October 25, 2011
Thank you all for your comments on my little 1969 Mach 1 Mustang win, many asked what's under the hood - it's the original 390, which is pretty rare.
So here's my POTD - and it's New Mexico continued. I'm sorry to say that I don't exactly recall where this old service station was located, but I do know that it was somewhere in New Mexico. When we saw it, Bill and I were both fascinated that (1) it was still standing, and (2) that it had such character and detail to it. The many, many coats of paint lent themselves to a wonderful and colorful shot. We tried to read the many names that had been painted on its awning, but were not successful. Another thing that I found really interesting (as I always do when I see these old gas stations) is how narrow the driveway was. The cars back in the day were so much larger than today's cars, yet the lanes for the gas seem so narrow. Perhaps the pumps were on the outside of the two posts and the awning was just for people walking into the station.
My, oh my! What stories could this old building tell if it could speak. I hope you enjoy this little bit of history as much as I do. If you have a moment, it's worth a look in the larger sizes to see the layers of history in its paint.
Have a wonderful day!!!
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