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Goss On Ross

Posted by openpot2 
Goss On Ross
March 05, 2014 05:38PM
My favorite car lot and buddy.
Re: Goss On Ross
March 05, 2014 05:57PM
openpot2 Wrote:
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> My favorite car lot and buddy.

Quite a thread on this vendor a couple of years ago.

Dave McNeely
Re: Goss On Ross
March 05, 2014 06:05PM
Trying to find something about Mike.
Re: Goss On Ross
March 05, 2014 08:24PM
openpot2 Wrote:
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> Trying to find something about Mike.

[phorum.dallashistory.org]

long thread about Goss on Ross

Dave McNeely
Re: Goss On Ross
March 06, 2014 07:32AM
Trying to contact Carter to find out about Mike.
Re: Goss On Ross
March 06, 2014 08:08PM
Was this the guy on TV back in the 50s and 60s that showed cars with price tags that had to be pushed before the TV camera and then pushed away? JIM
Re: Goss On Ross
March 07, 2014 04:08AM
jgoodman Wrote:
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> Was this the guy on TV back in the 50s and 60s
> that showed cars with price tags that had to be
> pushed before the TV camera and then pushed away?
> JIM

yes. he pulled a lot of stunts to get attention. guess it worked, he seemed to stay in business.

Dave McNeely
Re: Goss On Ross
March 07, 2014 05:52AM
goss on ross tradin hoss
Re: Goss On Ross
March 07, 2014 06:44AM
Went to with his son, Mike, that's who I'm trying to find out about. He was a very good friend.
Re: Goss On Ross
March 28, 2014 08:48AM
"I want to Sell you a Car", Art Grindle was the auto dealership that had the TV advertising...remember many times they had to push the car thru the line as the TV cameras would pick it up........some of them were smoking very badly........if it had a dented side they always showed the good side.........he was finally run out of town in the late 60's but made millions in Florida after he left Dallas (also in the auto business)......think his dealership was on Buckner Rd..........I always got a kick out of watching him on Saturday on TV...........I remember Goss on Ross, the Trading Hoss well but do not remember any TV commercials he ever did.....Bill Strouse
Re: Goss On Ross
April 09, 2014 06:02AM
I think I bought my first car, a 1941 Black Ford, from Goss on Ross, Tradin Hoss. I bought it is 1950 and paid $500 for it. It had a neat spotlight on the driver's side which was great for seeing street addresses at night! Also Elm street and theater row had 10 movie houses spread out along Elm street and I went to them all! From the East to the West on Elm Street, there were the Majestic, the Melba, the Tower, the Palace, The Rialto, the Capitol, the Telenews, the Queen, the Fox and the Strand This was a teenagers's paradise! I would sometimes take in 4 movies in one day on the weekends which were usually 2 double features. At the Palace In 1945, kids 12 or under paid 12 cents for admission and this included 2 cents for taxes! There was also a wonderful shop specializing in nuts! The nut smell inside was absolutely out of this world! I'll never forget that smell. They had a figure of planters peanuts "Mr Peanut" actually tapping with his cane on the front plate glass window to capture your attention as you walked by the shop. The constant tapping of Mr. Peanut's cane actually cracked the plate glass and the owners of the shop had taped up the cracked part to keep it from cracking further! I also loved the Penny Arcade with their recording booth and coin operated machines! I guess kids have as much fun now as we did in the '40's but I don't see how!
Re: Goss On Ross
April 09, 2014 05:16PM
Oh! I remember the Peanut shop. It was one of my favorite places downtown. We always stopped by to get fresh roasted peanuts. When I was in Memphis a couple of years ago, I spotted a Peanut Shop in the downtown there. i didn't have a chance to stop in but just seeing it it made me feel like I was 4 years old again.
Re: Goss On Ross
December 09, 2014 07:07AM
I'm Mike's son, Carter. I was raised by Gene Goss after my dad died. I remember all the stories y'all talk about. Runs like Earl Campbell, Guaranteed ten yards…..
Re: Goss On Ross
December 09, 2014 09:16AM
no that was art grindle "I WANT TO SELL YOU A CAR "GENE GOSS WAS A FAMOUS NOTE LOT DEALER ON ROSS AVENUE AND EVERYBODY LIKED HIM HE WAS A DALLAS ICON
Re: Goss On Ross
December 09, 2014 09:19AM
WAS THE PENNY ARCADE CALLED THE FUNHOUSE I LOVED THAT PLACE
Re: Goss On Ross
December 18, 2014 01:56PM
I bought my first car on Ross Ave. in the 70s from Karlen Motors. It overheated on the way home and I had to stop at my cousin's house in Oak Cliff. It didn't have a fan belt.
Re: Goss On Ross
February 13, 2018 04:50AM
Also next to the peanut shop was a small hot dog place between the Capital and the Rialto. You could get a hot dog for 10cent. We would buy 2 hot dogs and sneak them in the Capital and watch the double feature, I love it when they would have the "The 7 days of Horror"
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