Broken Arrow business is collecting memories

Thursday, August 12th 2004, 2:22 pm
By: News On 6

Most of us have collected something at one time or other. But we didn't have to build a place just to show it off.

News on 6 reporter Rick Wells has found a man in Broken Arrow who's turned part of his business into a show room. Drive by the Classic Storage Station on Lynn lane in Broken Arrow and you know something's up.

The outside is a clue to what's inside; Bob Hancock has collected and restores lots of stuff, like old gas pumps. "Started with one for my own game room, one thing led to another and here we are." There are pump-top globes from gas companies we know and some we never heard of. Cities Service, of course was the forerunner of Citgo.

And he has some old jukeboxes he's lovingly put back together. One plays old 78's, anybody remember them. Out back there's even more stuff some he hasn't gotten to yet. There are some old tube type radios he plans to restore, and a low tech arcade shooting game.

“I had a collector car that someone wanted he had been collecting racing memorabilia for a long time so we did a trade." It's Ken Schrader's car from the first Brickyard 400 back in 1994, there are banged up hoods and side panels, one autographed by Rusty Wallace. "Especially the die-hard NASCAR fans they'll hang em in the living room."

See I told you there's more going on inside the mini storage than just mini storage. Just about everything is for sale, but he doesn't mind if you just want to come by and look.

The Classic Storage Station is located on Lynn Lane between 61st and 71st Streets.