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Post  roddie Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:15 pm

I had to post this pic... too cool!!!

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Post  OVERLORD Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:34 pm

Nice picture Roddie. That must have been taken early 60's, looking at the '59 Cadillac to the right. - Wherever you go,...-

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Post  roddie Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:12 pm

OVERLORD wrote:Nice picture Roddie. That must have been taken  early 60's, looking at the '59 Cadillac to the right. - Wherever you go,...-

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Thanks Lieven, The pic is one of several that a friend just sent to me through this link.

http://hipspics.freewebspace.com/gas/gas.html

As a kid in the late 60's (I was born in 1960) one of my favorite memories is having a toy "tin" Service Station. Mine (most) had "roof-top" parking via a ramp that cars could zoom down.

Here's a link to photos of toy tin service stations. Very cool stuff!

https://www.google.com/search?q=tin+toy+service+station&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=JCLcUrDDGMvyyAGu34DICA&ved=0CJIBELAE&biw=1366&bih=588#imgdii=_


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Post  Ken Cook Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:32 pm

We had a Lockheed Connie that was once a diner about a hour away. I had the pleasure of eating in the diner when I was younger. The plane sat atop of the diner which had a similar service station adjoined to it. The plane was removed and restored. Here's the pic and the story of the plane in the museum. The current station which I drive by frequently has a Connie on their sign. http://amcmuseum.org/exhibits_and_planes/c-121.php   http://www.conniesurvivors.com/1-penndel_super_connie.htm Ken
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Post  OVERLORD Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:51 pm

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Post  OVERLORD Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:55 pm

This forum tells a bit of the story of the Bomber gas station:

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?p=149902

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Post  roddie Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:00 pm

I am guilty of Hi-jacking Mark Boesen's AFX slot-car thread... because of a 62 Chevy Impala...  I had a 1:24 slot body painted as a police cruiser. Mark B. guessed the year correctly from the photo.. and replied with a photo of a real "62"... it all lead to my "Hot Wheels" collection of vintage American Muscle cars 50's thru 70's. I have "59", "61" and "62" Impalas.

Here's another one of my favorites.. a HW "70" Buick GSX.. a little out of focus.. but I still like the shot. This is Buicks' "Rich Boy" version of the "70" Chevelle SS. I have a HW "64" Riviera too.

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Post  Mark Boesen Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:05 pm

its still there!

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p.s. lol, I'll hijack it back with more car pics!!! but its time for some football!!!!
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Post  Mark Boesen Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:07 pm

ok real quick:

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Post  roddie Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:18 pm

Did anyone catch the photo in my link, of the old gas station with several pump islands? I never would have thought that there were "self-serve" stations back then. (must have been in the big cities)


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Check out the 2 Dalmatians in the back seat!

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Post  roddie Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:23 pm

Mark Boesen wrote:ok real quick:

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That's rad beautiful Mark! Go Patriots!!!  Football Play 


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Post  batjac Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:32 am

roddie wrote:I had to post this pic... too cool!!!

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I remember a date I had with a very attractive, very buxom young lady.  We went to a 40's nostalgia dance held beneath the Bomber.  There was a band playing Big Band hits from the 40's, and a dance floor was set up beneath the plane.  Everyone were in period outfits.  Lots of energetic dancing.  And LOTS of close, slow dancing.  Did I mention she was buxom? Wink   It was the last dance they had there before they started taking the Bomber apart for restoration. Vicky, her name was. Ah, the memories....

A few years before I met my wife, so don't tell her...  Shh 

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Post  roddie Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:01 am

Check out the air cleaner!

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Post  roddie Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:13 am

Ethanol isn't new...

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Post  getback Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:10 am

Thanks man that really got me thinking about when times were [ seemed ] simpler. I worked at a few stations in my early years ,when full service at the pump was real and most helpful to most people! Now days they would think you were trying to steal something off there engine  lol! Crazy Eyes
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Post  Cribbs74 Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:40 am

I worked at a full service station in the early 90's through high school. It was actually hard work, but mostly due to a demanding boss.

We had to fill fuel tanks, check oil, antifreeze, air tires etc. we also had to push car wash sales which was the real money maker. Sometimes when business was slow the boss would send folks home leaving me to run the fuel station and then take off and put the cars through the wash rack!

The best part of the job was driving all the new cars as we were located on dealership row. I learned how to drive standard transmission cars at age 15. Of course I was never able to get out of first gear. Probably just as well at that age.

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Post  GallopingGhostler Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:59 pm

Ron, I don't know about your driving, but regarding that Baby Clown with Cox .049 Tee Dee you brought to Clovis? You certainly got it out of first gear!  cheers
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Post  Cribbs74 Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:53 pm

Yeah those 1/2A's will test your reflexes that's for sure.

It's every PA pilots aspiration to keep the plane in second gear  Very Happy 
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Post  RK Flyer Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:36 am

 lol! I think I've seen just about everything as far as Gas stations & prices go.
I was pumping gas in the late 1950's while going to High School and they had GAS WAR"S, the lowest price was 19.9 cents a gallon! A couple of dollars & we could cruse all weekend in my 48 Ford.
Then 20 years later we had the odd/even day when you had to wait in long lines to buy some gas. The odd /even thing was the last # on your license plate. People were trying to keep a couple of 5 gal cans at home just in case.
Now the prices seem to go up--down almost every day!
Of course it helps to be 70 years old.. RK Flyer
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Post  Davenz13 Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:30 am

Down under we had carless days. When you renewed your registration you had to choose one day a week when you wouldn't use your car. I chose Tuesday. Each day of the week was a different colour for your registration label., Tuesday was purple I think. If you were caught driving on your carless day you got fined.
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Post  PV Pilot Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:48 am

I go by the Old Bomber occasionally when I make a trip to the Milwaukee area of Portland when working. Neat that it is still there.
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Post  batjac Wed May 14, 2014 2:59 pm

PV Pilot wrote:I go by the Old Bomber occasionally when I make a trip to the Milwaukee area of Portland when working.  Neat that it is still there.  

What part of town do you live in? I live over by the Hillsboro airport.

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