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History A nice collection of old stuff

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by pontiac, May 23, 2010.

  1. pontiac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 769


    I spotted this place on the way to visit a friend of mine and had to stop on the way back. This guy had a lot of stuff. He was very nice and knowledgeable too. It's all original things, but still very cool. I stayed for about 1 1/2 hours and talked with him and he showed me all these cars and parts he had laying around.

    Here's some pictures I took.

    Beckley, WV Greyhound bus


    1913 Roadster

    1954 Nash


    1897 Horse drawn hearse

    Another Studebaker (horse drawn)

    1908 Electric Commercial truck... this thing was huge.

    Gas pumps



    Another old hearse


    Mail Delivery

    More horse drawn cars sitting on the bed of that Electric truck

    And I had to get some pictures of my car sitting at the filling station also

    No self serve going on here :D He was kind enough to pump the gas!



  2. AZ29
    Joined: Nov 11, 2009
    Posts: 43

    from Arizona

    Great photos, thanks!
  3. cool stuff...great he spoke and let you look around...
  4. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,410


    awesome collection he should have a museum , thanks for sharing the story and photos

  5. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,282

    from Missouri

  6. Greg'Hel
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 213

    from Iowa

    What a great find! Even if it's not for sale!
  7. Navigator 23
    Joined: Aug 27, 2009
    Posts: 35

    Navigator 23

    awesome stuff that bike is really cool
  8. Great pics. Thanks for sharing.
  9. I want to buy gasoline at that price again !!! >>>>.
  10. publicenemy1925
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,187

    from OKC, OK

  11. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Looks like he has been collecting for quite a long time. If that is/was a functioning gas station and he has owned it for a long time I'll bet a lot of that stuff just fell in the driveway over the years and he was there to take it off the hands of willing owners. Either that or customers turned him on to where he could aquire the stuff.

  12. playtag
    Joined: Feb 19, 2010
    Posts: 79


    Reminds me of travelling route 50 through WV some years back when I was collecting signs and saw this filling station from the 20's still had the visble pumps ourside stopped and the man was very nice. turned out he knew people in my hometown in Pa. and he showed me his collection in another building of model T's.I'm glad to see collections are still out there and there are still people who appreciate the spring wagons.When there gone there won't be anymore.Great pictures!
  13. 51 BIRD
    Joined: Jan 5, 2010
    Posts: 431

    51 BIRD

    Does he drink beer? I'd have made a day out of it :cool:
  14. pontiac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 769


    He apparently has been collecting since before the 1950's. He had trophy's in a glass case that he won from shows back in the 50's and 60's with different cars.

    The 1897 Hearse he had, I remember him telling me he bought it in 1951. And the T Roadster his dad bought when he was young.

    The filling station and his garage both were nearly completely full of antiques.

    I'm definitely going back and will spend more time down there. I'll ask him next time more about the old filling station.

  15. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,082

    from California

    cool stuff. life is all about the stuff... people come and go, but your stuff stays forever.
  16. guy51usa
    Joined: Jul 29, 2006
    Posts: 69


    Bet you don't want to work for the wages we got when gas was that price.
  17. ratrodder34
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 2,219

    from Irvine,ky.

    MAN.......nice photos and thanks for sharing.
  18. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,950


    Like stepping back in time....

  19. Lowmerc50
    Joined: Apr 25, 2008
    Posts: 588


    What a cool place..Thanks for sharing
  20. howco
    Joined: Apr 14, 2010
    Posts: 295


    I love old places like that, they are great fun, don't run into to many any more though.......thanks for posting the pics (nice chevy 4 door)
  21. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,173


    Thanks for posting the photos!
  22. RussTee
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,218


    a collection like we would all wish to have and he is willing to share great to see wonder what kiwi kevs collection will be like in time to come????

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