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At Mrs. Mac's, "Tail Pipes" (hot dogs) and "Hub Caps" (burgers) for the little ones are served in cardboard replicas of '60s and '70s muscle cars.

As a teenager growing up in the 1960s, Jeff MacFarland was the proud owner of a 1966 Buick Gran Sport, just one of the many iconic muscle cars spawned during the Swinging Sixties. Stylish, loud and powerful, muscle cars symbolized an era of prosperity and freedom, and there was no greater status symbol than to be seen driving down Main Street with your shiny new wheels.

It was also a time when mom and pop gas stations, or, as they’re known in the South, filling stations, began popping up all over the American landscape — truly full service establishments where enthusiastic teams of nattily dressed attendants would come running out to check your oil, clean your windshield, put air in your tires and yes, pump your gas.

If you, like MacFarland, have fond memories along with a hefty dose of nostalgia for those bygone days, a trip to Mrs. Mac’s Fillin’ Station in Vero Beach might just be the ticket for a trip down memory lane. A popular pit stop for locals in the know, Mrs. Mac’s pays homage to America’s automotive heyday, serving dishes like your mom used to make, amid vintage collectibles from the ‘60s and ‘70s

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