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'Bolter Book -- "Refueling the Past" By Archie Bentz
#1411681 Fri May 28 2021 02:12 AM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 5,143
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
A 'Bolter-authored book!!!

One of our very own brother 'Bolters, Archie ("46 Texaco") has written a book to capture the glory, nostalgia and history of the small town, local gas station, garage and car dealership. His family had a 55-year history in the business and his '46 Chevy truck was a big part of it for 17 years.

Even if we didn't actually work in one of our local stations, pumping gas, cleaning windshields and checking oil and tire pressures, we can still remember when such places existed -- complete with young uniformed men who would run out at the sound of the bell, with a clean folded rag in the pocket ready to take care of our motoring needs before dad even shut off the engine. Maybe you *did* have your first job (or second ...) in your neighborhood full-service station and can relate to the personal history Archie has so carefully, and passionately documented in his book. Maybe you, too, got your introduction to customer service this way.

If so, or even if all you have is a sweet memory of riding with dad and stopping by to get "the works", you will definitely enjoy this trip down memory lane. It mainly covers specific station in Archie's past, but no matter where you are from, if you lived through, or grew up in the era of the local full-service gas station, you will greatly enjoy the trip down memory lane that awaits in the pages of the book!

Check out Archie's web site at https://tri-citygas.godaddysites.com

I've made it a part of my library. You'll want to, also!

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John

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
— C. S. Lewis


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: 'Bolter Book -- "Refueling the Past" By Archie Bentz
John Milliman #1412894 Sun Jun 06 2021 08:46 PM
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Since we finally have the pix and info in the corner column, I took it down from Global announcement. This way Bolters can comment on this thread and / or the book.

Sorry it took so long.
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Re: 'Bolter Book -- "Refueling the Past" By Archie Bentz
John Milliman #1414445 Mon Jun 21 2021 02:57 PM
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Posts: 86
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THANK YOU Peggy and John for your support and hard work on this. I have received great feedback on my posting in the Greasy Spoon and the book is selling well. I will be in attendance at the Southern Stovebolt Jamboree with my wife making potato salad for the Friday night dinner and will provide a copy of "Refueling the Past" to the door prize pool.


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Re: 'Bolter Book -- "Refueling the Past" By Archie Bentz
John Milliman #1414884 Fri Jun 25 2021 03:00 PM
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My copy of this potentially interesting book has made it into my ever growing "to read later" pile.

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Last edited by Rusty Rod; Fri Jun 25 2021 09:10 PM.

Another quality post.


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Re: 'Bolter Book -- "Refueling the Past" By Archie Bentz
John Milliman #1415727 Sat Jul 03 2021 04:18 AM
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I see you have a couple Dilbert books in that pile. I tried to read the Dilbert Principle and it was just too painful. I worked for a giant company at the time and it was right on the money.


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Re: 'Bolter Book -- "Refueling the Past" By Archie Bentz
John Milliman #1417166 Fri Jul 16 2021 10:07 AM
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Unrepentant VW Lover
Rusty,

I don't see *my* book on that shelf. Perhaps its on another shelf? Do I need to send another copy??


John

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
— C. S. Lewis


'49 Chevrolet 3804


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