Different area but I still remember Competition Sales in Houston before they all disappeared. Back in the early 70's we used to also have Pettigrew/Smith Auto Parts off 43rd, which I worked at for a little while. We had a small area in the front where you could put your parts up for sale without having to pay a percentage. Just a little something to help sales of gaskets, plugs, wires, etc. You could come in there and tell them you needed a certain part, like a Ford starter solenoid, and they could find it without having to know the year/make/model. Damn I miss those days.