- Associated Press - Friday, July 11, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (AP) - A suburban Detroit gas station offered vintage gas prices to classic car owners Friday morning to mark National Collector Car Appreciation Day.

The Detroit News reports (https://bit.ly/1r38UvU ) the Birmingham Mobil station sold high octane gas at prices dating back to the 1950s and ‘60s.

Prices started at 25 cents per gallon and increased based on the year a car was manufactured. Owners of vehicles made at least 25 years ago were able to purchase up to 10 gallons of gas at the discounted rate.

Eastpointe resident Russ Vorpagel says he paid 30 cents per gallon to fill his 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.

The gas station also created a classic atmosphere with rock ‘n’ roll playing on a jukebox and waitresses serving free doughnuts on roller skates.

“I remember those times,” Vorpagel said. “Attendants would automatically clean your windshield, check the oil and the pressure. Nowadays they don’t even know what a windshield is.”


Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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