Tom McDonald just a little while ago

 

When Service Stations were Service Stations
and did more then just pump gas
And Car Dealers did more then Just Sell Cars


This web page is possible only with the generosity of Tom McDonald
who operated a Texaco full service station in Collinsville, IL

 
Gene's Texaco, Collinsville, IL, 1966.
This picture was taken just about the time when 
Gene Halbrooks purchaced the station from Bill Byer.
Tom McDonald worked for both Tom and Gene that time.

 
 An early 1900's Texaco Service Station
An early 1900's Texaco Service Station
Gas $0.30 a gallon
Payne & Twoney Texaco Service center, early teens
 The quality of service stations is greatly improving
Texaco followed suit with a mush more pleasant environment
That might be Jed Clampett standing there.
A texaco delivery truck. Looks like a 1920's Mack
The service bay, well they made do with what
was available
Standard Gasoline "Minute Service station No. 2" from the 
early 20's, Washington, D.C
Filling the tank took a bit of work back in the early part of
the 1900's
An early 1930's Mobiloil Service Station
A late 40's/ early 50's Mobiloil Service Station
That's a 1949 or 1950 ford being filled
Philips 66 Service Station selling Lee tires in the late 40's

Car Dealers that did more then just Sell Cars


Wouldn't you Really Rather Have a Buick ?
Well you can get one at Reliable Auto Sales
Blackburn Motors sold the REO truck in 1945
1951 was a good year for Blackburn and Ford
A new 1954 Mercury Convertible pulling a travel trailer
from Blackburn Motors. This was the car and trailer 
used in the Desi & Lucy movie "The Long, Long Trailer"
An actual movie poster for the "Long, Long Trailer"
       "Staring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz"
An actual movie poster for the "Long, Long Trailer"
       "Staring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz"
It looks like someone won themselves a new 1963 International Scout from Dan Truck Motor Co.
This area is going to have a new 1964 International
ambulance from Dan Truck Motor Co.
East St. Louis Public library just got the first  Bookmobile 
in the area from Dan Truck Co. the International Dealer

 
    Links
John's Old Car and Truck Pictures
Visit our Home in Summerville Nova Scotia. This house was built in 1873.
Where we live and what we do
Yes you can get a Jeep stuck, Really stuck if you just half try.
Have a look and see how a
Jeep can get really stuck
Historic Aircraft Pictures
The Early Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
The Model T Ford
The Model A Ford
Click here to View the Famous Chevy Tri-Five 55, 56 and 57 Chevrolets
The Chevy Tri-Five 
55, 56 and 57 Chevrolets
The Chevrolet Corvette
From 1963 to 1970
The Early American Sporty Cars
The Oshkosh The Truck that all other only dream of becoming
The Oshkosh 
The Truck of Trucks
The Divco Truck
America's Milk Truck
The 1952 cars of The World
The Netherlands and most of Europe has a large following of North American Cars
The Old Cars of the Netherlands
1937 Chrysler Convertible
with a Swiss Tusher Body
1925 British Humber 8/18 Chummy
This page shows the complete frame off rebuild
The Ford Mustang

The Cars Dreams are made of
Those Old Classic Convertibles
Cadillac, Duesenberg, Cords 
and many more
The Cars of the Chrysler Corporation
Once you saw one you would never forget it
The Studebaker 
If you remember it, could you
ever forget it ?
The Packard
A Picture Tour of the Nash and Hudson
The Nash and Hudson
The Hudson, Essex, and Terraplanes
that were found in Australia
Anthony Hazelaar's Model T 
Trucks and Cars
That wonderful Pickup Truck 
The Volkswagen From 1932 to the end of thre Beetle
The Kaiser and the Frazer
The Henry J
The Stanley Steamer
The cars of IKA Argentina 
Kaiser's Jeeps and American Motors that were built in Argentina in the 1950's and 60's and 70's
The Chevrolet from 1916 to 1970
The Corvair 1960 to 1969
Don Pate's 1947 Chevy Aero Sedan 
View the rebuilding of this car from the bullet holes to the trophy winning
The Pontiac
The Oldsmobile
The Cadillac
Wouldn't you rather have a Buick
Wouldn't you rather have a Buick
The Ford Motor Company from 1908 to 1969
The Jeep from 1940 to the present
Eric Gordon's Kaiser Rebuild
There are many pictures showing the details of this rebuild
All you Kaiser lovers would like to have one of these. Watch it being made.
Eric Gordon's 1954 Kaiser
Convertible Convertion
"Coming Home"
The story of Eric Gordon finding and bringing his Kaiser Convertible Home after searching for it for 20 years
Eric Gordon's First Kaiser
A 1951 Deluxe which comes to a startling end
Click here to View the Jeeps of World War II
WW II Jeeps
View some of John Evan's  Artwork
View some of John' Evan's 
Auto Artwork 
That Cute Little Crosley
The Chrysler Airflow
The Tucker '48'
The Official Amphicar Web Site
A great site with links to everything Amphicar
A website featuring many articles on many different cars
If you can't find it anywhere else, try here
Canadian Railways
Another fun page involving a Jeep
Tour the 64 remaining Covered Bridges 
of New Brunswick
The Covered Bridges that once dotted
Nova Scotia.
If any one is interested in Microsoft's Flight Simulator I have written some scenery files for Summerville. Maitland, Windsor and Summerville now has an Airport
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