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September FATW Found Along the Way #356264
Sun Sep 16 2012 06:23 PM
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South of St. Louis, MO USA
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I'd like give a big thanks to "thermactor" Wes for hosting the Found Along the Way feature for years. FATW is one of my favorites and probably yours too. He's done an outstanding job. It's time to give him a break and have another member to take over.

"oldnfuelish" Mick has volunteered to be the new host. Let's support this feature to keep it going steady into the future. We'd like to have it focused on old gas stations, gas pumps still in the wild, repair garages and a few old car/truck dealerships. Pics of new or old "hobby" backyard stations are welcome too.

Go for it, Mick! And thanks for stepping up.


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Re: September FATW Found Along the Way [Re: Oldgas] #356290
Sun Sep 16 2012 07:42 PM
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Antioch,IL
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Thanks jim.
FATW,has long been one of my favorites on oldgas.i love driving the back roads,and finding old stations from an era gone by,and I was always ready and waiting for Wes to start the new monthly post.Well.. gas prices have gone up,and maybe I don't get out on those drives as much,but I am always still looking.And, you never know.. Finding that old station may lead to some signs,pumps or globes.And with today's camera phones,it makes it easy to snap a shot of that old piece of gasoline history.
Tonight I only have a couple pics to start,but later in the week,I am going to go on my pc( which I hardly ever use anymore) and find some pics of my favorite stations .And that's what I'm going to ask you to do also.Doesnt matter if they were posted years ago,I am sure there are many new guys here who haven't seen them. I only hope I can do this as well as Wes did.

So here are just a couple from our recent Wisconsin trip


A very nicely kept 66 cottage station


Nice canopy station out in the middle of nowhere.
So post em if you got em,and let's keep this ball a Rollin! Mick


Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick
Re: September FATW Found Along the Way [Re: oldnfuelish] #356299
Sun Sep 16 2012 08:17 PM
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South of St. Louis, MO USA
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Beautiful brick craftsmanship on that cottage station. Wow!


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Re: September FATW Found Along the Way [Re: Oldgas] #356305
Sun Sep 16 2012 08:59 PM
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Janesville, Mn. 56048
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The old Shell Station here in Janesville, Mn, it went out of business about 12 years ago. It is now a lawn mower and small engine repair shop.





***Wanted*** Always looking for Oilzum, Kunz, and Husky Cans, Signs and Smalls.
Re: September FATW Found Along the Way [Re: Esse's Garage] #356306
Sun Sep 16 2012 09:01 PM
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Janesville, Mn. 56048
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This old station is about 15 miles down the road from me.



And this is painted on the side of a building in the same town as the Conoco Station, the building Houses a Car Collection.



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Re: September FATW Found Along the Way [Re: Esse's Garage] #356332
Sun Sep 16 2012 11:47 PM
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On a recent road trip, I took these photographs of an abandoned Gulf gas station in Blue River, BC.

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Re: September FATW Found Along the Way [Re: Oldgas] #356346
Mon Sep 17 2012 03:45 AM
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Michigan
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An old Sunoco neon sitting on top of this Valero station at Schoolcraft & Greenfield in the Detroit area.

Dave

Re: September FATW Found Along the Way [Re: Oldgas] #356370
Mon Sep 17 2012 06:15 AM
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Moline, IL, USA
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Old gas station right next to my office here in downtown Davenport, Ia. The building sat vacant and dilapidated for years. The city offered to renovate it and it is now going to be a coffee shop.

Mac

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Re: September FATW Found Along the Way [Re: Mac] #356390
Mon Sep 17 2012 08:05 AM
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New Mexico
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I'm glad to see FATW come back into it's own again.Many thanks to Wes for his past dedication.As a matter of fact,he had to post pics of an old station here in ABQ,then and now,that I submitted because I didn't know how.Now,many thanks to Mick for hosting it.

What I like the most about it is how we can see different styles of construction and station use across the country.Here in NM we have lots of flat roof designs,stations that also served as the local post office in remote areas and stations as a part of a motel complex that may not be too common in other parts of the country.

I'll see what I can do with it;especially with interesting murals like Jason posted.Best of luck Mick!!

Re: September FATW Found Along the Way #356850
Tue Sep 18 2012 07:47 PM
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Here are few things I saw on the road while on a recent motorcycle ride. Just wanted to share them, the building with the spinner clock & rocker was just amazing. Everything you could imagine was in there. The building across the road caught my attention, thought it was a flea market so I stopped. Turns out it was just an old mans hangout. Once I got to talking to him he said let me show you my other building, needless to say my jaw dropped when we walked in. Nothing was for sale, but he said come back anytime. Gave me his # & said call first make sure I'm here.

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Re: September FATW Found Along the Way [Re: justgassy] #356855
Tue Sep 18 2012 08:07 PM
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That's a nice brick building.


Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.
Re: September FATW Found Along the Way [Re: justgassy] #356857
Tue Sep 18 2012 08:13 PM
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So. Ca.
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cool pictures- thanks for sharing.. cool


RANDY
Re: September FATW Found Along the Way [Re: advertologist] #356946
Wed Sep 19 2012 09:13 AM
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These two are just north of Monterey, CA




Old Texaco




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Mike
Re: September FATW Found Along the Way [Re: strnge] #356949
Wed Sep 19 2012 09:48 AM
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Pump in a restaurant in Placerville, Ca



Pump next to house in San Carlos, Ca



Mike
Re: September FATW Found Along the Way [Re: strnge] #356952
Wed Sep 19 2012 09:55 AM
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I found these at a clothing store on Pier 39 in San Francisco

Name of store:




Nice Pontiac Neon:




Pumps:





Mike
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