In general, while traveling around the USA, you notice that any old thing that has a place in the garbage can turn into a cult. Do you know the history of these signs? This is also part of American culture. I will tell in the following posts. ![Screenshot 2020-05-14 at 11.23.55.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmQbScPV9VmpxAXqnHWyd6m1atXFhmMCDzJL3BkDBVE9aH/Screenshot%202020-05-14%20at%2011.23.55.png) In Russia we don't have a lot of retro car museums. Well, I can remember a couple of pieces. And there are almost every small town. Or the abandoned cities of gold miners, in which a long time ago there was no gold, no people, but there was a museum. Maybe this attitude to history is because the ancient history is not special? Therefore, in the United States seize on any connection with the past? ![Screenshot 2020-05-14 at 11.24.04.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmeH8heNxZb6K1DDnFtSSmMGwYaL9fZ3wCGk6NVmYYwQzk/Screenshot%202020-05-14%20at%2011.24.04.png) Have we seen at least one abandoned and old gas station that would not stand in the form of a rusty skeleton on the side of the road? I can only remember one, and even then with a stretch. In one of the villages in the Tver region, next to a small cafe, the owners put a couple of old speakers and car bodies. But the scale is completely different. ![Screenshot 2020-05-14 at 11.24.15.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmYn6MgHcsogqgq3H4FMAqyViDDan8kqLAGUMgyo8m3ine/Screenshot%202020-05-14%20at%2011.24.15.png) But back to the USA. This place is, in fact, in the middle of nowhere. Nearby there is no village, no city. Just refueling on Route 66 (well, what's left of it). More precisely, there was a gas station ![Screenshot 2020-05-14 at 11.24.24.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmb9eaf3ijSsdp7763gERnbAJbdvYbcsSqhndvaCAYwE8t/Screenshot%202020-05-14%20at%2011.24.24.png) Knowledgeable people can now object that Route 66 is a legendary road and part of American culture and history. It's true. But here we drove along the Trans-Siberian Railway (from Vladik to Moscow), traveled along many historical routes. And I have never seen anything like it. Although all sorts of interesting and colorful places are usually specifically looking for. And you can’t say that a lot, a lot of money was spent directly on the organization of this place. Old cars that you probably bought for nothing, a bunch of signboards, rusty containers ... ![Screenshot 2020-05-14 at 11.24.33.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmeBXb441YX4bXSeS7Egowfaj7yrJwJtLfCeeWaRmy9p92/Screenshot%202020-05-14%20at%2011.24.33.png) But all this creates an entourage. And all who pass by stop. ![Screenshot 2020-05-14 at 11.24.42.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmcgtbU9XSpWXySizwKHyPC3F7CVkBosdnynUZtLUq1G3W/Screenshot%202020-05-14%20at%2011.24.42.png) And they go into a small roadside shop, in which the atmosphere of the 60s is also preserved, and in addition to chips and cola, you can buy souvenirs. ![Screenshot 2020-05-14 at 11.24.54.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmViA2rw1Q1QyifMjPfdcdia2Nd7uTJYnHUbdnX2KzMx9X/Screenshot%202020-05-14%20at%2011.24.54.png) It’s also part of the exposition (probably), although you won’t say so. Naturally, there is no entry fee. And nobody takes money for photos. ![Screenshot 2020-05-14 at 11.25.03.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmbpQRqYwe7PvtH8LWYCukBSgo9WTbk7hPhNKmiYyAtSod/Screenshot%202020-05-14%20at%2011.25.03.png) But this is certainly not part of the "exposure". At the back of the store with a gas station, the owner tried to build something for himself. ![Screenshot 2020-05-14 at 11.25.14.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmTQZ5FahJZQ24yQAyCEB3nA17fGHVnisuvapiE8eXUNP1/Screenshot%202020-05-14%20at%2011.25.14.png) Ford tractor unit. Well, were there cool cars before? And I won’t be surprised if it turns out that he is still on the move. See the wheels are not flat? ![Screenshot 2020-05-14 at 11.25.28.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmZ5TTt7LcunXfextStAxrfqSvtEjvEBp19W19hWH7CwgV/Screenshot%202020-05-14%20at%2011.25.28.png) Or this colorful couple in the bushes ![Screenshot 2020-05-14 at 11.25.38.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmXGuEEsjDJD2uTx9pwJmM5mEfLsEz327V6Fw1bFNzHDtq/Screenshot%202020-05-14%20at%2011.25.38.png) Well, the most important and expensive "exhibit". Judging by the conversations, this is just the owner’s car (he’s the seller in the store) of this place where he came to work :) ![Screenshot 2020-05-14 at 11.25.47.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmWWJzTUdfk6cPUUb8FDStHPYDDMSW5V8UX25Xz4iC3CMa/Screenshot%202020-05-14%20at%2011.25.47.png) How? And why do we have so few similar places with the old Volga, Muscovites, UAZ? I specifically do not say that they are not at all - I know several museums of retro cars. But there is a museum atmosphere, and here is a complete sense of time travel.