Architecture / Travel Going Green with Gumball Gas January 22, 2020 Timothy Price33 Comments Old Courthouse building, Holbrook, Arizona Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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That is amazing, what a great color!
Thanks, Julie. Sinclair had a great green.
I remember those old Sinclair stations, especially through Wyoming. The green dinosaur was always a welcome landmark.
Hi Lavinia. We had a lot of them around here, also. I always liked their dinosaur.
Snackbar Dino ?
Hahaha. You could look at it that way. Thanks, Harry.
I can’t remember when I’ve seen a gum ball machine. What cool colors in this, Tim.
Dino gumball green? Thanks, Amy Rose.
No. Never have seen a Dino gumball green. I was speaking generally as in gumball machines. (smile)
I got that. I was referring to the color.
Ohhhh. Gotcha. I don’t believe I’ve seen that color in my bygone days. Hmmmm …. Now you’ve got me thinking.
Do you remember Sinclair gas stations with their green brontosaurus, and Dino Supreme? I vaguely remember they had some cool commercials. I found one on YouTube from 1964 that’s hilarious: https://youtu.be/vAA7wVYr704.
I’m not sure I do remember. Hmmmmm …
I just looked it up. Sinclair only has a presence in midwest, northwest and western states. Nothing east of Missouri or south of Kentucky. They have a hand full of stations in Indiana and western Kentucky. If you grew up in the south or east of Missouri you would not have seen them.
Ah, that would make sense. I live in the NE of the USA. That’s why Sinclair doesn’t ring a bell. Thank you for the research. Now I can stop thinking. At least about green dinosaurs. LOL
I could tell that was going to be a mind boggler. I figured there must be something up with Sinclair’s presence or lack thereof where you are. Do you remember Humble Oil’s “Put a Tiger in your Tank” in the 60s and 70s? Humble consolidated into Exxon.
I remember “Put a Tiger in your Tank”! Sure do! Yep, first Humble then Exxon, you are right.
I love it! Those old gas station pumps have so much charm. Green is my favorite color. Add a dinosaur and I’m positively giddy. Hugs.
I haven’t seen one of those in a while, cool!
Hi Tiffany. I look up their distribution map. They have a lot of stations in the upper midwest, northwest and California. They show only a few stations in New Mexico now. I don’t recall seeing a Sinclair station in ages. With modern pumps, they probably don’t have Dino them.
I love these retro-machines:)
Thanks, Victoria. They are cool.
This is about as cool as it can get. What a find! Love it.
Thanks, Holly. Living way down in Florida, you don’t have Sinclair Dinos. Do you remember seeing any on your Route 66 ride?
Yes, we saw some, so amazing! No where else would one find a scene like this photo Tim.
Old Route has some amazing things. There’s a car collector in town how has also been collecting, restoring and preserving some of the old neon signs that used to grace Old Route 66. I need to see if I can get a tour of the warehouse that houses all that stuff.
I hope you can. I hope they continue to restore this legendary highway and it’s historic sites.
That is a collectors dream!
I guess it would be. Thanks, Teri.
Hahaha! That should work. I hope it catches on.
Thanks, Resa. We’ll see.
Awesome colour Tim 🙂