Back in our first year of publication, Texaco was one of the biggest national gas-station companies in North America, selling Marfak grease, Havoline motor oils, and Sky Chief gasoline to the traveling masses in all 48 states (Hawaii and Alaska joined up in 1959). Here’s a big centerfold magazine advertisement for Texaco stations, featuring clean “registered” restrooms (where you could dye your hair after blowing a hole in a yellow Corvette with a Michigan 20-gauge). Just the place for families on a summer road trip in a ’58 Chevrolet Nomad, a ’58 Plymouth hardtop coupe, or a ’58 Ford Fairlane convertible.
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1958 Texaco magazine advertisement(3.96 MB)Click here to download PDF