Put a Tiger in your Tank!

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Put a Tiger in your Tank!

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Remember these?

Does anybody else have any petrol station giveaways?

Poor old ESSO man has lost his right foot, i think i chewed it off!
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These comics were given away by Mobil.
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I don't remember that promotion, but I do remember the giant tiger posters given away in the 1970's. I was so chuffed to get one.
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I do know what you mean Col, i felt the same receiving the badges and tail.

The Esso man i think is from the early sixties? The badges and tail possibly late sixties?

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I've got a set of medallion/coin things somewhere, will have to look them out.

One petrol promotion in the 60s offered free clear plastic strips with bullet holes printed on them. The idea was that they could be stuck on the car windscreen to make it look like your dad had just survived a hair-raising encounter with SMERSH, whereas he had actually just driven to the shops for some frozen peas. They were produced as a promotional item for the latest Bond film, possibly Goldfinger (the bullet holes, not the peas).

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Shell, don't know the year
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This is from Esso's World Cup Squad, 1970 set
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I've got a full set of one of the series of coins, mounted on the display card, somewhere.

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Thanks for those scans Niblet.

I vaguely remember the car set, it is really good to see the 1970 world cup coin i had a set myself, i remember the excitement of receiving those. If you find the full set any chance you could scan them i would like to see them all again.

Are you sure it wasnt the peas!! :lol:

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I don't think the full set I have is the football one, matrix, but whatever it is, if I eventually locate it, I'll post an image.

This wasn't a freebie at the petrol station forecourt, as far as I remember an ad for The Supercar
Club appeared in TV Comic, and presumably there was an enrolment fee of 2/6 or similar amount. As you can see, the club was run in association with National petrol stations. I think the membership package included a Supercar pilot's licence, but I have lost that. The record is a flexi-disc (though not as flimsy as some) and one side features on one side an adventure with all our Supercar chums, while some smashing Barry Gray choons can be heard on the other. As one might expect, during the adventure story, Supercar and crew have to land at a National petrol station to refuel.

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They are nice items to have Niblet, what a classic, thanks for the links. I had to have a laugh especially at Mitch, and the fish tank scene.

Having said that, reading a bit of the history of supercar it was an important part in establishing some of the other classics that a lot of us grew up with.

PS I couldnt help clicking on Hilarious commerial! : :)

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