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FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 #239015
Mon Mar 07 2011 07:06 PM
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Hey Guys & Gals,

It's time to share the petro relics that we've stumbled across in our recent travels, and check out what other people have found as well.

If you would like to contribute to this feature, simply post the pictures here or email them directly to me and I will post them for you. Be sure to include a story or description with your submissions.

If it's too close to the next installment, please note that I may hold your contribution for posting when the new FATW comes up.
Send 'em in!!

Happy Trails!

Wes

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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: thermactor] #239018
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Here's a neat station in Texas. It's in fantastic shape, but the canopy roof has been converted to more of a trellis. Apparently the tanks are still under there, because it has some really cool Buckeye tank lids.




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Here's another great Texas station. The owners have done a lot of restoration work to fix the structure, as the old mortar was crumbling from between the rocks. They did a great job with the building, sign, and island.







Incidentally, all five of the pics posted above were taken with a cell phone. So, remember -- even if you don't have your camera with you, go ahead and stop to get a picture of that great station or item that you spot while driving around!

Wes

Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: thermactor] #239297
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Texaco in Salinas, Ca





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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: strnge] #239301
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Last week I went up to Vallejo, Ca to pick up a Valvoline sign. While I was up there, I approached this building and said to myself that looks like an old gas station. While I was next to it, I noticed the mural on the wall. I pulled over and took some photos. Come to find out it was a Flying A station. I took photos of the mural, the inside and pics of a photo that was inside which showed the gas station in its hay day. Enjoy the photos:















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While picking up the Valvoline sign in Vallejo, Ca I was told by the seller this was a Nash Dealership from 1939-1948. It now is a detail shop, hubcap shop and some sort of bicycle shop as well.



Check out the sign blocking the broken window:



How about a close up of that BAD ***** neon clock!!



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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: strnge] #240040
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Great pictures, Mike!

I really like the Nash dealership, and the no-parking sign.

Wes

Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: thermactor] #240126
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Talking with a gentleman in town, he explained to me that this use to be a Texaco station and that section to the right was the repair shop. Sounds like the two buidlings were not orginally connected but he couldn't remember for sure.





Also thought I'd grab this while I was at it for you Coke-A-Holics


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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: DasFast1] #240445
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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: tyler] #240454
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I finally took a picture of this today while I was out driving around. It is the old Standard Oil Bulk Plant here.

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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: bwfergus] #240956
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Had a good day with Chris at his place in the boonies of ILL. Did a little buy, sell, and trade today.

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Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: chadrock00] #240962
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wow what an awsome lookin place!

Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- March 2011 [Re: bwfergus] #241851
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While out picking up my Valvoline sign on the 8th, I passed this Ford Dealership. Yes that is my 1963 Ford Falcon Wagon Deluxe in front of the dealership. I stopped to look for signs and found this inside instead:











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Looks like someone is housing their collection in an old Ford Dealership. That is awesome! Here are more:











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