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Fender Blackface Amplifier Gumball Machine

January 07, 2024 - Vintage Northwestern Model 60 Gumball Machine With a Fender Blackface Amplifier Theme First off, Happy New Year 2024! I...
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Patriotic Red, White, & Blue Vintage EPRAD Drive-In Speakers with Bluetooth & MP3

December 23, 2023 - I know it's half a year before the Fourth of July, but... This Patriotic themed vintage drive-in speaker set was a long...
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Merry Christmas from Kanauga Kool! - SPECO / DITMCO Bluetooth Drive-In Speakers on a Short Stand

December 07, 2023 - Merry Christmas! I hope that this time of the year finds you well, and I want to take a moment to post thanking those of...
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Bluetooth Drive-In Movie Speaker Report for October....

October 30, 2023 - Bluetooth Drive-In Speaker Report for October... and other ramblings. This isn't so much a "speaker report" as it's me...
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Captain John Lavra, USN, Retired - Shot Down Behind Enemy Lines

September 04, 2023 - Captain John Lavra, USN, Retired - Shot Down Behind Enemy Lines - In His Own Words I'm really excited to announce a new...
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Vintage Bluetooth Drive-In Speakers - Green and Silver

August 12, 2023 - I just finished these speakers up this week! I noticed it had been a few years since I had done a green set, so here we...
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Reed Speaker Set from the Cuba Drive-In Theatre, Cuba, New Mexico - With Bluetooth & MP3

July 20, 2023 - If you've followed my Bluetooth drive-in speaker restorations for awhile, you'll notice that this is a little bit differ...
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Just off the Bench... SPECO Bluetooth Drive-In Movie Speakers with Red Glo-Top & Speaker Baskets!

June 09, 2023 - Just off the Bench... SPECO Drive-In Movie Speakers with Red Glo-Top & Speaker Baskets! This beautiful drive-in in mov...
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Happy 90th Birthday to the Drive-In Movie Theater for this June 6th - National Drive-In Movie Day!

June 05, 2023 - The Drive-In Movies Turn 90 Years Old! June 6, 2023, is National Drive-In Day and a very special birthday as it is the...
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New Webpage Feature - A Look Back: Photos of People, Places, & Antiques from Yesterday

May 13, 2023 - Late 2022 I scrubbed everything off of my personal Facebook page and let it sit for months trying to figure out what to...
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Just off the bench... EPRAD Drive-In Speakers and J-Box upgraded to Bluetooth & MP3!

May 09, 2023 - Just off the bench... EPRAD Drive-In Speakers and J-Box upgraded to Bluetooth & MP3 These vintage EPRAD drive-in movie...
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Why Did They Used To Paint Tree Trunks White?

April 18, 2023 - Does anyone remember family members white washing or painting their tree trunks white? I don’t see that much anymore, bu...
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Drive-In Speaker Restoration from the Cascade Drive-In, West Chicago, Illinois...

April 01, 2023 - Drive-In Speaker Restoration from the Cascade Drive-In, West Chicago, Illinois Just a quick blog post on this April 1st...
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Georgia Drive-In Theatre's Original Drive-In Movie Speakers Restored

March 16, 2023 - Just off the bench are these fabulous vintage Koropp drive-in speakers that were originally from the long gone Georgia D...
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Revisiting The Kanauga Drive-In Theatre - Gallipolis, Ohio

March 11, 2023 - I derived the name "Kanauga Kool” in remembrance of the drive-in theater that I went to as a small kid and later while i...
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Happy Birthday George Harrison & the GIANT George Harrison Sign in Benton, Illinois

February 25, 2023 - Happy Birthday, George Harrison! And Why is there a GIANT George Harrison Sign in Benton, Illinois? Today, February...
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1950's Simplex Drive-In Movie Theater Speaker Set with Bluetooth, MP3, & a Red Glow Top!

January 02, 2023 - Happy New Years 2023! While I was off for the holiday vacation the past few weeks I finished up this beautiful old Simp...
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Merry Christmas 2002 - 1950's Simplex Drive-In Movie Speakers - and THANK YOU!

December 14, 2022 - Merry Christmas 2022! It's a BLUE Christmas this year at my house... at least the tree and most of the living room deco...
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Bluetooth Simplex Drive-In Speaker Set & What Happened To Colored Hammered Spray Paints?

November 14, 2022 - I've been neglecting my Blog duties... but I have been busy! October is always my family's busiest month because of some...
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It's Texaco Gumball Machine Season!

September 18, 2022 - So it looks like it's Texaco gumball machine season! This is the second Texaco themed restoration this month. This time...
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A Quick Sketch for Frankenstein Day 2022!

August 30, 2022 - Just a Quick Sketch this Morning to Celebrate Frankenstein Day 2022! Frankenstein Day is always August 30th and celebra...
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Kanauga Kool's Summer Review

August 13, 2022 - Kanauga Kool's Summer Review! Summer 2022 is officially over for me, even if the calendar says otherwise. My wife (a te...
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Original Whitesburg Drive-In Theatre Speaker Set from Huntsville, Alabama - Now with Bluetooth & MP3

June 29, 2022 - So I decided to do another Whitesburg Drive-In set! This time I went with a short table top stand and added some color -...
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New Art Prints For Sale!

March 03, 2022 - New Art Prints by Kanauga Kool for sale in my ART SHOP! These new art prints are fresh off the presses! I'm excited to...
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Gulf Gas Themed Drive-In Speakers & Vintage Gulf Service Station in Waco, TX

February 18, 2022 - Gulf Gas Themed Drive-In Movie Speakers & Vintage Gulf Service Station in Waco, TX This is a Gulf themed drive-in spe...
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Vintage Halloween Party

October 13, 2021 - Ever since I can remember I've had a fascination with Halloween. I'm sure like most kids Halloween, Christmas, and their...
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"Home Sweet Stone" Art Prints Available Now! Yabba-Dabba-Do!

September 23, 2021 - "Home Sweet Stone" Prints Are Available Now! My "Home Sweet Stone" artwork is now available as a fine art print! Perfec...
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The Andy Griffith Show Acorn Gumball Machine Tribute

August 18, 2021 - The Andy Griffith Show Acorn Gumball Machine Tribute A returning customer recently wanted a restored gumball machine fr...
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CBX Mark II Bluetooth Drive-In Movie Speakers With Bluetooth

August 04, 2021 - CBX Mark II Drive-In Theater Movie Speakers I finished this Bluetooth & MP3 drive-in speaker set up this past week an...
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The Roadside America Museum - Hillsboro, Texas

July 21, 2021 - Soda Signs, Gas Pumps, Big Boys, Jukeboxes, & Classic Cars... OH MY! While roadtripping through Texas, my family stoppe...
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Pepsi Cola Themed Restored Vintage Oak Acorn Gumball Machine

June 30, 2021 - Just off the bench! This decades old vintage Oak Acorn gumball machine now features a great new Pepsi Cola theme featur...
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Happy Father's Day!

June 19, 2021 - Hope you Dads have a great day today! Here is a vintage Father's Day drive-in intermission ad played through a 1954 Simp...
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Vintage Sears & Roebuck Silvertone Model 1771 Tube Radio Comes Back To Life!

June 12, 2021 - Vintage Sears & Roebuck Silvertone Model 1771 Tube Radio Comes Back To Life! This old tube radio has not worked in 65 ye...
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June 6th is National Drive-In Movie Day!

June 06, 2021 - June 6th is National Drive-In Movie Day! Yes, brought to you by the mysterious people that officially make things like...
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Vintage Memorial Day Drive-In Movie Theater Advertisment

May 30, 2021 - Vintage Memorial Day Drive-In Movie Advertisement Here is a fun old Memorial Day ad that I pre-load on my restored driv...
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My Grandpa's 1936 Ford Tudor and the orginal receipt...

May 13, 2021 - 1936 Ford Tudor and the Original Receipt I've mentioned in the past how fortunate I was that my Grandparents kept a...
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College Football Playoff National Championship Game...

January 10, 2021 - So there is a game tomorrow. For those of you that follow me and don't know me personally, I'm from Ohio and I live in A...
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A Happy New Year... and the first restoration of 2021

January 03, 2021 - Happy New Year! Happy 2021! The end of 2020 was something as everyone in my household got Covid-19 - except for ME for...
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Gem Beverages Sign...

December 02, 2020 - Please Help my find THIS sign! I am looking for this exact Gem Beverages Sign. Gem Beverages is a small bottler out o...
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Kanauga Kool's Retro Blog - Taking a look back at history, antiques, cool places to eat, neat places to visit, art, stuff from when you were a kid, and things your Grandma and Grandpa used to have!

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