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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #180 on: October 23, 2015, 09:14:35 PM »
If Ahmet Ertegun was involved it was legit, but this would have been early in his career, so maybe he was just "comin' up" too.
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« Reply #181 on: October 23, 2015, 09:54:13 PM »
Didn't Jim Trader have a BS site at one time? I recall some photos of Rockford Motors Executives on it, photos I don't recall seeing elsewhere.

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« Reply #182 on: October 24, 2015, 11:05:22 AM »
Jim Trader did have a site.

Jim was a wealth of Bridgestone knowledge and history.
His passing was a loss to all the Bridgestone family.

There is also a Yahoo site for Bridgestone's.

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« Reply #183 on: October 29, 2015, 07:10:35 AM »
Well, Kleindorf's last post gave me a start point, so I did some research of my own. A few clicks led me onto the Scrambler Cycles website, where they had a scan of a "Bridgestone by Rockford" dealer Newsletter for July 1965 that gave the definitive story. Apparently, the song was written by Bridgestone Dealer Jim Cunningham of Malone, N.Y. and recorded by Tommy Dishaw & the Panthers - both of these names are credited as writers on the A-Side label.

Jim started using the record in conjunction with his Radio advertising, but then the local disc jockeys  noticed it and started to give it some airplay. At this point, Rockford picked up and the Newsletter article suggested it could have real promotional possibilities, and suggested dealers contact Jim Cunningham about availability of the discs.

Jim 's dealership was County Farm Supply of Malone N.Y. I wonder if anyone out there remembers them?

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« Reply #184 on: October 30, 2015, 01:01:51 AM »
Thanks for doing the research Graham. I can't believe that all this time, this information was "hidden" right under our noses on Kevin's website.  :o 

It appears, I need to do more snooping on his site!
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« Reply #185 on: October 30, 2015, 06:58:35 AM »
Malone is about 15,000 people. Should be easy to find

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« Reply #186 on: October 30, 2015, 10:50:35 AM »
I tried to find "County Farm Supply of Malone N.Y." yesterday with google. Tried several different searches and came up empty. Lots of Tractor Supply and other contemporary stores of this ilk, but no County Farm Supply. We probably need a resident to help.
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« Reply #187 on: October 30, 2015, 02:07:47 PM »
http://www.malonetown.com/index.htm or http://www.malonevillage.com/index.htm

Both have the same zip code. I'm sure an email to one of the current elected officials would gather an answer.

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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #188 on: October 30, 2015, 05:02:37 PM »
This is a wholly unrelated post that should reasonate with Graham...lets ask Fred Briggs.And that connection goes back to the early 80's and the I.O.M.

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« Reply #189 on: October 30, 2015, 05:59:24 PM »
Maybe, one of our New York members can take a road trip?,

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« Reply #190 on: November 15, 2015, 01:35:01 PM »
Confucius say... "Better to have Bridgestone than Kidneystone"

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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #191 on: December 03, 2015, 02:37:39 PM »
Anybody need a BS hose dispenser?
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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #192 on: December 03, 2015, 03:33:52 PM »
No ,I just bought the gtr pin badge,and paid too much for something il never use. Please stop showing Bridgestone stuff.

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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #193 on: December 03, 2015, 04:16:49 PM »
You could put your hose for the air compressor and hang it in your shed could be useful and pretty cool

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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #194 on: December 03, 2015, 06:48:26 PM »
   Fiction,
               I noticed they also make and sell repro instrument panels. Was the seller stretching the truth about finding it in his memorabilia ??
     Put it back on Ebay after a little while, could get your money back.                    Brian.
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« Reply #195 on: December 03, 2015, 07:29:53 PM »
Whatever you do fiction, DO NOT look at this work jacket!  ;D  :D  ;D
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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #196 on: December 03, 2015, 08:02:52 PM »
This stuff is great!

Thanks for posting it.

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« Reply #197 on: December 03, 2015, 10:32:09 PM »
Fastest turning hose reel in the history of shop equipment. Out performs, Goodyear, Gates, and Dayco. just in time for Christmas. No batteries required.

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« Reply #198 on: December 04, 2015, 01:35:43 AM »
I'm only joking about not wanting the badge Brian ,I've never seen one before.its actually made in the uk.the jackets just a little too dapper for me!

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Re: Bridgestone Hats, Patches & Other Stuff
« Reply #199 on: December 27, 2015, 11:10:01 AM »
The "Hippie Era" peace symbol had a different meaning for Bridgestone.....
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