McJerry66 is your online source for information about the creations of noted Route 66 authority and artist Jerry McClanahan.
DETOUR from Essex to Amboy, CA on
Aug 09, 2017 at 9:14:07 pm
Thanks to Alejandra Gonzalez for sending a photo of a sign currently located on Kelbaker Road just as you exit from I-40. Since Route 66 is currently closed from Essex CA almost to kelbaker Rd, you must detour via I-40 and Kelbaker to rejoin 66 west thru Amboy. But this sign could confuse folks into thinking that 66 is closed to Amboy! It is not (at this moment). Once you drive down kelbaker Rd to 66, you turn right to continue to Amboy. The sign you will see is pointing out the fact that the road is closed if you turn LEFT (east) back towards Cadiz and Essex.
Whiting Bros on
Jun 08, 2017 at 5:38:09 pm
The website hosted by Phil Gordon that has my gallery of Whiting Bros photos has a new address:
and here's Phil's entire site:
Oct 14, 2016 at 1:08:54 pm
be sure to check the UPDATES page for recent news. Also check my "EZ Guide to Route 66" page on facebook.
Apr 12, 2016 at 12:16:52 am
BTW...the links page is a mess. Many are broken and others need to be added. Sorry!
virtual gallery on
Apr 07, 2016 at 9:12:03 pm
Want to take a virtual 360 degree tour of my gallery? Go to these links:
these were taken with an amazing camera by Brad Nickson, the president of the Oklahoma Route 66 Association.
Depending on what platform you use to view these, you can use the buttons to spin the image around and up and down, or touch the screen...whichever works.
Of course, nothing beats the real thing, so please drop on by when you can! Check the VISIT ME page for my address and phone. As far as hours, I am usually able to open and visit on very short notice. So call ahead or just drop by and see if I am around!
new phone on
Jan 29, 2016 at 8:03:28 pm
I must get the 'contact me" page upadted! In the meantime, my new phone number is 4oh5 24oh 7659
Just read the "oh" as "0" if you are a real person and not a phone number collecting web bot.
BTW...my old "pay by the minute" cell phone still functions, but only as a way for a recorded message to ask you to call my new number above. I will not get any messages left on the older number!
EZ 66 4th EDITION! on
Oct 24, 2015 at 1:44:03 pm
INTRODUCING THE ALL NEW EZ66 GUIDE FOR TRAVELERS!
16 more pages and many changes.
Although over 80% of original Route 66 is still easily drivable, it is not on ordinary maps and signage is spotty. The EZ66 GUIDE For Travelers is the answer to finding the Route.
The new 4th Edition EZ66 GUIDE For Travelers is the ultimate guide for finding and exploring the Route driving from the WEST or the EAST. Its maps and directions are comprehensive yet easy to follow. The spiral bound guide stays open to the pages you are reading while you are driving or riding. Also includes attractions, tips, other sources, and games. Convenient 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 216 page, paperback format.
Here’s how to order: go to our website http://www.national66.org and click "ROUTE 66 STORE"
Go to the item “EZ66 GUIDE For Travelers” on the second page and click “Buy now".
Click “Checkout” and follow the directions.
Jan 20, 2015 at 5:17:44 pm
I do offer prints of many of my paintings shown here, as well as others. 8.5 x 11 (paper size) are $15.00 each, while 13x19" (paper size) are $40 each (all prices plus shipping). "paper size" means that due to the fact that most paintings are not the same width/length ratio as the paper, they require some white space around the edges to avoid cropping the image.
I plan to add more info on selection to my website someday, but in the meantime I'll be happy to email a thumbnail sheet of the 8.5 x 11 prints to serious inquiries. Many of the works shown in the gallery pages are available as 13x19" prints, and are so indicated in the descriptive text.
I'll be happy to sign your prints.
new phone number on
Jan 13, 2015 at 5:42:18 pm
My new phone number is: 4oh5 24oh 7659 (just substitute 0 for oh...trying to confuse the phone number collecting web 'bots).
My old 903 cell number will go to voicemail, but I don't check it everyday. And my old 405 number will soon vanish.
Downtown LA on
Dec 18, 2014 at 4:13:37 am
While in LA, I had the pleasure of being escorted by area Route 66 booster Scott Piotrowsky around various Route 66 sites between Pasadena and downtown LA. The original route (until 1936) went down Broadway, thru Chinatown, to end at 7th. I am usually not fond of the big cities, but (this time around) I found this section of Broadway (especially the theatre district) to be extremely interesting and photogenic, and I plan to give it more attention in future editions of the EZ.
Scott is working towards bringing the 2016 Route 66 Festival to downtown LA...I would certainly attend!