Signs of the Times
Perhaps it's time for a new top! (Photo by Jim Meachen)
This unusual set of mannequins displays how jeans are supposed to be worn! This particular display was found at a store in Puerto Rico. (Photo by Francine Tompkins)
This is one gas station where hot dogs seem to be as important as gas —
and a whole lot cheaper. (Photo by Jim Meachen)
These friendly cows guard an old Mack firetruck in a North Carolina field.
(Photo by Ralph Gable)
That explains it — government employees at work.
We think Starbucks should reposition its signage on these
model trucks — or maybe it's just truth in advertising?
Nothing says Christmas like a decked-out smartfortwo
Seniors can tidy up for under $16
Someone please put a message here — make this sign feel wanted.
One of the most intriguing sculptures involving a vehicle that we have run across is the Calistoga Mineral Water Company truck with its driver and dog situated on the grounds of the famous Calistoga Mineral Water Company near Calistoga, Calif. To commemorate the founding of the company, the larger-than-life sculpture was erected several years ago. At six tons, 14 feet tall and 35 feet long, it is an oversized version of the 1926 truck that the company founder and his dog, Frankie, drove over narrow dirt roads to the California State Fair in Sacramento, where his water won gold medals year after year. Today, Calistoga Water is one of the most popular bottled waters in the world. (Photos by Jim Meachen)
A real sign of the times?
This P.T. Cruiser is ready for sale — or maybe Halloween?
We've run into this kind of "department" over the years (Jim Meachen)
We would enjoy watching someone get in, and then fall out of this jacked-up
old Ford pickup. (Jim Meachen)
Chainsaw massacre — A sight to see on a country road in Washburn County, Wisconsin
(Photos by Jerry Brown)
We got pretty close, so we're happy this guy was chained down!
Does this monstrosity have a reverse gear? Someone had plenty of time on their hands, time to
weld two old 1980s era Chrysler Corp. minivan front ends together. Seen near Newark, N.J.
Elvis is in the house — or just outside the front door — at
Yana's Ye Olde Drugstore Restaurant in Swansboro, N.C.
Riding in the clouds. An advertising sign seen in eastern N.C. (Photo by Ralph Gable)
This 1949 or '50 Studebaker truck lives on as a roadside sign for Miller's Grocery in
Christiana, Tenn. (Jim Meachen)
The increased trunk space option
We can only speculate, but this guy probably got caught in New Jersey
traffic near McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst joint bases (Photo by Ralph Gable)
The latest front-yard fashion statement — a license
plate palm tree found in Nashville, Indiana
(Jerry Brown photo)
A new way to recycle old license plates
Good use of billboard
This is an idea worth pursuing
Anything exciting happen to you today?
Fair warning on a ranch in Utah
Was this tow truck parked illegally? (Gretchen Bird)
To do list — fix the sticking sunroof
A limo with sleeping quarters — in case things get interesting!
Living in harmony
Never, never say "always"
Rust never sleeps
What to you want to bet this bike has chronic back pain?
Don't throw out those old beads filling the attic, make use of them. This
"B Dazle" 'd car was found at a street market in Roanoke, Va. (Jim Meachen)
Contender for pumpkin carving championship
Things to do list — Fix door on panel wagon or repaint sign
A giant "Transformer" made from old cars and scrap metal stands
tall in a town about 25 miles south of the Black Sea port of Odessa.
Best use of pumpkins in a Halloween display
Old school buses never die, they just become basements
McDonald's latest offering?
It's only fair.
Fear the barrel monster at Plant Delights Nursery near Raleigh, N.C.
A good reason for a sale
Dinosaur pet seen in South Dakota
The tin man has left the Emerald City and has apparently found a new home
on a farm in eastern North Carolina. Or perhaps he's just visiting.
Is it a plane, is it a car, is second-row headroom compromised? This strange
vehicle was found on a used car lot in Arizona. (Photo by Jerry Brown)
Got to check it out for false advertising (Photo by Jerry Brown)
We wonder if the horn squeals rather than honks
Perfect fix for a broken shoulder belt
A goat expresses its love for an old Ford pickup
Please hurry back, I'm so bored! (Photo by Jerry Brown)
A group of joggers in Seattle (Jim Meachen)
No comment necessary
Fair warning in Eagle River, Wis. (Photo by Jerry Brown)
Gone are the days of the neighborhood country store that sold everything
from gas to groceries — and Coca-Cola, as the faded sign proclaims.
This abandoned relic sits in rural Wayne County, North Carolina.
Making use of every square inch of a Nissan Cube
Wonder if this guy has filed with the U.S. patent office?
Hey, honey I'm stuck at the beach. I mean I am REALLY
stuck at the beach!
Sorry, this forest is reserved for bears. (Photo by Jerry Brown)
A redneck version of the electric window
Another interesting sign using an antique car. This one found in northern California.
(Photo by Jerry Brown)
A deal too good to miss — three free tans with a propane tank purchase
(Photo by Jerry Brown)
Another entry for our "best use of car in a sign" sweepstakes. This neat 1957 Chevy
sign is on an Espresso business in Sequim, Wash. (Photo by Jerry Brown)
Could these be the latest version of the famed Recaro bucket seats?
Traveling the parking lots of America in style in a Buick camper
There are always exceptions to every warning
Could this be a better idea?
With gas prices at record levels these folks might have the right idea
Redneck house boat
We'll keep the light on
Unique hands free phone
It's looks neater that way
Can't tell if the driver's blond, but the odds are .....
Make that medium rare, please
Is this a new version of car pooling?
Perhaps "litter free" is just a suggestion
You back the boat in? No one explained that to me
Can you tell me the way to San Jose?
It's kind of a psychic thing
They do serve salad at Mickey D's. Friends of Irony
Make it an unforgettable Valentine's Day experience
Get it right for the next person
Tell it like it is!
More smelly humor from out septic tank cleaning friends.
A candidate for "Best Use of Car in a Christmas Scene"
Fair warning to parents
Name calling is not necessary
Sometimes those pesky mosquitoes feel this big
Truth in advertising
But it's a cold sun!
A candidate for the bumper sticker sweepstakes
Drop down a floor
Somebody must have been served some bad food
For the elderly with really short memories
Nice use of truck and motorcycle at this establishment near San Antonio, Texas
The political Studebaker — This 1953 or 1954 Studebaker serves as a prop
for a lawyer who seeks office as prosecutor in Nashville, Ind. Perhaps he's
called the "Studebaker Lawyer."
(Photo by Jerry Brown)
Another candidate for "best use of car in business sign" was found
in Cleveland, N.C. (Jim Meachen)
This neat little band of "ghost riders" was seen in Richfield, Wis.
(Photo by Jerry Brown)
Two sports in one — four wheelin' and water skiin'
The REAL batmobile revealed
A big Texas passenger
That's a two-stroke penalty! Car lands in sand trap
in Hartford, Conn.
Front yard art — an ice cream loving dinosaur
A unique offer — car wash and salad
Please help me get these boulders off my front lawn! (Jim Meachen)
This rather unusual yard art was spotted in Rutland Township, Wis., using
an early-model mid-80s Dodge Caravan or Plymouth Voyager (hard to tell the
difference) as the centerpiece. (Jim Meachen)
Effective use of billboard advertising
Very unique way of saying "baby on board"
Tell it like it is!
Truth in advertising — this "highway'
runs about 200 feet (Ted Biederman)
Another entry in our Best Use of Automobile in a Road
Sign sweepstakes (Ted Biederman)
Grand prize winner in the Redneck Limo category
Sir, could you lower the volume just a tad?
It's how you look at it
The bushes next door are free
Think this sign will work? We don't either
Nice paint job
Mr. Clean was here
A true multi-tasker — a spoiler that can serve at sporting events as
a neat tailgate serving tray and/or table.
If his wife can't convince him to remove this decal, he's probably best left alone.
Never waste a good flood — let's go fishing!
How to impress your neighbors with amazing garage door covers
A German firm, "Style Your Garage," creates posters for garage doors that make it look
as if it's actually showing the interior of the garage, and what's in it! Prices range from
$199 to $399 for the double-door.
Innovative BMW billboard
Speed controls in Canada. Fake pot holes slow down drivers as they "straddle
the bad pavement."
Two examples — clever use of billboard space
An oldie but goodie
A sign maker's practical joke?
Please help our insect friends
Memorable automotive billboard of the recent past
A candidate for the "Best Use of an Automobile in a Business
Sign" is this "cooker" at Beetles BBQ in Woodstock, Ga.
They have great ribs. Don't know if they were cooked in a Volkswagen.
This Oklahoma eating place is for the man who
is REALLY hungry — and super size the fries, please!
Buying genuine products is always the best bet
There are some places that you just can't leave
Road painter has great respect for fallen limbs
A plea to thieves
Thanks for the warning
We're not exactly sure what kind of statement this guy
on a busy Boston street is trying to make, but we hope
his "load" is secured.
Seems like our trip has come to an end
At least it's a good view from the bridge
That puddle was a little deeper than I thought
Joe, how about checking on the next train
In case directions are needed What the heck, flip a coin and take a chance!
No need to scream, it's time for my Blizzard
Perhaps its best not to block this driveway
Don't abandon your old pickup, make use of it to advertise your business such as this strawberry farm on the northern coast of California. (Jim Meachen)
Smelly businesses with a great sense of humor
There's more than one way to get a job done — even if the fix
is a bit unconventional
Can't say you were not forewarned
Things have been going down hill
Can a rural two-lane bridge hold a house? The answer is — apparently not!
This is our kind of bar! But where do you put the designated driver?
I'll take mine medium rare, please
Riding ducks isn't easy!
Is the cemetery trying to tell us something?