Pacific Coast Gas Bash 2018 Report and Photos

Entrance and event sign for Pacific Coast Gas Bash and petroliana swap meet 2018Cooler fall temperatures and sunny weather offered the best conditions for a large gathering of dealers and buyers at the 2018 Pacific Coast Gas Bash yesterday and today. The Pacific Coast event is located at Stokes Ranch in Santa Rosa.

First of sun light shines on bulk oil dispensers in the early morning Friday at Stokes Ranch petroliana swapmeet

Restored vintage bulk oil dispensers reflect the first rays of sunlight during the setting-up period on Friday at Stoke’s Ranch for the Pacific Coast Gas Bash and Swapmeet 2018.

Old Frontier Gas Station sign features in a line of swap meet vendors at the petroliana swap meet in 2018

“Rarin’ to go!” … the old gas station Frontier sign welcomes visitors to 2018’s petroliana swapmeet in Santa Rosa.

Open fields with many vendors trading old gas signs, petroliana, and other old merchandising signs

Acres of vendors with old gas pumps, oil signage, merchandising signs, and collectible oil containers. Many stayed overnight in RVs at Stoke’s Ranch in Santa Rosa.

Kieth's BBQ Beast food truck keeps the vendors and guests with plenty of food at Pacific Coast Gas Bash and Swap Meet 2018

Keith’s BBQ Beast, a classic old Dodge truck was stoked up and offering BBQ breakfast and lunch to vendors and visitors at the 2018 Pacific Coast Gas Bash and Swap Meet 2018.

Man picking through old gas and oil bottles and gas station signage at Stoke's Ranch, the venue for the Pacific Coast Gas Bash and Swapmeet 2018

So much to see and learn. Picking through old gas signage, street signs, directional signs, and merchandising signs at the swapmeet on Friday.

Old merchandising signs are displayed as vendors enjoy happy times in discussion at the opening of the 2018 Pacific Coast Gas Bash and petroliana swapmeet

Vendors gather to meet friends amongst long lost gas station signage like Conoco, Violet Ray, and old Goodrich Silvertowns tires signs.

Gas pumps, road and merchandising signs on sale at the 2018 Pacific Coast Gas Bash and Swapmeet at Stokes Ranch in Santa Rosa

Classic merchandise signage decorates this vendor’s stall along with a restored Hancock 500 gas pump.

Time to Retire Fisk Tires sign with oil bottle display at Stokes Ranch petroliana swap meet

Old ‘Mobiloil “B”‘ oil bottle display with ‘Time to Retire’ Fisk tires and tubes service station sign captured by the morning light Friday at the Stoke’s Ranch in Santa Rosa.

Old classic gas pumps for sale by vendors at Pacific Coast Gas Bash and Swap Meet

Classic old gas pumps on a trailer are being off-loaded for the petroliana swapmeet in Santa Rosa 2018.

Vendors setting up stores with old gas station items for sale at the Pacific Coast swap meet 2018

Vendors relax after the big unloading of old gas signs, old merchandising signs, and a vintage visible gas pump.

Image of Stokes Ranch showing old gas station, fire truck, and general store in Santa Rosa California

Main entrance of Fred Stoke’s Ranch, the venue for this year’s 2018 Pacific Coast Gas Bash and Swap Meet. Fred has collected hundreds of large gas station signs and a complete vintage steel and glass gas station decorated as a ‘Signal Gas’ station. Visits to Stoke’s Ranch is by appointment only or during events. Fred prefers privacy when there are no events.

Barn workshop at Fred Stokes Ranch with neon signage

Stoke Ranch private workshop with fully restored and functioning United Motors Service neon sign.

 

 

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