Arby’s Is Delicious — and you know what else is? This sign! It’s in Mission Hills, California, on a stretch of street that includes a KFC bucket. It’s always great to find an original illuminated Arby’s neon-lightbulb 1960s extravaganza. Shine on! #arbys #roastbeef #signgeeks #signjunkies #signfixation #rous_roadsigns #roadsideamerica #americana #neonsigns #neonporn #neon @arbys

Arby’s Is Delicious — and you know what else is? This sign! It’s in Mission Hills, California, on a stretch of street that includes a KFC bucket. It’s always great to find an original illuminated Arby’s neon-lightbulb 1960s extravaganza. Shine on! #arbys #roastbeef #signgeeks #signjunkies #signfixation #rous_roadsigns #roadsideamerica #americana #neonsigns #neonporn #neon @arbys

At long last, having the ultimate desert dessert: A date shake in Palm Springs. A California roadside tradition continues! #dateshake #palmsprings #roadsideamerica #americana

At long last, having the ultimate desert dessert: A date shake in Palm Springs. A California roadside tradition continues! #dateshake #palmsprings #roadsideamerica #americana

As you can see in this video , Speedee is still running the show at the Downey McDonald’s, which opened in 1953, a decade or so before Willard Scott became the first, terrifying version of Ronald. #mcdonalds #california #california_igers #downey #speedee #signgeeks #oldsigns #retrosigns #retro #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #roadsideamerica #americana #neonsigns #neonporn

Farnesi’s, an icon of the drive south along Route 99 in Madera, California. The sign has been restored (based on some photos I found online) but it’s still a vintage treat. The details are a delight: the cocktail symbol on the left, the motel lettering studded with starbursts.  #ipulledoverforit #signgeeks #typography #typevstime #justmytype #americana #rous_roadsigns #route99 #roadsideamerica #googie #sputnik #neon #neonsign #neonporn

Farnesi’s, an icon of the drive south along Route 99 in Madera, California. The sign has been restored (based on some photos I found online) but it’s still a vintage treat. The details are a delight: the cocktail symbol on the left, the motel lettering studded with starbursts. #ipulledoverforit #signgeeks #typography #typevstime #justmytype #americana #rous_roadsigns #route99 #roadsideamerica #googie #sputnik #neon #neonsign #neonporn

I heard through the grapevine that this is the world’s largest raisin box, which was once full of raisins. Dedicated in 1992, the box is at the world headquarters of Sun-Maid Raisins in Kingsburg, California. More surprises later from my trip down Route 99 in the heart of the Golden State. #route99 #roadtrip #roadsideamerica #americana #retrologist #raisins #weirdcalifornia

I heard through the grapevine that this is the world’s largest raisin box, which was once full of raisins. Dedicated in 1992, the box is at the world headquarters of Sun-Maid Raisins in Kingsburg, California. More surprises later from my trip down Route 99 in the heart of the Golden State. #route99 #roadtrip #roadsideamerica #americana #retrologist #raisins #weirdcalifornia

The Bay Area has a number of these psychedelic 7 Up privilege signs from the 1960s and 70s. This gem, along with an awesome neon “casino” sign, is in charming Bodega, California. #7up #casino #neon #neonporn #bodega #california #signporn #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #retrosigns #neon #vintageneon #americana #roadsideamerica

The Bay Area has a number of these psychedelic 7 Up privilege signs from the 1960s and 70s. This gem, along with an awesome neon “casino” sign, is in charming Bodega, California. #7up #casino #neon #neonporn #bodega #california #signporn #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #retrosigns #neon #vintageneon #americana #roadsideamerica

Oscars is a terrific #midcentury building in Berkeley. The vintage sign is a colorful period piece and the building is an elegant concrete pavilion with arched windows and white globe lighting, set off with a band of brick at the base. It’s suave and stylish considering what it’s purveying. Oh and yummy BTW! This is the second sign I’ve seen on this trip advertising quarter pounders! #signgeeks #vintagesigns #oldsigns #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #berkeley #architecture #americana #roadeats #igerssf #burgers

Oscars is a terrific #midcentury building in Berkeley. The vintage sign is a colorful period piece and the building is an elegant concrete pavilion with arched windows and white globe lighting, set off with a band of brick at the base. It’s suave and stylish considering what it’s purveying. Oh and yummy BTW! This is the second sign I’ve seen on this trip advertising quarter pounders! #signgeeks #vintagesigns #oldsigns #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #berkeley #architecture #americana #roadeats #igerssf #burgers

The food is tasty, I’m sure, but the sign is the most delicious thing I’ve seen in the Bay Area so far. Absolutely epic and hiding in the Dimond section of Oakland. #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #roadtrip #roadsideamerica #americana #oldsigns #oldschool #oakland #dimond #giantburgers

The food is tasty, I’m sure, but the sign is the most delicious thing I’ve seen in the Bay Area so far. Absolutely epic and hiding in the Dimond section of Oakland. #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #roadtrip #roadsideamerica #americana #oldsigns #oldschool #oakland #dimond #giantburgers

This defunct Newberry was part of the long-vanished five-and-dime chain, which existed along with other notable names such as Woolworth. This Newberry, in uptown Oakland, almost became an Urban Outfitters. Over at The Retrologist, I wrote about another California Newberry, in Downtown LA. Google Retrologist and Newberry. #oakland #newberry #signgeeks #oldsigns #storefronts #americana #vanished #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns

This defunct Newberry was part of the long-vanished five-and-dime chain, which existed along with other notable names such as Woolworth. This Newberry, in uptown Oakland, almost became an Urban Outfitters. Over at The Retrologist, I wrote about another California Newberry, in Downtown LA. Google Retrologist and Newberry. #oakland #newberry #signgeeks #oldsigns #storefronts #americana #vanished #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns

For the #signgeek, San Francisco is a treasure trove of vintage signage. “Privilege signs” like this one are numerous, the sort that were provided by a brand free of charge to a store in exchange for excellent and continuous promotion. Keep an eye here for more finds. #signgeeks #sanfran #architecture #skyscrapers #oldsigns #retrosigns #retrologist #pepsi #pepsisign #rous_roadsigns #americana #roadsideamerica #sanfrancisco

For the #signgeek, San Francisco is a treasure trove of vintage signage. “Privilege signs” like this one are numerous, the sort that were provided by a brand free of charge to a store in exchange for excellent and continuous promotion. Keep an eye here for more finds. #signgeeks #sanfran #architecture #skyscrapers #oldsigns #retrosigns #retrologist #pepsi #pepsisign #rous_roadsigns #americana #roadsideamerica #sanfrancisco