BACK in July, 1993, it appears the cost of petrol was well and truly in favour of the motorist.
This sign at the shell shop along Raglan Parade in Warrnambool would indicate free fuel.
But not everything was as it seemed. There was no price on the sign because it had just been erected.
The sign caused plenty of controversy, with the owner of the neighbouring Barbecue Galore shop, John Stuckey, believing the new sign obscured the view of his business’ sign for motorists coming into Warrnambool.
“Depending on where you are on the highway, my sign can be completely obliterated,” Mr Stuckey told The Standard at the time.
Mr Stuckey said the Barbecue Galore sign had been up for a year and had cost $15,000.