Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Flashback Friday gas prices, thanks to Hagerty Car Ins Co. the gas was priced the same as the year of the vehicle that drove up

Hagerty Insurance, as a tribute to the classic cars and the good ol days of cheap gas, gave a few classic car owners in Beverly Hills California a chance to top off their tanks at throwback prices last Friday, from 8am to 11am, in honor of the seventh annual Collector Car Appreciation Day.

Taking over the classic 76 gas station in Beverly Hills, at Crescent and Santa Monica, Hagerty transformed the swooping structure into an old-fashioned service station.

The cost of each driver's fuel was whatever the average gasoline price was when his or her car first his the road. The owner of one 1970 Ford Mustang, for example, paid 70 cents a gallon to top off his tank. A guy in a '55 Chevy Bel Air, meanwhile, shelled out just 29 cents a gallon.

Hagerty also gave away 100 $50 gas cards in a Facebook give away event, selected randomly from everyone who tagged their post @HagertyClassicCars , in honor of Classic Car Appreciation Day.

Out of 700 people that entered for them, that's pretty good odds of winning

If you are wondering about the swoopy roof on this building, it's in the Googie architectural style

The canopy was designed in 1965 for the Los Angeles International Airport. When the airport plans changed, the canopy was installed here for Jack Colker's Union 76 station.

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