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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

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Gas Station Brands Which I'd Like To See Make A Comeback

Posted 12-31-2021 at 01:47 PM by case44

First off, I know that it's not likely to happen. Secondly, I also know that gone are the days of several different service guys who fill up your tank, clean off your windshield, and put air in your tires, but we won't specifically go there.

Don't you just miss Fina? You remember that brand. They used to have Pflaaash back in the olden days. In Texas, a lot of the old Fina stations I see around have been replaced by the Alon brand. Not sure where that one is based, but I'd love to see a Fina comeback if, for nothing else, only to see their shield-like logo shape on a sign once again.

Remember these other oldies?

DX. Ah, the diamond-shaped orange and blue. I saw an article that had a local entrepreneur in Lebanon, Missouri, actually renovate his Route 66 gas station and put the DX brand on his building. I'd have to go see that!

Vickers. They were famous for their batwing design.

Apco. Always liked that blue hood ornament underneath those red letters.

And there's one which still exists in other parts of the country, Amoco, and they have a partnership with BP, but I'd love to see Amoco come to Texas. Those stations were rare here many years ago, but it was great fun seeing that red, white, and blue torch logo in some small town somewhere. As a matter of fact, here's a link to a 2017 article heralding its comeback after years of dormancy.


Just think, if Amoco can be allowed to come back, then someone at one of the other cats ought to consider reviving Fina in my state or elsewhere. With new convenience store concepts popping up at a record pace, I don't see why not.
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  1. Old Comment
    My dad always filled up at Standard, they gave away drinking glasses. We had a whole cabinet full of them.
    When we were kids we would always stop by this Skelly gas station because they had a busted soda machine that would give you free sodas just by pushing the selector button. Those were the 10oz bottles.
    My city has the largest AMOCO sign in the world, the news uses it as a landmark.
    Posted 12-31-2021 at 04:46 PM by aliasfinn aliasfinn is online now
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    Is Sunoco still around? Haven't seen a Texaco in a while.

    I remember KM (Kerr McGee). My uncle worked at a station called SITE.
    Posted 01-01-2022 at 09:58 PM by MoNative34 MoNative34 is offline
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    I'd make a push for Amoco, since that had been a Midwestern fixture for many years.
    Posted 02-20-2022 at 12:46 PM by malfunction malfunction is offline

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