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#207960 - Fri Oct 15 2010 08:54 PM NEW TV SHOW
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Since it is now been announced on a website (I have known about it for about two months) there is going to be a new TV show you might all like to take a look at.
You all remember Rick Dale of Rick's Restoration from the Pawn Stars show on the History channel. I have known Rick for about ten years, we became friends when we set up together at the Auburn show. He eventually purchased over 75 gas pumps from me.
Rick now has his own TV show, it is called "Rusty Nuts" and will premier on the History channel on Monday, October 25th with two shows back-to-back.
I have supplied a little back up information on one of the restorations he will do. I know what some of the items will be that he is going to restore, but I don't know in what order they will be presented, so I'll be tuned also to see what the next restoration will be.

Jack Sim
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#207962 - Fri Oct 15 2010 09:14 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Jack Sim]
gasmelincelr Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 10 2001
Loc: Mass.
He isn't just a restoration specialist, he is also a magician. I saw him do something on Pawn Stars that was simply mesmerizing.

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#207964 - Fri Oct 15 2010 09:17 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: gasmelincelr]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
I know what you are talking about, and I know how and why that was done, just take my word for it, it was not Rick's doing.

Jack
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#207967 - Fri Oct 15 2010 09:44 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Jack Sim]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Never doubt the power of $$$$ to lower ones Standards !
That scene will plague him the rest of his life.

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#207969 - Fri Oct 15 2010 09:55 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Jack Sim]
LOWright Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 19 2010
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
I seen the vendo 39 into a cavalier 72 trick. I wonder if he could turn my gilbarco into a wayne 800. LOL It's still his reputation, regardless.
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#207970 - Fri Oct 15 2010 10:09 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: LOWright]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Rick's producer's website says the show premiers on the 25th, this website says the 18th.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/blogs/kats-re...nuts-set-oct-1/

Jack Sim
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#207978 - Fri Oct 15 2010 10:25 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Jack Sim]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Most websites say the show premiers the 25th of October, but a posting from today states the name has been changed from Rusty Nuts to AMERICAN RESTORATION.

Jack
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#207989 - Sat Oct 16 2010 01:40 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Jack Sim]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
The same info was in the local paper back on the 27th of Sept and I posted it then supposedly 2 shows to start 6 and 6:30 on the history channel. I also have know about for some time. Jack

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#207995 - Sat Oct 16 2010 06:34 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Jack R]
gasmansgp Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 24 2003
Loc: Severn, Maryland USA
More power to him. I realize that his restorations might be a bit over the top but, he is certainly shining a light on our hobby. How bad can that be? Paul www.severngaspumps.com

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#207997 - Sat Oct 16 2010 06:46 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: gasmansgp]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
What happens in Vegas SHOULD stay in Vegas
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#208008 - Sat Oct 16 2010 08:34 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: KZ1000]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Paul I agree. Just hope it dont drive the prices higher LOL smile
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#208074 - Sat Oct 16 2010 05:28 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: KZ1000]
Vermonter Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 16 2006
Loc: VT
I watch Pawn Stars, but am unsure of who you are talking about and what he did, but I would sure like to know.
John
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#208091 - Sat Oct 16 2010 07:39 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: KZ1000]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Originally Posted By: KZ1000
What happens in Vegas SHOULD stay in Vegas

AGREE 100%

The city built w/ Hopeful Losers money

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#208176 - Sun Oct 17 2010 11:47 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Vermonter]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Vermonter
I watch Pawn Stars, but am unsure of who you are talking about and what he did, but I would sure like to know.
John


...here's what was presented on the show:

...the host of Pawn Stars bought a piece of $#!+ Coke machine at his shop - a Vendo, I believe - that was missing the guts, covered in rust (I mean it was brown), and had a huge dent in the top...it was something that most of us would pass on...

...the host of Pawn Stars then took the machine to Rick's Restorations, where Rick cheerfully described his vision of how he was going to 'restore' the machine to make it usable again...

...later in the show, the host goes back to Rick's and is presented with a restored Cavalier, and told it was the same machine, restored...which he happily accepted as the truth...

...mysteriously, the rusted Vendo made an appearance on Rick's website, where it was converted to a refrigerator, complete with before and after pictures...

...basically the whole thing was a fraud, a lie...if you read the History Channel message boards at the time, there were quite a few people who were rather angry...no, I didn't post there - didn't have to...

...so, the statement that the fraud was 'not Rick's doing' sounds inaccurate to me...anyone who saw the clip knows how and why it was done...unless his family was being held hostage somewhere, there's no excuse for it...it's pretty obvious that he traded his credibility to promote his business on Pawn Stars, and apparently it got him his own show (wonder how truthful that will be smirk ) ...and The History Channel further dumbs-down its programming in an effort to secure viewership of the lowest common denominator...they must feel it's working for them, since they've added 'American Pickers'...
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#208241 - Sun Oct 17 2010 06:59 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: gulfiend!]
mobil100 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jul 11 2004
Loc: calgary ab canada
pawn stars pulled the same junk, when they bought that ac cobra

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#208249 - Sun Oct 17 2010 07:31 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: mobil100]
Vermonter Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 16 2006
Loc: VT
Ok, Thanks. I know who you are talking about now. I must have missed that episode.
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#208252 - Sun Oct 17 2010 07:32 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: mobil100]
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
If you go to youtube you will see Mike off American Pickers was doing the video of himself promoting it to History channel for sometime.
Mike and Frank for 2 guys that have been picking for years and have fun doing it. We all know many things are staged for TV and edited but what Rick did was sell out to try to get a show.
Pawn Stars i like to watch but American Pickers is the best to watch. Just wish they wouldn't show at the end what they think it's worth or sold for.
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#208259 - Sun Oct 17 2010 07:53 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Jarvis]
Esse's Garage Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 28 2007
Loc: Janesville, Mn. 56048
I Like Pickers also, but I think Pawn Stars is just plain Stupid.

My Dad met Frank from American Pickers at a Big Motorcycle Swap Meet in Davenport Iowa this year and Dad said he was a Real Nice Guy. Said he shot the Bull with him for about a Half Hour. Frank Told my Dad that He & Mike had been attending that swap meet for 26 years.
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#208263 - Sun Oct 17 2010 07:58 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Jarvis]
Doug Huntley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 01 2009
Loc: Conway, SC , USA.
You have to realize these shows are put together by directors/producers that probably weren't born yet when these Coke machines or gas pumps were in use and they have no interest in them. I doubt they could pick a machine out of a lineup 5 minutes after they saw it, and they think the audience is just as dumb. Its just entertainment to them.

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#208432 - Mon Oct 18 2010 06:53 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: mobil100]
ricksgirl Offline
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Registered: Sun Aug 30 2009
Loc: Las Vegas, NV
Hey boys!

American Restoration premieres on October 25th at 9pm EST.

Here is the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZVEMvWwmns

Don't judge on the old stuff that we had no control over, now you can see how its really done!

Check out the website for more videos!
Bye now!

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#208459 - Mon Oct 18 2010 09:58 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: ricksgirl]
badgas Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 15 2006
Loc: San Jose, CA
Thanks for chiming in, Rick. I'll be sure to set my DVR to tape the show. By the way, is that your black 51 in the trailer??

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#208502 - Tue Oct 19 2010 07:08 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: ricksgirl]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
Originally Posted By: restorick
the old stuff that we had no control over




...really?...REALLY??...let's go to the tape, and see how it's really done!

http://www.history.com/videos/time-machines#time-machines

...this is the actual episode where Rick explains how he took a POS Vendo and 'restored' it to a Cavalier...WATCH IT NOW, kiddies, before the History Channel yanks it off the 'net...
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#208506 - Tue Oct 19 2010 07:46 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: ricksgirl]
Lucky's Lonestar Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 10 2010
Loc: Shorewood,IL
I'm really looking forward to the new show , he does a great job on the restores, cool to see how they turn out. Looks to be a great show. Love pickers too. Wife and I watch every week. Although ive never seen em they are always right here in my backyard in Illinois the good ol midwest, being out of Iowa.
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#208511 - Tue Oct 19 2010 08:00 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Lucky's Lonestar]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...'great'?...no, he does an UNBELIEVABLE job on the 'restores'...
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#208514 - Tue Oct 19 2010 08:23 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: gulfiend!]
CircaDesigns Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 16 2006
Loc: Greenville, NC
I am so glad I refuse to pay for cable or dish TV when junk like this is the quality of material that is being aired. However, I have watched two episodes of Pawn Stars (downloaded 'em off the internet) after being told by numerous people that I should check it out. I know a good many people are stupid, but the people they had coming in had to be staged, or Vegas has the most stupid/desperate people per capita. Why, when your told your item is worth XX and your offered .X for it, would you not take it and sell it somewhere else, even Ebay? I'm sure Rick is probably a nice guy, but I'm sure having to pay for their brick and mortar building and the dollar signs from the History Channel made him go over to the dark side.

Welcome to OldGas restorick.
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#208518 - Tue Oct 19 2010 08:50 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: CircaDesigns]
Ohio Oil Offline
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Registered: Fri May 23 2003
Loc: Northwest Ohio
Can't wait to see the new show, I'm sure it will become a favorite at our house along with American Chopper and American Pickers.

Welcome to oldgas Rick!!! Be sure to plug the site when you can now that you're a member smile

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#208524 - Tue Oct 19 2010 09:26 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Ohio Oil]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
Not to sound like I'm on the side of the TV shows but you have to understand that it is TV afterall and some degree of staging will be necessary for filming purposes. As to just trying to do a switch-er-roo, THAT'S HOLLYWOOD!! Even your most beloved movies of all time can find this kind of Tom foolery. So you have to take it all in stride, be smart enough to pull out the real info especially from AP's. As for selling things for less than what they are worth on Pawn Stars.....I'm bettin' for a spot on TV and maybe even some compensation from the network that is all part of the "total" price. You'd be amazed how lazy or willing to do research on the best way to sell an item that people can be. Look how many people say they need the money...almost as if the IRS is about to send them packin'. Cash on the spot with no hassles.....let's face it, sometimes you can't put a price on that.....No shipping costs, taxes, buyers fees, etc. Many of these people admit they've got something from a relative that is just of no interest to them and selling it quickly is all that matters. There's nothing wrong with buying something and flipping it. Property, cars, gold, you name it, you buy from a middle man all the time who bought it cheaper and sold it to you for a mark up.....What you thought the grocery store grew the food or Wal-Mart made the items you thought you so frugally bought. No...they bought it from someone else, marked it up and sold it to you......It's the American way! As long as no one is cheated, stolen from, or any other under handed way of acquiring stuff, and the seller and the buyer agree, we've got free enterprise, we've got TV shows and we've got buyers and sellers that help support our hobby in the same way. Pull the tips and knowlege from these shows to make you more informed (and a little entertained) and all the better collector of what it is that you do and you may even find youself along the way buying something that you know you can sell at a profit to help fund your own madness!
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#208527 - Tue Oct 19 2010 09:56 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: lordparaffin]
gmstuff Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 22 2007
Loc: Elkridge, MD, US
I’m sure he does nice work and power to him for getting a show like this but it’s a shame to see he had to sell out for the sake of good television. I won’t pass judgment on the show until I see it…

But really, just what we needed, another show for our clueless co workers to bug us about, If someone at work asks if I saw pickers last week I might scream.

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#208536 - Tue Oct 19 2010 10:17 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: gmstuff]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...it's a shame he had to sell out for the sake of BAD television...

Originally Posted By: gmstuff
But really, just what we needed, another show for our clueless co workers to bug us about, If someone at work asks if I saw pickers last week I might scream.


...word...
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#208559 - Tue Oct 19 2010 12:30 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: gulfiend!]
bppierce Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Aug 19 2007
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
At first I just thought that the Pawn Stars guys brought in a 39 and then that Rick guy said here ya go. A little switch-a-roo for TV sakes is almost expected (unfortunately).
But the way he went into great detail about how he resurrected the old frame and put all that neat stuff on that "39" frame was a blatant lie, if not fraud.
If you’re that good, then why lie?

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#208635 - Tue Oct 19 2010 07:57 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: bppierce]
Coops 427 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 19 2008
Loc: Kansas City, MO
I saw the clip for American Restoration and it looks like a cool show. I love the pickers show and hope this is as good as that and besides what else is there to do on a Monday night. Good or bad the ol swith-a-roo on the Vendo 39 worked. The producers intended for people to talk about it and that's exactly what people are doing this many months later...talking about it. I was at Rick's place in Vegas 14 years ago and he had some of the most incredible restorations I had ever seen. Welcome to oldgas Rick.
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#208649 - Tue Oct 19 2010 09:23 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: bppierce]
thermactor Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Originally Posted By: lurker
At first I just thought that the Pawn Stars guys brought in a 39 and then that Rick guy said here ya go. A little switch-a-roo for TV sakes is almost expected (unfortunately).
But the way he went into great detail about how he resurrected the old frame and put all that neat stuff on that "39" frame was a blatant lie, if not fraud.
If you’re that good, then why lie?



I could not agree more. You've said pretty much exactly what I was going to after finally watching the episode.


Wes

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#208655 - Tue Oct 19 2010 09:45 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: thermactor]
BBQ Chicken Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Oct 02 2005
Loc: Raleigh, NC
Sad circumventing of circumstance dictated by ratings and MONEY !!! The economics hides integrity and common sense. Bad News Bears !!! For Shame, For Shame !!! I wanna cuss, but I won't, and I can't anyway 'cause the the website physically won't allow me to !!! hee hee ! The worlds going down hill and nobody cares....... help liberals, help !!!

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#208661 - Tue Oct 19 2010 10:00 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: BBQ Chicken]
coheley5 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 11 2009
Loc: Georgia
Ok all of you guys go back and watch Andy and Barney I will stick with the new shows looks like a great show maybe some of you could learn something new.
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#208670 - Tue Oct 19 2010 10:30 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: coheley5]
BBQ Chicken Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Oct 02 2005
Loc: Raleigh, NC
Andy Griffith is one of the coolest, best shows ever filmed and aired, and "restoration" of old artifacts is TOTALLY OVER-RATED and mindless in many cases.

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#208699 - Wed Oct 20 2010 07:51 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Coops 427]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Coops 427
what else is there to do on a Monday night

...watch football...or, spend time with your family, regrout the bathroom tile, sleep - just about anything would be a more worthwhile way to spend your time...

Originally Posted By: Coops 427
The producers intended for people to talk about it and that's exactly what people are doing this many months later...talking about it.

...or - more likely - the producers were too lazy to do it correctly, and they figured most of the people watching were too obtuse to figure it out...

Originally Posted By: coheley5
Ok all of you guys go back and watch Andy and Barney I will stick with the new shows looks like a great show maybe some of you could learn something new.

...wow, that's clever...maybe you should watch 'Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?' - maybe you could learn something new...
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#208701 - Wed Oct 20 2010 08:03 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: gulfiend!]
Ohio Oil Offline
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Registered: Fri May 23 2003
Loc: Northwest Ohio
gulfiend: we all get it by now, you don't like the guy.


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#208704 - Wed Oct 20 2010 08:15 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: gulfiend!]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...no, I don't think you do...cute emoticon, by the way...

...the thing I find so hard to comprehend about this debate: most (if not all) Oldgas participants get annoyed when someone tries to pass a fake sign off as the real deal...even angrier if they get ripped off, buying what they were told was authentic...

...yet, here's a fake 'restoration' passed off as the Real Thing, and some of you act like that's to be expected...or worse - you clap your hands and cheer for more when you learn the guy who looked at the camera and lied gets rewarded for his deceit, with his own show...
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#208708 - Wed Oct 20 2010 08:22 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Ohio Oil]
gasmansgp Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 24 2003
Loc: Severn, Maryland USA
Let me just say Welcome to the forum, Ricksgirl. Seems that good manners have been forgotten in favor of random comments. I'll watch this new show. The rest of you will as well, but you might not admit it. Guys, you need to "lighten up". Hey, I watch Swamploggers.....but am having a real hard time digesting "Swamp People". As always, it's what makes the world go round! Good luck with the show, just keep it honest, if at all possible. Paul www.severngaspumps.com

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#208713 - Wed Oct 20 2010 09:01 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: gasmansgp]
Seth Robbins Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 21 2000
Loc: Guthrie, OK. 73044
I can't watch pickers, just because those guys make me want to open hand slap them in the mouth. I'm sure they are decent enough, but when they use terms like "Freestyle Picking" and "I'll Pop On That For $100", it's like fingernails on a chalk board. Then, they always gotta "call a buddy of ours who knows more about this than we do". They seem like guys who are more shabby-chic interior decorators with enough knowledge of petroliana & automobilia & classic cars to just get by. I mean when I think of "Pickers", I don't think of two guys driving around in a Sprinter who may or may not like girls! I think of guys in a 1983 Chevy Long-Bed who smell to high heaven, that stop off at my shop on the way to the scrap-yard. I did hear that on one episode they tried to buy a visible for like $600 and the owner said "I called that GUY in Oklahoma and he said the cylinder was worth that alone". Now, maybe it's just ego cause there are plenty of other guys in OK, but I used to get 5-6 phone calls a day from people who needed help pricing something because someone was trying to buy it from them and they didn't want to leave money on the table. So, I like to think I screwed Mike & Frank a little bit there. Now, Danielle on the other hand...

I talked to Rick a few times when I had Vic's and he always like to tell me about the good old days when he was cranking out 15 coke machines a week for the casinos, and how he had a restoration assembly line with a bunch of employees.

As far as Pawn Stars, I like to watch it with my kids just for the shock value of some of the OBVIOUSLY PRE-ARRANGED customer encounters. My daughter always laughs at how Rick always has a "buddy" that needs to come authenticate. She especially likes the guy from the Clark County Museum because of his goofy hat and Dana the Early American Auction guy with the bad hair piece. Plus we love Vegas and Chumley & Corey are just such fat buffoons that it is entertaining.


Edited by Seth Robbins (Wed Oct 20 2010 09:04 AM)

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#208724 - Wed Oct 20 2010 09:59 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Seth Robbins]
T-way Online   content
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Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
Ohio Oil:

Just do what I do - reconfigure your browsing experience on here and 'Ignore this user'.

It's certainly made my life much more pleasant.

No more tirades to read.

Simply 'CLICK' on the offending User's name in any post and select 'View Profile'. Once that page loads, 'CLICK' on the 'Ignore this user' button in the colored bar in the middle of the page. End of problem . . .

Later . . .

Jim
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#208725 - Wed Oct 20 2010 10:03 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: gasmansgp]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
Originally Posted By: gasmansgp
Let me just say Welcome to the forum, Ricksgirl. Seems that good manners have been forgotten in favor of random comments. I'll watch this new show. The rest of you will as well, but you might not admit it. Guys, you need to "lighten up". Hey, I watch Swamploggers.....but am having a real hard time digesting "Swamp People". As always, it's what makes the world go round! Good luck with the show, just keep it honest, if at all possible. Paul www.severngaspumps.com
HEYYYY THERES DON'T TULK BOUT DEM DAIR SMAMP PEOPLE,BY GAUL LEE I LUV DAT CHO DEAIR ! LOL............MY DVR IS SET ON EVERY SHOW DISCUSSED ON THIS THREAD!LOL............MY WIFE DOSE IT! LOL..........

AND WELCOME TO OLD GAS RICK,GOOD LUCK TO YA & YOUR SHOW!
WELCOMING



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Edit Reason: WELCOMING RICK LIKE OTHERS SHOULD!IT'S JUST FREAKIN T.V FOLK'S!
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#208737 - Wed Oct 20 2010 11:02 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: T-way]
gulfiend! Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
Originally Posted By: T-way
Ohio Oil:

Just do what I do - reconfigure your browsing experience on here and 'Ignore this user'.

It's certainly made my life much more pleasant.

No more tirades to read.

Simply 'CLICK' on the offending User's name in any post and select 'View Profile'. Once that page loads, 'CLICK' on the 'Ignore this user' button in the colored bar in the middle of the page. End of problem . . .

Later . . .

Jim


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#208751 - Wed Oct 20 2010 12:19 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: gulfiend!]
Ohio Oil Offline
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I could never block/ignore gulfiend..he's a good egg.

Diesel..I don't even know what to say about that pic, I'm absolutely speechless. smile


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#208758 - Wed Oct 20 2010 12:50 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Ohio Oil]
DIESEL Offline
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Loc: TEXAS
"OHIO OIL".... THAT'S THE CAJUN FROM WATERBOY......THE MOVIE!



Edited by DIESEL (Wed Oct 20 2010 06:04 PM)
Edit Reason: DEM DAIR CAJUN'S
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#208791 - Wed Oct 20 2010 06:18 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: ricksgirl]
The Brain Offline
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Registered: Wed Aug 23 2006
Loc: RALEIGH NC
listen...all I can see is this...all these new antique,restoration,duplication, and fabricating shows is just making it easier for thieves to figure out what else to steal.Ive been robbed a couple of times in the past, and got lucky, all they took was my tv,radio,saw,gun, camera,blower, weed eater,vcr,dvd player,leather jacket,suitcase,drill,air compressor,and a few killer cd's. Its a good thing they didnt know at the time that any of my collection was worth anything, or Id be out of luck...I liked it better when people looked at it as old junk,and not some priceless treasure that they cant wait to get there hands on..i suggest turning off the tv,puttin' in a really good security system,loading up the shot gun, and wait for the "pickin"cause believe me, its coming!
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#208801 - Wed Oct 20 2010 06:51 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: The Brain]
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Registered: Fri Mar 05 2010
Loc: Rice MN
[quote=i suggest turning off the tv,puttin' in a really good security system,loading up the shot gun, and wait for the "pickin"cause believe me, its coming! [/quote] the guns are loaded and the sheperd just went on ambush for the night.

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#208802 - Wed Oct 20 2010 07:03 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: The Brain]
badgas Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 15 2006
Loc: San Jose, CA
Originally Posted By: The Brain
listen...all I can see is this...all these new antique,restoration,duplication, and fabricating shows is just making it easier for thieves to figure out what else to steal.Ive been robbed a couple of times in the past, and got lucky, all they took was my tv,radio,saw,gun, camera,blower, weed eater,vcr,dvd player,leather jacket,suitcase,drill,air compressor,and a few killer cd's. Its a good thing they didnt know at the time that any of my collection was worth anything, or Id be out of luck...I liked it better when people looked at it as old junk,and not some priceless treasure that they cant wait to get there hands on..i suggest turning off the tv,puttin' in a really good security system,loading up the shot gun, and wait for the "pickin"cause believe me, its coming!


One of the reasons I don't put any "junk" in front of the house or where it could be visible from the street. The only two pieces I have in front is a fire hydrant and a 30s Wedgewood stove. Both will require a few guys to move and will take time to load. By that time, my neighbors will call the cops.

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#208804 - Wed Oct 20 2010 07:22 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: badgas]
The Brain Offline
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Loc: RALEIGH NC
LISTEN...I DONT HAVE MY JUNK OUT IN FRONT OF MY PLACE EITHER...IM TALKING ABOUT THIEVES...THIEVES DONT CARE WHATS OUTSIDE. THEY BREAK IN YOUR HOUSE,SHOP,STORE,SHED,ETC...ONCE THEY GET IN AND SEE ALL THE GOODIES...ITS CHRISTMAS TIME, AND ALL YOUR GONNA THINK ABOUT ARE THOSE "FRUIT CAKES" ON TV TALKING ABOUT HOW MUCH ALL THIS "JUNK" IS WORTH.
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#208817 - Wed Oct 20 2010 08:14 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: The Brain]
coheley5 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 11 2009
Loc: Georgia
Well after all this talk can't wait on new show good luck Rick .The old saying goes if you don't make any noise no one will hear you. Any shows that promote restoration (as high is scrap metal is today) is great for the hobby.
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#208821 - Wed Oct 20 2010 08:36 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: coheley5]
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Registered: Mon Sep 10 2001
Loc: Mass.
Promotion of our hobby to mainstream America is a detriment, on many different levels.

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#208825 - Wed Oct 20 2010 08:57 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: gasmelincelr]
Vermonter Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 16 2006
Loc: VT
WOW! This topic has all of you gassers really worked up! I can see good points on both sides of the issue, but maybe everyone should crack a beer or have a smoke or do their yoga (DB?) or whatever chills them out.
If what some say he did is true, its wrong, but we don't know the circumstances. I'm not condoning it, but I will check out Rick's show and see how he handles himself. I have made a mistake or two, and am willing to give him another chance.
John
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#208828 - Wed Oct 20 2010 09:01 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Seth Robbins]
BBQ Chicken Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 02 2005
Loc: Raleigh, NC
Now, Danielle on the other hand... I like that one !!!!! That's what we all need is a little DAnielle !!!! OOOOwwwwoooohhhhhhhhh!!! Cookin with Gas !!!!!

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#208833 - Wed Oct 20 2010 10:02 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: BBQ Chicken]
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Danielle has been swallowing to many seeds !
It's CRAZY what some will do in front of a TV camera &/or for Money.
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#208874 - Thu Oct 21 2010 08:19 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Dick Bennett]
1PetroFan Offline
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Registered: Sun Jul 18 2004
Loc: Bunker Hill, WV,USA
I had the local TV station come out to my house and when we filmed a Tokheim 300, Wayne 100, and G&B 177, I ended up with a Tokheim 36B, a Wayne 60, and a Roman!!! TV land is GREAT! Brady

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#208875 - Thu Oct 21 2010 08:26 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: The Brain]
CircaDesigns Offline
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Registered: Thu Mar 16 2006
Loc: Greenville, NC
Originally Posted By: The Brain
..i suggest turning off the tv,puttin' in a really good security system,loading up the shot gun


I'm saving up for a AR-15, but a couple of good size dogs, don't even have to be mean, are a good deterrent.

What has happened to integrity? It's not always about me, society would be much better off if individuals put others before themselves and ask, "is what I'm doing hurting someone else in some form or fashion?" Just imagine!
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#208876 - Thu Oct 21 2010 09:37 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: CircaDesigns]
chrisbowers Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 22 2004
Loc: Baltimore, MD
The thing that I'm sure will drive me crazy about this show, just like Pickers, is that they will completely inflate the value of things to make it sound like they just scored huge, and that will thus make every person with a rusted out Gilbarco 996 think that it's worth $2,000. Like the time when they bought that sawed in half shell sign without the other half and said they could get $120 for it or whatever. I would have had to be given that thing for free to even consider hauling it home and even then I probably would have left it. I think most other people would have done the same.

Those shows do get me juiced up to go find stuff, but I have a love/hate relationship with them. I feel like in the end what they'll accomplish is making what stuff IS left out there end up rusting away to nothing while its owner awaits their big payday that will never come.

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#208891 - Thu Oct 21 2010 11:41 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: chrisbowers]
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I always enjoy these "philisophical" discussions. Anytime you have a program or someting that brings attention to something it always brings unintended consequesnces. Like DB said, someone did a story and he got some phone calls. That was a good consequence. Shows like American Pickers, or Ebay brings items out of the wood work. Again, a good consequence. If people ask more money because of these shows or if too many things on ebay drives the prices down (if you are selling) that is a negative consequence.

I do get a kick out of some of the comments heres aying this will just "raise the price." I read these and wonder if people are saying it will cost "me" more. I.E. I won't be able to buy that Wayne 60 for $50 anymore from the farmer who has no idea the value of something.LOL. I am not pointing fingers, heck, if someone offerred me a Wayne 60 for $50 I would probably knock my mom down if she got in my way to get there. On the other hand...are we being as ethical as we could be? I think there is a fine line between geting a bargin and taking advantage of someone. And we can always justify it by saying, "They set the price."

If people who see these shows think they have gold..all we can do is explain what it is worth, what it costs to resotre and go from there.

I will now duck and run for cover. LOL
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#208903 - Thu Oct 21 2010 02:12 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Alex]
gasmansgp Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 24 2003
Loc: Severn, Maryland USA
Alex, Well said. Life is way too short to "sweat the small stuff". I can try to educate just about anyone on the reality of what this stuff is worth. If they are unreceptive, I'll smile and move on.....remember...."It's all small stuff". Paul www.severngaspumps.com

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#208904 - Thu Oct 21 2010 02:15 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: CircaDesigns]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
Originally Posted By: CircaDesigns
Originally Posted By: The Brain
..i suggest turning off the tv,puttin' in a really good security system,loading up the shot gun


I'm saving up for a AR-15, but a couple of good size dogs, don't even have to be mean, are a good deterrent.

What has happened to integrity? It's not always about me, society would be much better off if individuals put others before themselves and ask, "is what I'm doing hurting someone else in some form or fashion?" Just imagine!

I TOLD A OLD GASSER WHO BOUGHT ONE OF MY SIGNS, I HAD SECURITY ON HIS SIGN UNTIL HE PICKED IT UP,"LITERALLY" I HAVE 3 MIKE VICK'S ON OUR PROPERTY....LOL.................AWWWWWWW MANNNNNNNN THEY ARE A GREAT DETERRENT, I WISH SOMEBODY WOULD.............WE CAN SHOOT IN TEXAS....."LEGALLY"....PRIVATE PROPERTY IS EXACTLY THAT....I KNOW THE DOMAIN ABUSE LAW'S VARY PER STATE,BUT THE WAY I SEE IT IF SOMEONE IS UNLAWFULLY ON YOUR PROPERTY ,I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT MY POSSESSIONS ,I'M NOW CONCERNED ABOUT MY FAMILY'S SAFETY ,IN MY EYE'S "MY LIFE & FAMILY'S LIFE" IS IN DANGER!I'M ALWAYS PROTECTED "LEGALLY" IN MY TRUCK,OFFICE & MY HOME,YOU HAVE TO BE THESE DAYS! IT'S BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY!


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#208906 - Thu Oct 21 2010 02:28 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: DIESEL]
Oldgas Offline
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Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
I can give Rick the benefit of the doubt for the past and an open mind for the new show. I've been involved in a number of situations with the media, including the printing of inaccurate quotes attributed to me. One time I was made out to be a fool when I was promised it would be fair and accurate. I can understand Rick being at the mercy of some director, producer or editor who didn't care about accuracy.
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#208923 - Thu Oct 21 2010 05:27 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Oldgas]
LC 336 Offline
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Loc: COLORADO
I looked at the history channel for Oct 25th, I can't find the show "Rusty Nuts". Just Pawn Stars and American Pickers. Did the date change?
Thanks
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#208924 - Thu Oct 21 2010 05:30 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: LC 336]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
Originally Posted By: LC 336
I looked at the history channel for Oct 25th, I can't find the show "Rusty Nuts". Just Pawn Stars and American Pickers. Did the date change?
Thanks
IT'S CALLED: AMERICAN RESTORATION! THERES A LINK ON THIS THREAD SOMEWHERE!
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#208927 - Thu Oct 21 2010 06:23 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Jack Sim]
Old Iron Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 10 2009
Loc: New Mexico
I wasn't going to comment on this thread,but as I watch it develop I will.I've never watched Pawn Stars,have no intention of watching the new show and seldom watch American Pickers.IMHO,none of them have any real relevance to the hobby as a whole;entertainment,maybe,relevance,no.

I say this because the hobby is so much more widespread and diverce that there is nothing that they might show that will have much of an impact,again,IMHO.There are many of us out here,and I suspect many more "out there",who really don't care about what they do.We will make our own decisions about what to collect and what to avoid without any consideration of "entertainment TV".

Just my way of doing things.Nothing more.But I will say this.I'm working with a couple of beginners right now and that is the advive I give them.

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#209012 - Fri Oct 22 2010 07:58 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Old Iron]
Terry Flannery Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 20 2001
Loc: Goodman WI USA
I'm with you OldIron. I don't watch either of those shows or Antique Road Show, they are all totally unrealistic. Don't do a thing on Ebay either. I get a kick out of some of the guys on here getting burned on signs etc and whinning about it here. Greed will get ya every time. I keep it a hobby and sleep good every night.

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#209111 - Fri Oct 22 2010 11:30 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Jack Sim]
cormy Offline
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Registered: Mon Feb 09 2004
Loc: PA
It was a SODA machine...I'd hate to see the reaction here if it was a GAS pump...

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#209134 - Sat Oct 23 2010 09:39 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: cormy]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
Originally Posted By: cormy
It was a SODA machine...I'd hate to see the reaction here if it was a GAS pump...


...oh, just you wait! wink

...and, on a lighter note: can't you just imagine the promos for the show with its original name...

"CATCH 'RUSTY NUTS' TONIGHT AT 9, ON THE HISTORY CHANNEL...IT'S CONTAGIOUS!"
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#209157 - Sat Oct 23 2010 11:24 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: gulfiend!]
coheley5 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 11 2009
Loc: Georgia
Yes just you wait ,I wonder if calling Andy Griffith the coolest show ever and the best show ever , could be hypocrital because it was a fictional town but it was just a town with fictional people .
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#209169 - Sat Oct 23 2010 11:53 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: cormy]
petropumps Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 07 2004
Loc: Oregon
Originally Posted By: cormy
It was a SODA machine...I'd hate to see the reaction here if it was a GAS pump...


They did it to a gas pump too!! Did no one see that gosh-awful frankenstein "restoration" of a Wayne 70? Rick went on and on about the terrible shape of the pump, how finding the parts would be "so hard" (for a Wayne 70??...seriously??) and then when he showed the "restored" pump it had parts from a Tokheim 39, Gilbarco 96, and who knows what else. I only watch Pickers and Pawn Stars for the same reason I surf "showcase" on this site...to see people's cool stuff. The people on the shows are simply playing a part.

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#209178 - Sat Oct 23 2010 12:31 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: petropumps]
LOWright Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 19 2010
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
WD-40 is the cure for Rusty Nuts!LOL
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#209185 - Sat Oct 23 2010 01:24 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: coheley5]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
Originally Posted By: coheley5
Yes just you wait ,I wonder if calling Andy Griffith the coolest show ever and the best show ever , could be hypocrital because it was a fictional town but it was just a town with fictional people .


...hmmm, let me see if I can explain the difference...not sure why 'The Andy Griffith Show' keeps coming up, but for those who don't know (and there can't be many on Oldgas):

...'The Andy Griffith Show' was a well-written family comedy set in a fictional North Carolina town (patterned after the real Mt. Airy, NC, but that's not germane to this discussion)...I don't think many people mistook the show for a documentary...

...the History Channel shows referred to in this topic are works of fiction misrepresented as reality...their being on a channel such as THC lends them an air of authenticity - "well I saw it on the History Channel, so it must be true"...
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#209238 - Sat Oct 23 2010 09:09 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: gulfiend!]
bppierce Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Aug 19 2007
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
Originally Posted By: gulfiend!
Originally Posted By: coheley5
Yes just you wait ,I wonder if calling Andy Griffith the coolest show ever and the best show ever , could be hypocrital because it was a fictional town but it was just a town with fictional people .


...hmmm, let me see if I can explain the difference...not sure why 'The Andy Griffith Show' keeps coming up, but for those who don't know (and there can't be many on Oldgas):

...'The Andy Griffith Show' was a well-written family comedy set in a fictional North Carolina town (patterned after the real Mt. Airy, NC, but that's not germane to this discussion)...I don't think many people mistook the show for a documentary...

...the History Channel shows referred to in this topic are works of fiction misrepresented as reality...their being on a channel such as THC lends them an air of authenticity - "well I saw it on the History Channel, so it must be true"...


Yea, what he said.

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#209564 - Mon Oct 25 2010 09:05 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: bppierce]
Coops 427 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 19 2008
Loc: Kansas City, MO
Just got done watching the 2 premier episodes of American Restoration and it looked pretty cool. No Switch-A-Roo's......yet.
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#209565 - Mon Oct 25 2010 09:07 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: bppierce]
s932 Offline
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I just watched the show and I have to say I really liked it.
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#209569 - Mon Oct 25 2010 09:23 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: s932]
bustermonty Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
Better than the ***** my wife watches!

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#209571 - Mon Oct 25 2010 09:29 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: bustermonty]
coheley5 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 11 2009
Loc: Georgia
Just watched the show and I liked it.
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#209574 - Mon Oct 25 2010 09:52 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: coheley5]
BBQ Chicken Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Oct 02 2005
Loc: Raleigh, NC
I watched, and am still watching the Cowboys and Giants...... I did some wine shots and "restored" my field of subtle, luminous radiation surrounding myself! I feel good..... I knew that I would !

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#209580 - Mon Oct 25 2010 10:27 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: BBQ Chicken]
bppierce Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Aug 19 2007
Loc: Round Rock, Texas
I liked it. I wish they wouldn't make such a big deal out of the reveal as it's way too staged and I wish they would be more realistic on their idea of the item's value after restoration, but overall it is entertaining, even with my knowledge of how this stuff is done.

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#209589 - Mon Oct 25 2010 11:55 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: bppierce]
strnge Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: Maryland U.S.A.
I am watching it now......$850 for a restored Hersheys chocolate bar dispenser.......In your wildest dreams!!!!! $3000 for a fridge.....Get the F*ck out of here. I just bought a 1950's Phico for $200. Of course it is not blinged out to the max with 5 layers of clear on it like the one on the show, but it looks great.


Edited by strnge (Tue Oct 26 2010 12:02 AM)
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#209599 - Tue Oct 26 2010 06:05 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: strnge]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
He restored that bicycle and the person rode off and the Coaster brake arm was never attached. Hope he didn't have to stop fast.
That is the little stuff that make these shows a joke
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#209629 - Tue Oct 26 2010 10:02 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: KZ1000]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
How long do you think this show is going to last?
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#209630 - Tue Oct 26 2010 10:03 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: KZ1000]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
I do not doubt for a minute that rick & his family are great folk's but seriously that show was boring ..i now kinda understand some of the other comments posted on thread,for someone like myself who like's to roll up my sleeves and work on similar project's ,im eager for details & i guess tech talk if you will,anyhow the show just glazed over that stuff and focused on "kowboy" falling........???????????OR JUST WHATEVER BUT NOT GRIMEY DETAIL'S ABOUT RESTO'S.....it was weak ,the 1st show anyway,now i'm not gonna lie,i will watch again as soon as they discus anything on pumps! anyways this is old now ,nothing personal rick,it's the history Chanel.......LET THAT BE THE REASON!......Good luck with the show!
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#209632 - Tue Oct 26 2010 10:08 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: DIESEL]
Ohio Oil Offline
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Registered: Fri May 23 2003
Loc: Northwest Ohio
Diesel: I agree with a lot of what you're saying. We watch American Chopper and that is the biggest complaint of that show as well. I don't need to see all the relational stuff...just show me the grinders, welders, and tools. But...the networks have learned they can get the female viewers by mixing in the relational stuff with it.

I liked the show last night, but they could have taken just one resto project for the half hour show and gave more detail start to finish of how it was completed.

I wish them good luck with the show as well.

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#209639 - Tue Oct 26 2010 10:21 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Ohio Oil]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Well I was planing on watching it but our cable was out mad
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#209641 - Tue Oct 26 2010 10:29 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Ohio Oil]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
I will want to watch atleast one more episode before I make a call.

The items looked good at the end. Some of the "facts" put out about the items were wrong, but when you're reading a script....

I too would like a more "hands on" program, but since this program is on History, not Speed or FX it has to be geared towards the "larger audience". Right now, it might make it?
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#209652 - Tue Oct 26 2010 11:36 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Bob Richards]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
I have supplied background information to the producers of Rick's show for a gas pump. This one might surprise you.

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#209800 - Tue Oct 26 2010 10:09 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Jack Sim]
badgas Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 15 2006
Loc: San Jose, CA
I liked it for the simple fact that it motivates me to get some of my projects done. I like seeing the transformation from a piece of junk to a showpiece.

I will agree that the value of the items were way over inflated. That fridge would suck $3k worth of energy in one year.


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#209810 - Tue Oct 26 2010 11:00 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: badgas]
gyro Offline
Member

Registered: Sat Apr 25 2009
Loc: Richmond Il
I agree with Diesel, the show was boring! People have their item checked out by these supposed experts, little inane comments made about it. Walllla all restored and beautiful and NO idea how they did it. Til the end, where the make a stupid entrance!
I know its all a setup for TV, but I would like to see a more believable and instructive scenario?
One a scale of 1 to 10, it rates a 4 and I'm am being kind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#209815 - Tue Oct 26 2010 11:12 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: badgas]
pollyman Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 15 2003
Loc: California
I liked the show.....it could have gone into more detail about the restoration and the prices were definitely inflated, but that is to be expected. I like all of the above shows discussed for the reason that they help the general public understand why people like taking something old and either preserving it or restoring it depending on the situation. It helps people understand me and why I like this stuff so much. It also has made my wife and kids more interested in this stuff. My 7 year old is always asking me ... "when are we going American Picking again Daddy?" I think that says it all... so lighten up guys and be happy that people are recognizing the hobby.
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6 ft signs & rare pump plates – Signal, Hancock, Mohawk, Polly, Flying A, Douglas, Richfield, PDQ, Stinker, Beeline, Neon , Dealership.


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#209820 - Wed Oct 27 2010 12:51 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: pollyman]
Don Beaver Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Dec 20 2001
Loc: Sedro Woolley Washington
Well-said Jason! It's good to see the younger generation like yours and Rick's son on the show are getting interested in the hobby of collecting and restoring it has to be a LOT better for them watching shows like this than sitting playing video games where you kill everything in your way, texting a bunch of garbage and listening to rap music, these young guys are the next generation and will carry on with our hobby long after we are gone. Remember we don't really own this stuff we are just the keepers for now as it will ALL belong to someone else sooner or later. Even though on the show it is not EXACTLY like some "perfectionists" would do the restorations it get the idea across of the personal accomplishment a good project can bring when completed, and most kids these days have NO idea of what a personal accomplishment or a good project is. I commend Rick for the 100’s of hours of time and effort he has put in to getting ready for this show to be filmed at his place and the knowledge he helps bring to all of us of what is out there and what it could look like with a little time and effort. If you think he is making any money from the TV network for doing the show you are dead WRONG! The only benefit he is gaining is advertising his business and chasing the American Dream of doing what he likes to do instead of working for the man at a job most dread going to 5 days a week. Keep up the good work Rick I for one will be watching next week!!

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#209861 - Wed Oct 27 2010 09:26 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Don Beaver]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
I dvr since I am at work. I thought it was ok, it is tv folks. I think the more people watch, the more they will respect what we all do with this stuff we preserve for the next generation. After all, it is tv just like anything else, it is meant to entertain. I will be watching again.
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#209868 - Wed Oct 27 2010 09:41 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: philmccauley]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Kind of missed the mark for me. More of this we have a off guy doing stuff kind of thing. Pretty soon we will be seing ( it has to be done before he gets here thing). Maybe even, that's too much money and can I make payments actually on the air. Again making more people feel like things are worth more than they really are. Sure would be nice though to have outside storage yard that doesn't get all the rain.
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#209896 - Wed Oct 27 2010 12:43 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Jack Sim]
mobil100 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jul 11 2004
Loc: calgary ab canada
Find it hard to believe he's not making any money off the network


Edited by mobil100 (Wed Oct 27 2010 12:44 PM)

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#209900 - Wed Oct 27 2010 01:31 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Don Beaver]
Roger Loupias Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Feb 15 2009
Loc: Reno, Nevada
I like your reply Don, and Im much the same way with my thoughts. Rehearse the customer and the item, put all the drama in the piece being a "hunker" and how impossible finding parts for it is, but the final product shows what can be done with research , elbow grease and not drinking beer all day. (well maybe part of the day)I feel we all have some abillity to take on old beaters and put something out better then what it was. I will watch his show and block out the hipe and wait for the finished piece. What a great way to make a living,and having a sponser like the History channel!

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#209904 - Wed Oct 27 2010 02:08 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Roger Loupias]
Vermonter Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 16 2006
Loc: VT
I thought it was ok. Like many said, I would like to see more of the actual work done and explained, but maybe that would bore most people. I can do without the making of "personalities" in these type of shows. "Old Man", "Chumley" and now "Kowboy".
I also thought they were rough/stupid towing that golf cart, but I imagine that was done for "exciting" TV.
The prices on the finished product? Gimme a break! Laughable. I guess you need to tell a guy his fridge is worth 3k when you just charged him lots of $$ to restore it. That part of these shows does not help the hobby at all.
I will watch again and hope it gets better.
John
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#209907 - Wed Oct 27 2010 02:33 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Vermonter]
badgas Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Sep 15 2006
Loc: San Jose, CA
Don't forget that the participants either got paid for their appearance or maybe even got their resto done for free.

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#209911 - Wed Oct 27 2010 03:29 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: badgas]
hotrodhudson48 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Nov 29 2007
Loc: Parker, CO USA
The show is a flop! I actually enjoyed the commercials more! DULLSVILLE!
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#209912 - Wed Oct 27 2010 04:24 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: mobil100]
Esse's Garage Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 28 2007
Loc: Janesville, Mn. 56048
Originally Posted By: mobil100
Find it hard to believe he's not making any money off the network



He is Getting Paid Very Well for this.
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#209915 - Wed Oct 27 2010 04:46 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Esse's Garage]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Just like the country song;
"They're Gonna put me in the movies & make a big star out of me.........."

Part of another song that comes to mind; "they paid like Crazy"

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#209921 - Wed Oct 27 2010 05:04 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Dick Bennett]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...sounds to me like they could have done the show correctly, and entertained everyone on Oldgas...there's so much 'well it's only a tv show, fakery is to be expected' on this site - when your expectations are that low you can't help but be impressed...why bother watching?
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#209943 - Wed Oct 27 2010 06:26 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Esse's Garage]
mobil100 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jul 11 2004
Loc: calgary ab canada
it was this comment from (www.vics66.com)
--If you think he is making any money from the TV network for doing the show you are dead WRONG! The only benefit he is gaining is advertising his business and chasing the American Dream of doing what he likes to do instead of working for the man at a job most dread going to 5 days a week. Keep up the good work Rick I for one will be watching next week!!--
like i said.
Find it hard to believe he's not making any money off the network




Edited by mobil100 (Wed Oct 27 2010 06:26 PM)

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#209950 - Wed Oct 27 2010 06:47 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: mobil100]
oillease55 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Jul 06 2002
Loc: greenville,ohio
I really don't think this show was created for all the cry baby experts. It is for entertainment. I enjoyed it. I hope the history channel fills his pockets,and I don't even know the guy.

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#209955 - Wed Oct 27 2010 07:05 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: oillease55]
Bob Richards Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
"Cry baby experts"?

I have been enjoying the discussions and differing points of view, even made a couple of comments.

Never considered myself as an expert, especially not a "Cry baby expert".

But then again, I've only been collecting since 1965. Now it's true I went along with my dad who was collecting, once I was old enough to walk but didn't keep anything I picked up from 1955 through '65.

I was an expert at crying during a good portion of the mid to late 50s, though. Especially during my terrible two's I am told.
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#209972 - Wed Oct 27 2010 08:25 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Bob Richards]
gasmelincelr Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Sep 10 2001
Loc: Mass.
The show sucks. One more example of the dumbing down of America.

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#209977 - Wed Oct 27 2010 08:41 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: gasmelincelr]
cggas Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Oct 02 2003
Loc: northern in.
all i can say is if you like the show then keep watching it...if you dont like the show then dont watch it...everyone has there own opinions on everything, thats why they are called opinions....chris

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#209984 - Wed Oct 27 2010 09:31 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: cggas]
pollyman Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Sep 15 2003
Loc: California
Well said Chris. It is very interesting and surprising to read all the differing opinions.
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6 ft signs & rare pump plates – Signal, Hancock, Mohawk, Polly, Flying A, Douglas, Richfield, PDQ, Stinker, Beeline, Neon , Dealership.


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#209989 - Wed Oct 27 2010 09:55 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: pollyman]
hotrodhudson48 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Nov 29 2007
Loc: Parker, CO USA
To watch or not to watch... that is the question! Giving one permission to watch or not? Cool! Reading this forum is fun and entertaining... I certainly am not looking forward to a commercial break.
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#209997 - Thu Oct 28 2010 12:27 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: hotrodhudson48]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
I'm starting to find more entertainment value from this thread than from any show on TV.
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........Dave
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#209999 - Thu Oct 28 2010 02:03 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: lordparaffin]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
Originally Posted By: lordparaffin
I'm starting to find more entertainment value from this thread than from any show on TV.


And, no commercials ! grin
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#210036 - Thu Oct 28 2010 10:26 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Scott Baselt]
Alex Online   content
Moderator, Value Forum

Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA

And now, a word from our sponsor

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#210038 - Thu Oct 28 2010 10:30 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Alex]
pollyman Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Sep 15 2003
Loc: California
Awesome! I should have been born in the 50's!
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6 ft signs & rare pump plates – Signal, Hancock, Mohawk, Polly, Flying A, Douglas, Richfield, PDQ, Stinker, Beeline, Neon , Dealership.


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#210041 - Thu Oct 28 2010 10:58 AM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: pollyman]
oslosteve Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jun 16 2009
Loc: Minnesota
Reading a few pages back and have seen other comments about things getting stolen from your yard, where do you live? Sounds to me like it's time to move. I leave the house open and leave the keys in my car all the time and never had trouble.I agree this is a very intertaining web site.

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#210055 - Thu Oct 28 2010 01:37 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: oslosteve]
badgas Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Sep 15 2006
Loc: San Jose, CA
Originally Posted By: oslosteve
Reading a few pages back and have seen other comments about things getting stolen from your yard, where do you live? Sounds to me like it's time to move. I leave the house open and leave the keys in my car all the time and never had trouble.I agree this is a very intertaining web site.


Sounds like we need to visit your house. whistle

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#210643 - Mon Nov 01 2010 12:34 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: badgas]
BBQ Chicken Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Oct 02 2005
Loc: Raleigh, NC

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#210705 - Mon Nov 01 2010 09:24 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: BBQ Chicken]
coheley5 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jun 11 2009
Loc: Georgia
Well just watched another show and I thought he did some good work and I like the fact he has his son involved. MY son is 23 and a couple of years ago he had some friends over and I gave them a coke out of my coke machine and they asked how do you open this? So I still think its good for the hobby to expose younger people to the past.
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If you don't make any noise no one will hear you!

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#210715 - Mon Nov 01 2010 10:12 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: coheley5]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Needs a different Script Writer, same words as the Pickers use.

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#210720 - Mon Nov 01 2010 11:19 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Dick Bennett]
Hemibird Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Oct 30 2005
Loc: Colorado Springs, CO
I watched the show and thought it was pretty good. I've been to his shop about 10 years ago and the thing I remember the most is he had a ton of inventory! The thing I like about it is it will hopefully put some life back into the collectors hobby as people watch it
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#210845 - Tue Nov 02 2010 08:24 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: Hemibird]
57tbirdkid Offline
TBA Feature Host

Registered: Tue May 04 2010
Loc: NY
Was that ECO Meter suppose to have embossed white writing? Jack I'm sure you can answer this one. It looked nice, just did not seem like the original style. Rick does nice work, but if you watch, a lot of the items are not put back to original way- such as the popcorn machine he did on that episode. The writing and saying on the machine was different. I believe if your going to restore it make it look as close to original as possible. I restored my ECO 97 and thanks to Jack for his wonderful manual and knowledge of the ECO product. I kept most of the original chrome so it looks original. Just my 2 cents. Thanks Jack for being such an asset and wealth of knowledge to this hobby. My next meter I am looking for is a 33 in original working condition. That Eco 15 was nice just not my style.
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#394228 - Thu Feb 14 2013 09:43 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: 57tbirdkid]
rustynuts Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Aug 26 2012
Loc: NY
A friend pointed this out to me & now its bugging me. I seriously didn't know there was show called rusty nuts or I would've chosen a different username. Sorry to keep digging up bones.

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#394234 - Thu Feb 14 2013 09:57 PM Re: NEW TV SHOW [Re: rustynuts]
Jack Sim Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
I believe the reason that the producers of Rick's show didn't use the original name of Rustynuts was that there was a large business (possibly in Vegas) that used that name.

Jack Sim
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