13 Vintage Businesses on Historic Route 66


Roy's (Amboy, California)

During the 1930s, Roy and Velma Crowl owned the cafe, motel, and service station that comprised most of Amboy, a tiny town on a desolate stretch of Route 66. Years later, Roy's daughter Betty and her husband, Buster Burris, took over the business and continued the tradition of caring for road-weary travelers. In fact, Buster was still changing tires for folks when he retired in 1995, well into his eighties. Today, the entire 690-acre town and all of its contents are owned by the Route 66 Museum in San Bernardino, California. The owners plan to restore the famous gas station, convenience store, diner, motel, and cottages to their 1950s-era charm.