Do you think there would be any interest in a book that began with the first major recall, an air cooled Chevrolet debacle in the early 1920s, and documented this history through the current situation with Toyota?
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=1968adventurer&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1556527772&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrLast but not least is a little something about Harry Truman. This fascinating book adds a touch of personal insight into an often overlooked president. Did you know he was a fan of De Soto automobiles?

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Jim Hinckley's America is a grand adventure on the back roads and two lane highways. It is an odyssey seasoned with fascinating people, and memory making discoveries. As made evident by the publication of fourteen books on subjects as diverse as diverse as Ghost Towns of the Southwest, The Illustrated History of the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company, Travel Route 66, Backroads of Arizona, and The Route 66 Encyclopedia, I enjoy sharing adventures and helping people plan for their own memory making journeys.

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  1. I'm not sure there would be interest in a book about auto recalls, I could be wrong. I would think that the research for accurate information would be very challenging considering you'd be dealing with the government and the auto industry – I don't believe either tell the whole truth with any type of frequency. We will probably never know the whole scope of this round of recalls with Toyota either. Just my .02 – Dan.

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