Laurens, SC - 1930s filling station, brought back to life in 2002 by a guy, Richard Kuhnel, who wanted a place to honor his cruisin' days of the ’50s and '60s. Come back on the first Friday night of any month to see vintage cars -- and vintage people -- hanging out once again at the old filling station.
Come inside, put a nickel in the slot of the red and white cooler, and slide out a green frosty bottle of Coke. While you sit on your front fender and talk cars, remember the guy who came out (or ambled over from the bench) when your car drove over the bell that summed him. Remember sitting in your car, elbow out the window, saying, "Fill 'er up!" "Check the oil, ma'am?" he'd ask while scrubbing every last bug off your windshield.
Imagine, all that for 25 cents a gallon, maybe $4 for a fill-up.
Oh, be still my heart! Look what's parked next to the station. A vintage Shasta trailer, a "canned ham" with wings intact, in my favorite Shasta color, "aqua" blue.
So me, don't you think?