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Re: The traveling CVN bottle opener thread

Post by GoldPanther » November 21st, 2018, 3:25 pm

Oh boy there are a lot of so cool pictures there.
Ponyguy, How much for one of those little Amoco gas pump toys? JK I really liked them, plus the Amoco gas station pic. It gives me nostalgia because that was my preferred gasoline when I started driving.
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Re: The traveling CVN bottle opener thread

Post by Ponyguy » November 22nd, 2018, 1:48 am

GoldPanther wrote:
November 21st, 2018, 3:25 pm
Oh boy there are a lot of so cool pictures there.
Ponyguy, How much for one of those little Amoco gas pump toys? JK I really liked them, plus the Amoco gas station pic. It gives me nostalgia because that was my preferred gasoline when I started driving.
Ha Ha!
Nope, those mini-pumps aren't for sale. They're memories for me...

Way back in the day in the 1960's, I pumped a lot of Standard Red Crown (and notsomuch Gold Crown) at a Standard Station on St Charles Road & Route 83 in Elmhurst, IL. A few years (and some college) later, I went to work for Standard Oil Corporate at the company's Research Center in Naperville alongside I-88. In time, the name morphed into strictly Amoco for all the subsidiary companies under the Standard Oil umbrella, then it all became Amoco until 1998, when the greedy bastard H. Laurance Fuller and his cronies sold out (for personal profit) to BP in a "merger of equals," only BP was a "little more equal" than Amoco. Yes, I'm still quite bitter about the entire "merger" which amounted to an unquestioned hostile takeover. It forced my early retirement and cost me my career. Read this article about it. There have been comparisons made to the Daimler-Chrysler "merger," which also ended poorly.

Standard/Amoco had an incredibly strong market acceptance in the Midwest; they were the marketplace leader by far. BP failed to understand that concept, and proceeded to convert all the friendly, comfortable Standard/Amoco Torch & Oval logos into green and yellow colored fuel pumps and buildings. BP cut costs (and corners) wherever they possibly could; the levels of operational safety enforced by Amoco's management upon its employees was the toughest in the business... until BP took over. We took safety damn seriously, and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill would never have occurred on Amoco's watch. BP ultimately was forced to sell its biggest refinery (Texas City Refinery, which itself also suffered an explosion with multiple fatalities earlier, in 2005, while under BP management) to pay the fines incurred.

Okay, I'm off my soapbox now...
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Re: The traveling CVN bottle opener thread

Post by GoldPanther » November 22nd, 2018, 2:56 am

Damn that was sad.
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Re: The traveling CVN bottle opener thread

Post by CrownBen » December 14th, 2018, 10:27 am

My inbox has been quiet, and I think Mr. Buzzfeed is getting tired of being in my jacket pocket. I keep him there in case I go somewhere exciting, but alas, I haven't and probably won't be.

I am adding a Two Brothers bottlecap, a Warrenville brewery that has really exploded in the last couple years. I need to try one of their new sours.

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Re: The traveling CVN bottle opener thread

Post by bluejay_32 » December 15th, 2018, 11:01 pm

I had the same problem until I posted the thread over here. Maybe try bumping it over there, too?
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Re: The traveling CVN bottle opener thread

Post by CrownBen » December 18th, 2018, 11:18 am

Yeah, I haven't checked in over there in a while, probably should.
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Re: The traveling CVN bottle opener thread

Post by Fauxbravic » December 19th, 2018, 11:29 pm

CrownBen wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 10:27 am
My inbox has been quiet, and I think Mr. Buzzfeed is getting tired of being in my jacket pocket. I keep him there in case I go somewhere exciting, but alas, I haven't and probably won't be.

I am adding a Two Brothers bottlecap, a Warrenville brewery that has really exploded in the last couple years. I need to try one of their new sours.

There's no place like home for the holidays... won't someone give him a home?
Hey there, I'd be glad to take Mr. Buzzfeed on an up coming adventure here in the west, just let me know.

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Re: The traveling CVN bottle opener thread

Post by bluejay_32 » December 20th, 2018, 12:05 am

Should probably take that to PM.
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Re: The traveling CVN bottle opener thread

Post by a_d_a_m » December 20th, 2018, 10:06 am

Yeah, PM that crap. You don't know what kinda creeps we have around here. I edited the post.
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Re: The traveling CVN bottle opener thread

Post by Fauxbravic » December 20th, 2018, 10:30 pm

Woops, thought I did, thanks all for looking out, my apologies.
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Re: The traveling CVN bottle opener thread

Post by Ponyguy » December 21st, 2018, 6:26 am

a_d_a_m wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 10:06 am
Yeah, PM that crap. You don't know what kinda creeps we have around here. I edited the post.
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Woops, thought I did, thanks all for looking out, my apologies.
Yep, ya never know who or what kind of creepy folks might be trolling this site, so it's best to take personally identifiable stuff to Private Message... or at least use the "Cigar Lounge" forum which is only visible to CV.News members, and then only use it to display personally identifiable stuff if you trust the general membership here.

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Re: The traveling CVN bottle opener thread

Post by CrownBen » January 9th, 2019, 11:50 am

Managed to get out to one more place, Two Brothers brewpub.
After a long hard day ripping up tile in my kitchen, I was beat and in no mood for cooking anything, and also had a taste for fish tacos. Went there and enjoyed that, a cherry stout, and finally had one of their sours which was pretty good. Kris, the bartender that night, was happy to oblige my picture request and actually put far more effort into it than I expected- I'd have been happy with it just sitting up there next to the growler.
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Now he's packed up, (with tracking, and insured for $50) ready to go on to his next adventure! So long, little buddy!
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Re: The traveling CVN bottle opener thread

Post by Fauxbravic » February 3rd, 2019, 6:36 pm

Greetings and salutations from Tucson AZ.!!

I apologize for the delay in getting this going again, work, life, the usual.
So Mr. Buzzfeed arrived here on 09 Jan. just in time for the Zip-Tie drags and cruise from LA to Tucson on 18 Jan. Which, since I'm a little crazy meant I was red eyeing it from Tucson to LA and meeting up with friends and turning around to come back. Why not?
Needed to do some last minute maintenance before the Cannonball.
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A job well done deserves a reward.
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Re: The traveling CVN bottle opener thread

Post by Fauxbravic » February 3rd, 2019, 7:05 pm

Sorry I didn't get many pics of the actual trip, sleep deprivation, lack of a co-pilot, and our need to get back to Tucson to get a good pit space and much needed refreshments.
I did manage this pic of Chris in the ADTR Marauder though, we were the 2 DX blue cars in a pack of performance white rides.
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The following day was taken up by catching up with old friends and hanging out in the pits with the car show and what not.

Mr. Buzzfeed and the ADTR Marauder.
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And hanging off of Casper, that's Mr. BlackCVPI, owner of the Car Craft Crown Vic, he rode shotgun with Chris this year.
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Re: The traveling CVN bottle opener thread

Post by Fauxbravic » March 8th, 2019, 11:02 pm

Alright!!
The rest of the pics from Zip-Tie Drags weekend keep coming up sideways, I've tried everything, if y'all want to see them let me know.

So, moving onto last week, we had our annual Heritage Flight Conference training course fly into town for 4 days of training before the start of the air show season here at Davis-Monthan AFB.

Here's you know who hanging off the business end of the Hog.
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And checking out the Viper.
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Then I got some decent pics of some Mustangs.
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