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Friday, July 27, 2007

So long, Cowboy


The neon cowboy being removed from Dixon StDoes anyone know what's happened to the neon cowboy sign outside what used to be Chevy's in Dixon St? It had been a sad shadow of its formerly bright self after the former Chevy's changed from Quarter to MVP, then a few weeks ago I saw it being loaded onto a truck. At the time, I hoped that it was just being removed temporarily for repairs, but it's been a while and there's now a naff little "Gaming" sign in its place.

So, has the lonesome cowboy gone West for good? That would be a dang shame, consarn it!

9 Comments:

At 1:53 PM, July 27, 2007, Blogger Baz said...

Cowboy signs ain't been popular since aught-six, dagnabbit.

 
At 4:07 PM, July 27, 2007, Anonymous Duncan said...

boozy lunch baz ?

 
At 10:39 PM, July 27, 2007, Blogger Baz said...

Bien sûr. The Simpsonian reference is completely accidental.

 
At 12:12 PM, July 30, 2007, Anonymous fred said...

About two weeks ago I saw him on the motorway heading North on the back of a truck. I think it is safe to say he has been run out of town...

 
At 2:24 PM, July 30, 2007, Anonymous Simon said...

no one seen him on trademe?

if he has gone though it would be a shame indeed!

 
At 3:51 PM, July 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

there used to be a big ol' cowboy a'twhirling his larriat, stuck plumb on the outside of a building in Orcland. Much the same, if not exackerly the same. Mebe he's the same one? Maybe he's just bin itching for a bot of exploring on the highway....

 
At 11:33 AM, July 31, 2007, Anonymous Duncan said...

Simpsons references always are, of course !

 
At 11:19 AM, May 18, 2012, Blogger unit.seven said...

Supposedly in Ohakune or Auckland according to this post.

www.pointthatthing.com/2009/09/rise-fall-of-neon-cowboy-symonds-st.html

The Cuba Street striptease sign is about to be lost as well.

www.trademe.co.nz/antiques-collectables/other/auction-472407705.htm

I work with the winner of the auction and he is pulling out of the sale so it may end up being trashed which would be a shame. Seriously considered taking it myself but it's just too big.

 
At 7:38 PM, September 22, 2014, Anonymous scott said...

yip i agree should never left wellington cowboy in dixon st was the one from big tex in paraparaumu from late 60s early 70s,but could have had earlier history ,think... no sure it might have been on the keans for jeans store in manors street,there was one in auckland identical in queen st at keans for jeans....i bought it from chevys as i collect old signs for 35 years...yes we stopped in ohakune for one night on our way up to north auckland.....its now safe and loved

 

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