Buzz’s Skelly Gas Station – Coen Brothers Filming Location?

The Coen Brother’s are currently shooting a movie called Inside Llewyn Davis staring Justin Timberlake. Some of the scenes are set to shoot here on Long Island in the town of Riverhead. While out riding today, after an off-handed comment by my friend Ben about an old gas station – I thought I would go take a look. I mean, I love that sort of Americana.

But when I got there, what I saw was too “perfect” to just be something a local was putting up for their own enjoyment. Then it dawned on me…

It’s part of the Coen Brothers movie set. The station doesn’t really exist. It’s on one of the roads set to close and well, you can see it’s a false front if you look to the side of the building.

Coen Brothers Buzz Skelly Timberlake Riverhead

I thought this was a pretty cool find.

Buzzs Skelly Gas Station Movie Location


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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22 Responses

  1. Jess says:

    That is COOL! And your bike looks totally awesome…it’s POURING DOWN RAIN HERE!!!!!

  2. carolyn says:

    Sweet! That *is* an awesome find!

  3. Shybiker says:

    Sharp eye! Cool discovery. You’re out there so the rest of us can sit on the couch and watch…

  4. SonjaM says:

    Nice catch, and looking even better with your motorcycle in front of it.

  5. Eric Lange says:

    Very cool, and great news that another Coen Brother movie is on the horizon!

  6. Jones says:

    A few years ago I was in Goblin Valley State Park in Utah, and found that some of the hiking trails were closed. It turns out a movie crew was filming a scene for “The Tree Of Life”. I got some great photos of the craft service truck and assorted flunkies and go-fers.

  7. Gunnar says:

    Wow, that is really, really awesome. I hope they go old school and bring back John Goodman, Steve Buscemi and John Turturro like in their early pictures.

  8. Trobairitz says:

    Very cool find. I like how the cones compliment the bike color too.

  9. Awesome pictures!!!

  10. Glantern says:

    I knew you would be interested in this, thanks for finding the info out on it! This is awesome

  11. bobskoot says:


    It’s amazing what movie set designers can do. I have photos of some old (movie) gas stations too. There was even a replica of New York City a few years ago but sometimes Security won’t let you snap photos.

    Riding the Wet Coast

    • Fuzzygalore says:

      You’re so right. It IS amazing. It looks like this building got zapped there from 70 years ago. It “lies” to you even when you’re standing there looking at it. It’s just beautiful.

      I so wish it was able to stay put after the movie is gone~

  12. LARRY SCHULZ says:


  13. Yes, that’s a VERY cool find!

  14. Shybiker says:


    The Coen Brothers movie using this set is now being shown to distributors and media. You can see the fake gas-station in the trailer, which is here:

    The movie looks great!

  15. Bill Vaananen says:

    I was a little disappointed to see this, but thanks for posting. Great photos. You see, my dad was an executive for Skelly Oil Company in Tulsa, Okla. back in the 60’s. Skelly has been defunct for decades now, since being bought out by Getty Oil in the mid 70s and then Getty by Texaco. But it’s still very nostalgic for me. There’s even a company town in west Texas called Skellytown. I thought the Coens had found an old Skelly station in Kansas or Colorado for this shot. Now I find it’s really a false front in Long Island. Still, it looks very authentic and I appreciate the bros. using Skelly: right down to the pumps and the signage.

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