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Russell's is More Than A free Car Museum

I think this is the third time I have posted about Russel's. Russel's is a truck stop just west of the Texas-New Mexico boarder on I 40.

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They rotate cars in and out of the museum, but I don't think there was any thing different this visit. They do have a really nice collection of toy cars and automotive memorabilia.

As you can see they also have a good group of signs on display. They are on route 66, a big deal for travel in this area.

A movie poster of one of the great Texas oilfield movies. Exterior shoots were done in Marfa Texas, near big Bend. I volunteer at the Texas Broadcast Museum in Kilgore Texas. We have the actual phone booth that was in the lobby of the only hotel in Marfa during filming. If the cast or crew, including James Dean, made a phone call while in Marfa, they did it in the hone booth in our museum...

Just a few of the toy cars on display.

Just a few of the toy cars on display.

The collection is diverse...

The collection is diverse...

More diversity...

More diversity...

Continental Kit on a 1958 Chevy. This car has a 348 with 3 duces...

Continental Kit on a 1958 Chevy. This car has a 348 with 3 duces...

A few scooters. The Yamaha in back sports Oil Injection...

A few scooters. The Yamaha in back sports Oil Injection...

The back of The Mustangs. Another scooter in the fore ground....

The back of The Mustangs. Another scooter in the fore ground....

There are gas pumps of many different generations as well. Do your self a favor, stop by and take a break if you are ever out this way.

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Comments (3)

  • I’m pretty sure I went there too!

    I thought it was pretty awesome.

      1 month ago
  • I've been there before, that place is awesome

      1 month ago
    • I come through fairly often. They do change cars out from a large collection just not on a regular basis...

        1 month ago
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