NZ Based Europa Petrol Advertisement Circa 1979
Europa Petrol was a company that eventually got swallowed into the gigantic BP consortium (unfortunately). But they sure had a badass marketing department.
These astromech stickers were available from the Europa chain of petrol stations for a period of time around about 1978-1979. They coincided with a series of television adverts starring their R2-lookalike robot.
Interestingly, the astromech was actually constructed as 1:1 prop (rather than being a scale model) and is reported to have made a number of guest appearances at Europa petrol stations around the country for promotional purposes.
Also amazing: according to gas pump in the second sticker, $13 (NZ) bought 42 L of fuel (11 gallons) so yeah, those were the golden times indeed.