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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. TOE
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
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    This is a really cool post!

    Here is one from the town I grew up in. Used to see it all the time, unfortunately it was taken down about a week or so after I shot this pic.

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    This one is not too far from where I live now...

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  2. JamesG
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    From plan59.

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  3. That rules.
     
  4. Here's Baltimore's own Natty Boh still hi atop the city skyline.....

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  5. Here is one from my collection. Anybody know the history of it??? Great thread...
     

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  6. Rustler
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    I heard it was in Oregon......
     
  7. mikecola
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    from So. Cal.

    Espanola, New Mexico. Wish I could of stuck around to see it lit up. From the mid-60's I was told. It's a liquor store.

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  8. Dino the weirdo
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    How 'Bout the Sycamore Drive-in In bethel,Ct.? Home of Summer Cruise from '82 to '87.
     

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  9. Dino the weirdo
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    Gotta dig through my files...Got plenty more of Sycamore Summer Cruise. stand By !
     
  10. Dino the weirdo
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    Found them!...Here's Ol "Weirdo" hisself (me) on roof for cheap promo shot. Nice close -up of neon . Owners ran the place from 1948, But had only painted Signage until Cruise became a hit. Then they went for Vintage Neon Look in about "84.
     

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  11. Dino the weirdo
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    Ta-da!
     

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  12. Dino the weirdo
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    My favorite Shot
     

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  13. mr.chevrolet
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    in the 80's my ex-wife and i opened a small ice cream shop. i had the YENKO CHEVROLET ok used car sign given to me. i stripped off the paint and had my ice cream shop's name painted in. if i had only known....
     
  14. joeybsyc
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    Thats nuts!!! I'm a big collector of Yenko memorabilia, but the only sign from the dealership I've managed to acquire is the original PA state inspection "Keystone" shaped sign with Yenko's official inspection station # tag on the bottom. Got it from one of your neighbors in Canonsburg. Not sure if it relates to the "neon" theme this thread has, but here's a collection of original showroom art from 60's Chevy dealerships... Some pretty cool old "mod" style silk screened designs.

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  15. Damn.....you figure a way to repop these and you could retire!!!! every chevy guy in the country would love these in their shop/house:cool:
     
  16. COOP666
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    from Burbank!

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  17. 427v8
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    I got this off of an old hot dog stand. the stand was actually long gone with just the arrow on a pole.

    I was wanting it for years, then one day they knocked it over to build on the site. Mine mine mine!

    I had to replace every socket and completely rewire it.
    I also just finished a microprossor based sequencer to flash the lights.
    Pretty cool.

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    Keith
     
  18. 427v8
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    from Minnesota

    And I can't believe no one posted a pic of Porkies in St Paul Minnesota!

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  19. joeybsyc
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    I'm sure they could be repopped, but if the same signs were in every garage in the country would they be as cool? I think not! ;)
     
  20. flatjack
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  21. Bob K
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    I rescued this from the front of an old tavern that had changed ownership and this was going to the junk yard.

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    This was on a pole out in back of another tavern in the north woods of Wisconsin. Gotta get the neon put back in it yet.

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    I got this from an old dude that had a bunch of shit scattered around his parents home on Hwy 32 in Northeastern Wisconsin, I want to get the neon restored but the projects come first.

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  22. Attila
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    Not difficult for me to knock that glass out. Give me an accurate tracing on 1 piece of paper of the letters and glass PK housings, with center to cent marks for the PKs written for good measure.

    If there isn't an art store around for paper, Kinko's has 36" spools for 75 cents/ft.
     
  23. HotRodPaint.com
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    How about these?

    The original shop sign, from the Tucson shop of the famous Fisher & Greth Speed Sport Roadster, when they were making wire front wheels for drag racing.

    .....and a copy of the sign underneath, from when the Tucson Timing Association held drag races on the local Air Force base.
     

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  24. These are from a couple of different road trips.
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  25. Here are a couple of pics showing some of the signs in my garage, The Hot Rod Grille.

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  26. Rustler
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    More Chevrolet..............
     

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  27. Sounds like Baxter Auto Parts
     
  28. I stay here sometimes....
     

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  29. Thats a repro, original is in Sturgis South Dakota:):eek:
     

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