Route 66 Artist and Activist Bob Waldmire passed away on December 16th. 2009. A true son of the Mother Road, his life will become a Route 66 legend that will never be forgotten.
For more information about the artistry of Bob Waldmire the official website address is www.bobwaldmire.com.
These images show Bob Waldmire's Postcard Artwork, one for each of the Route 66 states.
The lady in the picture is my wife Sue Fox, I am the one leaning on the mike stand and the gentleman talking is John Hark. John is a 5 year cancer survivor and my Ride for the Relay 2009 was in Honor of his survival. Each year my wife and I have a banquet the first Sunday before Valentines Day. This is another thing we do to raise money for the Relay for Life. Rodger L. Fox
A Review of the video by Ron Warnick, Route 66 News:
"Route 66 enthusiast Ron Hart interviewed Mother Road hippie and artist Bob Waldmire for about 30 minutes during the National Route 66 Festival in Clinton, Okla., in 2007.
Hart said he'd misplaced the video until recently, and decided to post it online this week. It's a fairly typical (if unpredictable) conversation with Bob that's sometimes delightful, sometimes eerie. Less than three years later, Waldmire would be dead of cancer.
I'm really glad this is out here. When Waldmire was diagnosed with his terminal illness last year, I lamented that there were so few videos of him. It was nobody's fault, really. Waldmire led a gypsy existence, and no one knew when or where he would show up. So, barring the rare someone who carried a video camera at all times, roadies seldom ever got the chance of getting Waldmire down on tape.
Now, this clip gives us the chance to relive him when he was healthy, happy and utterly unique."