Remembering the

AFTON STATION

Packards

History – Afton Station Packards 

The 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.

Following the deaths of Laurel Kane in 2016, and that of David Kane in 2018, Afton Station’s collection of Packards and other memorabilia were sold and the Station was closed.

 

Image created by Paul Fogg was used by Laurel Kane on her news blog. Click to scale up.

Photo Gallery

All images shown here were made by Paul and Michael Fogg (Grand Lake Web Designs) during visits to Afton Station in 2011 and 2013.

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