From World’s Largest to the Route 66 Red Rocker!

Route 66 Red Rocker

From Guinness World’s Largest Rocking Chair to the Route 66 Red Rocker (still the largest on Route 66), the Red Rocker is even an attraction at night.

Update: As of February, 2017, the Route 66 Outpost General Store is closed and the building and premises are For Sale. However, visitors are still stopping to get a photo of the Route 66 Red Rocker. 

In the fall of 2015, the Guinness World’s Largest Rocking Chair in Fanning/Cuba MO lost its designation of World’s Largest Rocking Chair (2008-2016) to a new rocker in Casey, Illinois. Owner Dan Sanazaro didn’t let this phase him. As he was expanding  the Fanning US66 General Store and Archery Range as well as the Fanning Feed Store and grounds, he decided it was time for the Route 66 rocker to have a new look. After all, it is the 90th Anniversary of Route 66. Time to celebrate!

Sanazaro hired Brown & Son Painting for one of its more unusual commissions, which would be completed in December 2015. The Rocker was going red! Adam Brown and his assistant Jeff Williams met the challenge, and today the rocker has a new energy. Some think it is Cardinal red, one lady’s granddaughter thought it was painted red for Christmas, and fans of Sammy Hagar says it reminds them of the Red Rocker. Owner Dan Sanazaro says it reminds him of a much smaller red rocker that used to be between the towns of Cuba and Steelville, MO. But he would be happy to have Sammy Hagar join a list of other celebrities to visit and be photographed at the rocker.

The Painting…

Brown & Son paints the Route 66 Red Rocker on Dec. 11, 2015

Adam Brown and his assistant Jeff Williams were caught “red handed” painting the rocker on December 11, 2015.

Painting the Route 66 Red RockerDecember 2015

Adam Brown & Jeff Williams used a variety of ladders to paint the rocker.

Red ladders used on the Route 66 Red Rocker

One of the ladders used for the painting was red too.

The end caps of the Route 66 Red Rocker are still silver.

Jeff Williams takes off the masking from the end caps of the Route 66 Red Rocker.

December 11, 2015 finishing detail on the Route 66 Rocker's paint job

Brown & Williams finish the details on the paint job.

The Route 66 Red Rocker now has its own identity on Route 66.

The public had their own ideas about the rocker being painted red, but most seemed to like its red energy and weren’t concerned about it losing its Guinness title.

The Photos…

The Route 66 Red Rocker is a photo opportunity even at night.

Travelers even stop at night to take photos of the famed rocker.

Thousands of travelers & locals stopped to take photos of the World’s Largest Rocking Chair. Lit at night, it’s still a photo op. Now that the Rocking Chair is transformed to the Route 66 Red Rocker, they can all return for a new & unique photo.

Spyder bikes with the Route 66 Red Rocker

This group of Spyder Riders returned for a new photo of their colorful bikes with the Route 66 Red Rocker.

Read this blog for more details and photos of the Rocker’s history.

Route 66 has been good to Cuba, Missouri. Happy 90th Anniversary to the Mother Road.

Route 66 brought development to Cuba, Missouri. It continues to bring travelers from all over the world.

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