Gasoline Caps was formed in 2013 by Edwin Tofslie after a fly fishing trip to Montana, whilst standing out in the stream challenging trout to a battle of wits he remembered some of the unusual Montana license plates he’s seen on the drive and decided that they’d look pretty good on a classic baseball cap.
When he returned he began investigating online, sure that someone would already be producing the style of cap that he wanted – but he couldn’t find them. This was all the impetus he needed and so he got to work collecting vintage license plate designs and digitising them, then working with local embroiderers and patch-makers to create his unique line of hats.
He currently has hats with plates from California, Alabama, Oregon, Illinois, Michigan, Montana, New York, Ohio and Vermont with new designs from Washington, Colorado, Texas, Tennessee, Arizona, Alaska, Wyoming and North Carolina in the production pipeline.
Articles that Ben has written have been covered on CNN, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, Autoweek Magazine, Wired Magazine, Autoblog, Gear Patrol, Jalopnik, The Verge, and many more.
Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with well over a million monthly readers from around the world and many hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.