Sinclair Dinosaurs (page 2)

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The majority of the Sinclair dinosaur statues shown below and on the next pages were produced in the 1960s and 1970s by International Fiberglass for the Sinclair Oil Corporation. They were installed at Sinclair gas stations all over the country. The statues came in two sizes: 12 feet long and eight feet long. There was not an exclusive contract with Sinclair. As long as the statues were painted different colors, International Fiberglass could market them to other businesses. Many were sold to amusement parks and mini golf courses. We can assume that some of the statues shown here did not come from Sinclair stations. For more, see this vintage marketing brochure from International Fiberglass [thanks Terry Nelson].

Sinclair decided to revive these statues in the late 1980s. A mold was made from a statue in Colorado and new ones were produced. In recent years, Sinclair has created another version that faces the other direction. The statues are owned by the corporation and are not sold to the stations themselves. All of these statues have been copied and sold by garden statuary stores and on-line. Some were produced in Mexico and possibly China. Some of these copies are fiberglass while others are aluminum.

The statues on the pages in this section are organized alphabetically by state.

Sinclair Dinosaur
Holbrook, AZ
This Sinclair Dinosaur in Holbrook is located at the Rock Factory souvenir shop. [map]

Sinclair Dinosaur
Fresno, CA
Sinclair Dinosaur
Lodi, CA
Sinclair Dinosaur
Chico, CA

These Sinclair Dinosaurs in Fresno, Lodi, and Chico are recent additions at Sinclair gas stations. The Fresno statue was a Union 76 station. It was rebranded as a Sinclair station around 2015. This Lodi station was also a Union 76 station until 2013. This Chico station was a Shell station until around 2014. These statues were installed when the brand was changed to Sinclair. There are a lot of these other modern Sinclair dinosaurs popping up all over California. The Fresno statue is dressed in different outfits throughout the year, including knitted sweaters. When this photo was taken in 2017, the dinosaur was wearing an apron for Mother's Day. These modern statues are painted a darker green than the vintage ones. [Fresno]; [Lodi]; [Chico]

Sinclair Dinosaur [gone]
Jackson, CA
Sinclair Dinosaur
San Francisco, CA
This Sinclair Dinosaur in Jackson were located at Poor Man's Bronze. It was probably an aluminum replica of the original fiberglass statue. This photo is from 2014. By 2015, the statue was gone.

This Sinclair Dinosaur in San Francisco has been at this location since 1975 when the storefront housed Shoe Biz. The statue disappeared briefly in 2016 when the space was being renovated for the new tenant, Anthem. It was returned anonymously and repainted. This photo was taken after that. For more, see this website. [map]

Sinclair Dinosaur
Hayward, CA

This Sinclair Dinosaur was installed at Bell Plastics in 2016. [map]

Sinclair Dinosaurs [gone]
Steamboat Springs, CO
These two Sinclair Dinosaurs statues in Steamboat Springs were located at a Western gas station. It was previously a Sinclair station. These photos are from 2012. By 2015, the statues were gone.

Sinclair Dinosaur
Golden, CO
Sinclair Dinosaur
Denver, CO
Sinclair gas stations with these Dinosaur statues are fairly common in Colorado.

This Sinclair Dinosaur in Golden shown above has been at this station since the late 1980s. Before that, it was at another Sinclair in town. [map]

This Sinclair Dinosaur in Denver above is at a Sinclair station on West Colfax. [map]

Sinclair station
Sinclair Dinosaur
Cascade, CO
Sinclair Dinosaur
Colorado Springs, CO
Sinclair Dinosaur
Manitou Springs, CO
The Sinclair Dinosaur statue in Cascade is located at the North Pole, a Santa-themed amusement park.

The Sinclair Dinosaur in Colorado Springs has probably been at this Sinclair gas station since the 1960s. It was chained in place when this photo was taken around 2001. By 2014, the statue was moved next to the building. [map]

There are two Sinclair Dinosaurs at a Sinclair station in Manitou Springs. [map]

More Colorado Sinclair Dinosaurs:
Lamar [gone]

Florida Sinclair Dinosaurs:
Astor Park

Georgia Sinclair Dinosaurs:
Jekyll Island

Sinclair Dinosaur
Iowa City, IA
This Sinclair Dinosaur appeared to be for sale along with the gas station when these photos were taken in 2006. However, the statue and station were still there in 2013. The statue has "Please Do Not Crawl on Dino" painted on its side now. For more, see this website. [map]

Sinclair Dinosaur
Storm Lake, IA
Sinclair Dinosaurs [gone]
Altoona, IA
The Sinclair Dinosaur in Storm Lake is penned in at Sparky's One Stop which is surrounded by cornfields. [map]

These Sinclair Dinosaurs in Altoona were located at the Sinclair Gold Truck Stop. These photos are from 2010. The statues were still there in 2011. By 2015, the station had become a Flying J and the statue were gone.

More Iowa Sinclair Dinosaurs:

Sinclair Dinosaur
Wilmington, IL
Sinclair Dinosaur
Abilene, KS
Sinclair Dinosaur [gone]
Salina, KS
The Sinclair Dinosaur in Wilmington is installed on the roof of G&D Tire and Alignment. This building was built as a Sinclair station in 1963. In 2001, the owner of G&D bought this statue which was previously located in Chattanooga, TN. [map]

The Sinclair Dinosaur in Abilene is installed on the canopy of a former Sinclair station. The station is now a repair shop called John's Service. [map]

The Sinclair Dinosaur in Salina was located at a Sinclair station. I have heard that there is or was another one in town near I-70. However, I believe there is only one other location and I don't believe it has a statue. In 2017, the Sinclair signs and Dinosaur were removed.

More Kansas Sinclair Dinosaurs:

Sinclair Dinosaurs
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Sinclair Dinosaurs
(page 3)
Sinclair Dinosaurs
(page 4)
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