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Old Apr 14, 2011, 7:58 PM   #1
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Passing through Winfield, KS, I saw this on the main drag, and took some shots.

Not sure what it is, other than a labor of love on someone's part.
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Old Apr 14, 2011, 9:17 PM   #2
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Great pix...what ambiance....makes me think I'm in the '60's....looking at the two cars in the front...one a Dodge, the other a Plymouth...set up for the drag strip. The icing on the cake is...what appears to be a '60's BSA 650 with low clubman bars...sort of a cafe racer of the times.

I love everything about it...the lighting...the vehicles..the emblems on the wall...the Texaco signing and station on my left.

Some say the mark of a good picture, is if it evokes an emotional response from the viewer. In my case this one does...reminds me of my mis spent youth in the late 60's.

Really well done...a step back in time.

The blue and white car in the background aren't as old...one looks like a Firebird, maybe a Camaro, the other a Corvette...from what little I can see, could be wrong.
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Old Apr 14, 2011, 10:14 PM   #3
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As you probably guessed, the Texaco station isn't there. It's a beautifully recreated facade.

And I had the same emotional take on it you do. Imagine late at night, in a strange place, finding this in a little Kansas town on main street.

Almost magical. God bless whoever put all that work into recreating another time.
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I almost expect an attendant to come out to pump the gas, check the oil and wash the windows....
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Nostalgia time for sure. Thanks for sharing this, which brought back fond memories.
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A great shot to boot. You captured that lighting spot on. Thanks Barbarian.
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Old Apr 15, 2011, 11:07 AM   #7
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Well, "Unexpected" for me is opening this thread and seeing "Winfield, KS" first thing, since I grew up not too far from there. Great picture though (can't help you with any information about it, I haven't been to Winfield in probably 15 years or more).

Thanks for sharing!
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Lived in Wichita for almost 20 years. I remember Winfield well.
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