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Old April 22nd, 2012, 01:37 PM   #1
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I'm still waiting for the tire lighting ceremony video!
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This brought back some 29 year old memories, I just thought I'd share with ya's

I apologize now for this thread hi-jacking & rather long story, but it is all true & was a lot of FUN

Back in 1983 I worked at a Sohio gas & service station, I also met my wife 29 years ago on April 15th while pumping gas into her then boy friends car, they broke up about 5 minutes after driving out of the stations lot & we started talking & have been together ever since

Anyhow we would use the gallon cans of "Rubber Lubricant" (used when changing tires), we took it to the parking lot where me & my friends would hang out, pour a bit near the rear tires so we could do burnouts, that stuff would create a big thick cloud of smoke that took a while to clear, the owners of the stores in the strip mall ran us out because customers were complaining

So we would do it in the lot where the station me & a few friends worked, we would save the used tires that weren't worth using & mount them on a couple of old wheels (we had a few different sets because we didn't all have the same kinds of cars), then we'd pull up to a light pole or the building at the station (we called them "wall burnouts"), then pour some rubber lube on the ground & tires & just spin them until they blew, no need to hold the brakes, we could spin tires for 20 to 30 minutes before they would let loose & blow, some shredding the tires right off the wheels
Sometimes the tires would get so hot they would melt to the wheels & a time or two if we didn't pull the car away they would stick to the asphalt, the only way to get the melted pieces of tire off the wheels was to throw them in a fire & burn it off (not at the gas station), then wire brush the bead seal part of the wheels so we could put another set of tires on them & do it again

That turned into a weekend ritual for most of the Spring & Summer in 1983, every once in a while somebody would call the Police reporting a fire do to the thick continuous clouds of smoke blowing down wind, after the 2nd weekend they (the police) knew right where to go, they never cited us for anything, hell sometimes they would sit & watch a few times, then we were told to stop doing it during the daytime, then told ys to wait until after midnight to have our fun, that way the people down wind would be sleeping & not see the smoke

It all came to an end when they started closing all the Sohio stations one by one after BP bought them out & turned most of them into self serve gas & stores

The building I worked at became a LaRosa's Pizza carry out/delivery place around the early to mid 90's, it's still the same exact building, the only changes made were they took the service bay over head doors out & filled them in with concrete blocks, but the same entry door is still there, it would always get stuck & you had to pull it real hard to open it

There is still a few chips in the one wall where we pulled our cars against it to do our wall burnouts, the bumpers left a few spots from the pressure against them
The good ole fun days of my teenage years spent there always come back when I pull in to pick up food, it sure does bring a big smile on my face

Again sorry about my off topic thread-jacking, but those were some fun times, makes me wanna go out and pull my V-Rod up to the utility pole in front of my house, pour some dish soap on my tires and see if I can spin the studs out of the studded snow tires I have on it now, them suckers aren't as easy to remove as I remember

Again Sorry, I only wish we had pictures or a video of all the smoke, you could only hear the engines roar and tires squeal, after a minute or two you couldn't see the car or the building, it was nice having an endless supply of tires to spin right off the wheels


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