|PAINTED ROADSIDE ADVERTISEMENTS - Index of Brands
Labo - Oil
Huiles Sport Renault
Yacco - Oil
|St Gaudens (France);
VII.1999; pict. A Guët
|Lougratte (N21, France); VI.2000||Rilleux la Pape (France);
IX.2003; pict. Ph. Rigault
L'Huile des records du monde.
L'Huile des records du monde.
|The yellow and green colours could wrongly suggest Yacco is
from BP. It is however a Total brand since 1992.
The company was founded around 1920 by a Jean Dintilhac. The brand's site: www.yacco.com.
|Yacco like so many brands (e.g. Bret-Oil, Frigéavia) stresses
the fact that it's born from such a exigent environment that we can trust it entirely.
Yacco was the oil with which —in the spring of 1932— Citroën achieved a record distance of 136000 km at an average speed of 104km/h. During the 1930s there was a permanent struggle for the title between Yacco and Spidoleine.
|Bouloire (RD 357, 72 France);
30.XII.2009; pict. T. Radereau
L'Huile des record du monde.
Nice typo: record is a singular, should be plural.
|Juvisy sur Orge (N7, 94 France);
IV.1997; pict. T. Dubois
|Nièvre (58 France); VI.1996;
pict. P. Rigault
|Toplines almost undiscernable:
L'Huile ???? a votre moteur
Chez tous les bons garagistes.
Castrol was founded in 1899 and for some time also owned the Veedol brand.
pour voitures et motos
Agricastrol pour tracteurs.
The bottom left corner shows traces of the Chez tous les bons ???? garagistes.
Both murals together illustrate very clearly how design adapts to the available space.
|Challans (Vendée, France); V.2000;
pict. M. Chartier
|Bazouges sur Le Loir (N23, France);
X.1996; pict. T. Dubois
Find more Shell on the fuel page.
dont chaque goute compte.
(every drop is important)
The shell is the 1930's design!
|Maison Alfort (RN6, 94 France); I.2001; pict. C. Morsard||Mexico, V.2004; pict. M. Chartier|
|Auto - Avion
L'Huile d'avion pour votre voiture.
A leaflet from the mid 1930s shows that its products were sold in 44 French airports, as well as 4 in French North Africa and 13 elsewhere in Europe (as far away as Warsaw and Wien). It also claims that Air France flew 1 186 000 km and transported 19 959 passengers using Huile Orange. (information I. Byrne)
|Todo anda bien con Bardahl
All's running well with Bardahl
Bardahl is an American brand established in 1939 by Ole Bardahl, a Norwegian immigrant who arrived in the United States in 1922. He worked hard and in 1939 had enough money to buy a small chemical company. He personally oversaw the operation, supplied racers with oil to try them out, sponsored cars and made his products top sellers shortly after World-War II. Ole died in 1989.
|Mexico, V.2004; pict. M. Chartier|
(notice the typo)
The Cities Service Company was as small-town oil and gas company in the early 1900s. In 1931, the company completed a long-distance natural gas transportation system: a pipe-line from Amarillo (Texas) to Chicago. The brand changed its name to CITGO in 1965 and was purchased by Petroleos de Venezuela in the 1990s.
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