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Old 06-06-2012, 07:44 AM   #21
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In 1954 the service station I worked at sent two guys to the gas island and did tire pressure, windshield, check oil and radiator etc. Do it all or lose your job. Ah for the good old days!
The Phillips station where I worked only had one guy on duty. The boss said when you step off the curb to go to a car, you better be RUNNIN boy. I liked washing windshields on the bubble top GM cars. When they came out, seats were low, skirts were short, and it seemed the girls had longer legs in those days.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:09 AM   #22
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Here's a Ford for you....1952 in Detroit during a gas strike.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:39 AM   #23
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Here is the latest one we have up from the Donald Ellis collection.
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:34 AM   #24
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Here are a couple of stations we would like to know a little more about. The first one was in Los Angeles.

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Old 06-09-2012, 01:57 PM   #25
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #26
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Come on now ! We all know that the first picture is your front yard.
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Mike, that first picture got posted with the service stations by mistake....but now that you have seen that collection, I' m wondering if you would consider trading me your nice mostly all original '35 Cabriolet for all those cars sitting in my front yard? Let me know if we can make a deal
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:58 AM   #28
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Check out this cool Gilmore tanker, we have the whole story on it at The Old Motor.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:49 PM   #29
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I'm not sure of the vintage of the old Hat and Boots station in Seattle but it was quite unique.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:59 AM   #30
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How about this neat gas pump price sign we have at The Old Motor. More pictures here that show all the price sheets and the construction of the sign.

Think gas prices are to high compared to years ago? Check here to get the real story.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:34 AM   #31
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My dads Godfather had a small station in front of his home in Avon Lake, OH. Back in the 50's we would visit and my sister and I were always invited into the station to pick out "ONE" candy bar. I found a link to a couple of stories about the place. The sign out front was very unusual. About 10 years ago the entire homestead and station disappeared to make room for more modern housing. The station was big enought for about half a dozen chairs, with a car lift outside on the side of the station. http://danielebrady.blogspot.com/201...avon-lake.html
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:33 AM   #32
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A photo taken during a gas war in Detroit, at a fairly modern looking Sunoco station in 1953.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:22 AM   #33
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Here is a new one we posted today from Oklahoma City......Gas selling for 12 1/2 CENTS A GALLON !!! 8 gallons for a dollar. Details @ theoldmotor.com
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:14 PM   #34
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Shamrock,Texas on old route 66, photo from 2005
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:14 AM   #35
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Kathie and I ran across this Gulf station in Bedford PA, while traveling the Lincoln highway, (Rt. 30). The terracotta tile and craftsmanship that went into this station was just unbelievable. It was still selling gas too. Hope we see a few nice ones in Maine.
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Kinda Partial to this one. That's Dad in the doorway !
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:08 AM   #37
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Arrow Rest Rooms ....

Took this near the Texas - New Mexico Border on Route 66
which is a gravel farm road now .....



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Old 07-22-2012, 10:35 AM   #38
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Took this near the Texas - New Mexico Border on Route 66
which is a gravel farm road now .....



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Fantastic shot! I've added it to my desk top wallpaper and screen saver.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:07 AM   #39
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I snapped this shot on Rt 66 on my way to the St George meet in Oct 2010.
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A restored Sinclair station in Cumming Georgia
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