I can't believe this! It's only a matter of time before it bleeds over into other items on future cars. I can remember a time when the only place I EVER saw a BP station was when I was in Germany. They weren't even in the US then, I don't think. This must be some conglomerate deal between Ford, Volvo, Jaguar, BP and it's other european "Divisions".
Yeah, and now Georgia Tech plays b-ball in the "McDonalds Dome" and you can see concerts at the "Coca-Cola Amphitheater" while in Atlanta. Everything's sponsored. My wife has been having fits because we have -www.georgia.gov- on our new license plates. She doesn't want to advertise for them!!!!commercialism. Yea.
I was surprised to see the BP advertisement when I filled my tank in the new '06 for the first time a few nights ago. Obviously, Ford has made some kind of a deal with British Petroleum, which has been trying to increase its presence in the US market recently. BP has been very aggressive over the last ten to fifteen years in building/expanding a network of aviation fuel dealers throughout the U.S., and have recently started acquiring automotive fuel outlets. I haven't seen any BP gas stations in Arizona, but FBOs (fixed base operators) with BP aviation fuel are not unusual anywhere in the country now.
BP/Amoco probably has the contract for Ford's fuel at its plants. That's a s-load of gas per year. They give them the 'plug' on the fuel cap as part of the arrangement. Porsche has a Mobil 1 decal under their engine hoods as part of their marketing agreement. It's not that unusual anymore. Use some Goof-Off and it will come right off!
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