Some interesting sightings in Wyoming

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg When I arrived in Cody, this was my greetings! Across the street from the Holiday Inn on Sheridan Ave, a cruise night. Some new Mopars, and this beautiful Dodge Custom Royal and this MINT 1981 Dodge Ram 150. Although they get tons of snow there the guys there told me the cars don't rust because they don't use salt.
     
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    image.jpeg No shit, I get to Jackson and there is a framed photo in my cabin, right over my bed
     
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    image.jpeg Try to hike in the Grand Tetons and these signs are posted
     
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    I don't know when the last time I saw a Sinclair gas station. I saw several in So Dakota. So cool with the dinosaur statues.
     
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    And yes, I did get some shit from the Mrs. She was not understanding the fact that my first photos of the trip were of cars. :steering:
     
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    Good one!

    I'll be doing a week-long Wyoming trip in mid-September. A pal of mine is a cop in Casper, and he's always sending me lot of pics of old iron rolling around there. I guess the (surprising) lack of road salt in the winter (it doesn't work in the months of subzero temps there) and an overall dry environment keeps 'em alive.

    Flying in to Denver, up to Casper, up/over to Yellow, down to Jackson, flying out from there.
     
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    And love that "bears" sign.

    And there's a town in Wyoming named Sinclair. Yeah, that Sinclair. 1930s_image1.jpg
     
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    There's actually a few Sinclair stations in northern Jersey. Two in Budd Lake and one in Ringwood. I was surprised when I drove by one a while back. I had thought that they were all out west. There's a bunch in New York too. The ones in the east may be fairly new, possibly replacing some of the Hess stations.
     
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    Yeah, we had 'em in DC until the mid-70s, when they became BP (and sometimes ARCO) stations. The retail oil industry has seen dramatic consolidations and expansions for the past 50 years. There are several books on the whole thing of refineries, pipelines, deals, divestitures, partnerships, etc.

    And then there's Exxxxxxxxxon. (cue the Jaws music). I own stock.....
     
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    I'm sure!!! What are the chances?
     
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    It works there. But it simply isn't used. I remember when CO started using MagChloride on the roads and the people were so against it. Course it was slick as shit when they laid it down the night before a storm. And there's the damage it did to the vehicles.

    Maybe the lack of salt on the roads out west has something to do with not wanting to pollute the freshwater as there's so little of it. I don't know.
     
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    In the '90s, I drove up to Noble, OK and happened upon a functional Sinclair gas station. Inflated Dino hanging in the front window. I was surprised. Hadn't seen that since the '60s when the TX stations that sold Sinclair changed to something else.

    When I Googled "Sinclair gas" several years ago, I discovered the parent company has some stations in the Dakota region, but also some nicer resort property up there, too. Quite interesting.

    Along about 1972, the Gulf Oil service stations in the TX and southern regions changed to Chevron. Credit cards and all. "Gulf" never went away, just not down here. "Marketing Rights" purchased by somebody else. Now they are returning every now and then.

    Used to be that each oil company had their own fleets of trucks to deliver fuel. Plus related tank farms in the metro areas. Now, it seems that everything is "splash blended" at the fuel terminals, where "everybody" fills up. So who might have decreased "brand loyalty"? Perhaps I'm incorrect in that presumption?

    I always like to see '60s-style gas stations and related brands. Many off the beaten path.

    Enjoy!
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    In the sixties through mid seventies, brand loyalty was fun as oil companies strived to set themselves apart with assorted gimmicks and promos. [Dino! Tiger!]

    Then the first gas crisis changed everything.

    Now, brand loyalty to gas is like brand loyalty to bottled water: It’s all the same. Probably always was, but kids liked Dino more than “66”. :)
     
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    I had NO IDEA there were still Sinclair stations still around. We had a few of them in the DC area in the 60's/70's and I THINK I even had one of their "mascot" stuffed green dinosaurs at one point...……
     
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    There's more than you'd think;

    https://www.sinclairoil.com/customers/locations
     
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    By observation, "Fina with PHLASH" was their last "flash in the pan", in the earlier '70s.

    CBODY67
     
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    Yeah, I grew up in DC 60/70s, where the Sinclairs became BPs. Elsewhere they became Arcos.

    Too bad the charming Esso stations became corporate Exxons, but I don’t complain about my Exxon stock dividends....
     
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    They still have their own blends, but yeah, all carriers fill at the same refineries, just add X and Y and maybe Z for this guy, X, Z and Q for that one, etc, etc... I'm still a loyal customer for my gas, but I jumped to a different brand for my 91 octane, 30¢/gallon will make me switch.
     
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