# 37 - 60's & 70's US Road Maps
I came across these at the weekend. This Gulf one is my favourite - I'm loving the big GULF graphic on the front and inside it has these lovely illustrations of "a host of good Gulf products, all topnotch quality!"
I think the Gulf one is probably from the 60's, but this Union Oil one is from 1973. I'm already a fan of the 76 ball graphic and I really like the arrow design on the front. Definitely good finds in my book!
From the reference box #32 - a Shell 'Signs of Welcome' tag
. I'm not sure where these tags would have been found; maybe in hotels or at service stations, but I'm guessing it originated in the UK during the 60's.
It gives a list of European countries selling Shell Gasoline & Motor Oil and provides the brand name in each of those regions, "many miles from home, you will never be far from a Shell Service Station"
I like it for the little car graphic and the lovely big, rounded corners!Check out more Reference Box items here.
Yeah! Merry Christmas - we've finally reached number 24 and in true advent style this is a big one...
A Mercedes 300SL
or a 'Gull Wing
' as it's often known. A stunningly beautiful car with bags of style and top of my car wishlist.
Built by Daimler-Benz AG as a fuel-injected, road version of their highly successful 1952 competition sports car, the 300SL was introduced at the New York Auto Show, 1954 as a two-seater sports coupe with characteristic gull-wing doors.
Please Santa if you're reading this, it truly would make a fantastic Christmas gift!