I am trying to come up with a name of a business advertisement to paint on my Model AA truck. The purpose of getting this AA was so that I could haul my T racer to the "racers" (car shows). I'm looking for a period(1920 - 30's)name. I'm looking for something like a "Overbrook Gas and Garage", "Hays Street Ford Repair", a business name, real or not, in the automotive field from the 20's - 30's. If you can think of a real business name, I would like to have some history of the business. Thanks all.
Does the Topeka public library have newspapers from that period on microfilm, or do they have old city directories? If so, you could go through looking at ads or listings and see what you find that might work.
How about "Cornhusker Garage", with "Go Big Red" underneath it. Being from Kansas, I thought you might appreciate that one .
OK, just a thought...........
lol Oh yeah Bob my wife the J-hawker would let me do that.lol Thanks anyway. lol. When the wife and me went to get the truck she made sure to be wearing her KANSAS shirt. I was just waiting for the looks of the locals.
Thanks Dick, great idea.
"T & A Body Shop" Need help with the art?
"Half Fast Racing" is already well known.
"Typhoon Wind Machines" BTW, Typhoon is what I called the Tyrone who grew up on our street.
"P&O Movers" That's the name of a piano moving company in Socalif.
"Thomas and Father T&A Racing"
This pic is on the wall at Original Mike's in Santa Ana. Sound like a loser's name to me.
It doesn't show in the pic, but Kant Skore are piston rings.
"Topeka Tyrone's Tin Lizzies"
Thanks Rick, I have that on my racer. Looks really neat.
Sorry Rob, I said Bob.
Well, let's see it, Tyrone.. I knew somebody was going to use it; couldn't remember who.
I have a book (actually two volumes) on model T accessories, printed in the seventies.
I suppose someone the right place of the Atlantic has a copy available or I'll try to scan some of the pictures.
There is a lot of nice graphics and funny use of phonetics at that time, like kwik instead of quick E-Z for easy and the like.
Something on this line could be nice for your car.
I would some day like to open a business for Model A and T repairs and name it "Slow Spokes Auto Repair"
I think Dave Dunlavy has the "Busted Knuckles Garage."
"Skinned Knuckles" is a magazine, so copyrighted.
The "Busted Knuckle Garage" brand is owned by Warren Tracy. We manufacture the signs. In fact, I'll be making a batch next week.
How about "Topeka Tires & Tubes", "Sunflower Transport Co.", or "Junction City Jalopy". Whatever you decide on you could put on the line below "Phone 127" or some three digit old number that would be era-correct. Selecting an old style font for the lettering would add to it.
Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe
I like Adrian Whitman's new profile pic. I like that phrase, "General Haulage". It sounds "period to me, and the pinstriping.
Awww comeon...the obvious is TT Hauling...haha...done in a period script.....
Everyone could then constantly remind Tyrone its really an AA and he goofed.....
TT? Tyrone Thomas
Even his missus should go along with that.
I would think "Thomas Dray Service" would be about as close to period as one could get for a truck. My TT was the dray truck in Plevna, Montana from 1926 to about 1940.
The name of this joint, by the way, is Wideawake Garage. Named after an old garage in Winnett, Montana where the sign said, "24 hour service, knock hard on back door." The guy slept on a cot in the back of the garage or upstairs in the rafters, I never could figure out which. Somewhere I have a picture of it, the sign was painted over one that said, "Buggies, Carriages and Horses for rent." They were both so faded when I took the picture 35 years or so ago you could barely read them.
"TT Drayage" would bring on the questions.
"Tyrone Power House" would confuse.
"Precious Metal Mine" ?
A little cute perhaps, but the thought struck as the 'mine' can have dual meanings
Then there's "Miracle Pie Company" with the slogan below the sign "If it's a good pie, it's a Miracle"
Art - That remines me of the Fluke electrical meters... If it works, it's a Fluke. Tom
Oh my god Art, people are looking me as to why I'm laughing so hard. Thats like when I was a kid, my dad always asked me why Wonder Bread was called that, "Wonder how the hell you can eat it". Boy you brought back so good memories. Thanks.
You know why they call Underwood's Deviled Ham just that, don'tcha?
'Cause it makes one helluva sandwich!
How about - "Grandpa's Radiator Fix - best place in town to take a leak"