Individual Author Record
Name: Tim SteilPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionMr. Steil is a television, radio, and print correspondent and has done work for the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Southtown Economist, and numerous national magazines. He currently lives in Chicago.
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Route 66 (Enthsiast Color), Voyager Press, 2000Highway 61 Revisited, MBI Press, 2003Fantastic Filling Stations, MBI Press, 2002
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Fantastic Filling Stations (Enthusiast Color)
ISBN: 0760310645 MBI. 2002
Once an integral part of daily American life, the traditional full-service gas station has given way to sterile convenience stores with automated, pay-at-the-pump service. Fortunately, memories of old service stations live on in this entertaining book filled with original period color images, as well as modern color shots of surviving filling stations. Readers will witness eccentric and wacky station styles, including airplanes, teepees, windmills, petrified trees, railroad tanks cars, icebergs, and more. Author Tim Steil also examines the role of the automobile and filling station in American society, from the earliest days in the 1910s through the end of the service station era in the 1970s.