Of all the landmarks in Michigan that I've wanted a picture of, this one is probably the most difficult for me to get. Usually when I am going past it, I am the one that is doing the driving and I'm not quite sure where to pull off to get it. Today, my dad and I were heading down to the Lions game, so I had my chance.
The tire started out life as a ferris wheel for the 1964/65 World's Fair in New York. After the fair ended, it was moved to Michigan where it stands now. In the mid 90's it was given a facelift to make it look more modern. In 1998, it was given a nail for Uniroyal's NailGard tires. In 2003, it was given another renovation in preparation for the Super Bowl that was going to be in Detroit. It is definately an icon.