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Old 01-07-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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Old fuel stops...

Old Fuel Stops

Many I remember.
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Nice find ... that was back when a Filling Station was actually a business with customer service and not just a place to get fuel and shop in the mini-mart.

I find this photo interesting. If I read it right, it's from 1933 and the station is offering 10% ethanol ... excuse me 10% corn alcohol.

Guess we haven't learned much about ethanol based fuels in the last 80 years, aside from upping it to 15%

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This would be one cool ride, even today

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3 men servicing the car and fuel was probably what, .25 cents a gallon at this time .. maybe less?

Now we're out at the self-service lanes putting $250 dollars (or more) into our motorhomes and are lucky if there are even paper towels to wipe our hands.

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@ 2Labs. Looks like a Spartan I saw for sale a while ago. Would love to refurbish one.
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Old Fuel Stops

Many I remember.
I'm not sure the Bomber one is still there. It's only about 30 miles from us near Milwaukie OR but I haven't been by there in years. But at that time it was still there but you couldn't go up inside anymore. You can see the stairs in the picture.
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It's funny that through out the decades gas prices remained pretty steady, the direct opposite of today.... And to think you didn't have to pump our own and they would check the oil, air up the tires and wash the windshield.......
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I worked in various service stations while in high school and jonior college. The Rio Grande picture shows a 49-50 Ford custom that looks like my first car.
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My late Father-in-Law owned a Sunoco station in Villa Park, IL for several years. Here are some photos from the Grand Opening in May 1959.
The first is my FiL
Second is the staff, along with creepy clowns
Third is the station. My wife is the little tyke partially hidden by the sign on the left. She was three years old.
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If you remember 24.9 gas does that make you an old fa#t. Jim
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If you remember 24.9 gas does that make you an old fa#t. Jim




Yep, afraid it does qualify you for the club Jim......welcome aboard
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This nostalgic Gulf station in Bedford, PA, is still in operation.

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Yep, afraid it does qualify you for the club Jim......welcome aboard
I remember gas at $0.199/gal in So Calif in 1995, so that qualifies me also?
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I remember they gave green stamps or blue stamps when you bought fuel. Many trips between LA and San Francisco were on gas from Blue stamp books. Last trip we paid 4.79 a gallon for diesel and back in 1963 gas was 24 cents. Times they are a changing.
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