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PAYING 27 CENTS A GALLON
On National Collector Car Appreciation Day

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Published on Fri, Jul 8, 2016

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

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Harold gets full service at the Hagerty event (Mirinda Osmer)

Story by Harold Osmer Pictures by Mirinda Osmer The second Friday of July is National Collector Car Appreciation Day! In celebration, Hagerty’s Insurance set up a retro gas station in Beverly Hills. Car hops serving coffee and donuts were a hit while attendants cleaned windshields. Full service flashbacks abounded as smiling, happy people pumped gas at vintage-correct prices for your vehicle. My 1951 pickup came in at ten gallons for $2.70 total bill.

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All manner of classic cars came out to celebrate (Mirinda Osmer)

Hagerty’s first event like this was staged in Birmingham, Michigan, two years ago. Hagerty’s Jonathan Klinger said, “We had every retired auto worker in the county lined up down the street for blocks in a sea of Mustangs and Camaros."

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Ready to serve the customers (Mirinda Osmer)

Hats off to Hagerty’s for helping the lot of us celebrate National Collector Car Appreciation Day! Got something to say? Add your Facebook comments here.

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This calls for a few tunes on the ukulele (Mirinda Osmer)

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