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Re: Sinclair Gasoline [Re: Chris142] #5097017 05/05/19 10:37 PM
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When I was a kid they had "Dino the dinosaur" as their mascot. I ordered a inflatable pool toy of Dino. Have not heard about Sinclair in 50 years in northeast.

They had a green dinosaur at the one here. People kept tagging it with paint so they took him away.


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Re: Sinclair Gasoline [Re: das_peikko] #5097058 05/06/19 12:44 AM
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Sinclair is basically all I've used for decades here in the Midwest.

Not hard to find stations across Nebraska and Wyoming; lesser numbers in Colorado, Kansas, and Missouri.

Great fuel and if you get one of their credit cards many stations roll back the price at least a nickel a gallon. I frequent a couple that roll back ten cents/gallon and another fifteen cents.

Re: Sinclair Gasoline [Re: das_peikko] #5097132 05/06/19 06:44 AM
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After the 1964 Worlds Fair and Sinclair's Dinoland, and the brand change of a local gas station in Brooklyn......I assumed they went out of business.


Just put the friggin' Maxlife in and be done with it!
Re: Sinclair Gasoline [Re: das_peikko] #5097135 05/06/19 06:45 AM
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They made the best looking fuel pumps before my time.



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Re: Sinclair Gasoline [Re: das_peikko] #5097205 05/06/19 08:03 AM
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Used to be many of them around here in Lincoln Ne .Now only about 2-3 of them left. 1 still has the little dinosaur out front. They are pretty far away from my area of town so I have not been to a Sinclair station in years in at least 15 years, Back in the 80's and 90's there were a lot more of them but Casey's bought out several of them when they were expanding to many locations.


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Re: Sinclair Gasoline [Re: das_peikko] #5097276 05/06/19 09:25 AM
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They used to be huge through the entire Plains States and some Midwestern states.... all thru the 1970-1980's

Many had green dinosaurs as mascots - some were small, some were HUGE!


I very seldom see one anymore.
I think the last one I saw was right off I-94 in Jamestown, ND


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Re: Sinclair Gasoline [Re: das_peikko] #5097597 05/06/19 03:24 PM
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They used to be around here and Joyzee in the '60s to early '70s, then they all disappeared (there are not even any Mobil stations around here anymore).

There is still ONE single station that I know of in this area (in Hopewell, N.J.), and have not seen another one in over 40 years. frown


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Re: Sinclair Gasoline [Re: das_peikko] #5097834 05/06/19 08:41 PM
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Haven’t seen one around here since the Stone Age. A real dinosaur as brands just keep getting new life, i.e. Malibu, Blazer, Impala, Bronco, Charger...


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Re: Sinclair Gasoline [Re: skyactiv] #5100078 05/08/19 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by skyactiv
They made the best looking fuel pumps before my time.



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That is a great great gas pump there ^^^^^^^

Wonder if it is worth some good $$$$ ?? I bet yes.


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Re: Sinclair Gasoline [Re: das_peikko] #5100153 05/09/19 12:13 AM
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They opened one last year in Port Jervis, NY (right where NY, NJ and PA meet). I hadn't seen one anywhere in the mid Atlantic/northeast in decades.

Re: Sinclair Gasoline [Re: dnastrau] #5101527 05/10/19 11:35 AM
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I hope Sinclair makes a return to the southern states
Hasn’t been one around my area since the mid 60’s

76 Stations are appearing again, so there’s hope

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Re: Sinclair Gasoline [Re: das_peikko] #5101609 05/10/19 12:50 PM
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Plenty of them around Wyoming. I use them decently often as they have the best price ratio for ethanol free.


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Re: Sinclair Gasoline [Re: das_peikko] #5101727 05/10/19 02:41 PM
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Not really a fan.

Used it twice, in my Jeep 2.4 and also in my old 1996 GMC 5.7.

Both times they ran like crap until I re-filled the tanks with a different brand.

Gas was bought in Reno, NV and Williams, CA.

Personally...I will pass. But it may be great for others.


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Re: Sinclair Gasoline [Re: das_peikko] #5102481 05/11/19 11:21 AM
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We have a couple Sinclair stations around here. It seems the same as any other fuel and it’s usually a bit cheaper.


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Re: Sinclair Gasoline [Re: BikeWhisperer] #5102547 05/11/19 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by BikeWhisperer

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I have seen one while cruising Columbia River Gorge, I will have to stop by.


Yes, starting to see them East of Hood River...passed several off of I-84 on my way to Wyoming last July. They're all over Idaho, Utah, Wyoming as well, I just never managed to stop at one since I'm used to buying Chevron and 76/Unocal/66 stations.


Never used one until taking a trip through Utah several years ago. Didn't know they served anyone up this way until visiting the Gorge a couple of months ago, I saw one in the Bingen area. Big dinosaur and everything. Blew my mind! 😄


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