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    It's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
    It's been a long road and not all of it was paved.
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    Cool photos. That world was fading throughout my childhood. I remember SOHIO gas, though, and my mom had a Phillips 66 credit card, but would lament at the rapidly dwindling number of stations at which she could use it. We have a newer Gulf station at 8 Mile and Gratiot in Detroit, though-it's the only one I've seen in Michigan in 20 years.

    Now, all the Standard/Amoco stations are BP. I miss all the chrome and neon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Cool photos. That world was fading throughout my childhood. I remember SOHIO gas, though, and my mom had a Phillips 66 credit card, but would lament at the rapidly dwindling number of stations at which she could use it. We have a newer Gulf station at 8 Mile and Gratiot in Detroit, though-it's the only one I've seen in Michigan in 20 years.

    Now, all the Standard/Amoco stations are BP. I miss all the chrome and neon.
    There are Chevron and Shell stations around but the big name oil companies seem to be out of the business and the nice, new places like QT and Racetrack are sucking up everyone with modern self serve convenience stores on every other corner.
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    when I was a kid my dad worked for Shamrock. which i think was luckett oil co. in Boulder, co. right across from the CU campus

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    Those HS and collitch days.... work and travel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Those HS and collitch days.... work and travel




    I remember these two from my youth in Oklahoma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    I remember these two from my youth in Oklahoma.
    I remember getting little dinosaurs and trucks with the logo when my dad would fill up at these stations, i think he had some sort of card they would sign or stamps or some such.

    Gas was 29 9/10 and sometimes went down to 24 9/10 during gas wars. Those were the days!
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    I pumped this at 22.9 when I was a junior in HS. And washed the windows, checked he air in the tires, the water level in the radiator and the dip stick behind the wheel. Opps! cancel that last one. It was in OK, not DC.
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