In 1973 OAPEC nations imposed a oil embargo in response to the United States decision to assist the Israeli military. The resulting embargo left the states starved for fuel. Not only did snaking lines form for blocks to get to gas stations, but the fuel was rationed to only a certain amount per car. By February of 1974 20% of gas stations were dry
Remember the ads for Roach Studios t-shirt decals in the back of comics? They were also sold at fairgrounds and stores like Zayre or Woolco.