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Old Iowa Gas Frenzy
#667082 Thu Sep 22 2016 06:45 PM
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I was going through some old Iowa pics. Anyone remember this frenzy?



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appears the buyers were stirrin, he's definitely got there attention .. ... cool

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The story I heard was a guy bought an old house to rehab and these signs were shelves in the closets.
At one point I looked at his stack of money and it was at least 3" thick. The good old days.

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God as my witness,I was just thinking about these 33 today.
Lucky contractors find behind a wall IIRC..
I believe he sold each one for near $1500 that day.
Drove off with like 50K in hand.


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I was there...they all sold quickly


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Incredible! Wish I was there that day

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Think a few there didn't have an airplane on em either..They brought the most $.
This was back in 2003.

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You are correct about the year. This is when the show was over in the overflow airport parking lot south of the Holiday Inn.


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I remember 2008 well. I was training for a marathon, went for a long run only to see this sign for $2500 the blood was not quite flowing yet and I passed on the sign at first, walked ten feet before turning back around and it was already snatch edup. It was found the week before underground. The favorite picture of the year was a score on my bathroowpm. 4 roles of TP! New record for me in a bathroom. Wow.


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I bought 10 of them.

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I was there. It was nuts. They were marked number 1 2 3 1500. 2000. And 2500 if you bought 2 or more you could take off 10% so guys were budding up to get them cheaper. I would have bought one but earlier bought a conoco minute man sign.

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It was interesting to watch that's for sure. I think that was my first or second year there and I could not believe the money being exchanged!!!


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very cool guys


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I was there LOL will never forget that day. If you look at the edge of photo number two you can see me with my arms crossed at the very edge of the photo.

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Wow!! What a great picture. Look at all those memories that were made that day.


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