Towering 80 feet high, along I-94, just outside of Detroit, Mich., sits the largest tire in the world.
The Uniroyal Tire has been a landmark, welcoming visitors to the Motor City for decades and this week it celebrated 50 years. Built as a Ferris Wheel for the New York World's Fair in 1964, the giant tire moved to its current place in 1965.
Read more at the Detroit Free Press.
About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. Since 1989, Michelin has received 80 J.D. Power tire customer satisfaction awards—five times the number of all other tire manufacturers combined. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.