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Oldgas Road Trip Visits
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I'm such a lucky guy to be able to visit a couple of veteran Oldgas.com members on my recent road trip around Northern California and Southwest Oregon. Matt Alvarez showed me his gas pump collection at his home in the Sacramento, California area. He has fine tuned his collection with "rustoration" historically realistic restorations of unusual and sought-after gas pump models. Awesome. Great guy and loved every minute of it.

I've known Don "oltoydoc" Sherwood for over 20 years, but we never met face to face until now. His house, garage and location along the riverfront are a setting that dreams are made of. We could have visited for days looking at his collection and trading stories of adventures from the old days of collecting petroliana.

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I'm on the left and Matt Alvarez is on the right in his Gas Pump Garage

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I'm on the left and Don Sherwood is on the right at his dream garage in Shady Grove, Oregon


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Very cool Jim. Great collections guys !


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Looks like a great time!


Looking for Michelin items + NJ oil company related items (Mohawk, Guardian, Whiz, etc) + animal-related petroliana + Gargoyle/Shell/Sinclair items
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Jim, Looks like you are having fun! Matt & Doc, Very nice collections.


Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks made by AVSCO.
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I really enjoy reading this stuff , Looks like you Guys all had fun
Nice to be able to be-able put a Face to a name



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I agree with Sid, nice to see a couple of the collectors that I've read their names or comments on the forum for years but have never seen!
Darin


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Jim, I really enjoyed having you over and talking with you. Great petro and auto body stories.

Today I got home from a visit with Don.


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Loved the time I had at your house, Matt. So much to see and there's a story behind each gas pump. Bet you had a great time with Don.


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Awesome guys! Id love to meet you all!


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