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#158701 - Thu Nov 05 2009 05:39 AM FATW -- Found Along The Way -- November 2009
thermactor Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Hey Guys & Gals,

It's time to share the petro relics that we've stumbled across in our recent travels, and check out what other people have found as well.

If you would like to contribute to this feature, simply post the pictures here or email them directly to me and I will post them for you. Be sure to include a story or description with your submissions.

If it's too close to the next installment, please note that I may hold your contribution for posting when the new FATW comes up.
Send 'em in!!

Happy Trails!

Wes

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#158702 - Thu Nov 05 2009 05:41 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- November 2009 [Re: thermactor]
thermactor Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Let's start out with the old Motor Inn in Springfield. It's a great example of an early car storage garage, and has a great sign too!




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#158703 - Thu Nov 05 2009 05:44 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- November 2009 [Re: thermactor]
thermactor Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Here's what looks to be a former Gulf station in Michigan:




Pretty nice simple canopy station with added garage bays:





Check out the thermometer!

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#158705 - Thu Nov 05 2009 05:48 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- November 2009 [Re: thermactor]
thermactor Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Apr 27 2005
Loc: Decatur, IL
Someone's shop in central Illinois. Anyone on Oldgas?




Very intact old porcelain Texaco in Michigan:





That's all I've got for now -- let's see some of your finds!

Wes

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#158738 - Thu Nov 05 2009 10:50 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- November 2009 [Re: thermactor]
Jack R Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
Seen at a pit stop, Tom's Place, in so. Cal. last weekend.



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#158750 - Thu Nov 05 2009 02:41 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- November 2009 [Re: Jack R]
TUCKER48 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed May 14 2008
Loc: DANSVILLE MICHIGAN USA
Took a drive on my lunch break a while ago and decided to take pictures of these old stations in Lansing.
The Standard station used to be a carburator repair shop. I used to deliver parts to them in the mid 80's. The inside looks pretty bad now. Drywall and plaster is coming down. Probably has a roof leak. Sad to see it this way. The city of Lansing puts on a car show every year called Cruisin the Gut. It would be great if someone brought this back to its former glory so people could take pics with their hot rods. Wishful thinking, I'm sure some day I'll drive by and it will be gone.







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#158752 - Thu Nov 05 2009 03:00 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- November 2009 [Re: TUCKER48]
TUCKER48 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed May 14 2008
Loc: DANSVILLE MICHIGAN USA
Not petro but right down the road from the Standard station is this old railroad station. I really like the looks of this old building but sad to report it seems to be in worse shape than the gas station. This used to be a popular restaurant in the mid 80's but has fallen victim to time and neclect. Sure wish somebody could save this place.











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#158753 - Thu Nov 05 2009 03:02 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- November 2009 [Re: TUCKER48]
TUCKER48 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed May 14 2008
Loc: DANSVILLE MICHIGAN USA
Just half a block down from the railroad station is this neat little building. I'm sure it was a gas station long before it was a barber shop.

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#158754 - Thu Nov 05 2009 03:07 PM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- November 2009 [Re: TUCKER48]
TUCKER48 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed May 14 2008
Loc: DANSVILLE MICHIGAN USA
This was a former Gulf station that may be a former repair shop also. The city has spent all summer doing a road/sewer seperation project right on this guys front door. I have tried on and off for 10 years to buy one or both of the poles but they have never been for sale. A long time ago the owner claimed he had the porcelain Gulf sign for one of the poles. I've never seen it and could not say if he still has it. Oh well.







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#158837 - Fri Nov 06 2009 07:16 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- November 2009 [Re: TUCKER48]
publicenemy1925 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Apr 06 2008
Loc: OKC, OK
Sign in Oklahoma City next to the Downtown Farmer's Market.
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#158838 - Fri Nov 06 2009 07:18 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- November 2009 [Re: publicenemy1925]
publicenemy1925 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Apr 06 2008
Loc: OKC, OK
This on the backside of the building with the texaco sign at the Downtown Farmer's Market in Oklahoma City.
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#158839 - Fri Nov 06 2009 07:20 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- November 2009 [Re: publicenemy1925]
publicenemy1925 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Apr 06 2008
Loc: OKC, OK
The Deep Rock station is on the corner of western and main in OKC. HEY, it's for rent!
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#158840 - Fri Nov 06 2009 07:21 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- November 2009 [Re: publicenemy1925]
publicenemy1925 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Apr 06 2008
Loc: OKC, OK
Across the street from the Deep Rock is a warehouse with some really cool stuff inside. The pump is really cool.
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#158841 - Fri Nov 06 2009 07:24 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- November 2009 [Re: publicenemy1925]
publicenemy1925 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Apr 06 2008
Loc: OKC, OK
New Shell sign in OKC in the midtown area.
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#158842 - Fri Nov 06 2009 07:31 AM Re: FATW -- Found Along The Way -- November 2009 [Re: publicenemy1925]
publicenemy1925 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Apr 06 2008
Loc: OKC, OK
You would need a big space for this one! Both pieces are there. The price is 600$ last time I asked. In OKC at a house salvage.
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