Shamrock (Texas) Photos

Including Diamond Shamrock and Valero's secondary sites

Diamond Shamrock's newest sign (small red bar on top, no name).
Taken near Conway, Arkansas by David Backlin, July 4, 2004.

A 1950s pump with 1980s graphics in London, Texas.
Taken Nov. 2004 by David Aldred.

Shamrock Truck Stop in Goodland, Kansas on US 24.
Taken in June, 1958 by Walt Wimer.

1990s style Diamond Shamrock sign, San Antonio, TX.
This has the green price board now used by Shamrock locations.
Taken by David Aldred, Dec. 7, 2004.

Latest Diamond Shamrock sign (this hardware is the company issue,
not a re-face of existing sign from other brand) 2001-date.
Price board changed to red, green price boards retained by "Shamrock" stations.
Photo taken at Cotulla, TX, Dec 7, 2004 by David Aldred.

Diamond Shamrock New Look, station at US 281 and Bitters Rd. intersection in San Antonio.
This station reflects DS's new "Corner Store" Look for company stores.
Photo taken Nov. 29, 2004 by David Aldred.

Closeup of the above San Antonio location.

This sign seems to be used where Diamond Shamrock takes over or begins to sell gas
at Fastrip or former Racetrac stores. There are several of these signs around the
Dallas and Ft. Worth area, and they are used in conjunction with new D.S. canopy
graphics (as seen in this photo). This location is at the intersection of
Precinct Line and Bedford-Euless Roads in Hurst, TX.
Taken Dec. 4, 2004 by David Aldred.

Here is a 1990s Diamond Shamrock canopy variation.
This location is on FM 2499 in Flower Mound, Texas.
Taken Dec. 5, 2004 by David Aldred.

Diamond Shamrock station on FM 1179 in Flower Mound, TX.
This station is still using the 1990s vintage signage,
not yet converted to new look. Taken Dec. 4, 2004 by David Aldred.

Brand sign for Flower Mound Diamond Shamrock location above, again 1990s vintage.
These are steadily being replaced by the new logo with red bar across top of sign,
or with the green and white "Shamrock" at smaller, non-company-owned locations.
Taken Dec. 4, 2004 by David Aldred.

This Shamrock represents a conversion of an original Diamond Shamrock
brand sign and is located on US 281 about 30 miles north of San Antonio.
Taken Dec. 10, 2004 by David Aldred.

Shamrock with price sign next to logo, taken in Boerne, TX
(just west of San Antonio on I-10) and is located at Rudy's BBQ.
Taken Dec. 10, 2004 by David Aldred.

Another Diamond Shamrock variation. This one taken on Business US 59 in Laredo, TX.
This is the second generation sign used appx. 1990 to 2001.
Taken Dec. 7, 2004 by David Aldred.

Shamrock in Cheyenne, Wyoming, June 1958. This is one of the
Cliff Brice stations. Cliff Brice was a Pueblo Colo. marketer
that had a good sized chain of stations in Colorado and border states,
and had most, if not all, of them under the SHAMROCK brand.
Their stations were usually of the typical independent "gas only" type
with billboards that said "Save" or "3¢ Less".
The one here shows save 3¢ on regular. Cliff Brice lasted
into the 90s (still with DIAMOND SHAMROCK gasoline along with C-stores),
and may be still operating today.
Photo and info from Walt Wimer.
New info received as of 5-2009: Cliff Brice is currently listed as a distributor in the
ConocoPhillips directory of marketers. Now appears to be selling Conoco or 76.
Thanks to Duncan Malloch.

Shamrock Station, Amarillo, Texas.
Taken July 5, 1967 by Walt Wimer.

A Diamond Shamrock and a Shamrock across the street from each other
in El Reno, Oklahoma. Taken July 27, 2005 by John Cirillo.

Shamrock Truck Stop in New Mexico, 1965
Source: Shamrock company publications.
From the collection of Les Cobb.

Various Shamrock logos through the years

Shamrock station on NW 28th (Hwy 183) near Azle Ave, Fort Worth, TX.
1997 photo by John Cirillo.
2007 update:Station has been closed for several years,
per info from Billy Arnold

A pre-1990s Diamond-Shamrock sign in Lewisville, Texas.
Taken Nov. 2003 by David Aldred.

Classic Shamrock sign in Three Rivers, Texas at the Shamrock Employees Credit Union.
Taken Feb. 16, 2005 by David Aldred.

New Shamrock Photos

Here are three photos of a Shamrock station I encountered while
driving on Oklahoma Route 66. I had not seen this Shamrock logo before 2003.
The story is that when Valero purchased Diamond-Shamrock-Ultramar
they decided to bring back a Shamrock brand as a secondary brand,
in areas that need a conventional station, possibly with service bays,
and that don't do a terribly high volume of gasoline sales.
In essence, they've brought back the old Shamrock!

I wish they had gone with a round sign like the original. Oh well.
This particular station is being supplied by Fuelman as seen in the photo.
Photos taken July 3, 2003 at Davenport, OK by John Cirillo.

A full-serve Shamrock in Hobart, Oklahoma.
Not only did they pump the gas, they washed the windshield too.
Taken Oct. 30, 2007 by David Aldred.

From Adam Bennett. Taken July 2003.

New Shamrock on Highway 50, south of Omaha, NE. It is a Total convert,
and has a diesel island in back. Taken Feb. 2004 by Adam Bennett.

Late in 2004, Valero changed the new-old Shamrock logo again.
Now the background is green and there's the familiar
Valero "V" hose graphic trailing off from the bottom of the shamrock.
Here are three photos of the newest Shamrock signage, taken in October, 2004
Located on Ramsgate Drive, San Antonio.
Taken by David Aldred.

A close-up of one of the pumps at the above San Antonio location. October, 2004.
Photo by David Aldred.

A digital closeup of the new sign above on Ramsgate Drive, San Antonio.
Taken Nov. 29, 2004 by David Aldred.

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