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David Jostes - Rochester

David Jostes grew up on the family's dairy farm near Rochester, Illinois. As an adult, he drove a school bus for thirty-one years and also operated the Jostes Garage in Rochester from 1976 until he turned the business over to his son. He was in the Naval Reserve from 1953 to 1971. One of his passions is a 1970 Malibu Chevelle that features hand paintings by the legendary Bob Waldmire, a local artist who spent his life chronicling stories about life on Route 66.

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This is a collage of the legendary Bob Waldmire’s art, celebrating the passion of his life – Route 66.

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David Jostes stands next to his 1970 Malibu Chevelle, which is decorated with Bob Waldmire’s artwork, depicting several of the most iconic sites along Route 66.

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David shows off the underside of his trunk lid, with Route 66 artwork painted by Bob Waldmire.

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Some of the sites featured underneath the Chevelle’s trunk include Springfield’s Cozy Drive Inn, the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, NM and The Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas.

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The Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico is one of the iconic locations along Route 66.

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The Santa Monica, California Yacht Harbor, another of the sites along Route 66 that decorates Dave Jostes’s 1970 Malibu Chevelle.

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