Uniroyal Tire - "Thumbwhere" - Allen Park, Michigan, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 42° 16.232 W 083° 12.557
17T E 317805 N 4682177
Quick Description: Zippy is trying to thumb a lift to Fantasy Island, standing by the World's Largest Automobile Tyre. This eight story tire is located alongside Interstate-94, Allen Park, Detroit, Michigan.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2015 10:58:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMN8RY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 7

Long Description:
Not surprisingly, the Uniroyal® Giant Tire has been turning heads for more than 40 years as one of the nation's most recognizable roadside icons.

"The Uniroyal® Giant Tire was originally created as a ferris wheel. The wheel held 96 fairgoers and was powered by a 100-horsepower motor. More than two million people rode the Giant Tire Ferris wheel during the fair, including Jacqueline Kennedy and her children, John Jr. and Caroline.

After the 1965 World's Fair festivities ended, the Giant Tire was relocated to a Uniroyal Tire sales office in Allen Park, Michigan, and has towered alongside I-94 near the Metro Airport ever since. Over the decades it has become an important symbol of Uniroyal's 117-year heritage and a cultural icon for the city of Detroit known the world over." Text Source: (visit link)

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Date the strip ran: 1/2/2003

Strip Name: Thumbwhere

Location of item featured in the strip: Alongside Interstate 94 @ Allen Park, Michigan.

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