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The American Gas Station   Gas Station Memories
          by Michael Karl Witzel, ASJA           by Michael Karl Witzel, ASJA  
The American Gas Station  
 Hard Cover
 160 Pages
 ISBN: 0879385944
 10-1/4" x 10-1/4"
 76 b&w illustrations
 82 color photographs
Gas Station Memories  
 Soft Cover
 96 Pages
 ISBN: 0879389257
 9.06" x 8.33"
 16 b&w illustrations
 83 color photographs
Currently Out of Print
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The American Gas Station: History and Folklore of the Gas Station in American Car Culture is the service station book that started it all. Here is the complete history of the roadside refueling station, packed with images of vintage service stations, gasoline pumps, gas pump globes, oil containers, neon signs, petroleum mascots, promotional memorabilia called "petroliana," and more.
Gas Station Memories takes a fond, fun, photography packed look at the filling stations of yesteryear and the many aspects that made them so memorable. A rich resource of the gas station, including chapters detailing vintage gasoline signs, gasoline pump globes, station attendants, smoking memorabilia, oil cans and containers, gasoline pumps, and promotional giveaways.
   
 

Drive-in Deluxe   The American Drive-In
          by Michael Karl Witzel, ASJA           by Michael Karl Witzel, ASJA  
Drive-In Deluxe  
 Soft Cover
 160 Pages
 ISBN: 0760302111
 9.06" x 8.33"
 12 b&w illustrations
 79 color photographs
The American Drive-In  
 Hard Cover
 192 Pages
 ISBN: 0879389192
 10-1/4" x 10-1/4"
 122 b&w illustrations
 99 color photographs
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Drive-In Deluxe is a tasty remembrance of the drive-in restaurants and fast food eateries that once lined the roadways of America. Discover the origins of drive-in dining, carhops, customer service, and cruising the Main street strip. Packed with a hefty platter of colorful artifacts from the era of curb service, including menus, burger wrappers, vintage advertising, and postcards. The American Drive-in is an eye-popping chronicle of the drive-in restaurant's glory years and recent revival, including icons like the Texas Pig Stands, A&W, Mels, McDonald's, The Varsity, Porky's, Sonic, and many more. Here is the definitive fast food volume, a fun history of the folklore, architecture, and cuisine of our favorite drive-in restaurants from coast to coast.
   
 
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