Rock Cafe on Route 66 destroyed by fire

It’s not often we report on Route 66 here at Lincoln Highway News, but an icon of that two-lane road has been destroyed in a fire. The Rock Cafe of Stroud, Oklahoma, was not only a popular stop along Route 66 since the 1930s, but had gained fame a couple years ago when owner Dawn Welch served inspiration for Sally the Porsche in the Disney/Pixar film Cars.

As you can see in my photo above, they celebrated the connection with little cutouts of the car characters. Read all about the fire, and plans to rebuild, on Ron Warnick’s Route 66 News. To see this image larger, CLICK on my photo below to go to my Flickr post – to see it even bigger, once there you can click “ALL SIZES” above the image.

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One thought on “Rock Cafe on Route 66 destroyed by fire

  1. Always to lose any special place along any highway.

    Glad to hear it is going to be rebuilt and that the colorful walls remained standing.

    First the Pig Hip, now this.

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