Mother Road Ford Sign: Original 1967, Route 66 Kingman, Arizona – VS6655
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Mother Road Ford Sign: Original 1967, Route 66 Kingman, Arizona
This original vintage, Mother Road Ford sign from the 1960's, is just one of hundreds of collectible automobilia and petroliana collectibles currently for sale from ArtFactory.com. This highway sign shaped, die cut, genuine vintage porcelain enamel sign measures 11 1/2 inches at its tallest point by 11 inches at its widest point. The sign is Vertically oriented, and in the shape of a shield or badge shaped highway sign, as would have been seen along the highway to designate the route number. It has a blue background in the upper third of the sign, and a red background in the lower two-thirds. The border has a series of three thin stripes that go around the edges (a white stripe, then a black stripe, then another white stripe). The top of the sign has a graphic of a horse, that is white, white a black outline and features. The words "MOTHER ROAD" are in large black, block style letters, with a white shadow border near the top of the red background area. The word 'FORD" is in very large blue with a white outline, script style lettering.
Mother Road Ford Sign Specifications
- Type: Genuine Vintage Porcelain Enamel Sign
- Company: Ford
- Product: Mother Road Ford Car Dealership On Route 66 In Kingman, Arizona
- Sides: Single Sided
- Shape: Vertically Oriented Shield Or Badge Shaped Highway Sign Shape (Die Cut)
- Date Of Manufacture: 1967
- Place Of Manufacture: U.S.A.
- Color: Blue/White/Red
- Dimensions: 11 1/2 Inches At Tallest Point By 11 Inches At Widest Point
- Condition: Original, Unrestored As-Pictured, See Photos For Details
There is a graphic of a highway sign with a white background with black lettering, that reads "ARIZONA, US, 66" to the right of the word "FORD". The bottom of the sign reads "ROUTE 66 KINGMAN, ARIZONA" in medium sized, white, block style lettering. The bottom right corner of the sign is marked "Property Of Mother Road Ford Inc., 1967" in very small black lettering. It is an authentic advertisement that was originally displayed at Mother Road Ford in the 1960's, and is the only known sign of its kind. This vintage Mother Road Ford sign, and all of our signs are guaranteed to be authentic, backed by over a century of experience in the antiques and collectibles marketplace. Like all of our vintage porcelain and tin litho signs, it is sold in original, unrestored condition, as pictured.
Mother Road Ford Sign Additional Details
We do not believe in restoring old signs because it is our belief, and also the prevailing belief in the collector community that any dings, dents, or blemishes are part of that item's unique history. This Mother Road Ford sign has a number of small chips around the edges, and some wear around the hanging grommet area, but otherwise is very clean, especially in any areas with graphics and lettering. The sign is in Excellent Plus (Ext +) condition overall is a great example of this now over 55-years-old sign. This sign is also free from any of the large dings associated with damage from wind blow objects, and does not appear to have been displayed outside and exposed to the elements. This Mother Road Ford sign is original memorabilia from one of America's most iconic brands. We are a one-stop-shop when it comes to outfitting your man cave or game room. We can can outfit an entire auto dealership or gas station themed room for you, or help you find that one special item that has been missing from your collection. In addition to signs, we have vintage visible gas pumps, oil pumps, lubesters, and more, that we have fully restored to working, museum quality condition. Our automobilia and petroliana restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.
This rare, original 1960's Mother Road Ford sign is the perfect conversation piece that will wow your friends and clients alike. Like all of our vintage collectible signs, it is guaranteed authentic, investment quality memorabilia. We specialize in those hard to find signs that serious collectors are looking for. All antique collectables offered are genuine memorabilia and appreciable assets, not fake reproductions. All items are fine collectible art at the highest world class collector level. Contact us for pricing on this vintage Mother Road Ford sign, or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectibles at 1-800-292-0008.
The History And Significance Of Route 66 In Kingman, Arizona
Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona, has a rich and historic legacy as part of the famous U.S. Route 66, also known as the "Main Street of America." Here's a brief history of Route 66 in Kingman:
- Early Development: Route 66 was established in 1926 and became one of the first highways to span the United States from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California. Kingman, Arizona, was one of the towns along this historic route.
- Economic Impact: Route 66 brought significant economic benefits to Kingman, as it became a popular route for travelers, tourists, and truckers moving goods across the country. Many businesses, including motels, diners, gas stations, and souvenir shops, sprang up along the route to cater to the needs of travelers.
- Tourist Attractions: Kingman was home to several notable attractions along Route 66, such as the famous El Trovatore Motel and the Powerhouse Visitor Center. The El Trovatore Motel featured unique and quirky architecture, including a large neon sign and a Spanish-style courtyard.
- Historic Downtown: Kingman's downtown area was a bustling hub along Route 66, with various businesses, restaurants, and shops catering to travelers. The town's historic district still retains many of the original buildings and signage from the heyday of Route 66.
- Decline and Bypassing: In the 1950s and 1960s, the construction of the Interstate Highway System began to bypass many sections of Route 66, including parts of the road in Arizona. This led to a decline in traffic and economic activity along the historic route.
- Route 66 Revival: In the late 20th century, there was a renewed interest in preserving and celebrating the history of Route 66. Kingman, like other towns along the route, embraced this revival and worked to restore and promote its Route 66 heritage.
- Historic Preservation: Kingman has been proactive in preserving its Route 66 heritage. The Powerhouse Visitor Center, for example, was transformed into the Route 66 Museum, showcasing the history of the highway and its impact on the region.
- Tourism and Culture: Today, Kingman continues to attract tourists and Route 66 enthusiasts from around the world. The town hosts various events and festivals celebrating its Route 66 heritage, making it a popular stop along the historic route.
- Designation as a Historic Route: Portions of Route 66 have been designated as a Historic Route 66 Scenic Byway in Arizona, thus allowing for the preservation and promotion of its historical significance. This helps to ensure that Kingman, Arizona, remains a significant part of the Route 66 legacy, and its dedication to preserving the history and culture of this iconic highway continues to draw visitors interested in experiencing a piece of America's past.
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