Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge (Day One): Tiger in My Tank

I’m not the photographer in the family, but when Cee told me about this challenge, I told her I wanted to play.  The challenge is about five different photos and the stories about them.  (See below for the challenge rules.)

This story is about my appreciation of vintage cars.  We were strolling through a local auto show when I saw this beauty with the tiger tail sticking out of the gas tank.  It instantly brought back childhood memories of the gasoline that would make your engine so powerful that “it was like a tiger in your tank”.  The tiger tails were sold as promotional items in the 1960s.  I grabbed the shot and posted it in a blog, forgetting all about it after that.

esso tail (1)

Many months later I received an email from someone at the American television show “American Pickers”.  They had found my picture through an internet search.  They needed a photograph of that promotional item and wanted to know if they could use mine.  They wouldn’t pay for it, but they would list my name in the credit roll.  That was just too much fun to pass up.  I filled out the release form they sent me.  They told me the air date.

Here’s the segment in the show, followed by the credit roll.  I’m listed fourth from the bottom.  I’m famous!  Not really, but it was still fun.  How cool is that!

CAD - American Pickers Photo (1)CAD - American Pickers credit (1)And that’s my tiger tail story.

The rules of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo (It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph) and then nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command.

I am nominating Sarah at Taking One Day At A Time    Please take a moment to visit her blog.


Hi.  I’m Chris.  I’m an introvert.  All of my postings tend to reflect my introvert world in some way or another.  Join me and like minded introverts for a special slant on the world.

10 thoughts on “Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge (Day One): Tiger in My Tank

  1. How neat! I love the photo and the story behind it. The challenge sounds fun, too.
    I once had the State of Kentucky contact me about one of my photos, asking if they could use it in their brochures. I felt so honored. I think I got the photo credit, but have never actually seen the brochure. I can’t imagine having one of my pics used on TV!

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