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Bloomington yesterday: Filling ’er up at Clark Super 100 in 1966

Ever see an orange plastic foam ball on top of the antenna of a car? The characteristically sunny spheres were a Midwestern craze sparked by Clark’s Super Gas, a Milwaukee-based company. Clark’s Super Gas turned Clark Oil then Clark Brands as it is known today.

Travel back to the ’60s when cars were big and gas prices were small. Gas station trips were more common than chrome trim and white sidewall tires.