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Classic car vending machine coming to Tulsa in 2026

The development will also include a 40 room hotel

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Possibly inspired by Carvana, a Route 66 development will feature a multi-story classic car vending machine. Visitors will be able to rent classic cars and take them for a drive on the iconic Route 66.

“With this in mind, we feel our ‘Ride the Road’ experience is thinking outside the box,” Kimberly Honea, vice president of hospitality and development for Sharp Development said. “We want our travelers to get their kicks on Route 66 (by) offering multiple classic car rentals in a neon lit glass tower.”

Route 66, Classic car vending machine coming to Tulsa in 2026, ClassicCars.com Journal

The two-acre mixed-used development will feature a hotel and interpretive center, with the second floor to include 17,000 square feet of outdoor terrace and amphitheater space that will face Arkansas River. The 40-room hotel is expected to be named Hotel Avery, after the Father of Route 66, Cyrus Avery.

The top three floors of the six-story building will feature 55 apartments.

Route 66, Classic car vending machine coming to Tulsa in 2026, ClassicCars.com Journal

“The exterior and interior thematic elements of the entire project allow us to showcase the Route 66 portion of our city and state on a whole new exciting level,” Honea said.

The project is expected to open in mid-2026, which is the 100th anniversary of Route 66.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
David P. Castro is one of our lead writers. The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.

7 COMMENTS

    • How about fix the effing roads first or are these cars going to have rally car racing suspension. Dumbest idea I’ve ever heard of. Worst city I’ve ever lived in.

  1. Is there someway the rental program could start now? The building will be nice, I am sure, but I want to drive an XK-120 sooner rather than later. I have already waited 70 years but time is running out. Joe

  2. Pitty it wont be finished by late 2023 as i am coming from Australia to do Route 66 for my 66th birthday but good luck with this project

  3. It was a Barrett Jackson for the Barrett Jackson cup which I had a vehicle in. A friend and I went to Route 66 We drove out to Route 66 and rode on it for about 2 miles, it had about 2 to 3″ of snow on it.

  4. Cool idea, look forward to seeing it. As earlier stated these roads gotta get addressed, Tulsa driving is a nightmare.

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