Route 66 Afton Station Packards

by | Apr 7, 2022

Route 66 Afton Station Packard Museum

My son Michael and I visited the Station at different times to photograph the Packards and other cars. 

Following the deaths of Laurel Kane in 2016, and David Kane in 2018, Afton Station’s collection of Packards and other memorabilia was sold and the Station closed. We, Grand Lake Web Designs, have kept the website alive.

The Route 66 Afton Station Packard Museum was a privately owned automotive museum situated in a restored 1930s Eagle D-X filling station on U.S. Route 66 in Afton, Oklahoma. It housed vintage Packards and other automobiles plus a collection of Route 66 memorabilia.

A restored set of historic D-X fuel pumps stood in the old station’s forecourt and the red and white on blue “Approved Packard Service” dealership logo was proudly displayed atop a signpost.

Laurel and David Kane purchased the former D-X station in 1999 to be restored and used to house an existing Packard memorabilia collection. The once-vibrant town, long bypassed by the Interstate highway system, had been reduced to 800 people and a handful of local stores.

Afton Station was recognized as the “Route 66 Business of the Year” at the 2009 International Route 66 Festival in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Image by Paul Fogg. Used on Laurel Kane’s news blog. Click to scale up.