Why we're here and where it all started.


Heritage. Authenticity. Craftsmanship. These ideals were held close by Richard Keller, a visionary engineer whose imagination was captivated by technology. He was fascinated by cars, engines, tools, watches, cameras, anything conceived with a singular intent, crafted by hand, created to last. West of Tulsa honors his legacy, shining a spotlight on the people who own, preserve and collect remarkable cars and amazing machines.   


West of Tulsa is a weekly show that dives deep into the chronicles of motor & machine. Hosted by Emmy Award winning journalist and car fanatic CJ Ward, each episode uncovers compelling and often never before heard experiences behind some of the world’s most desirable and unique vintage, collectible and modern cars and the people who own them.

The show features weekly guests from all across the world, from collectors, race drivers, tuners, and restorers, to automotive museum directors and car show organizers.
They all sit down with CJ and swap stories in an unfiltered, free-flowing conversation about the people, legacy, and passion behind these automotive creations.



A bright engineer with an inquisitive mind, grew up on a rural Oklahoma farm, located about 30 minutes west of Tulsa. He decided to relocate to California in
1938. Serving his country as a bomber pilot, after WWII ended, Keller returned to engineering. Always an astute observer, he believed that Americans had begun
to lose the primary skills that had made our country great during the 20th century, namely the ability and burning desire to invent, build and craft things with our hands.

Through the decades

Richard and his wife Elaine, created the Museum of the 20th Century and lovingly filled it with vintage machines and devices of every type that Americans used and counted on in their daily lives. The collection features everything from cars,
hand tools to telephones, cameras and typewriters to televisions from the entire 20th century. Richard used to say, “Without these things, these technologies, we wouldn’t have the computers and iPhones of today.”