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Some of Bob's Work

Bobs Work

Bob Waldmire

Bob Waldmire is the most prolific and best-known artist specializing in Route 66-themed work

Bob Himself   Robert Waldmire was born in 1945 in St. Louis, shortly to relocate to Springfield, Ill., where his parents, Edwin and Virginia, started the Cozy Dog Drive-in, smack dab on Route 66. His father, a former Air Force officer during World War II, invented the "hot dog on a stick" concept while in the service, and that became the main draw at the Cozy Dog.

While in college at Southern Illinois University (one of several brief skirmishes with the establishment and higher education), Waldmire saw a fellow student's “bird's-eye-view” of Carbondale, Ill. It struck a chord. When he returned home, Waldmire started one of his hometown.

His VW van is so famous that the Pixar movie "Cars" has a character named Fillmore that is based on Bob's old 1972 VW bus! Salute to a Great American Original!Filmore