UTOCO came from the first Utah Oil Refining Company that was formed in 1908. It was originally called The Utah Oil Refining Company and then changed after Standard purchased over 50% of the Stocks to UTOCO and used the typical Standard Logo which they kept for their many name changes of UTOCO, American, Standard, Pan Am, and Amoco. Unlike other Gas/Oil Companies they re used the same sign rings with each of the changing signs. Very convenient for Collectors like us as it is a pain with all the other Companies who changed frames all the time as well as signs. Hooray for universal sign sizes!
Try and imagine seeing this 11' high Pegasus strapped on the back of my car trailer going down the highway at 60 mph with the wings flapping in the wind! We had a long 1700 mi trip to Texas to get this beauty but it was worth it! Yes we saw a lot of jaws drop as we drove down the road! It is a pretty cool addition out in front of the new Lakeside Storage annex in Provo Ut. Too tall to get under some gas station canopies and never made it under the Motel entrances. More exciting stories to tell.
It's not a perfect picture but it's better than the other one we recently posted. The multiple colors on the Maple Leaf make this a beautiful sign and I don't recall ever seeing another one on a Shepard's Pole. The condition isn't great but up on the pole it look awesome to me.
It's posted right by the entrance on the new Parking Annex at Lakeside Storage and is one of 3 different styles of Supertest Signs in the collection
In 1917 Ford began production of the Fordson Tractor which was supposedly the Worlds first mass produced tractor. Someone else already was using the Ford Tractor name so they had to come up with something original and Fordson was it. Henry loved tractors and wanted to build them but his shareholders wanted nothing to do with them so he and his son built them in a separate Company called Fordson. They built them from 1917-20 in the USA but until 1927 in Europe. The Tractor was produced for over 10 years total.
We recently got this one at an auction in Beaverton Oregon and it looks great with the other Tractors in the Lakeside Storage Museum.
No flat tires with this tractor!