An Ultramar Station in Tiptree, Essex, UK, 1979. Photo taken by Ian Byrne.
This station is showing
an earlier Ultramar sign and the final design of Ultramar globe. There
were two earlier globe designs, both hexagons rather like Texaco in shape;
the later was blue and white, and the earlier a sort of ruby colour with
black writing. I have no pictures of either, and they didn't match the
earliest Ultramar pole sign, which was of a yellow letter U with flying
wings on the dark blue square.
An Ultramar station on A345 in North Newton, UK.
Photo taken in 1983 by Ian Byrne.
This shows a more common variant of the sign
in a perfect square, as opposed to the rectangular version used in
Tiptree, presumably as it could not jut out over the road. This sign was
also used in Canada, but not California. Note the station has both an
Ultramar globe and a pump with a Butler globe at the rear.
Cliff Otto's Ultramar in Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada which
he operated from 1986 to 1996. Cliff states that this location
was originally a B-A (British-American), then in the 70s
it became a Gulf, and then converted to Ultramar in 1985.
This building is gone now, replaced by a newer Ultramar.
Photo submitted by Cliff Otto.
Above, two more shots of Cliff Otto's Ultramar in Sackville,
Nova Scotia, between 1986 and 1996. Photos submitted by Cliff Otto.
A new Ultramar pump in Montreal, Canada.
Taken June 27, 2004 by Joey Weiss.
From David Backlin, Feb. 2000.
Scan of an Ultramar plastic bag. Bag donated by J. Eric Freedner, Dec. 2002.
Ultramar on East Palmdale Boulevard and 95th Street East
in what's now Sun Village, California.
Taken April 2003 by J. Eric Freedner.
Ultramar station at Las Virgenes Rd. and US 101 in Calabasas, CA.
Taken Nov. 2003 by J. Eric Freedner. Suspect it will become a Valero soon.