View Full Version : road trip to Atlanta.. (2)

09-28-2005, 12:48 PM
Had to continue my post.. BevNet doesn't like big posts..

Some interesting energy drinks, Hair of the Dog and PitBull.. RC in glass, and an extra point (21oz) Diet Dr. Pepper.. no regular though


Cherry 7up PLUS:


Went in this one station.. had two racks of ice cold, Pepsi Twist.. I bought a few. Then I told me girlfriend that I swear it had been discontinued.. turned the can over.. it expired in 2003!


1 liters... we just don't get them anymore..


After driving 6 hours back home.. here's my truck of bottles.. unloaded until deep in the night..


I'd already unloaded most of them until I remembered I had my camera.. ended up with a little more than 3000 bottles.. lots of test marked and prototypes.. what a pretty site..



A few machines.. the small 60s machine is barely visiable in the corner..


Mr Zabe
09-28-2005, 12:57 PM
Let me guess, to increase you cargo space, you had to strap you girlfriend to the roof of the truck. LOL Your girlfriend must truly love
such a soda freak that fills U-Hauls with bottles and soda machines for six hour road trips. LOL

Most of us dream of what you actually do. smile.gif

[ 09-28-2005, 11:59 AM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

09-28-2005, 01:36 PM
Thanks Zabe! Actually, she had to stay in the back and make sure no bottles shifted! LOL.. No, she's wonderful and understanding about my 'addiction'.. where else could I find a girl that can help me move coke machines?.. she's got it down to a science now...

Look In The Tunk
09-28-2005, 03:10 PM
I like the old skool fanta and Mr.Pibb button labels on the coke vending machine.

Back when I lived close to a Seven Eleven I used to love getting the liter bottles of Diet Coke.

09-28-2005, 06:03 PM
Wow wonkapete, you went to Atlanta?... that's my golden dream! I wish I could live there... in the home of the real thing... and my dream is to work in The Coca-Cola Company...

Did you visited the world of Coca-Cola? if I were you I would spend a whole day there...

That 7up Plus looks yummy...

Wonkapete, you're lucky to have a vending machine in your home, you know what?, I'm going to steal the vending machine that there's in my college and I will take it to my home... HE HE. :D

[ 09-28-2005, 05:53 PM: Message edited by: Ramón el Coca-Colero ]

Mello Yello Luver
09-28-2005, 09:53 PM
Way to go wonkapete!!!! That was some soda trip!

I hope to visit Atlanta some day. A-Town Is the capitol of Coca Cola.

*I wish I could get my hands on those Old School Mello Yello Bottles!!!*

[ 09-28-2005, 09:03 PM: Message edited by: Mello Yello Luver ]

Dr. Galaga
09-28-2005, 10:42 PM
My goodness! I see why you needed the U-Haul!

09-29-2005, 10:44 AM
Thats pretty cool. Did you buy all that stuff? Where do you keep it? What do you do with it?

09-29-2005, 11:32 AM
to add to bottle boss where did you buy it from?

09-29-2005, 12:14 PM
I bought the collection from an individual that decided it was time to part with some of his collection. I have it all stored in my garage now. I don't even know what all I got yet. Plan to begin going through the bottles this weekend. I'm just adding to my collection now... don't have any plans to get rid of any of it anytime soon.

10-20-2005, 11:18 AM
Nice article in Soda Pop Dreams magazine about Wonkapete's trip.

Mr Zabe
10-20-2005, 11:39 AM
Is there a link for Wonkapete's trip?
I have no way of getting the actual magazine.
It would be nice to read about a real live board legend. smile.gif

[ 10-20-2005, 10:39 AM: Message edited by: Mr Zabe ]

10-20-2005, 07:30 PM
Thanks Drpep. Zabe, just subscribe to it: http://www.pww.on.ca/paypal.htm

Blair published an article about my collection in the Summer edition too. You are missing out!

10-20-2005, 09:39 PM
Another board member, whose board name I forget, had an article about him in the last issue of SPD describing his trips across state lines to load up his car with refillable Pepsi bottles.