Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic for the Open Road and Low Gas Prices

File this under Nostalgic: Sometimes, we long for the past: for moments we want to remember or recapture. The good times. The golden years. Or perhaps we’re homesick, or longing for something — or someone — that might have been.

I certainly remember when gas prices got down to $0.24 a gallon during a price war and I long for those good old days!

These pictures are from, believe it or not, a flower show. Now that you have wrapped your head around that can someone tell me what make and model of car that is. And what is the lowest gas price you remember?

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18 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic for the Open Road and Low Gas Prices

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  2. I don’t remember an actual price but I remember as a kid going to the gas station and putting a dollar’s worth in the tank…now it wouldn’t reach the end of the hose…lol. Nice post.


  3. Wow I can remember that price. I bought a diesel motor home because the fuel was cheaper and shortly there after the price took a big jump. If only gas was o.26 cents again. Everything would be cheaper. Good post and love your photos too.


  4. Great pictures Carol. Sure brings back memories too!! I rremember getting in to the Saturday afternoon shows for 10 cents. But the night time shows were 25 cents. You could go to the show and get a candy bar and popcorn and a drink for less than $1.00. When I used to hang out at the gas station with my friend a lot of the kids would come in and put in just 50 cents worth of gas. They could “drag Grand Ave.” a lot on that amount. Gee, we had a good time “way back then”. lol



  5. What a terrific show. I love the old cars when they are so lovingly restored. Regarding 24 cent a gallon gas – just think about what wages were like back then and it kind of puts it into perspective.


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