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#375618 - Fri Dec 07 2012 12:02 AM User Names
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
How/Why did you Choose your User Name?

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Please use For Sale forums to sell

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
#375620 - Fri Dec 07 2012 12:09 AM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Scott Baselt Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
I was born with it.
_________________________


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#375621 - Fri Dec 07 2012 12:09 AM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Jay Leeper Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Nov 17 2000
Loc: Alva, Ok.
it's my name. back before I knew we needed a catchy handle


Edited by Jay Leeper (Fri Dec 07 2012 12:12 AM)
_________________________
Wanted ! Cans from smaller Oklahoma oil companies.

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#375624 - Fri Dec 07 2012 01:39 AM Re: User Names [Re: Jay Leeper]
bowserman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Jan 30 2012
Loc: Zumbrota, MN
The reason I chose mine was not for a "catchy handle" but because a Bowser pump was the first pump i owned. It is what started me in this hobby.
_________________________
- Jacob -
Email: jake5246@hotmail.com
Cell 507-259-2601

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#375625 - Fri Dec 07 2012 01:53 AM Re: User Names [Re: bowserman]
Signs-R-Us Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Sep 03 2005
Loc: Carolina's
My user name came from the passion of collecting signs.
Bob

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#375626 - Fri Dec 07 2012 02:06 AM Re: User Names [Re: Signs-R-Us]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Business name which is derived from my first name.
_________________________
Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#375633 - Fri Dec 07 2012 04:47 AM Re: User Names [Re: Dave's Garage]
bustermonty Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri May 06 2005
Loc: Indianapolis IN USA
My 2 dogs Buster & Monty

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#375636 - Fri Dec 07 2012 05:28 AM Re: User Names [Re: bustermonty]
dodgeman60 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Nov 13 2007
Loc: wisconsin
dodgeman = i drive a dodge diesel truck
_________________________
collecting standard oil items
Tim Flannery

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#375637 - Fri Dec 07 2012 05:43 AM Re: User Names [Re: dodgeman60]
fast66 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Oct 16 2000
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
Have a Mustang FASTback66
//Claes

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#375638 - Fri Dec 07 2012 05:46 AM Re: User Names [Re: dodgeman60]
Catauladave Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
My name is Dave and I live in Cataula, Ga. I use it on Ebay also. I don't believe in multiple "handles". Life is confusing enough.
James David Jones aka Catauladave
_________________________
Dave Jones
It's All Just Stuff

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#375640 - Fri Dec 07 2012 06:09 AM Re: User Names [Re: Catauladave]
oldnfuelish Offline
FATW Feature Host

Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
When I first started here,I was mick dschida.after awhile I decided I wanted something that described my pump collecting sickness a little better,with a touch of humor.and I use it everywhere on the web.just seems to fit. grin
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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#375641 - Fri Dec 07 2012 06:20 AM Re: User Names [Re: Catauladave]
gasmansgp Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Feb 24 2003
Loc: Severn, Maryland USA
Gasmansgp....gas pump restorer....Gasman at "S"evern "G"as "P"umps. Same ebay name as well. Paul www.severngaspumps.com

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#375645 - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:00 AM Re: User Names [Re: gasmansgp]
Maxgas Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Sep 25 2011
Loc: Augusta, Maine, USA
MAXGAS
Last name = Maxim
My family owned several Gas Stations around the capital area in Maine. My dad worked their as a young man and always reminisces about my "Uncle Benny" and the old Harley Davidson service car they used. I fell in love with the smell of gas as a little kid and use to say I wanted to pump gas when I "grew up". That never happened but fortunately my love for original items only continues to grow with my collection.
_________________________
-MAXGAS-
Looking for Independent Gas & Oil, Oilzum,& Early FORD dealership items.

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#375646 - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:01 AM Re: User Names [Re: gasmansgp]
rodder1 Offline
Active Member

Registered: Fri Sep 14 2012
Loc: indiana
It's what I do, have had street rods for 30 years and have had gas pumps for almost that long.

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#375647 - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:09 AM Re: User Names [Re: rodder1]
KZ1000 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
I have a 1979 Kawasaki KZ1000 I bought new and still ride, I used KZ1000 on other sites and just decided to use the same name everywhere.
_________________________
"Remember, history that is forgotten is doomed to repeat itself!"

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#375651 - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:22 AM Re: User Names [Re: KZ1000]
Bullitt1 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Aug 15 2010
Loc: Ontario Canada
I was born the day Bullitt was released in theatres, Oct 17 1968. Oh ya and I have a 68 GT FB replica. Dave

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#375652 - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:25 AM Re: User Names [Re: KZ1000]
LC 336 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Sep 21 2009
Loc: COLORADO
LC are my initials, 336 was my racing # for Motocross


Being new to the site when I registered I never thought to make a petro name.
_________________________
Looking for anything JENNEY OIL OR GAS

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#375655 - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:37 AM Re: User Names [Re: LC 336]
archer2 Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Nov 25 2006
Loc: Marshall Va USA
Archer is my last name and that was taken on another site somewhere, Archer2 was not taken so I used it and it follows me around sometimes.
_________________________
Ed

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#375659 - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:52 AM Re: User Names [Re: archer2]
HoneyBearFarm Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Oct 23 2010
Loc: Plainwell, Michigan
HoneyBearFarm is a name my wife and I came up with many years ago.
"Have you had your honey today".
We also use it as our e-mail address, eBay name, and anywhere else a name is used.

Have a great day,
Buddy
_________________________
Always looking for Standard Oil of Indiana, or any globes!
Buddy Koehrn

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#375661 - Fri Dec 07 2012 08:01 AM Re: User Names [Re: HoneyBearFarm]
nochevys Online   cool
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
Die Hard Ford fan
Will never ever own a GM product.....
_________________________
Got Socony???

Tom

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#375664 - Fri Dec 07 2012 08:15 AM Re: User Names [Re: nochevys]
philmccauley Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
My name also.
_________________________
Thanks, Phil
_________________________________________________
Looking for any old pumps, or nice 5 gallon cans.

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#375666 - Fri Dec 07 2012 08:25 AM Re: User Names [Re: philmccauley]
gulfiend! Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...I'm a Gulf fiend...
_________________________
Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...

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#375667 - Fri Dec 07 2012 08:31 AM Re: User Names [Re: Catauladave]
Jarvis Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
My last name.
_________________________
Looking for anything from Hoosier Pete, Platolene 500 and Red Bird.

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#375670 - Fri Dec 07 2012 08:50 AM Re: User Names [Re: Jarvis]
nochevys Online   cool
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
Happy Birthday John...
_________________________
Got Socony???

Tom

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#375673 - Fri Dec 07 2012 08:58 AM Re: User Names [Re: HoneyBearFarm]
Chevrolet SS Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Apr 03 2011
Loc: DeKalb, IL
My favorite body style car in the 80's was GM's G-body platform. After having my first decent paying job in 1989 (which is where I'm still employeed) I had the opportunity to purchase a used 1984 Monte Carlo, but it was missing the looks of the SS model introduced by GM in 1983. After reading many Hot Rod & Car Craft articles and viewing some awesome transformations. I was moved to start a restoration on my own 1984 Monte Carlo "SS clone". The transformation did turn out very well, and others must have thought the same because the car was stolen during the night on Labor Day weekend in 1993 while visiting the in-laws in Rockford, IL.

I'm happy to say that I have now been the 2nd owner of an ORIGINAL 1988 CHEVROLET Monte Carlo SS with 5,7xx miles for the past 19 years and therefore is my answer to How/Why I choose my username as I believe it fits!
_________________________
Ron Gordon
Cell: 815.762.2616
Email: flash03@comcast.net

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#375680 - Fri Dec 07 2012 09:21 AM Re: User Names [Re: Chevrolet SS]
mattthegasman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Jan 30 2008
Loc: Pennsylvania
18 plus years in the Industrial Gas business/Home heating fuels/welding supplies....everytime I would show up somewhere I would hear "the gasman" is here, so it stuck. Matt "mattthegasman"

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#375690 - Fri Dec 07 2012 10:05 AM Re: User Names [Re: mattthegasman]
gatorgaspumps Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Jun 07 2004
Loc: Walla Walla, WA USA
Everyone thinks I from Florida, but born and raised in eastern Oregon and Washington. The name gator was given to my wife and I because once we start something we don't turn loose of it. 75 pumps and 200 globes later I guess the name fits. Richard

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#375692 - Fri Dec 07 2012 10:20 AM Re: User Names [Re: gatorgaspumps]
keithia Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Dec 14 2001
Loc: USA
I could never come up with anything good so my name is Keith and I am from Iowa (IA) = Keithia. Ebay is the same. I have thought about changing it but still have not come up with anything good and I have had it for 12 years so it stays the same.
_________________________
Drive with Care and Buy Sinclair!! I buy Sinclair globes, signs, cans, ect.

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#375698 - Fri Dec 07 2012 10:43 AM Re: User Names [Re: keithia]
hawkike Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Dec 09 2006
Loc: citrus heights ca.95610
As a kid i was called "IKE",it stuck with me even to this day.I am from IOWA the HAWKEYE state,thus HAWKIKE.

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#375700 - Fri Dec 07 2012 10:46 AM Re: User Names [Re: keithia]
Ron Cabanayan Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Apr 02 2012
Loc: San Jose, CA
My parents gave me mine. But, can I take this thread one step further? Why did you all choose the picture for your avatar?

Mine is of the last ship I was on before retiring from the Navy reserve. It's a fleet oiler, USNS Guadalupe. We floated in the Pacific with about 7 million gallons of fuel.

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#375702 - Fri Dec 07 2012 10:50 AM Re: User Names [Re: keithia]
Old Iron Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Sep 10 2009
Loc: New Mexico
I was working with old trucks and tractors with just a little gas and oil stuff around the shop until I got a couple of pumps to round out the display so to speak.I did then and still do have several pieces of OLD woodworking and shop machinery around the place.

Guys coming in to look at the trucks and tractors kept saying things like,"you have all kinds of old iron around here".The name seemed appropriate so I had some Old Iron Farm and Gas signs made for the shop.When I joined Oldgas I just stayed with it because a lot of guys around here recognize the handle.

Wendell.There,this time I remembered to use my name.LOL.

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#375704 - Fri Dec 07 2012 10:53 AM Re: User Names [Re: Ron Cabanayan]
Catauladave Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Aug 27 2011
Loc: Cataula, Georgia, USA
I chose mine because it is of me and my father(deceased)with an old Fry pump that we hauled off a farm in south Alabama. He was a sport(along with my mother). Both got sick around the same time(cancer), but died 17 months apart. It was a hell of a time...
_________________________
Dave Jones
It's All Just Stuff

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#375707 - Fri Dec 07 2012 11:11 AM Re: User Names [Re: Catauladave]
Ron Cabanayan Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Apr 02 2012
Loc: San Jose, CA
That's a nice tribute. It takes a strong person to get through and event like that. My hat off to you.

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#375708 - Fri Dec 07 2012 11:14 AM Re: User Names [Re: Ron Cabanayan]
Cold Pizza Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
I asked myself,what would make Dick Bennetts' stomach turn.

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#375709 - Fri Dec 07 2012 11:16 AM Re: User Names [Re: Cold Pizza]
Ryan Underthun Online   content
Moderator

Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Originally Posted By: Cold Pizza
I asked myself,what would make Dick Bennetts' stomach turn.


Winner winner chicken dinner!
_________________________
FREEDOM oil items wanted.


visit my website for original gas pumps and parts

www.thepumpdump.com

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#375714 - Fri Dec 07 2012 11:34 AM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
cormy Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Feb 09 2004
Loc: PA
Nickname from grade school...most, if not all, my old freinds don't address me by my real name.

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#375718 - Fri Dec 07 2012 11:41 AM Re: User Names [Re: cormy]
Hardy's Garage Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 30 2004
Loc: Victor, NY, 14564
My mother put the name on a pair of overalls I would wear when I first starting working on cars in high school. The avitar was choosen by my daughter. That's her dog and a street rod I built from an F100 that I've owned since 1981.

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#375719 - Fri Dec 07 2012 11:48 AM Re: User Names [Re: Hardy's Garage]
oillease55 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Jul 06 2002
Loc: greenville,ohio
Mine's simply my last name and the year I was born, 1855. ;;;;;;;;Ron Lease

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#375725 - Fri Dec 07 2012 12:07 PM Re: User Names [Re: oillease55]
Bob Richards Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Because I am boring and I don't have much of an imagination.....
_________________________
Looking for Tide Water/ Tide Water-Associated/ Tidewater items

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#375726 - Fri Dec 07 2012 12:08 PM Re: User Names [Re: oillease55]
Gas globe guy Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Mar 24 2012
Loc: MI
I liked gas signs, and I am guy, that is it.... lol

Thanks
Noah
_________________________
Looking for any cans! PM me what ya got!

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#375728 - Fri Dec 07 2012 12:31 PM Re: User Names [Re: Gas globe guy]
blacktee Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Jan 17 2005
Loc: Saline, Mi USA
Take a guess why ?

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#375729 - Fri Dec 07 2012 12:34 PM Re: User Names [Re: blacktee]
Chevrolet SS Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Apr 03 2011
Loc: DeKalb, IL
Originally Posted By: blacktee
Take a guess why ?


TEXACO
_________________________
Ron Gordon
Cell: 815.762.2616
Email: flash03@comcast.net

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#375738 - Fri Dec 07 2012 01:03 PM Re: User Names [Re: Chevrolet SS]
Gas globe guy Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Mar 24 2012
Loc: MI
Originally Posted By: Chevrolet SS
Originally Posted By: blacktee
Take a guess why ?


TEXACO


I agree...
_________________________
Looking for any cans! PM me what ya got!

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#375744 - Fri Dec 07 2012 01:29 PM Re: User Names [Re: Gas globe guy]
s932 Offline
Company of the Month Host

Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
S for my first initial and 932 which is my fire dept number
_________________________
Originals only for me. Always looking for Simpson oil, Super A, and MFA oil cans and globes.
Shawn Morris

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#375749 - Fri Dec 07 2012 01:45 PM Re: User Names [Re: s932]
Bippe Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Mar 05 2006
Loc: Horten, Norway
Bippe is the first part of the carton Road Runner in Norvegian,
And this is me and my car


Edited by Bippe (Fri Dec 07 2012 01:45 PM)
_________________________
SEX DODGE & ROCK'N'ROLL

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#375767 - Fri Dec 07 2012 02:24 PM Re: User Names [Re: Bippe]
junior25 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Jul 04 2012
Loc: Ontario,Can
My father always acknowledge me as Junior.He passed away when i was 25...Wow time flies by.
_________________________
Daryl

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#375771 - Fri Dec 07 2012 02:55 PM Re: User Names [Re: junior25]
junknjohn Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Dec 31 2005
Loc: Cedar Lake IN. USA
I chose my handle because I have been junkin since I got my drivers license and locally that is what everybody calls me. My avatar photo is of my favorite gas pump I found it one sunday afternoon while driving around pump hunting

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#375777 - Fri Dec 07 2012 03:40 PM Re: User Names [Re: nochevys]
Gaspedler Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Feb 04 2001
Loc: Lebanon, Indiana. USA
Gaspedler: Years ago my fellow drivers used the phrase "guess I'll get busy and go Peddle my gas".

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#375779 - Fri Dec 07 2012 03:51 PM Re: User Names [Re: Gaspedler]
oilman514 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Feb 25 2011
Loc: NO LONGER A MEMBER
When i first started collecting i met a local collector in ohio and everytime i came over he called me "Oilman", 514 just because i like the number and Oilman was already taken lol.
_________________________
NO LONGER A MEMBER.

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#375783 - Fri Dec 07 2012 04:14 PM Re: User Names [Re: blacktee]
oldnfuelish Offline
FATW Feature Host

Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
Originally Posted By: blacktee
Take a guess why ?


Cause its easier to type than blackteetexacogold? wink


Edited by oldnfuelish (Fri Dec 07 2012 04:15 PM)
_________________________
Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#375802 - Fri Dec 07 2012 04:50 PM Re: User Names [Re: oldnfuelish]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
I got my simple yet effective name from Pat Metheny's 1978 Jazz album of the same name (which I played to death & still fire up on CD). Of course I didn't really get into the petro stuff until 1984.

I've been using "THE AMERICAN GARAGE" for almost 35 years!
_________________________
DOC @ THE AMERICAN GARAGE

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#375805 - Fri Dec 07 2012 05:01 PM Re: User Names [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
Fueluser Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jun 07 2002
Loc: Schenectady, New York USA
When I first got into collecting gas stuff I use to drive all over the place. No place was to far away and it was not uncommon for a day ride to end up 300+ miles away from home. So when I joined I became fueluser and am that name on many sites and ebay. John ... oh and the picture is my everyday car with way to many miles on it for an 07.


Edited by Fueluser (Fri Dec 07 2012 05:01 PM)

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#375831 - Fri Dec 07 2012 06:29 PM Re: User Names [Re: Fueluser]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
My Avatar is a Custom made pump from parts, Friends & *** ***** can't think of anything else to call me!

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#375834 - Fri Dec 07 2012 06:39 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
hawkike Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Dec 09 2006
Loc: citrus heights ca.95610
Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
My Avatar is a Custom made pump from parts, Friends & *** ***** can't think of anything else to call me!

Since you do not have a "handle" and neither do basket balls---

you shall be called BASKET BALL!!

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#375841 - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:00 PM Re: User Names [Re: hawkike]
rustynuts Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Aug 26 2012
Loc: NY
I'm nuts for rust...my avatar shows it.

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#375843 - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:06 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
oldnfuelish Offline
FATW Feature Host

Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
My Avatar is a Custom made pump from parts, Friends & *** ***** can't think of anything else to call me!

Oh I'm sure lots of guys can think of something else to call you,but jim won't let them here! Lmao!
_________________________
Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#375845 - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:14 PM Re: User Names [Re: oldnfuelish]
moore798 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Apr 16 2011
Loc: Osage County Oklahoma
Moore,my last name,798,my Local Union number.
Proud member for last 44 years
EBAY handle the same.
Avatar,one of my favorite original DX Sunray treasures
_________________________
Robert

Searching For SunRay DX and Diamond Oil Signs

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#375850 - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:38 PM Re: User Names [Re: moore798]
gasmelincelr Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Sep 10 2001
Loc: Mass.
Ever had a slew of farm fresh old gas pumps in your basement? It tends to get you a gas smell in your cellar.

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#375854 - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:54 PM Re: User Names [Re: gasmelincelr]
Rabbitman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Missouri,USA
My dad started raising rabbits commercially and started selling cages to people who bought his rabbits in 1961. Today, 51 years later, the company is run by his grandson, my son, and continues to support my passions like fishing, racing, flying, restoring cars, and oh yeah.....collecting petroliana. By the way, I didn't know collecting old gas station junk was called "petroliana" until about ten years ago when I got this sickness......Anyway, I've been a Rabbitman all my life. I've got to get an avatar pic posted someday, I guess......Gary

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#375855 - Fri Dec 07 2012 08:04 PM Re: User Names [Re: gasmelincelr]
tbuckles Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Sep 10 2003
Loc: Carthage, IN USA
I was never creative enough to come up with something off the wall and besides, my name has not got me into any trouble elsewhere so I figured I would keep using it here.
This is a fun thread, I have always wondered about some of these names. In my mind the most clever award goes to Mick, aka oldnfuelish.
My avatar is a Sinclair racing oil cloth banner that so far is the only one known.
Tom.
_________________________
Always buying gas pumps and parts.

Visit my web site: www.gaspumps.us
Buckles Vintage Gas Pump Parts LLC
Carthage Indiana

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#375865 - Fri Dec 07 2012 08:31 PM Re: User Names [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
azjockey Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue May 17 2011
Loc: Arizona
Aquired the name Pump Jockey from a few customers that we service and repair . (Been repairing gas pumps since 79) started in Fla. now in Az.

Gene

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#375878 - Fri Dec 07 2012 09:23 PM Re: User Names [Re: azjockey]
1PetroFan Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jul 18 2004
Loc: Bunker Hill, WV,USA
I'm just one petro fan, not to be confused with "#1 Petro Fan". I tried Petro fan, but it was already taken. Brady

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#375879 - Fri Dec 07 2012 09:24 PM Re: User Names [Re: azjockey]
racecop Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Mar 12 2006
Loc: The Hawkeye State, Iowa
I was trying to think of a personalized license plate for my car several years ago. I am a fan of dirt track racing and I was a police officer so we came up with RACECOP.

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#375884 - Fri Dec 07 2012 09:39 PM Re: User Names [Re: Catauladave]
dundign Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Nov 20 2008
Loc: El Cajon,Calif, USA
I was a trenching contractor installing underground utilities form20 years and when I digging trenches I was DUNDIGN ... Tom

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#375895 - Fri Dec 07 2012 10:08 PM Re: User Names [Re: dundign]
MetroPetro Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Mar 25 2005
Loc: North Jersey
Founder of the Metro Petro gas bash which evolved into the Metro Vintage Advertising Show.
_________________________
Looking for photos, etc from 60s era Shell-A-Rama gas station and Pal's Diner, Rt. 17 Mahwah, NJ
& US or state highway signs, shields, route markers

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#375899 - Fri Dec 07 2012 10:54 PM Re: User Names [Re: MetroPetro]
Pegasus Offline
Moderator

Registered: Sat Mar 22 2003
Loc: DFW metro area
It was either "Pegasus" or "Gargoyle".....as I sit here at the computer there's probably 300+ of them staring down on me from the walls and shelves......so I flipped a coin and the red horse won.

Richard

PS: Don't know about the rest of you, but I can hardly wait for "badmotorfinger" to get on here with his explanation..........


Edited by Pegasus (Fri Dec 07 2012 10:59 PM)

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#375907 - Sat Dec 08 2012 12:03 AM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
mobilford Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Feb 26 2007
Loc: Irvington, IL, USA
I collect Mobil and love old Fords...Wrote out my notes on how to differentitate reproduction toppers from the originals and it turned into a booklet "Socony-Vacuum License Plate Markers"

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#375914 - Sat Dec 08 2012 01:54 AM Re: User Names [Re: mobilford]
67Chev4X4 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Aug 14 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, WY
Bought the 67 in 68 drove it to work the first day at the refinery in 73 and until the last day in 2003. The kids at the refinery would ask when I was going to sell that old pickup to them. My story was, it and I are going go retire at the same time. Which we did and I bought a new truck and started the restoration, modification on the 67. I'll post pictures if I ever get it done before I die. Mitch

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#375973 - Sat Dec 08 2012 09:26 AM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Flatland Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jun 12 2011
Loc: Texas panhandle
Have you seen my part of the country? Pretty self explanatory. Stockshowing is big in Texas, and our family has done it for years. The avatar is my youngest selling a top placing steer at Houston. It was just a handy pic to practice on, and once I got it to the correct size, I have just never changed!


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#375984 - Sat Dec 08 2012 10:05 AM Re: User Names [Re: Flatland]
Mr.Wadhams Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Feb 08 2001
Loc: Wisconsin
Went Wadhams collecting crazy about 20 years ago. When I was trying to come up with an Ebay user I.D. a friend suggested Mr.Wadhams. Kinda became my identity. A drawback is some people think that is my real name and then I have to explain what it means. It can be a long explanation as a lot of people never heard of Wadhams.

Jim
_________________________
Wanted: Wadhams - Bartles - O'neils - Items

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#376029 - Sat Dec 08 2012 01:37 PM Re: User Names [Re: Mr.Wadhams]
Loyd Pierce Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Born With It. Yes Loyd with 1L
_________________________
*Wanted Pierce Pennant Petroleum*

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#376044 - Sat Dec 08 2012 02:27 PM Re: User Names [Re: KZ1000]
Goober's Station Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Jan 25 2012
Loc: Louisville, Ohio
My real name is Tim Rowland but people use to literally make fun of me for dragging home old rusty gas pumps. They thought it was funny to laugh and make jokes about how stupid it was and why I would want all these ugly old pumps, so they called me "Goober." The nickname stuck about 25 years ago. As time went by and they started watching TV, they don't laugh so hard anymore?...

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#376094 - Sat Dec 08 2012 04:39 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Stroscoach Offline
Member

Registered: Sat Dec 08 2012
Loc: new york
Used to coach A baseball team called the Astro's

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#376099 - Sat Dec 08 2012 04:44 PM Re: User Names [Re: Stroscoach]
DWSheffer Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
Mine is another of the un-original ones, my first and middle initials and full last name, which is also my Ebay ID as well. Just figured it would be easier using it everywhere.
_________________________
Darin Sheffer
Always looking for Mobil items I don't already have!

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#376130 - Sat Dec 08 2012 06:24 PM Re: User Names [Re: DWSheffer]
towbizz33 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue May 15 2012
Loc: , N.Y.
I own a restored 1933 chevrolet, 1/2 ton tow truck with a license plate that says TOWBIZZ.= TOWBIZZ33. also i am in the tow bizz.

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#376135 - Sat Dec 08 2012 06:42 PM Re: User Names [Re: towbizz33]
JimT Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Just my name. For some reason lots of people call me Dick also though...
I got the Happy Bear not too long ago and I thought he looked friendly and looks like hes reaching his hand out to shake so I put him up there.

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#376136 - Sat Dec 08 2012 06:42 PM Re: User Names [Re: towbizz33]
Alex Offline
Moderator, Value Forum

Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
Alex, short for Alexander. Debated between BuyTexaco and TexacoTom....Alex is shorter to type.
_________________________
Alex
Looking for Texaco and Power Gasoline items

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#376138 - Sat Dec 08 2012 06:46 PM Re: User Names [Re: Bullitt1]
Alex Offline
Moderator, Value Forum

Registered: Mon Dec 08 2003
Loc: Butte, Montana USA
Originally Posted By: Bullitt1
I was born the day Bullitt was released in theatres, Oct 17 1968. Oh ya and I have a 68 GT FB replica. Dave


My brother was shipping out to Vietnam and my mom and I went to San Fran to see him off and the movie Bullitt was showing. We went and then drove the streets where they shot the chase scene. How much fun can you have in a rental car?? Happy to say my brother came home in one piece...
_________________________
Alex
Looking for Texaco and Power Gasoline items

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#376159 - Sat Dec 08 2012 07:37 PM Re: User Names [Re: Alex]
PETRO NUT Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 13 2008
Loc: MN
I like petro, and every body says I am a nut. And some days I think they are right.

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#376241 - Sat Dec 08 2012 10:29 PM Re: User Names [Re: PETRO NUT]
derailer Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Oct 23 2007
Loc: orange,calif,usa
i work for the railroad as a brakeman on a local and i've had many derailments......

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#376242 - Sat Dec 08 2012 10:43 PM Re: User Names [Re: derailer]
Gas Pump Rob Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Mar 10 2002
Loc: California
Gas Pump Rob because I have rounded up so many pumps that I really have no clue how many I own right now!

As they say KEEP PUMPING

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#376256 - Sat Dec 08 2012 11:58 PM Re: User Names [Re: Gas Pump Rob]
Big Block Cat Offline
Showcase Feature Host

Registered: Fri Nov 25 2011
Loc: Placerville,CA
I have owned several big block 67/8 Mercury Cougars over the years.
_________________________
Wanted anything Flying A Gas, Signal Gas, Hancock oil co, and Sunland.

Thanks Anthony

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#376265 - Sun Dec 09 2012 06:14 AM Re: User Names [Re: Big Block Cat]
bondo7 Offline
Member

Registered: Sun Aug 21 2011
Loc: canton,il
WhenI closed my boyshop in "85 & went to work for a Ford dealership the sales manager called me bondo.It stuck for my 25 years there.7 is my bithday (Sept 7th).one fellow workers calls my wife Mrs Bondo.

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#376280 - Sun Dec 09 2012 08:10 AM Re: User Names [Re: bondo7]
gasoildude Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
I like gas & oil & Im a dude crazy
_________________________
Wanted Owens Motor Oil & Mobiloil Gargoyle.
Brad Ralston & my website is
www.petrobarn.com

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#376282 - Sun Dec 09 2012 08:15 AM Re: User Names [Re: gasoildude]
Erickson Holiday Offline
Active Member

Registered: Thu Sep 08 2005
Loc: Twin Cities
It's what I collect, going on (21) years with Holiday now. The Erickson family started Erickson stations in the 20's, then we split into current day Holiday, and Freedom Valu Centers. All still privately owned by the family. They also own about half of the Gander Mountain chain.
_________________________
Erickson/Holiday Stationstores, 1920's - Present Day....(over 450 stations in 10 states, including Alaska!)

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#376298 - Sun Dec 09 2012 09:12 AM Re: User Names [Re: Erickson Holiday]
Jack R Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Just my name

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#376301 - Sun Dec 09 2012 09:19 AM Re: User Names [Re: Erickson Holiday]
Oldgas Online   cool
Moderator

Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
Oldgas = old gas stations

Since I was the first member, I took the user name of Oldgas. Funny thing is when the database was converted from a flat file to MySQL in the big upgrade in 2009, I somehow lost the member number of #1 and became #2031. crazy
_________________________
Jim "Oldgas" Potts
Your host and moderator

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#376306 - Sun Dec 09 2012 09:35 AM Re: User Names [Re: Oldgas]
HI-OCTANE Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Jul 07 2008
Loc: Albuquerque, N. M.
It sounded good to me, And I haul gas for a living and also it is my CB handle. And Malco looked good to me because it was a New Mexico brand. And I'm a native New Mexican.


Thanks, Nelson

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#376308 - Sun Dec 09 2012 09:41 AM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
1937 GMC Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Apr 22 2011
Loc: DFW Texas
The old car hobby is what got me into Petroliana so mine was a carry over from another Forum where I am a member dealing with old trucks and originated due to my 1937 GMC truck that I own. It was a toss up between that and another user name I have of Bowtie34 which was for my 1934 Chevrolet; if I had to do it all over again I think I would liked to come up with some “snappy” gas and oil related name, but just too much work as this point to change. The Avatar is a picture of an old rusty grill shell off of a 37 GMC truck.
_________________________
Buying: Polarine / Red Crown Gasoline Globes and Signs, Early Chevrolet & United Motors Signs, and 1910's through 1940's Gas & Oil Signs.

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#376336 - Sun Dec 09 2012 12:14 PM Re: User Names [Re: 1937 GMC]
kwilal Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Feb 23 2004
Loc: Lockport, Illinois USA
Kenneth WIlliam LALly, that's me.

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#376347 - Sun Dec 09 2012 12:41 PM Re: User Names [Re: KZ1000]
Hugh Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue May 31 2011
Loc: Florida
I am a retired Deputy Sheriff and my computer name has always been Copgib. Gib for my last name Gibson.

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#376366 - Sun Dec 09 2012 02:14 PM Re: User Names [Re: Hugh]
Hy-Flash 72 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon May 24 2004
Loc: Waterville,Ohio

Hy-Flash = Was the first globe I bought.
72 = When I graduated from High School.

Randy
_________________________
Always looking for Hy-Flash Gas/Miller Oil, Hi-Speed Gas/ Hickok Oil and Paragon Refining items from Toledo,Ohio.

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#376369 - Sun Dec 09 2012 02:36 PM Re: User Names [Re: Hy-Flash 72]
Bob Richards Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
db thanks for starting this thread!.... I am learning a lot more about everyone....

For those Members,who don't have your "given" name in your profile, I ask again that you add it... Non Members are not able to access your profile. So that should not be a reason, to not add your "real" name to your profile...

And atleast for me, I like to use someone's name when I am sending or receiving a PM and/or email...
_________________________
Looking for Tide Water/ Tide Water-Associated/ Tidewater items

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#376370 - Sun Dec 09 2012 02:38 PM Re: User Names [Re: kwilal]
carolinaskies Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
It's a secret..
_________________________
Checkout my items for sale on Pauls Picks on Facebook.

Collecting anything keeps you young at heart!

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#376371 - Sun Dec 09 2012 02:39 PM Re: User Names [Re: carolinaskies]
carolinaskies Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
OK, it's not a secret.... Carolina - for living in the Carolinas. Skies - for once being an avid amateur astronomer. I haven't toted out my 8"SCT in years and I have a 16" mirror waiting on me to build a dobsonian mount for it.
_________________________
Checkout my items for sale on Pauls Picks on Facebook.

Collecting anything keeps you young at heart!

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#376376 - Sun Dec 09 2012 03:01 PM Re: User Names [Re: Bob Richards]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Originally Posted By: Bob Richards
And at least for me, I like to use someone's name when I am sending or receiving a PM and/or email...

Bob, we can address them as Grasshopper or Dick!

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#376380 - Sun Dec 09 2012 03:22 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
oldnfuelish Offline
FATW Feature Host

Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
Originally Posted By: Bob Richards
And at least for me, I like to use someone's name when I am sending or receiving a PM and/or email...

Bob, we can address them as Grasshopper or Dick!


Once a dick,always a dick! Lol!
_________________________
Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick

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#376386 - Sun Dec 09 2012 03:52 PM Re: User Names [Re: oldnfuelish]
42packard Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue May 02 2006
Loc: Allyn, Wa
42 Packard for my 1942 Packard I like to drive -

Jerry

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#376392 - Sun Dec 09 2012 03:56 PM Re: User Names [Re: 42packard]
Keystone Gas Man Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Jun 04 2011
Loc: Parkersburg, WV 26101
I collect Keystone Gasoline items (Elk Ref Co here in WV) and i am a man smile
_________________________
Looking for Keystone,Pure,Sinclair,Texaco,Sterling and Gulf...Thanks, Brian

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#376397 - Sun Dec 09 2012 04:06 PM Re: User Names [Re: Keystone Gas Man]
mcguffeyd1 Online   grin
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Sep 19 2012
Loc: Cincinnati
first user name i got for college
_________________________
Quart and Liter can relidding and dent removal services.PM for detail and pricing.
Collecting Mobil and other graphic quart cans.

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#376456 - Sun Dec 09 2012 06:38 PM Re: User Names [Re: mcguffeyd1]
DuceCpe Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Feb 09 2001
Loc: Pueblo Colorado usa
I owned a 1932 Ford 3 window coupe show car. It had a blown small block with four Weber carbs. So I was Ducecpe. Sold it, bought a 1937 Ford coupe with 18,000 acutal miles. Could not bring myself to turn it into a street rod so sold it too. Then bought a small collection of Conoco signs and have not stoped . So no more street rods.. Just lots of Gas n Oil stuff.. I go by Ducecpe on Ebay also.
My real name is Ric Esgar


Edited by DuceCpe (Sun Dec 09 2012 06:40 PM)
_________________________
Wanted: Conoco, Marland, Eason, Cliff Brice, Speedway and Oval E stuff!

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#376487 - Sun Dec 09 2012 07:23 PM Re: User Names [Re: kwilal]
Savinsam Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Dec 20 2006
Loc: northwestern Pa.
Sam is my first name & I've been saving old stuff (not hoarding!) ever since I was about 6 years old. That was 66 years ago!

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#376527 - Sun Dec 09 2012 08:42 PM Re: User Names [Re: Savinsam]
frankpl Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Sep 20 2001
Loc: Visalia,Ca
Franks Place was the name of my side business, I guess I should have put an S in frankpl then it would make sense...Frank Jones
_________________________
I collect anything Hyvis oils

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#376570 - Mon Dec 10 2012 12:34 AM Re: User Names [Re: frankpl]
Tom Stover Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 07 2001
Loc: Left Coast
If it was a good enough name for my folks, it's good enough for me. Also too lazy to think of anything.......

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#376594 - Mon Dec 10 2012 08:12 AM Re: User Names [Re: Tom Stover]
POL Offline
Member

Registered: Fri Dec 07 2012
Loc: Abilene TX
Right now it says POL but I am thinking about changing it back to USAF_POL. I am in the Air Force and am in the POL career field... For Ebay... I stared at the screen and could't think of anything clever so I went with U_ser_ID.

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#376798 - Mon Dec 10 2012 09:42 PM Re: User Names [Re: KZ1000]
BlkAngus Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jul 27 2012
Loc: Turtle Lake, ND
Yes siry, I raise Black Angus Cattle

thanks grant
_________________________
Thanks Grant

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#376807 - Mon Dec 10 2012 10:26 PM Re: User Names [Re: BlkAngus]
Elmer's Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sat Dec 31 2011
Loc: Hallock/Humboldt MN
Nickname of the owner of the Standard Station in my Dad's hometown that I am re-creating. My grandfather moved the Station building to his farm after it closed in 1972 and my brother, cousins and I used it as a clubhouse. That's me in the "Fonz" shirt.


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Edited by Elmer's (Mon Dec 10 2012 10:38 PM)
_________________________
David Stewart- Standard Oil (Indiana)
Re-creating the Humboldt Standard Station
George "Ben" Matthews 1931-1944
Roy J "Elmer" Maxwell 1944-1972

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#376813 - Mon Dec 10 2012 11:34 PM Re: User Names [Re: Elmer's]
Jack Sim Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
I am old school, my member number is 57 (I almost got on this site before Jim Potts did), just trying to be smart.

Just like DB we signed up using our real names, thus, unless Jim jumps in to correct me, I am the longest member of Old Gas still using his real name.

Jack Sim
jhsim@petrocollect.com
_________________________
Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.

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#376816 - Tue Dec 11 2012 12:07 AM Re: User Names [Re: Jack Sim]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
tst, tst!
Just like JP I also got re-routed in the Update of 2009, I don't remember my previous # but it should be lower than Jack's [according to Registered Date, but those also got messed up]!

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#376819 - Tue Dec 11 2012 12:30 AM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Jack Sim Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Just to let anyone know, I agree, DB has been here longer that I have, possibly an hour.

But, I believe I am the oldest guy making regular posts here on Old Gas.

My first Iowa Gas was in 1988, my first CTO was in 1989, the second year for both of these shows, God have I looked at alot of Petroliana.

Jack
_________________________
Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.

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#376864 - Tue Dec 11 2012 10:04 AM Re: User Names [Re: Jack Sim]
coopersplace Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Nov 19 2009
Loc: Alberta, Canada
My user name is taken from my home. I lived in the station from the age of 3 to 18. The residence was on the left side of the building. A lot of memories. Cheers, Don.


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#376865 - Tue Dec 11 2012 10:09 AM Re: User Names [Re: coopersplace]
Scott Baselt Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
Cooper's Place = the best one to date !
_________________________


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#376873 - Tue Dec 11 2012 10:37 AM Re: User Names [Re: Scott Baselt]
katfsh Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jun 10 2012
Loc: Mississippi
katfsh, My son came up with that for his truck tag years ago, because we are catfish farmers.
_________________________
Always looking for Mississippi company items, Billups, southland, ride with rose.

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#376876 - Tue Dec 11 2012 10:43 AM Re: User Names [Re: katfsh]
Gas globe guy Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Mar 24 2012
Loc: MI
Coopers place looks AWESOME!! I wouldn't mind living in a gas station, besides the smell of gas and oil...
_________________________
Looking for any cans! PM me what ya got!

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#376878 - Tue Dec 11 2012 10:51 AM Re: User Names [Re: Gas globe guy]
Young's Union Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Mar 15 2012
Loc: Maltby, WA
YOUNG'S UNION -- our family UNION 76 service station in Sumas WA. that I grew up in. Purchased in 1964 by my parents.


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_________________________
ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ANYTHING UNION 76 WOULD LIKE TO FIND A UNION 76 BALL TO DISPLAY NEXT TO MY SHOP.

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#376880 - Tue Dec 11 2012 10:57 AM Re: User Names [Re: Gas globe guy]
Nicole Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
My avitar is a simple graphic I did for my neice. Not many of my paintings would work that small for an avatar except maybe the one below, but I thought it would be confusing considering my name. But DB it could be a self portrait! LOL

After all John Wayne's real name was Marion Mitchell Morrison.


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#376941 - Tue Dec 11 2012 05:00 PM Re: User Names [Re: Nicole]
Firebird Offline
Member

Registered: Sat Jul 07 2012
Loc: Ardooie, Belgium ( EU )
Hi,

Firebird because that's my first American Car I own. It's a 1980 Pontiac Firebird Esprit ( under resto right now ), I also have a 1991 Firebird and a 1956 Packard Clipper Deluxe in my garage. Here in Europe the real American Cars are in minority. My ID card shows Belgium, march 1968... .

Xavier cool

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#377024 - Tue Dec 11 2012 10:19 PM Re: User Names [Re: Firebird]
oltoydoc@vintagegas.com Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Jul 09 2002
Loc: Shady Cove, Oregon (outside Me...
Great thread, good idea DB.

"Oltoydoc" the name has been with me a long time. I liked old toys, but couldn't afford anything really nice, so I'd buy the beaters, fix them up and display them. Then like most collectors, one day I started selling a few to support my addiction, and buy nicer stuff. I'm not into toys much anymore, unless they relate to petro.
_________________________
Don "oltoydoc" Sherwood
oltoydoc@vintagegas.com
(310)415-9562 Cel.
Vintage Gas

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#377031 - Tue Dec 11 2012 10:51 PM Re: User Names [Re: oltoydoc@vintagegas.com]
Serialist Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Oct 09 2011
Loc: oregon
Serialist comes from "serialism" a technique that has been used in musical compositions. Kind of avant garde type stuff.

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#377036 - Wed Dec 12 2012 12:25 AM Re: User Names [Re: POL]
texaspelican Offline
Showcase Feature Host

Registered: Fri Jan 13 2006
Loc: 7 miles from Texas in Louisian...
Originally Posted By: POL
Right now it says POL but I am thinking about changing it back to USAF_POL. I am in the Air Force and am in the POL career field... For Ebay... I stared at the screen and could't think of anything clever so I went with U_ser_ID.


POL = Petroleum, Oil and, Lubricants ...at one time many years ago I was a POL officer in the army.

I live 7 miles from Texas in Louisiana and our offical state bird is the Pelican...texaspelican
_________________________
Paddy
Wanted. Billups, Ride with Rose, Har-V, LORECO, STANOCOLA, Pan Am (early), Hurricane, Evangeline, Canal, Gulf Coast, oil companies.

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#377037 - Wed Dec 12 2012 12:49 AM Re: User Names [Re: texaspelican]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
OMG, The Bird they eat for Thanksgiving! Best way is Deep Fried OUTSIDE [Doesn't smell up the House] & wrapped in Floral Shirts.
LOL

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#378335 - Sun Dec 16 2012 08:29 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
THERMOMAN Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: smyrna, de USA
Quite a few times i thought about changing my screen name to my real name of charles schilling. I get questions and offers via PM based solely on my screen name, so ive kept it. Afterall 90% of my personal collection is thermometers.


Hope to meet more oldgassers at the shows in 2013!




Edited by thermoman (Sun Dec 16 2012 08:31 PM)
_________________________
see me at Mason Dixon Gas, Spring Carlisle M114-115, and Hershey C4E-35.

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#378805 - Tue Dec 18 2012 01:01 PM Re: User Names [Re: THERMOMAN]
GULFGLENY Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Feb 03 2007
Loc: Sparta,MI US
My first pump I restored was in Gulf, I liked Gulf when I first got into the hobby, and my sisters and mom all called me Gleny when I was a kid. So I thought Gulfgleny was a catch name.

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#378820 - Tue Dec 18 2012 01:45 PM Re: User Names [Re: KZ1000]
full-o-gas Offline
Active Member

Registered: Mon Dec 17 2012
Loc: Andale, Ks
I choose mine because i seem to be getting obsessed by old gas related items, and besides, my wife and kids say i am.
If it gets to offensive to some i have no problem changing.

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#378939 - Tue Dec 18 2012 06:45 PM Re: User Names [Re: full-o-gas]
Chevroid Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Aug 25 2009
Loc: suburbs of The Peoples Republi...
Well since Chevron made the house payments for over 30 years I figured what the hay! They treated me well, promoted me and allowed me to retire at 51, so yes, I only buy Chevron or Texaco gas. Besides I only collect Chevron / Calso and Standard Oil of Calif stuff, outside of that one darn "one piece" Gulf globe.....

PS - "full-o-gas" ...KEEP IT! great name! If someone is offended they need to lighten up a bit!

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#378940 - Tue Dec 18 2012 06:49 PM Re: User Names [Re: Catauladave]
hotcidr Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jul 27 2001
Loc: Carpinteria, Ca. USA
our name is Seider and in highschool, many years ago, my daughter got a personal licnese for her car hotcidr. When she got married I took it over and it's been on so many cars I can't count but no longer

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#378952 - Tue Dec 18 2012 07:40 PM Re: User Names [Re: hotcidr]
Bob Richards Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
I've really enjoyed this thread... There are so many user names that when I read it; I've wondered... What does it mean and/or how did they come up that that one?...

Being as boring as I am, I spent a couple days debating what name to use when I first joined.... And still couldn't come up with anything original....

I hope any who haven't posted, will do so....
_________________________
Looking for Tide Water/ Tide Water-Associated/ Tidewater items

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#378957 - Tue Dec 18 2012 08:04 PM Re: User Names [Re: Bob Richards]
coheley5 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jun 11 2009
Loc: Georgia
when i played college baseball every body on our team had a nick name given by the coach and because I was a home run hitter they took the first two letters of my last name and added hammer to it so I was COHAMMER
_________________________
Remember you are only as good as your help
If you don't make any noise no one will hear you!

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#378964 - Tue Dec 18 2012 08:46 PM Re: User Names [Re: coheley5]
wocopep Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jan 02 2011
Loc: Wetumpka,Al.
My grandfather sold Wocopep gas at the woodyard, so I started collecting Wofford oil items very early on. Sorry no catchy story to go with the name.

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#378966 - Tue Dec 18 2012 08:52 PM Re: User Names [Re: wocopep]
wwagonman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Apr 29 2010
Loc: Overland Park, Kansas
My weekend driver is my 1954 Willys 4X4 wagon....

Lee

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#378974 - Tue Dec 18 2012 09:24 PM Re: User Names [Re: wocopep]
hillsideshortleg Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat May 30 2009
Loc: Spokane, Washington
We live on a hill in the foothills of Mt. Spokane. Didnt have much land that was level. Over the years one leg has gotten shorter than the other from worken around this place with the hills and such. We have paid a price for liven on the hill like the cars and truck rollen into trees. Lathes sliding off trucks. Milling machines sliding off forklifts, frames bent from trying to drive with a load on a hill,cars rolling into the shop from the house up above, tractors rolling over the bank, the endless soccor balls rollen down the hill. I may not seem like I have too much smarts but I used to like to read Louis L'amour books and enjoyed reading about the Sacketts and thier hillside farms. Can you imagine my life liven on a hill and not haven nothen with a emergincy brake that works. We have broke a transmition or two. It is pretty easy riden a bicycle down to the bottom thou. Iv been thinken on hooken some winches to some trees on the way up so we dont have to burn up the tires on the car tryen to get up to the house when the road gets iced up so we dont have to walk. The UPS guy cant stand us cause of our road cummin up here. Any way if go up Lincoln road and turn left I believe it's at the guys place on the corner. If you cnat find it let me know and weel have Nick run down there and show you.

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#378976 - Tue Dec 18 2012 09:33 PM Re: User Names [Re: hillsideshortleg]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
I have a few Extra ROCKS ya can have, you pay Freight Charges. smile

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#378988 - Tue Dec 18 2012 10:39 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Thunder II Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
As a child in upstate New York, I was on one of the lakes in the Finger Lakes region, when a summer storm kicked up. My aluminum canoe, soon became the recipient of a gift from Thor himself. Literaly blasted out of the water by a bolt of lightning, I was soon rescued by some people of one of the local Indian Tribes. An ambulance was waiting for me on shore, as they brought me back to the beach, in one of their boats. After a short stay in the hospital, my family and I went to thank them. They honored my family, and made me an Honorary Member of the Seneca Tribe, of the Great Iroqouis nation, and bestowed upon me, the name Distant Thunder...

This name, as I grew older, took on even more significance as I started riding and showing horses. During special events, I/we were introduced with a reading from the book of Job, 39.19 "Hast thou given the horse strength? Hast thou clothed his neck with Thunder?" (Read 39.19-25 for the full intro) My Arab Charger would explode into the show arena, her hooves, producing the sound of Distant Thunder...

That name even carried on into my professional life as an aircraft mechanic on the Northrop Advanced Tactical Bomber Program, know to many as the "Stealth Bomber". Thunder has even been used as a radio call sign.
Thats me and Jeana Yeager... We made great looking couple! (Thats a picture of a picture. Hence the recent date. That was shot in 1988 if I remember correctly)

Upon moving to Colorado, and setting up my little spread out here, both the farm and my road, aquired the name, Thunder. Distant Thunder Farms, on Thunder Road. Even in the Company name, the RT stands for "Rolling Thunder"...
_________________________
Anything Chevron

I'd rather be flying.....

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#378993 - Tue Dec 18 2012 11:03 PM Re: User Names [Re: Thunder II]
59fairlane Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed May 18 2005
Loc: Interlaken, NY
I have a 59 Ford Fairlane Convertible aka Sunliner...
_________________________
Always looking for Ithaca Gun and Lucky Sam soda items!!!



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#379157 - Wed Dec 19 2012 06:57 PM Re: User Names [Re: 59fairlane]
TheCog Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Aug 10 2010
Loc: Ohio, USA
Nickname. My name is Cogan and friends all call me Cog or usually theCog. The "o" (oh) is the long sound - definately NOT like the Clint Eastwood movie "Coogan's Bluff." Not like that at all.

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#379162 - Wed Dec 19 2012 07:09 PM Re: User Names [Re: TheCog]
blacktee Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Jan 17 2005
Loc: Saline, Mi USA
I love it when Thunder & Hillsideshortleg post stories. Too far between though, keep posting you guys.

Merry Christmas to you....

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#379166 - Wed Dec 19 2012 07:36 PM Re: User Names [Re: blacktee]
Cold Pizza Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
I've missed hillsideshortlegs' avatar.

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#379174 - Wed Dec 19 2012 08:01 PM Re: User Names [Re: Cold Pizza]
THERMOMAN Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Aug 15 2006
Loc: smyrna, de USA
Hillside had the funniest post ive ever read.....wish i could remember or find it.
_________________________
see me at Mason Dixon Gas, Spring Carlisle M114-115, and Hershey C4E-35.

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#379187 - Wed Dec 19 2012 08:29 PM Re: User Names [Re: THERMOMAN]
SODAMAMAK Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu May 19 2005
Loc: at the country store..
(SODA) Growing up in the 60's, my grandma would have between 12 and 15 cases of little cokes deliverd to her house from coca-cola (yes, they deiverd of the order was big enough). My mom would take 5 cases home a week. (MAM) That was a "screw" up, should of been (MAN). (AK) My 2 kids first initials.
DB, I know you been on shop talk lnoger than me. BUT, I got you beat for registering on oldgas ----------------------------- {all advertising signs, petro, sodapop, and country store items.
joe reis columbia, il USA - Friday, December 18, 1998, 11:03 a.m.} I Just din't have anything to say.....
Merry Christmas everyone.
Joe
_________________________
WANTED:::Barn Hangers...and other fine junk...

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#379209 - Wed Dec 19 2012 08:58 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Tim Rohr Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Sep 25 2001
Loc: Topeka, KS
With almost 40 visible pumps what else would it be?

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#379252 - Thu Dec 20 2012 07:15 AM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
1965CHPCSP Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jul 01 2011
Loc: Pikes Peak Region
Amongst collecting petroliana, old radios, neon signs, and various cars, my son loves emergency vehicles which we have two. We have a fully restored 1965 Plymouth Fury I Colorado State Patrol car and an original unrestored 1965 Dodge Polara California State Patrol car....thus 1965CHPCSP.
Also, my avatar, the Armour Frank Boy, reminds me of my son when he was younger.
_________________________
Collecting Conoco, Gates Rubber & Tires, B.F. Goodrich, Cliff Brice, Vickers, Mobil, National Refining Co., Philco, Ma Bell and Pikes Peak Hill Climb!

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#379408 - Thu Dec 20 2012 08:42 PM Re: User Names [Re: 1965CHPCSP]
Railroadjoe Offline
Member

Registered: Thu Nov 03 2011
Loc: Conway, Arkansas
My name is Joe. I work at Union Pacific Railroad and some of my friends started calling me Railroad Joe. It has stuck with me.

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#379453 - Fri Dec 21 2012 12:47 AM Re: User Names [Re: Railroadjoe]
lordparaffin Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Mar 23 2004
Loc: Sunbury, PA, USA
I'm a LORD of the Rings junkie and collect oil cans mainly. I always thought the early advertising on cans that reflected PARAFFIN was interesting and different. LORD + PARAFFIN.....well you get the point!
_________________________
........Dave
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Looking for old, rare, auto light bulb tins

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#379616 - Fri Dec 21 2012 05:42 PM Re: User Names [Re: lordparaffin]
slimert Offline
Member

Registered: Thu May 17 2012
Loc: WNY
My sig came about around 1998 I acquired my 1971 Challenger R/T which is lime green. I still call it the slime R/T. Mike.

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#379618 - Fri Dec 21 2012 06:00 PM Re: User Names [Re: slimert]
justgassy Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Feb 11 2012
Loc: central arkansas
It's the first thing that popped into my simple mind!

Cliff

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#379888 - Sat Dec 22 2012 03:31 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
fins n vtwins Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Dec 27 2002
Loc: Hartsville TN USA
I have an affinity for Cadillacs and Harley Davidsons

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#379983 - Sat Dec 22 2012 08:02 PM Re: User Names [Re: KZ1000]
marinerone Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 06 2012
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Mine is from a life at sea ( on top and under) mostly Tugs and Supply Vessels with some commercial diving time, and after swallowing the hook I am happily working on my old iron ( 32 last count) & ( 40 + years of collecting) and now I have got the bug to collect pumps and signs, gad will it ever end...I hope not!
Old Iron; 35 Dodge Brothers trucks and 1939 to 1947 Dodge & Fargo pickups, panels, suburbans & 70 LS6 El Camino's and.......

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#380365 - Mon Dec 24 2012 04:14 PM Re: User Names [Re: POL]
Rust and Dust Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Sep 10 2012
Loc: Georgia
Well my love of petro is deep rooted in the hunt for it. My favorite part is the 30 feet from my truck to the front door of a house that i hope to pick. I love it i love when a guy comes out and useually nothing is for sale and then i slowly move him to the position of a seller. I love getting in the barns and the school buses. That are full of anything it doesnt matter what. I just want to be in there. Getting filthy and sweating to death. I always want to find something. But most of the time i dont. For me its about putting my hands on the "rust & dust".
_________________________
Hunt long and hard the good stuff still out there.
Jonathan lowry.

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#380548 - Tue Dec 25 2012 11:02 AM Re: User Names [Re: Bippe]
Badmotorfinger Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Sep 26 2011
Loc: Mass
My favorite album from one of my favorite bands....Soundgarden.

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#380556 - Tue Dec 25 2012 11:41 AM Re: User Names [Re: Badmotorfinger]
Itsasickness Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Feb 12 2012
Loc: Arnold Mo
I started innocently enough and soon found myself obsessed

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#380587 - Tue Dec 25 2012 02:19 PM Re: User Names [Re: Itsasickness]
Chevrolet SS Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Apr 03 2011
Loc: DeKalb, IL
This thread is probably one of the best I have ever seen or participated in on Old Gas. There has been no conflict of interest, just plain and simple shop talk as the site was designed to provide to its members. I think a big thank you is deserving of DB for starting it. And lets not forget Jim Potts as this great petro site would not be possible without him.
With today being Christmas and a time for giving...when is there a better time to say THANK YOU JIM for a great site, THANK YOU DB for the post, and THANK YOU to ALL the OLD GASSERS who contributed.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL!


Edited by Chevrolet SS (Tue Dec 25 2012 04:02 PM)
Edit Reason: sight to site...brian fart today
_________________________
Ron Gordon
Cell: 815.762.2616
Email: flash03@comcast.net

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#380763 - Wed Dec 26 2012 01:59 PM Re: User Names [Re: Chevrolet SS]
KL Bird Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Aug 17 2012
Loc: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canad...
Just my name. Actually, when I joined the first time years ago I used my first and last name, and then life got in the way and was off line for a few years, and when I came back I didn't have any of my old information from when I was on here before. I thought of trying to get ahold of Jim and seeing if I could retrieve my old info, but instead I just re-registered using my first two initials and last name. I like to keep things simple.
Ken.

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#380809 - Wed Dec 26 2012 05:39 PM Re: User Names [Re: KL Bird]
gaspump39 Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sat Jan 08 2011
Loc: Nashville,Tn.
I am a gas pump guy and Tokheim 39 is my favorite pump. How ever my first pump was a Wayne 40.cost a big $50.00 bucks. Enjoy the theard. Geore Clayton

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#380810 - Wed Dec 26 2012 05:43 PM Re: User Names [Re: gaspump39]
Canadiandiesel Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Apr 21 2012
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I'm Canadian and Drive a diesel whistle


Edited by Canadiandiesel (Wed Dec 26 2012 06:46 PM)

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#380813 - Wed Dec 26 2012 05:53 PM Re: User Names [Re: Bob Richards]
blacktee Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Jan 17 2005
Loc: Saline, Mi USA
Originally Posted By: Bob Richards
db thanks for starting this thread!.... I am learning a lot more about everyone....

For those Members,who don't have your "given" name in your profile, I ask again that you add it... Non Members are not able to access your profile. So that should not be a reason, to not add your "real" name to your profile...

And atleast for me, I like to use someone's name when I am sending or receiving a PM and/or email...


Bob's right on here, It would be nice to at least have people's first name.

Thanks for starting this Dick

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#380817 - Wed Dec 26 2012 05:59 PM Re: User Names [Re: blacktee]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Thanks Bob, Doug & others.
Would be REALLY NICE IF members would at least add their 1st name to their Profile page [& add their user name when sending me emails!]

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#380820 - Wed Dec 26 2012 06:07 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Canadiandiesel Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Apr 21 2012
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Just completed....Last name too

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#380837 - Wed Dec 26 2012 07:14 PM Re: User Names [Re: Canadiandiesel]
DasFast1 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Oct 10 2010
Loc: Kearney, NE
I like hotrods and Harleys. But for some reason or another I've also always had a thing for German cars, more specifically BMW's and Porsche. When the day comes that I finally get that special German Auto my license plates will say DASFST1. It's kind of my way of keeping a goal right in front of me.

Dick as so many have already said - Awesome Idea for a topic!
Mike
_________________________
Life is like a video game. The more you play, the better you get!!!

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#380863 - Wed Dec 26 2012 08:14 PM Re: User Names [Re: Itsasickness]
bsplichal95 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
I just chose it randomly. I was born in 1995 so that has some effect on it. I should choose something better fitting for what I love to do! Braden Splichal
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Braden Splichal


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#380955 - Thu Dec 27 2012 08:12 AM Re: User Names [Re: bsplichal95]
72Scamp Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Jun 25 2012
Loc: Mullica Hill, New Jersey
I joined old gas not too long ago, and couldn't come up with a catchy name. I have a '72 Plymouth Scamp, so that became my user name.
_________________________
Ed from South Jersey

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#380978 - Thu Dec 27 2012 09:39 AM Re: User Names [Re: Canadiandiesel]
blacktee Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Jan 17 2005
Loc: Saline, Mi USA
Originally Posted By: Canadiandiesel
Just completed....Last name too


Good to see members posting names.

My first oldgas.com name was blackteetexacogold, from the hillbilly song (Granny & Jed etc...) It took too long to type so I asked Jim if I could change it. Went with blackT. I've always loved the star logo with the black surrounding the green T. The colors red, green, black & white together do it for me. ; )My father owned a Texaco Station and I worked their with my five older brothers all the time. The station was sold in 1976 do to my father's passing. The station still sits in a neighborhood in Ann Arbor Mi. Branded Citgo now. Member Dave ? Tank driver from Homer, MI. tells me he used to deliver gas to the station a long time ago.

Started collecting around 1998 and stopped around 2010. I miss it sometimes.

Thanks to Jim Potts and Dick

Doug


Edited by blacktee (Thu Dec 27 2012 09:43 AM)
Edit Reason: Added Citgo

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#380997 - Thu Dec 27 2012 10:34 AM Re: User Names [Re: blacktee]
DWSheffer Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Sep 20 2007
Loc: Hillsdale, Michigan
The name you're looking for would be Dave Rowlison Doug. My grandfather and great uncle were truck drivers locally and Dave knew them both. It's a small world sometimes!
Darin
_________________________
Darin Sheffer
Always looking for Mobil items I don't already have!

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#380998 - Thu Dec 27 2012 10:35 AM Re: User Names [Re: DWSheffer]
blacktee Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Jan 17 2005
Loc: Saline, Mi USA

That's it !

Thanks

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#381397 - Sat Dec 29 2012 07:47 AM Re: User Names [Re: blacktee]
Old Racer Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Mar 14 2006
Loc: Pickett, WI USA
Back in 1970 my partner Vic Cecelia and I opened a "Speed Shop", building and racing drag cars and selling parts. We always liked Pontiac's so that was our race car of choice. We did well enough that John DeLorean the head of Pontiac and father of the GTO took notice and gave us a 1973 TA Firbird, engines, parts, etc. to race in SS/JA. The "Bad Birdie" went 11:02 with a turbo trans and Qjet carb.
That led to us racing for Pabst Blue Ribbon beer in the "Pabst Charger" AA/FC with with one of the best wrenches in drag racing at the time, Charlie Proite.
Yes we did race with "5 quart" Don Raleigh in NJ back in the day.
That's where "OLD RACER" came from.
_________________________


Email:john@oldgaspumpguys.com

Old Gas Pump Guys
"The Fun Is In The Hunt"
Web site: www.oldgaspumpguys.com/

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#381461 - Sat Dec 29 2012 01:03 PM Re: User Names [Re: Old Racer]
open wheel Offline
Active Member

Registered: Thu Jan 06 2011
Loc: Round Rock, TX
I worked in the engine built shop for TRD (Toyota Racing Development) in Costa Mesa, CA. We built the engines for the "OPEN WHEEL" CART cars, then for the IRL and most recently of course NASCAR. My first name was "RACER" but then I saw "OLD RACER" and didn't want to blemish his name so I changed it to "OPEN WHEEL" because that's the racing I like the most.

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#384272 - Mon Jan 07 2013 08:13 PM Re: User Names [Re: open wheel]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Come on guys, there are currently 212 members online tonite!

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#384279 - Mon Jan 07 2013 08:24 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Esse's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Nov 28 2007
Loc: Janesville, Mn. 56048
Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
Come on guys, there are currently 212 members online tonite!



My Name is Jason Esse and I have a Garage "Esse's Garage" LOL!!!! grin


Edited by Esse's Garage (Mon Jan 07 2013 08:25 PM)
Edit Reason: Cuz I can... Needed to add a smiley Face for DB!!!!!
_________________________
***Wanted*** Always looking for Oilzum, Kunz, and Husky Cans, Signs and Smalls.

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#384288 - Mon Jan 07 2013 08:52 PM Re: User Names [Re: KZ1000]
buzzy56 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Nov 24 2012
Loc: Michigan
Bob is my name. My user name is buzzy56 because buzzy was my nickname my whole life,(always getting into things)& always loved & drove/had 56 chevys until 3 years ago.Collected oil advertising for a long time.Wanted a pump but would not pay the big bucks.Found one this fall (reasonable) have it stripped down and close to taking it to paint.Hopefully next week.Hail to Fire chief !Only problem I only like to buy and hate to sell.
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Wanted TEXACO related items & SUNOCO related items .Signs -Globes et'c. Oil Cans - Grease cans .

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#384356 - Tue Jan 08 2013 08:08 AM Re: User Names [Re: buzzy56]
H1HUMMER Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Dec 05 2007
Loc: KENNEWICK, WA
Mine is pretty simple, worked on and drove a Humvee in the Marine Corps many years ago. When they came out in 94 I always wanted the luxury of the civilian model....hahaha lol so I bought mine in 1995.

I've been collecting stuff for quite awhile, petro is only a small part of it but I love the history & the hunt.

My name is Steve Z & I'm an addict !


Edited by H1HUMMER (Tue Jan 08 2013 08:09 AM)

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#384363 - Tue Jan 08 2013 08:35 AM Re: User Names [Re: H1HUMMER]
tetraethyl Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jan 20 2012
Loc: Ardmore, Oklahoma
The first sign I bought was the "For use as a motor fuel only CONTAINS LEAD (tetraethyl). I saw it a garage sale along with the early oval Texaco Handy oiler. Just thought it was a unique name for my online stuff. It was the beginning of my addiction.

I am really glad I found this site and would like to thank all of you who make this website a phenominal resource as well as a good time seeing what everyone else has.

Michale Haggard

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#384425 - Tue Jan 08 2013 01:47 PM Re: User Names [Re: tetraethyl]
Big B1 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Mar 28 2011
Loc: Long Island N.Y.
My user name is Big B because my last name starts with a B and my friends used to call me B ( it was easier than my last name). And since my son is now little b I had to be Big B. Me and my son go out and hunt old petro items and other vintage goodies.
He says I'm an GASOHOLIC and I'll stand up at any meeting proudly and state its true!!

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#384944 - Thu Jan 10 2013 06:26 PM Re: User Names [Re: tetraethyl]
K W FRITH Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
I have no imagination like a lot of the other members, so I just used my first 2 initials for abbreviation sake, along with my last name! It stands for Kevin William Frith!
_________________________
Everything Cities Service
Specializing in old Gas Pumps
kwfrith@gondtc.com
Cell#-701-739-6133

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#384993 - Thu Jan 10 2013 08:53 PM Re: User Names [Re: K W FRITH]
Scott Shipers Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Apr 18 2003
Loc: Kansas City, Missouri
Scott Shipers (pronounced Shypers)
_________________________
Scott Shipers
WANTED: quart picture cans

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#384994 - Thu Jan 10 2013 08:54 PM Re: User Names [Re: Scott Shipers]
gasoildude Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Shippers LoL wink
_________________________
Wanted Owens Motor Oil & Mobiloil Gargoyle.
Brad Ralston & my website is
www.petrobarn.com

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#385384 - Sat Jan 12 2013 01:27 PM Re: User Names [Re: gasoildude]
tx_oil Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Sep 14 2006
Loc: Lafayette, LA
My nickname came about from my native state (Texas) and my occupation (oilman). I grew up in and around the awl bidness, so it seemed the thing to do.
_________________________
Robert Usrey

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#385391 - Sat Jan 12 2013 01:50 PM Re: User Names [Re: tx_oil]
upsgaspumps Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Nov 11 2007
Loc: Oregon
My User Name came about because I am a UPS Delivery Driver and I find the old gas pumps that I collect when I am out delivering to peoples homes.

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#633556 - Sun Oct 18 2015 11:39 AM Re: User Names [Re: Bob Richards]
Gasman84470 Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Jan 13 2013
Loc: Calgary AB
Originally Posted By Bob Richards
I've really enjoyed this thread... There are so many user names that when I read it; I've wondered... What does it mean and/or how did they come up that that one?...

Being as boring as I am, I spent a couple days debating what name to use when I first joined.... And still couldn't come up with anything original....

I hope any who haven't posted, will do so....


I don't know how I got to this thread but reading it was a real pleasure. First it was started by DB and second there were many surprising answers.
Since I missed it I thought I would resuscitate it as many new members have joined and might add their explanations.

Like many when prompted, I could not think of a handle right of the top of my head. The gasman label that I wanted was already chosen in multiple forms so I used a mangled zip code of a city I visit often. My avatar is our family's best friend who looked so guilty (who, me?) in the picture that it's a keeper.

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#633563 - Sun Oct 18 2015 12:45 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
trifiver Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon May 25 2009
Loc: Kelso,Wa
Trifiver


I Love 55-56-57 Chevys
_________________________
www.trifivechevys.com
www.knifegates.com

Looking to buy Sealed Power Piston rings ITEM's

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#633564 - Sun Oct 18 2015 01:45 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
AZ_66_Native Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Jan 07 2014
Loc: AZ
Great thread! Born on and raised on 66 towns in Northern AZ, both parents and grandparents made a living on/along 66 in some capacity. I'm a 5th generation Native Arizonian to boot!

Avatar, wanted to quickly show what I would be after....just in case anyone has an old road sign they were willing to part with.
_________________________
Aaron

Looking for National Old Trails Road Signs NOTR and Arizona State/US Route and Road Signs.

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#633574 - Sun Oct 18 2015 05:00 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
old dog Offline
Active Member

Registered: Wed Jan 21 2015
Loc: montana
I have driven and always liked MACKS since was a kid. I have a 55 B model and a 82 Superliner sitting in the shed. Old dog is for the old B model.

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#633585 - Sun Oct 18 2015 06:57 PM Re: User Names [Re: old dog]
47reo-travis Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
Old Mack's are cool . Fred great topic to start back up. Mine is my for my two 47 REO trucks and for my first name .


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I like SINCLAIR and old American made stuff ... No china items.

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#633587 - Sun Oct 18 2015 07:02 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Hardy's Garage Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 30 2004
Loc: Victor, NY, 14564
I've been working on cars since I was a kid. My dad worked nights with my granddad at the phone company and they would bring me along to gas up the trucks, check the oil and wash them. My first car was a 66 mustang and I was always working on it to make it look and run better. Eventually my mother, tired of washing all my greasy cloths, gave me a set of coveralls embroidered with Hardy's Garage above a standard oil patch. I guess it stuck and, believe it or not, 50 years latter I still have the coveralls. Unfortunately they have shrunk as I surly can't have gotten that much bigger.

The avatar is a photo of my 54 F100 street rod that I built and have owned in one form or another since 1974 and our families best friend.

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#633612 - Sun Oct 18 2015 08:19 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
hri_2008 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Dec 30 2012
Loc: .
I started a hobby business selling classic car images & clothing at car shows and local swap meets. The business was called Hot Rod Image (HRI) and started in 2008.

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#633633 - Sun Oct 18 2015 10:56 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Craig Osbeck Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Thought that I did this years ago, guess not. Just my name, Like Dick said, good to know your first name.
_________________________
Craig

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#633634 - Sun Oct 18 2015 11:27 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Gasman84470 Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Jan 13 2013
Loc: Calgary AB
Travis I got to see the lil red truck in person with sound reducing headphones I presume!

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#633637 - Mon Oct 19 2015 01:17 AM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Nicole Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
It was bittersweet to look at some of these...

Old Iron and I had a number of pms that I have saved. He also sent me e-mail pictures of his 'yard art' that was so cool, it was used on at least one occasion as a film set. He also was really generous with showing his collections and sharing his wisdom about collecting to anyone who visited. He called his collection his museum, and Bob and I were trying to figure out if we could swing by and see him on our next trip to a cactus convention, when he passed away.

He did not have an avatar, but either Jim or one of the moderators put his picture in there after he passed away, and I am really glad to see it. He was such a gentleman with a big heart and that picture shows it.

And for those of you wondering why DB's avatar is not the pump he describes, he changed his avatar on a regular basis. During my tenure, it was two different kind of pumps (one being a Sunset Tok 34 twin) and a weird shark/cat thing. One of the pumps was yellow with white lathe behind it, and looked like an old jaundiced guy with glasses--that I asked DB if that was a self portrait. The one you see now is his beloved dog Ben Hur, who lived to be 15--smoking must be really good for dogs then cause that was old for a dog! I think that Avatar showed up after the last Iowa gas where Mick posted pic's of DB playing with Micks pug Bella. The black sash was added after DB passed away.

And Cold Pizza did have a cold pizza avatar! And it looked both mouth-watering and icky at the same time...

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#633655 - Mon Oct 19 2015 09:22 AM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Koby Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 25 2012
Loc: Syosset, NY
I just went with my first name smile
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516-353-2440

Wanted: Old License Plates (NY, IL Motorcycle, Leather, Porcelain), 30" Gas and Oil Signs.

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#633689 - Mon Oct 19 2015 02:42 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
Done4 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
So glad this thread was brought back up. I missed it, but won't this time.

I've been working on a 32 ford roadster for about 8 years now, collecting period correct parts has been a very slow process to build a 40's style traditional hot rod, it's taken a lot patience but is worth it.

My wife came into the shop when I was placing another piece on the car that I found and she said " when you get that thing done you'll be DoneFor". It stuck.
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#634056 - Thu Oct 22 2015 04:45 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
PetroPlus Offline
Member

Registered: Thu Oct 15 2015
Loc: Kansas
Long time lurker, first time poster - I’ve been in the gasoline business most of my life; I enjoy collecting petroleum (Petro) and non-petroleum (Plus) collectibles.

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#634128 - Fri Oct 23 2015 12:33 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
toplescuda Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Jul 20 2014
Loc: poplar bluff missouri 63901
My name is ralph campbell. My screen name is from my 1970 cuda convertible (number matching 383)
Im not so much a die hard gas/oil as you guys. But. I picked up a few pumps here n there. for decor for my shop
I am however a very hardcore mopar guy
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1970 pro street cuda.
1970 cuda convertable

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#634177 - Fri Oct 23 2015 10:28 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
pumpdoc Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Feb 06 2014
Loc: Spring Valley,Illinois
Owned a Petroleum Equipment Maintenance Co. for 36 years. Repaired and delivered many, many gaspumps. What else to be called. Pumpdoc .

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#634235 - Sat Oct 24 2015 12:17 PM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
SandPCollector Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Aug 29 2014
Loc: Plano TX
This has been a fun thread to read. Some of the user names have a lot of thought and creativity in them. Mine, not so much! I've been collecting gas pump Salt and Pepper shakers about 15 years now and chose SandPCollector as my user name.


Edited by SandPCollector (Sat Oct 24 2015 12:17 PM)
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Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.

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#634284 - Sun Oct 25 2015 01:49 AM Re: User Names [Re: Dick Bennett]
cannonball Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Sep 19 2010
Loc: tehachapi calif
Mine is for my 1959 GMC Cannonball truck as shown here;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzabDtw7gG8

Tom

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