Don’t smoke at Firezone

Petrol station

The story goes that Yoastie was driving through the wee town of Harfsen, Gelderland and felt that this petrol station had an odd name. Firezone is a brand name of Texaco, but then from what I can Google, only in the Netherlands. Their tagline is “quick, easy, safe and cheap”. They are mostly found in the North, with some odds and ends in other parts of the country, scattered like an explosion, really. The irony is of course that the last place to light up anything is at a petrol station.

(Photo: Yoastie)

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3 Responses to “Don’t smoke at Firezone”

  1. Márcia W. says:

    Ha ha, I´m exploding with laughter!

  2. DaVince says:

    Huh, weird. I know Texaco, we had one in the neighbourhood (until it got taken over by “PicoBello”), but I never heard of FireZone. Still, pretty ironic for a petrol station. 🙂

  3. Stephen says:

    Firezone is just a non-manned Texaco filling station where you have to pay via a card. The really really stupid thing is, I have a Texaco card where I pay at all the regular Texaco stations but the Firezone payment console gave me the message that the card issued by Texaco was not a valid card and would not accept it.
    What a superbly effective way of discouraging your own, brand loyal customers.

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