The 1979 energy crisis led to gas shortages and rationing across the U.S.
Where were you in '79?
I remember scraping 95 cents together to put gas in my 8-cylinder, gas-guzzling, 'Sundance Orange' Pontiac LeMans so I could get to work at SouthPark Cinemas.
What did you drive then? Was it economical, or a gas hog that you loved anyway? LOL!
'Nikki Hoffman filled up at a USA gas station on South Boulevard Saturday night in preparation for a dry Sunday.' Jeep Hunter/Staff
'When a station's gasoline prices are a few cents below its competitors' rates, motorists find out and line up for the bargain. Cotswold Exxon Car Care Center on Randolph Road has had waiting lines for its three hours of sales Monday through Saturday.' Mark Fortenberry/Staff
'Fritz, a Doberman Pinscher, Protects Gas Station ....
Larry Vestal hasn't been robbed with him around.' Staff
No info on where this station was. Anyone know?
'No, it's not Californians lining up to get hard-to-find gasoline. It's Charlotteans who lined up this morning to buy gas for 25 cents a gallon at the Texaco station at Fairview and Sharon Roads. It was part of a promotion by radio station WAYS. The station arranged for 1,000 gallons of gas at the station. Station spokesman said the response was 'fantastic.'' Tom Franklin/Staff
'With most Charlotte service stations closed Saturday night, motorists were hard pressed to find gasoline. And when they did they had to wait. At U-Save-Automatic Self-Serve gasoline station on South Boulevard, one of the few stations open around town, lines six or seven cars long crowded each of the station's four pump areas throughout most of the day.' Staff.