Oldsmobile Rocket 88 1950s Double Sided Porcelain Die Cut Petroliana Auto Dealer Sign Space Age Super Rare Roadside Americana Advertising Sign. Oldsmobile Rocket 88 1950s Double Sided Porcelain Die Cut Petroliana Advertising Auto Dealer Sign Space Age Super Rare Roadside Americana A Super Rare Oldsmobile Double-sided Porcelain "Rocket" Sign, the one that hung under the regular Oldsmobile sign to advertise the auto maker's "Rocket" engines.Incredibly hard to find piece of Petroliana in fantastic original condition. Here is your chance to cut to the chase and win the race to acquire one of the most sought after "Holy Grail" pieces that only the most serious of gear heads of the Petroliana collecting world want in their garage to compliment their 4 wheeled treasures. Measuring 10 inches by 60 inches Rocket-shaped with excellent color and gloss.
It was the first mass-produced OHV V8, in 1949.  The band was actually 19-year-old Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm band, who rehearsed at the Riverside Hotel in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Brenston sang the lead vocal and was credited with writing "Rocket 88". The song was a hymn of praise to the joys of the Oldsmobile "Rocket 88" automobile which had recently been introduced, and was based on the 1947 song "Cadillac Boogie" by Jimmy Liggins.  It was also preceded and influenced by Pete Johnson's "Rocket 88 Boogie" Parts 1 and 2, an instrumental, originally recorded for the Los Angeles-based Swing Time Records label in 1949.
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