Sunday, January 13, 2013

Airplanes used to get you to pull into gas stations or restaurants, the best one first, Bobs Air Mail Service on Wilshire Blvd in Los Angeles, circa 1938

the Royal Albatross, an airplane used as a service station, located on the eastern vertex of a narrow strip of land bordered by Ventura Boulevard (south), Ventura Place (north, seen here, foreground) and Laurel Canyon Boulevard (west)

as you might read on the tail area, it was labeled the "Happy Landing" and sold Mobil gasoline

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Below images from the guru of the Roadside attraction and signs:

The above is the only photo in this post from and the airplane over Evans Service Station does not appear on any Google search, or other websites that I could dig up when looking for more cool old airplanes and warbirds for this post

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