– The graphic Texaco logo you can see here is, as you might have guessed, the logo of an oil retail American company. That’s what the little T-shape inside the white star on a red background is supposed to symbolize: one of those oil extracting machines. Also, the star is also a cultural reference to the lone star of Texas, because Southern culture and all, you know, y’all? However, back in the day, the company had at least one old Texaco logo if not more. The company was founded in 1901 and remained independent until 2001, when it was partially merged with Chevron (or at least its refining operations were). In the United States, the company is very well-known and so are its major products: the Havoline brand of motor oil, the Techron fuel and so on.
– The company is also pretty deeply ingrained in popular culture, virtually everyone that was born in the USA or at least lived there for a while is very familiar with the company. For example, the well-loved movie franchise Back to the Future, which features a temporal line being altered and explored in various circumstances, has a key turning point in front of a gas station belonging to this company. Therefore, the same gas station is shown in multiple temporal versions: in 1985, 1955 and 2015.