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“Memory Lane Trip”

Hemmings Motor News Filling Station
Ranked #3 of 13 Shopping in Bennington
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Owner description: Collectible cars on display and memorabilia for car lovers in the gift shop.
Reviewed 12 September 2013

My husband and I were coming back from taking our son to college, and as we passed the Hemmings company, he said he always wanted to stop there. So we turned around and stopped in. Memories of the 1970's popped into our heads, back when he used to drool over every issue of the Hemmings Motor News, while dreaming of someday owning one of the cars listed there. He was thrilled with the cars and displays in the small free museum and the tidbits that the guide told us. We saw one of the workers coming into work at the office, and the guide said that many of them have been there over 30 years. It was a great trip down memory lane!

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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

In 2002 after the death of the owner who had purchased the station from its founder, a North Carolina investment group purchased HMN. The original gas station has been replaced with a non-descript building with no characer or resemblance of the original gas station.

I rated it poor rather than terrible because of the free antique car exhibit.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Visiting the Hemmings Motor News Filling Station is great fun for any person who loves classic cars. The filling station is a throw back to the 50s. There is a gift shop with cool t-shirts, toys, and metal signs. There is also a free museum in the back that has classic cars to look at. The museum volunteers are fun to talk to and knowledge about the cars on display. A great stop that will make any guy happy about the trip.

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Reviewed 1 July 2013

This was the highlight of my time in Bennington. Its an old fashioned, full service station, with a neat store. However the BEST part is the huge building next door which is a FREE museum of old cars, and other items.

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Reviewed 4 April 2013

If you're in the area you must stop and fill-up at the Hemmings Full Serve station. Good old time service with a smile. Go inside to get some nice refreshments. I had a great smoothie for the road. They have a lot of great shirts,hats, models, and anything auto related. Their car museum is in the back and I got to see it by appointment since it wasn't open for the season yet. They have a nice collection of classic's mostly in restored condition along with tons of auto memorabilia. Dozens of old oil signs and licence plates fill the walls. If you like old classic cars, and Hemmings is the "Bible", this is the place to visit. During the warmer months, they have classic cruise-ins where hundreds of people drive their classics here with music, prizes, and refreshments. I'd love to come back to one of those nights.

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