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Re: Amoco back in Indianapolis [Re: Pat in Speedway] #5132962
06/13/19 08:03 AM
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In the Blackstone article testing old oils, Amoco 'LDO' 10W-40 is one that they test.
The author remembers his dad filling up at Amoco stations on road trips.
Lot of nostalgia in that brand, should do well.


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Castrol GTX HM 5W-30, STP blue bottle; Fram TG 9688.

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Re: Amoco back in Indianapolis [Re: Pat in Speedway] #5132997
06/13/19 08:51 AM
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This has come up before here.
Someone suggested that the B-standing for British-in the BP was too "recognizably foreign" a name so the red, white and blue Amoco logo was dusted off.

Sounds good to me.

Re: Amoco back in Indianapolis [Re: Pat in Speedway] #5133032
06/13/19 09:32 AM
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Amoco was probably the gas brand my family trusted most when I was a kid near Chicago...there was another brand's station about two blocks away from our house but my folks would go out of their way a few miles to get Amoco.
That nearby station eventually closed and was replaced by condos...I wonder how many people that bought those realized what had been there before.
I remember a buddy of mine nearly knocked a gas pump at the nearest Amoco over completely when he was backing up his huge boat of a car with the driver's door open. He tried to just drive away and the cashier came flying out swearing a blue streak...my buddy swore that the pump was fine and the cashier asked why he was leaving so quickly, then.
My buddy swore that he looked at the gas prices and decided they were WAY too expensive...he got away with it!

A gas tank was installed at the end of our block and my dad went berserk because he thought a station was going in and our house's value would plummet...turned out they only put one pump in and it was intended as fleet service for a company across the street (we were in a residential area but there were a few businesses at a major intersection a block away). He still didn't like that, but it was better than having a 24 hour gas station at the the end of our street. I think I only saw a vehicle fueling up there once in many years, then the pump got ripped out and it was just a parking lot again...used to ride my bike, skateboard, and scooter in that lot for hours on end.


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Re: Amoco back in Indianapolis [Re: Pat in Speedway] #5133059
06/13/19 10:18 AM
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They've been reappearing in the far west suburbs of Chicago as well. First one I noticed was a conversion of a Shell station into Amoco, and a brand-new station was recently built on the route I take to work.

Having grown up downwind of the Whiting (IN) Refinery, I'm happy to see the name come back. Now if they would rename the big, white building in downtown Chicago back to 'The Amoco Building', my life would be complete. LOL


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