Thursday, March 08, 2007

The New Red-And-Blue 76 Balls Have Arrived


Before...


...and after.


Earlier this year the Save the 76 Ball campaign successfully preserved several of the iconic signs and got 76 owner ConocoPhillips to finally recognize their place in pop culture history.

One of the concessions made by ConocoPhillips: They'll continue to take down the classic orange-and-blue 76 balls. But several gas stations will now erect new red-and-blue 76 balls (the company's new color scheme). Above, reader Matthew Meltzer caught (via his camera phone) an orange 76 ball coming down and being replaced by a new red 76 ball at the corner of Riverside and Woodman in Sherman Oaks.

Corrected at 1:35 p.m.

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