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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:35 pm

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chitwnvw wrote:I was just thinking about the cruel irony that the Itinerary took place just as gas prices peaked, and when it was over they plummeted. Oh the humanity.
I have gas logs back to 2004. No fill-ups hit $40.00 until 2007.
Three of them in 2008 hit $50.00, top price was $57.35. Filled up here in Austin for $19.80 yesterday. . . 12.3 gallons.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 89,500 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Post by chitwnvw » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:02 pm

Amskeptic wrote: I have gas logs back to 2004. No fill-ups hit $40.00 until 2007.
Three of them in 2008 hit $50.00, top price was $57.35. Filled up here in Austin for $19.80 yesterday. . . 12.3 gallons.
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Every 20 miles you drove, you'd have 2 more bucks in your pocket. You don't list miles covered, but I imagine it would be substantial.

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Post by grandfatherjim » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:06 pm

zblair wrote: I don't even remember how much gas was
during the 1970's odd/even gas rationing bs...
I do; I got a job pumping gas in the summer of '73, and it hit 49.9 cents per Cdn gallon, which would be 39.9 per US gallon.
My brother and I went someplace in my Dad's huge Impala; it got really low on gas so when we went to the station we asked for ten bucks' worth, and the guy couldn't believe it. He thought we were joking, you couldn't possibly put ten bucks of gas in a car. But that thing had a 22 gallon tank so it took it.
Two years later I had a Mini Cooper and I could fill it up for two dollars.
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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:55 pm

grandfatherjim wrote: we asked for ten bucks' worth, and the guy couldn't believe it. He thought we were joking, you couldn't possibly put ten bucks of gas in a car.
See, now it is a joke on the other side of the continuum. $10.00 couldn't get my '62 Lincoln out of the driveway this summer. . . :colors:
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 89,500 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Post by bus71 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:31 pm

I remember hitting the road in the summer of 82, I think gas was $1.25 gallon, everyone thought we were nuts to travel at those prices! :cyclopsani:

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