11 Oct Mater, the tow truck from the movie “Cars”
We had just crossed into Kansas and rounded the corner coming into Galena, when we saw Mater, the tow truck from “Cars” parked right next to a renovated gas station. Then we were accosted by a woman barking loud orders at us about where to park, as she proceeded to round up our whole group. It turns out she is the maven of this corner and has created a great little Route 66 business for herself with Mater, the handsome, friendly tow truck that was the REAL (and I mean “real”) inspiration for the character in theDisney movie “Cars”! She has single-handedly turned what once was just a little blip on the Route 66 map into quite a popular stop for all travelers on Mother Road tours!!! I found her prices a bit high, but hey – if you’ve got it flaunt it, as they say!