User Names

Posted by: Dick Bennett

User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 12:02 AM

How/Why did you Choose your User Name?
Posted by: Scott Baselt

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 12:09 AM

I was born with it.
Posted by: Jay Leeper

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 12:09 AM

it's my name. back before I knew we needed a catchy handle
Posted by: bowserman

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 01:39 AM

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.
Posted by: Signs-R-Us

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 01:53 AM

My user name came from the passion of collecting signs.
Bob
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 02:06 AM

Business name which is derived from my first name.
Posted by: bustermonty

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 04:47 AM

My 2 dogs Buster & Monty
Posted by: dodgeman60

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 05:28 AM

dodgeman = i drive a dodge diesel truck
Posted by: fast66

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 05:43 AM

Have a Mustang FASTback66
//Claes
Posted by: Catauladave

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 05:46 AM

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
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 06:09 AM

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
Posted by: gasmansgp

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 06:20 AM

Gasmansgp....gas pump restorer....Gasman at "S"evern "G"as "P"umps. Same ebay name as well. Paul www.severngaspumps.com
Posted by: Maxgas

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:00 AM

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.
Posted by: rodder1

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:01 AM

It's what I do, have had street rods for 30 years and have had gas pumps for almost that long.
Posted by: KZ1000

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:09 AM

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.
Posted by: Bullitt1

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:22 AM

I was born the day Bullitt was released in theatres, Oct 17 1968. Oh ya and I have a 68 GT FB replica. Dave
Posted by: LC 336

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:25 AM

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.
Posted by: archer2

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:37 AM

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.
Posted by: HoneyBearFarm

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:52 AM

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
Posted by: nochevys

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 08:01 AM

Die Hard Ford fan
Will never ever own a GM product.....
Posted by: philmccauley

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 08:15 AM

My name also.
Posted by: gulfiend!

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 08:25 AM

...I'm a Gulf fiend...
Posted by: Jarvis

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 08:31 AM

My last name.
Posted by: nochevys

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 08:50 AM

Happy Birthday John...
Posted by: Chevrolet SS

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 08:58 AM

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!
Posted by: mattthegasman

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 09:21 AM

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"
Posted by: gatorgaspumps

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 10:05 AM

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
Posted by: keithia

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 10:20 AM

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.
Posted by: hawkike

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 10:43 AM

As a kid i was called "IKE",it stuck with me even to this day.I am from IOWA the HAWKEYE state,thus HAWKIKE.
Posted by: Ron Cabanayan

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 10:46 AM

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.
Posted by: Old Iron

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 10:50 AM

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.
Posted by: Catauladave

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 10:53 AM

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...
Posted by: Ron Cabanayan

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 11:11 AM

That's a nice tribute. It takes a strong person to get through and event like that. My hat off to you.
Posted by: Cold Pizza

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 11:14 AM

I asked myself,what would make Dick Bennetts' stomach turn.
Posted by: Ryan Underthun

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 11:16 AM

Originally Posted By: Cold Pizza
I asked myself,what would make Dick Bennetts' stomach turn.


Winner winner chicken dinner!
Posted by: cormy

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 11:34 AM

Nickname from grade school...most, if not all, my old freinds don't address me by my real name.
Posted by: Hardy's Garage

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 11:41 AM

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.
Posted by: oillease55

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 11:48 AM

Mine's simply my last name and the year I was born, 1855. ;;;;;;;;Ron Lease
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 12:07 PM

Because I am boring and I don't have much of an imagination.....
Posted by: Gas globe guy

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 12:08 PM

I liked gas signs, and I am guy, that is it.... lol

Thanks
Noah
Posted by: blacktee

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 12:31 PM

Take a guess why ?
Posted by: Chevrolet SS

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 12:34 PM

Originally Posted By: blacktee
Take a guess why ?


TEXACO
Posted by: Gas globe guy

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 01:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Chevrolet SS
Originally Posted By: blacktee
Take a guess why ?


TEXACO


I agree...
Posted by: s932

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 01:29 PM

S for my first initial and 932 which is my fire dept number
Posted by: Bippe

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 01:45 PM

Bippe is the first part of the carton Road Runner in Norvegian,
And this is me and my car
Posted by: junior25

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 02:24 PM

My father always acknowledge me as Junior.He passed away when i was 25...Wow time flies by.
Posted by: junknjohn

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 02:55 PM

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
Posted by: Gaspedler

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 03:40 PM

Gaspedler: Years ago my fellow drivers used the phrase "guess I'll get busy and go Peddle my gas".
Posted by: oilman514

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 03:51 PM

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.
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 04:14 PM

Originally Posted By: blacktee
Take a guess why ?


Cause its easier to type than blackteetexacogold? wink
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 04:50 PM

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!
Posted by: Fueluser

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 05:01 PM

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.
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 06:29 PM

My Avatar is a Custom made pump from parts, Friends & *** ***** can't think of anything else to call me!
Posted by: hawkike

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 06:39 PM

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!!
Posted by: rustynuts

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:00 PM

I'm nuts for rust...my avatar shows it.
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:06 PM

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!
Posted by: moore798

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:14 PM

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
Posted by: gasmelincelr

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:38 PM

Ever had a slew of farm fresh old gas pumps in your basement? It tends to get you a gas smell in your cellar.
Posted by: Rabbitman

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:54 PM

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
Posted by: tbuckles

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 08:04 PM

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.
Posted by: azjockey

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 08:31 PM

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
Posted by: 1PetroFan

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 09:23 PM

I'm just one petro fan, not to be confused with "#1 Petro Fan". I tried Petro fan, but it was already taken. Brady
Posted by: racecop

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 09:24 PM

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.
Posted by: dundign

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 09:39 PM

I was a trenching contractor installing underground utilities form20 years and when I digging trenches I was DUNDIGN ... Tom
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 10:08 PM

Founder of the Metro Petro gas bash which evolved into the Metro Vintage Advertising Show.
Posted by: Pegasus

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 07 2012 10:54 PM

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..........
Posted by: mobilford

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 08 2012 12:03 AM

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"
Posted by: 67Chev4X4

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 08 2012 01:54 AM

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
Posted by: Flatland

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 08 2012 09:26 AM

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!
Posted by: Mr.Wadhams

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 08 2012 10:05 AM

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
Posted by: Loyd Pierce

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 08 2012 01:37 PM

Born With It. Yes Loyd with 1L
Posted by: Goober's Station

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 08 2012 02:27 PM

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?...
Posted by: Stroscoach

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 08 2012 04:39 PM

Used to coach A baseball team called the Astro's
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 08 2012 04:44 PM

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.
Posted by: towbizz33

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 08 2012 06:24 PM

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.
Posted by: JimT

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 08 2012 06:42 PM

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.
Posted by: Alex

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 08 2012 06:42 PM

Alex, short for Alexander. Debated between BuyTexaco and TexacoTom....Alex is shorter to type.
Posted by: Alex

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 08 2012 06:46 PM

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...
Posted by: PETRO NUT

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 08 2012 07:37 PM

I like petro, and every body says I am a nut. And some days I think they are right.
Posted by: derailer

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 08 2012 10:29 PM

i work for the railroad as a brakeman on a local and i've had many derailments......
Posted by: Gas Pump Rob

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 08 2012 10:43 PM

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
Posted by: Big Block Cat

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 08 2012 11:58 PM

I have owned several big block 67/8 Mercury Cougars over the years.
Posted by: bondo7

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 06:14 AM

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.
Posted by: gasoildude

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 08:10 AM

I like gas & oil & Im a dude crazy
Posted by: Erickson Holiday

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 08:15 AM

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.
Posted by: Jack R

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 09:12 AM

Just my name
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 09:19 AM

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
Posted by: HI-OCTANE

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 09:35 AM

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
Posted by: 1937 GMC

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 09:41 AM

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.
Posted by: kwilal

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 12:14 PM

Kenneth WIlliam LALly, that's me.
Posted by: Hugh

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 12:41 PM

I am a retired Deputy Sheriff and my computer name has always been Copgib. Gib for my last name Gibson.
Posted by: Hy-Flash 72

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 02:14 PM


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

Randy
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 02:36 PM

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...
Posted by: carolinaskies

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 02:38 PM

It's a secret..
Posted by: carolinaskies

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 02:39 PM

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.
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 03:01 PM

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!
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 03:22 PM

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!
Posted by: 42packard

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 03:52 PM

42 Packard for my 1942 Packard I like to drive -

Jerry
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 03:56 PM

I collect Keystone Gasoline items (Elk Ref Co here in WV) and i am a man smile
Posted by: mcguffeyd1

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 04:06 PM

first user name i got for college
Posted by: DuceCpe

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 06:38 PM

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
Posted by: Savinsam

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 07:23 PM

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!
Posted by: frankpl

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 09 2012 08:42 PM

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
Posted by: Tom Stover

Re: User Names - Mon Dec 10 2012 12:34 AM

If it was a good enough name for my folks, it's good enough for me. Also too lazy to think of anything.......
Posted by: POL

Re: User Names - Mon Dec 10 2012 08:12 AM

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.
Posted by: BlkAngus

Re: User Names - Mon Dec 10 2012 09:42 PM

Yes siry, I raise Black Angus Cattle

thanks grant
Posted by: Elmer's

Re: User Names - Mon Dec 10 2012 10:26 PM

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.
Posted by: Jack Sim

Re: User Names - Mon Dec 10 2012 11:34 PM

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
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 11 2012 12:07 AM

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]!
Posted by: Jack Sim

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 11 2012 12:30 AM

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
Posted by: coopersplace

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 11 2012 10:04 AM

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.
Posted by: Scott Baselt

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 11 2012 10:09 AM

Cooper's Place = the best one to date !
Posted by: katfsh

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 11 2012 10:37 AM

katfsh, My son came up with that for his truck tag years ago, because we are catfish farmers.
Posted by: Gas globe guy

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 11 2012 10:43 AM

Coopers place looks AWESOME!! I wouldn't mind living in a gas station, besides the smell of gas and oil...
Posted by: Young's Union

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 11 2012 10:51 AM

YOUNG'S UNION -- our family UNION 76 service station in Sumas WA. that I grew up in. Purchased in 1964 by my parents.
Posted by: Nicole

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 11 2012 10:57 AM

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.
Posted by: Firebird

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 11 2012 05:00 PM

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
Posted by: oltoydoc@vintagegas.com

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 11 2012 10:19 PM

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.
Posted by: Serialist

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 11 2012 10:51 PM

Serialist comes from "serialism" a technique that has been used in musical compositions. Kind of avant garde type stuff.
Posted by: texaspelican

Re: User Names - Wed Dec 12 2012 12:25 AM

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
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: User Names - Wed Dec 12 2012 12:49 AM

OMG, The Bird they eat for Thanksgiving! Best way is Deep Fried OUTSIDE [Doesn't smell up the House] & wrapped in Floral Shirts.
LOL
Posted by: THERMOMAN

Re: User Names - Sun Dec 16 2012 08:29 PM

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!


Posted by: GULFGLENY

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 18 2012 01:01 PM

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.
Posted by: full-o-gas

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 18 2012 01:45 PM

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.
Posted by: Chevroid

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 18 2012 06:45 PM

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!
Posted by: hotcidr

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 18 2012 06:49 PM

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
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 18 2012 07:40 PM

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....
Posted by: coheley5

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 18 2012 08:04 PM

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
Posted by: wocopep

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 18 2012 08:46 PM

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.
Posted by: wwagonman

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 18 2012 08:52 PM

My weekend driver is my 1954 Willys 4X4 wagon....

Lee
Posted by: hillsideshortleg

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 18 2012 09:24 PM

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.
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 18 2012 09:33 PM

I have a few Extra ROCKS ya can have, you pay Freight Charges. smile
Posted by: Thunder II

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 18 2012 10:39 PM

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"...
Posted by: 59fairlane

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 18 2012 11:03 PM

I have a 59 Ford Fairlane Convertible aka Sunliner...
Posted by: TheCog

Re: User Names - Wed Dec 19 2012 06:57 PM

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.
Posted by: blacktee

Re: User Names - Wed Dec 19 2012 07:09 PM

I love it when Thunder & Hillsideshortleg post stories. Too far between though, keep posting you guys.

Merry Christmas to you....
Posted by: Cold Pizza

Re: User Names - Wed Dec 19 2012 07:36 PM

I've missed hillsideshortlegs' avatar.
Posted by: THERMOMAN

Re: User Names - Wed Dec 19 2012 08:01 PM

Hillside had the funniest post ive ever read.....wish i could remember or find it.
Posted by: SODAMAMAK

Re: User Names - Wed Dec 19 2012 08:29 PM

(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
Posted by: Tim Rohr

Re: User Names - Wed Dec 19 2012 08:58 PM

With almost 40 visible pumps what else would it be?
Posted by: 1965CHPCSP

Re: User Names - Thu Dec 20 2012 07:15 AM

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.
Posted by: Railroadjoe

Re: User Names - Thu Dec 20 2012 08:42 PM

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.
Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 21 2012 12:47 AM

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!
Posted by: slimert

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 21 2012 05:42 PM

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.
Posted by: justgassy

Re: User Names - Fri Dec 21 2012 06:00 PM

It's the first thing that popped into my simple mind!

Cliff
Posted by: fins n vtwins

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 22 2012 03:31 PM

I have an affinity for Cadillacs and Harley Davidsons
Posted by: marinerone

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 22 2012 08:02 PM

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.......
Posted by: Rust and Dust

Re: User Names - Mon Dec 24 2012 04:14 PM

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".
Posted by: Badmotorfinger

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 25 2012 11:02 AM

My favorite album from one of my favorite bands....Soundgarden.
Posted by: Itsasickness

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 25 2012 11:41 AM

I started innocently enough and soon found myself obsessed
Posted by: Chevrolet SS

Re: User Names - Tue Dec 25 2012 02:19 PM

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!
Posted by: KL Bird

Re: User Names - Wed Dec 26 2012 01:59 PM

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.
Posted by: gaspump39

Re: User Names - Wed Dec 26 2012 05:39 PM

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
Posted by: Canadiandiesel

Re: User Names - Wed Dec 26 2012 05:43 PM

I'm Canadian and Drive a diesel whistle
Posted by: blacktee

Re: User Names - Wed Dec 26 2012 05:53 PM

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
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: User Names - Wed Dec 26 2012 05:59 PM

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!]
Posted by: Canadiandiesel

Re: User Names - Wed Dec 26 2012 06:07 PM

Just completed....Last name too
Posted by: DasFast1

Re: User Names - Wed Dec 26 2012 07:14 PM

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
Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: User Names - Wed Dec 26 2012 08:14 PM

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
Posted by: 72Scamp

Re: User Names - Thu Dec 27 2012 08:12 AM

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.
Posted by: blacktee

Re: User Names - Thu Dec 27 2012 09:39 AM

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
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: User Names - Thu Dec 27 2012 10:34 AM

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
Posted by: blacktee

Re: User Names - Thu Dec 27 2012 10:35 AM


That's it !

Thanks
Posted by: Old Racer

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 29 2012 07:47 AM

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.
Posted by: open wheel

Re: User Names - Sat Dec 29 2012 01:03 PM

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.
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: User Names - Mon Jan 07 2013 08:13 PM

Come on guys, there are currently 212 members online tonite!
Posted by: Esse's Garage

Re: User Names - Mon Jan 07 2013 08:24 PM

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
Posted by: buzzy56

Re: User Names - Mon Jan 07 2013 08:52 PM

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.
Posted by: H1HUMMER

Re: User Names - Tue Jan 08 2013 08:08 AM

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 !
Posted by: tetraethyl

Re: User Names - Tue Jan 08 2013 08:35 AM

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
Posted by: Big B1

Re: User Names - Tue Jan 08 2013 01:47 PM

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!!
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: User Names - Thu Jan 10 2013 06:26 PM

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!
Posted by: Scott Shipers

Re: User Names - Thu Jan 10 2013 08:53 PM

Scott Shipers (pronounced Shypers)
Posted by: gasoildude

Re: User Names - Thu Jan 10 2013 08:54 PM

Shippers LoL wink
Posted by: tx_oil

Re: User Names - Sat Jan 12 2013 01:27 PM

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.
Posted by: upsgaspumps

Re: User Names - Sat Jan 12 2013 01:50 PM

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.
Posted by: Gasman84470

Re: User Names - Sun Oct 18 2015 11:39 AM

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.
Posted by: trifiver

Re: User Names - Sun Oct 18 2015 12:45 PM

Trifiver


I Love 55-56-57 Chevys
Posted by: AZ_66_Native

Re: User Names - Sun Oct 18 2015 01:45 PM

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.
Posted by: old dog

Re: User Names - Sun Oct 18 2015 05:00 PM

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.
Posted by: 47reo-travis

Re: User Names - Sun Oct 18 2015 06:57 PM

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 .
Posted by: Hardy's Garage

Re: User Names - Sun Oct 18 2015 07:02 PM

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.
Posted by: hri_2008

Re: User Names - Sun Oct 18 2015 08:19 PM

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.
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: User Names - Sun Oct 18 2015 10:56 PM

Thought that I did this years ago, guess not. Just my name, Like Dick said, good to know your first name.
Posted by: Gasman84470

Re: User Names - Sun Oct 18 2015 11:27 PM

Travis I got to see the lil red truck in person with sound reducing headphones I presume!
Posted by: Nicole

Re: User Names - Mon Oct 19 2015 01:17 AM

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...
Posted by: Koby

Re: User Names - Mon Oct 19 2015 09:22 AM

I just went with my first name smile
Posted by: Done4

Re: User Names - Mon Oct 19 2015 02:42 PM

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.
Posted by: PetroPlus

Re: User Names - Thu Oct 22 2015 04:45 PM

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.
Posted by: toplescuda

Re: User Names - Fri Oct 23 2015 12:33 PM

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
Posted by: pumpdoc

Re: User Names - Fri Oct 23 2015 10:28 PM

Owned a Petroleum Equipment Maintenance Co. for 36 years. Repaired and delivered many, many gaspumps. What else to be called. Pumpdoc .
Posted by: SandPCollector

Re: User Names - Sat Oct 24 2015 12:17 PM

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.
Posted by: cannonball

Re: User Names - Sun Oct 25 2015 01:49 AM

Mine is for my 1959 GMC Cannonball truck as shown here;

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

Tom