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50's era operating Sinclair station in MN
#672232 Fri Nov 18 2016 10:11 PM
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Hi, long time forum reader, first time poster here.

I see some recent Sinclair related posts, and I've wanted to share a classic station near me for a while. Tried posting a pic, we'll see how that went....

It is located in the City of Champlin, MN. It has been operating as a Sinclair since the 30's the current building is from the 50's. It has a modern pump island and canopy, but the building exterior looks pretty original.
-Original large neon Sinclair sign on roof, still lit up at night
-Still Full service
-Still has auto repair/service
-Dino out front that dresses up for different occasions/holidays


They have a website if you google "Champlin Sinclair" They have a few photos and a bit of history. (would have posted a link, but I wouldn't click a link from a first time poster, and neither should you)

Thought some of you would enjoy knowing about this neat little station, I drive by it quite often.

A note about me:
I've been reading on here for years. Right now I'm more of an admirer of petroliana and oil company history than a collector, although I have been wanting to start a small globe collection, I think that fits my interests and financial situation the best. I have always had a fascination with logos, signs, advertising, neon etc. Gas station items really draw me in, and have since I was a kid. I bought the guide to gasoline logos many years ago, I can still flip through, look at old logos and read the related info for hours.
Anyway, I've learned so much from reading all the posts here, I figured I would finally join the fun.

Thanks!

-Joe

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champlin sinclair

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Re: 50's era operating Sinclair station in MN
Joe13 #672237 Sat Nov 19 2016 02:57 AM
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Joe13 #672245 Sat Nov 19 2016 07:48 AM
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Thanks Joe, it's great to see a "real" gas station as it should be. Glad you shared.


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Joe13 #672259 Sat Nov 19 2016 08:34 AM
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Awesome...Thanks for posting!


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Joe13 #672313 Sat Nov 19 2016 05:29 PM
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Nice...

I bet if they do a 'Santa' dino, that would make a cool Christmas Card.

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Joe13 #672334 Sat Nov 19 2016 10:28 PM
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Thanks for sharing. The next time I head back to Wisconsin to visit family I'll have make a detour to check this station out. It looks like the one my neighbor owned when I was a kid growing up in Illinois.




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