Mike's Neon Madness

Mike's Neon Madness I am a private collector of old Neon Beer Signs specializing in old defunct West Coast Breweriers, breweriana advertising totally out of circulation, I also collect old dariy and soda advertising, neon clocks and all sorts of old unsual neon advertising

Here we go again another City puts up nice public neon sign park, and the Bay Area cant get there sh*t together as vinta...
04/15/2019

Here we go again another City puts up nice public neon sign park, and the Bay Area cant get there sh*t together as vintage neon signage disappears everyday

The Casa Grande Neon Sign Park lighting ceremony went perfectly.
It's at 408 N. Sacaton. Casa Grande, Az
It's free and open everyday.

Hey my Friends heres few 360 photos of my personal Neon Beer Sign Collection housed at Uncle Ray's Hideout , where you c...
04/08/2019

Hey my Friends heres few 360 photos of my personal Neon Beer Sign Collection housed at Uncle Ray's Hideout , where you click on the photo once it opens you touch the icon on the photo with your moose and drag the icon to the left and right to view the whole photo, this about a 1/3 of my collection, ENJOY

Nevada Neon Project
02/27/2019

Nevada Neon Project

Today our project was featured as the cover story for the Reno News and Review. The article is very solid and we are grateful for the thoughtful writing by @nevadakrisvagner! Thank you Kris! The RNR is available everywhere, check it out!

Nevada Neon Project
02/27/2019

Nevada Neon Project

It is official! We are officially proposing that Neon become Nevada’s official State Element this legislative session, AB 182. We are working with amazing Assemblywoman Sarah Peters and 5th and 6th students at Carson Montessori School to propose this bill. We already have a great deal of Assembly members cosponsoring the bill. We feel that Neon has played a significant role in our cultural heritage and and it should be recognized! We may need you to reach out to your local representative. Tell us what you think.

Nevada Neon Project
02/27/2019

Nevada Neon Project

Our quest to make Neon an official Nevada State Symbol this legislative session was featured as a cover story on yesterday’s Las Vegas Review Journal! Thank you to Assemblywoman Sarah Peters for sponsoring the bill and Colton Lochhead for a very thoughtful article. @colorofneon ‘s awesome “Ne” symbol that they made for us to help the cause was on the cover too. Beautiful Boneyard photo by @cchhaassee.

Well it looks like the old Cambrian  Park Plaza Shopping Center on the corner of Camden Avenue and Union Avenue in San J...
02/17/2019

Well it looks like the old Cambrian Park Plaza Shopping Center on the corner of Camden Avenue and Union Avenue in San Jose California days are numbered City San Jose Planning Dept has a big notification board erected at each entry point of the large 18 acre site stating what future planned development has been approved.

Damnnn just what that corner needs 2 hotels... and so much more. LoL. just read the proposed development on the sign

02/10/2019
Delta Theater in Brentwood, Ca

Super short vid, I was snapping some photos of the neon and the manager came out and asked me if I would like him to over ride the timer and lite up the neon for me, I said Hell yah Yes please and Thank You

Flea Market score in the rain today, great shape from the 80's. Guy used to work for local distributor
02/10/2019

Flea Market score in the rain today, great shape from the 80's. Guy used to work for local distributor

Wow super cool at least someones doing it , You would think with all the big money in the SF Bayarea that some of the de...
01/28/2019
Neon Sign Park Coming to Casa Grande

Wow super cool at least someones doing it , You would think with all the big money in the SF Bayarea that some of the deep pocketed Corporations which are continuously buying up the South Bay for there future expansion plans would help the local community to rescue, save and display all our vintage outdoor neon signage which are disappearing at an alarming rate . You hear about it all over the USA where way smaller communities than the Southbay are setting up areas to save and display their vintage neon signage for future generation to enjoy the art of advertising

Downtown Casa Grande is going to be a little brighter soon.Work has officially started on the Casa Grande Neon Sign Park, which will feature 14 rehabilitated, mid-20th-century electric signs.The 4-acre area is owned by the Kramer family, who own Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc. The park is funded....

Hey has anyone ever moved a 22 foot long shuffleboard table out of a bar ?   LoL
01/06/2019

Hey has anyone ever moved a 22 foot long shuffleboard table out of a bar ? LoL

Lots of Interest in this OSH vintage neon sign that has mysteriously disappeared. I find it very interesting that the si...
11/08/2018
Preservation Action Council of San Jose

Lots of Interest in this OSH vintage neon sign that has mysteriously disappeared. I find it very interesting that the sign is getting so much public outcry and media publicity when’s so many other signs in town have also mysteriously disappeared and nobody knows where the hell they went or they say to a private collector I know most of the private neon collectors and nobody seems to know who that secret collectors is

The mystery of the OSH sign continues. We have received conflicting reports that Lowe's removed the sign and reports that Lowe's did not remove the sign.

Many people are looking into the disappearance -- including Lowe's, the City of San Jose, and Google.

The missing sign has also generated a lot of media interest, the latest being two reports on TV last night:

https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/category/spoken-word-kpixtv/3974230-vintage-orchard-supply-hardware-sign-disappears-in-san-jose/

https://abc7news.com/society/%EF%BB%BFbeloved-orchard-supply-hardware-sign-disappears-from-oldest-retail-site-in-sj/4643986/

Anyone looking for their own authentic still standing motel sign here’s a recent link on craigslist forwarded to me fr...
10/24/2018
SIERRA MOTEL SIGNS

Anyone looking for their own authentic still standing motel sign here’s a recent link on craigslist forwarded to me from my buddy Bruce

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/atq/6724480115.html?lang=en&cc=us

Built in 1949 two Sierra Motel signs most of the neon is intact 74 unbroken pieces 4 broken and 4 missing all have transformers one two sided and one only two sided on top they are currently being...

Wish I lived closer
10/18/2018
Electric Letterland: A Walking Tour of Portland's Historic Neon Signs

Wish I lived closer

Take a twilight journey down Portland’s oldest streets to see the city’s most imaginative, historic neon gems. Steeped in architectural significance and a playful, pioneering spirit, these glowing beauties create a magical nightscape, connecting us to Portland’s sordid past, the richness of ur...

Well it looks like there’s a possibility of another vintage outdoor neon sign  can that might be removed or just disap...
10/16/2018

Well it looks like there’s a possibility of another vintage outdoor neon sign can that might be removed or just disappear in San Jose soon if somebody doesn’t try to save it. Usually when existing business change hands or locations re-rent or leases out to another party the old vintage sign can is the first thing to go. Sometimes the existing sign can gets lucky to be re-purposed and worked over. In the past week I seen a commercial realtor sign posted across the buildings face now.

The old Martin Auto Color location at 3435 Stevens Creek Boulevard San Jose , cross St. Cypress

This sign can was originally manufactured by the “ZEON” Electric sign company with porcelain faces and chaser bulbs at the top I don’t think Martinautocolor was the original owner I have not had time to check on the history but it’s been there at least 50 yrs I know of

Aquired a pretty badass vintage double sided chaser bulb arrow, like I need something else to restore and fix. LOL
10/01/2018

Aquired a pretty badass vintage double sided chaser bulb arrow, like I need something else to restore and fix. LOL

This is the old Coyote Stage Stop bar on old Highway 101 in the Coyote area of  San Jose, Ca.  Currently the bar is shut...
09/24/2018

This is the old Coyote Stage Stop bar on old Highway 101 in the Coyote area of San Jose, Ca. Currently the bar is shut down probably a good 6 or 7 yrs now, I had stopped by about 10 yrs a go it was a wild ass place, live music I recall strippers at the end or possibly just bare clothed waitresses LOL. But in my photo archives I do have pictures of this old landmark neon sign working it’s a very good looking double sided sign can. I love the details of the neon martini glass . As I was photographing it I noticed across the street a big old water tower and I walked across the Hwy and took some pictures of the old Coyote SP Railroad passenger station. I’ll see If I could dig up in my photo archives some photos of this signs neon glowing in all its former glory. As I recall i think it glows in pink, green and white, I just updated a color photo, I was right

The magic of Neon it could follow or be free handed into anything you can imagine ...LOL .   Bruce Suba   C.r. Glow Neon
08/12/2018

The magic of Neon it could follow or be free handed into anything you can imagine ...LOL . Bruce Suba C.r. Glow Neon

My son works for CAL FIRE and with this busy fire season he’s been all over Northern California passed through many a ...
08/12/2018

My son works for CAL FIRE and with this busy fire season he’s been all over Northern California passed through many a small towns and when he gets a moment he sends me some random shots of my favorite sight old NEON Cocktail glasses displayed on Bars, Saloons and Taverns I think he said this was in Susanville and Fall River Mills Calif. Also I see it’s a ECV plaqued Establishment

Hanging proudly in my shop
08/12/2018

Hanging proudly in my shop

Here’s a classic double sidedneon sign  representing the fraternal organization of the Oddfellow’s For sale on craig...
08/12/2018

Here’s a classic double sidedneon sign representing the fraternal organization of the Oddfellow’s For sale on craigslist. To bad Another Oddfellow Chapter couldn’t pick this up and put it out front of there meeting hall

Another classic still trying to hang on, Lincoln Ave in San Jose
08/12/2018

Another classic still trying to hang on, Lincoln Ave in San Jose

Well the whole site is fenced in now with construction fencing on Bascom and Southwest Expressway just a matter of time ...
08/12/2018

Well the whole site is fenced in now with construction fencing on Bascom and Southwest Expressway just a matter of time before the structures and the signs come down

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for  vintage outdoo...
06/19/2018

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for vintage outdoor neon

Downtown Seattle in the Capital Hill district is near the college so there’s lots of Bars, Taverns and Restaurants with vintage and retro outdoor signage to see (Post # 12)

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for  vintage outdoo...
06/19/2018

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for vintage outdoor neon

Downtown Seattle in the Capital Hill district is near the college so there’s lots of Bars, Taverns and Restaurants with vintage and retro outdoor signage to see (Post # 11)

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for  vintage outdoo...
06/19/2018

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for vintage outdoor neon

Downtown Seattle in the Capital Hill district is near the college so there’s lots of Bars, Taverns and Restaurants with vintage and retro outdoor signage to see Post # 10

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for  vintage outdoo...
06/19/2018

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for vintage outdoor neon

Downtown Seattle in the Capital Hill district is near the college so there’s lots of Bars, Taverns and Restaurants with vintage and retro outdoor signage to see Post # 9

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for  vintage outdoo...
06/17/2018

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for vintage outdoor neon

Downtown Seattle this is a very unusual sight I’ve never seen a Man or Male diving neon sign there always women in the driving position wearing bikinis . This is on 5th across from Westin Hotel. # 8

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for  vintage outdoo...
06/17/2018

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for vintage outdoor neon

Downtown Seattle in Capital Hill area. # 7

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for  vintage outdoo...
06/17/2018

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for vintage outdoor neon

Downtown Seattle The Pioneer Square area on the waterfront # 6

06/17/2018

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for vintage outdoor neon

Downtown Seattle this is another great double sided figural and animated neon sign. # 5

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for  vintage outdoo...
06/16/2018

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for vintage outdoor neon

Downtown Seattle Waterfront has lots of retro figural signage to see # 4

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for  vintage outdoo...
06/16/2018

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for vintage outdoor neon signage

Pikes Public Fish Market by night in Seattle Washington # 3

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for  vintage outdoo...
06/16/2018

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for vintage outdoor neon signage

Pikes Public Fish Market by night in Seattle Washington # 2

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for  vintage outdoo...
06/16/2018

I’m In Seattle Washington for the weekend for my nephews graduation. This town is another goldmine for vintage outdoor neon signage

Pikes Public Fish Market by night in Seattle Washington

A good Friend of mine Ned McIver is traveling down the California Coast by Bicycle in a Cycle Marathon for Aids LifeCycl...
06/08/2018

A good Friend of mine Ned McIver is traveling down the California Coast by Bicycle in a Cycle Marathon for Aids LifeCycle Ride from San Jose to LA. And has been sending me lots of interesting photos of vintage outdoor signage as be passes through the small towns

( CLICK on the below ink ) it takes you to a small slide show of neon signs still hanging in Lompac, Ca.

https://explorelompoc.com/directory/neon-sign

Another photo series from my continuing road trip adventures......“TGIF” ....FRIDAYS are for enjoying vintage bar si...
06/08/2018

Another photo series from my continuing road trip adventures......

“TGIF” ....FRIDAYS are for enjoying vintage bar signs with free standing or fixed NEON Cocktail Glasses.

I spent a long wkend in Reno, Ca. and shot about 500 photos. This place is a goldmine for vintage outdoor signage, 90 % of the signage is old school classic Motel and Hotel signs and lots of old Bars and Taverns signs.

Casales Halfway Club 2501 E 4th Street Reno, Nevada

Opened in 1930 Half-Way between Reno & Sparks been in continuous operation for 88 yrs the Casale family passed down to the grandkids

Another photo series from my continuing road trip adventures......“TGIF” ....FRIDAYS are for enjoying vintage bar si...
05/25/2018

Another photo series from my continuing road trip adventures......

“TGIF” ....FRIDAYS are for enjoying vintage bar signs with free standing or fixed NEON Cocktail Glasses.

I spent a long wkend in Reno, Ca. and shot about 500 photos. This place is a goldmine for vintage outdoor signage, 90 % of the signage is old school classic Motel and Hotel signs and lots of old Bars and Taverns signs. The sad part is the City of Reno redeveloped is currently wiping out whole city blocks of Hotel, Motels, and lots of Casinos and now building high density box housing everywhere

This sign looks like it has been worked over but I love the double sided neon cocktail glass up ontop, its actually attached to the Midtown Hotel

Midtown Lounge 611 W. 2nd St. Reno, NV

Anyone looking for a sweet vintage sign can to restore ? This is currently for sale on Craigslist
05/23/2018

Anyone looking for a sweet vintage sign can to restore ? This is currently for sale on Craigslist

Another photo series from my continuing road trip adventures......“TGIF” ....FRIDAYS are for enjoying vintage bar si...
05/23/2018

Another photo series from my continuing road trip adventures......

“TGIF” ....FRIDAYS are for enjoying vintage bar signs with free standing or fixed NEON Cocktail Glasses.

I like this tri-angle display marquee kinda like a old school theater. All these small Bars, Taverns, and Saloons in the Sierra Nevada Gold Country foothills always have such original eye-catching outdoor neon advertising. And have lots of history with the early Cowboys, Miners, Loggers &Travels.

Pour Reds BBQ Restaurant & Bar located at CA. Hwy 49 @ Pleasant Valley Road in El Dorado, Ca

Another photo series from my continuing road trip adventures......“TGIF” ....FRIDAYS are for enjoying vintage bar si...
05/11/2018

Another photo series from my continuing road trip adventures......

“TGIF” ....FRIDAYS are for enjoying vintage bar signs with free standing or fixed NEON Cocktail Glasses.

This neon sign has always Interested me because I have never seen it lit up and know locals could ever give me any history on it. But it’s great looking sign it has lots of classic signage character the original “Izys Corner Bar” is located in old downtown Auburn,Ca. The original establishment has been long gone for many years, but the sign still hangs off the side of the building. I think it’s a coffee shop below it now

ENJOY

Working on restoring the neon Bullseye sign
04/29/2018

Working on restoring the neon Bullseye sign

04/29/2018

Working on restoring this classic double sided animated neon bullseye today

Added a new custom one of a kind double sided neon sign to my collection as a belated  60th Birthday Day present for my ...
04/29/2018

Added a new custom one of a kind double sided neon sign to my collection as a belated 60th Birthday Day present for my brother Ray with the help of Bruce Suba

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Glowing Light St
Campbell, CA
95008

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Im also a big fan of classic outdoor neon advertising, large signage with figural shapes or animation from old motels, hotels, places of business. Neon Cocktail & Martini glasses from old Bars,Clubs and Tavern signs. Structures built with a advertising theme or shape Follow on http://instagram.com/neonmadness

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Monday 12:00 - 06:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 06:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 06:00
Thursday 12:00 - 06:00
Friday 12:00 - 06:00
Saturday 12:00 - 06:00
Sunday 12:00 - 06:00

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(408) 655-2263

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