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Oldgas Road Trip Visits #730896
Thu Jun 13 2019 08:50 AM
Thu Jun 13 2019 08:50 AM
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South of St. Louis, MO USA
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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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Re: Oldgas Road Trip Visits [Re: Oldgas] #730897
Thu Jun 13 2019 09:03 AM
Thu Jun 13 2019 09:03 AM
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Very cool Jim. Great collections guys !


Looking for photos, etc from 60s era Shell-A-Rama gas station and Pal's Diner, Rt. 17 Mahwah, NJ
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Re: Oldgas Road Trip Visits [Re: Oldgas] #730898
Thu Jun 13 2019 10:04 AM
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Looks like a great time!


Looking for NJ oil company related items (Mohawk, Guardian, Whiz, etc), Invader, Bulko and Freedom items, and foreign Gargoyle and Sinclair cans
Re: Oldgas Road Trip Visits [Re: Oldgas] #730905
Thu Jun 13 2019 03:04 PM
Thu Jun 13 2019 03:04 PM
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Plano TX
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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 both made by AVSCO.
Re: Oldgas Road Trip Visits [Re: Oldgas] #730915
Thu Jun 13 2019 03:56 PM
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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



Sid

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Re: Oldgas Road Trip Visits [Re: Oldgas] #730924
Thu Jun 13 2019 06:51 PM
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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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Re: Oldgas Road Trip Visits [Re: Oldgas] #730963
Fri Jun 14 2019 10:00 PM
Fri Jun 14 2019 10:00 PM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
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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.


I like shoebox pumps [Linked Image]
Re: Oldgas Road Trip Visits [Re: Oldgas] #730968
Sat Jun 15 2019 07:21 AM
Sat Jun 15 2019 07:21 AM
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South of St. Louis, MO USA
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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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Re: Oldgas Road Trip Visits [Re: Oldgas] #731089
Sun Jun 16 2019 08:49 PM
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Awesome guys! Id love to meet you all!


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