Nope- Didn't get out that way too often.In all my 18 years living in Wayne County, I think I made it to the Detroit Zoo once, when I was about 7.But I drove 8 mile its full length many times, from Southfield to St Clair Shores.Horrible road.Made my tires do what you're suggesting.Pot hole after pot hole.
Yes, I remember the Big Tire well. A couple friends and I contemplated puting a stick of dynamite under it to see if we could get it to roll over I-94.
Can't believe it's still there.
Do you remember the car sticking out of the window of a wheel alignment shop on Woodward (near the zoo)? The front tires were constantly in a wobbly spin. Underneath the car, a sign read: Do Your Tires Do This?
Those were great days for Detroit, Jim. My dad worked in marketing for Vickers, a hydraulics supplier. My grandfather was a Ford exec (after having started at GM), and my first real job was in the lab at Celanese Coatings, a paint suplier (primarily to Chrysler).
Bog Seger said it all in his song "Making Thunderbirds": "We were young and proud -- we were making Thunderbirds."
Rob- I really enjoyed that, thanks. Maybe because I too grew up in Detroit in the 60's when the automotive industry was in a heyday of muscle cars and worthy admiration.Everyone's dad worked for either Chrysler, Ford, GM or American Motors – then the "Big-Four".One of my earliest jobs as a graduate engineer was at Hydramatic plant in Ypsilanti. GM took over that Willow-Run plant --- Henry Ford's grand-daddy of all factories! You know that history-?
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