2001 marked the 22nd annual Bluegrass and Chili Festival, and the 75th Anniversary for the opening of Route 66, which runs through Claremore, Oklahoma, home of this festival. This image combines elements from these two events.
The poster tells a story of somebody who has made a road trip to the festival, and is neary there, Claremore's skyline (a grain elevator) is in sight, but he's out of gas, his car is overheated, and now he's been pulled over by a police officer (see the rear view mirror).
The '57 Chevy Nomad was photographed in a studio, Route 66 was shot between Claremore and Catoosa, Oklahoma. The police car was also shot on Route 66. All elements combined in Adobe Photoshop, printed to 16x20.
The poster sold out, and is now considered a collector's item, I still have a few copies in my private stash for anyone with the money to talk me out of one. e