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      05-12-2012 05:34 PM #1
      They're disappearing fast. Post pictures of cars used as building signs in your area. I've been going to this place for 40+ years. The guy that owns it now was a teenager changing tires in his father's business when I first started going there.

      This former Packard dealership is located on Woodward Avenue just north of 9-mile in Ferndale, MI. I just learned today that buried in the building is a Frank Lloyd Wright commercial structure. The wheels on the car roll nonstop 24/7. It's a highly visible landmark during the Dream Cruise.



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    2. 05-12-2012 05:36 PM #2
      Always a highlight for me on the way to the airport as a kid.


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      05-12-2012 05:41 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by lostmypassword View Post
      Always a highlight for me on the way to the airport as a kid.

      Did you know that that started off as a Ferris wheel.?
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    4. 05-12-2012 05:45 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Did you know that that started off as a Ferris wheel.?
      Yep, and they had a video on Freep.com I think a while back where they went inside it as it currently sits.

      Such a Detroit landmark for everyone who flew into Metro to see.

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      Niagara Falls Hard Rock Cadillac. It was sad to see it sitting amongst Caravans and other mundane modern cars waiting for the crusher.

      I need to go shoot a pic of the junkyard around the corner. They have an old Fiat and a 50's car with a flame paint job mounted up high by the fence, and they've probably been there longer than I've been alive.

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      05-12-2012 09:22 PM #6
      i thought you meant something like this

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      05-12-2012 09:29 PM #7
      Imagine if this had been preserved.



      Studebaker management, in the late thirties, decided that this landmark did not represent their newer and more advanced products well, so they had it torched. Twas a shame.

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      05-13-2012 03:13 PM #10
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    11. 05-13-2012 05:18 PM #12
      This one in SF, off 101. It's nothing fancy but I've always loved passing by it as a kid.


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      05-13-2012 05:19 PM #13
      This Monza advertises a garage in Sandusky, OH


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      05-13-2012 05:41 PM #14
      ^
      I think that is actually a Buick Skyhawk.
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    14. 05-13-2012 05:45 PM #15
      I encountered this giant chopper last year getting on to US 129

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      05-14-2012 02:01 AM #16
      The very religious and actually dry town of Steinbach Manitoba is home to a lot of car dealerships. And for that they've had this gigantic car sculpture for many decades.
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      05-14-2012 02:12 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by WeeTallDidTiming View Post
      i thought you meant something like this
      Nah, more like this.



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      05-14-2012 02:47 AM #18
      Blog all about art cars and cars used as advertising.
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      05-14-2012 03:30 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by qgqg View Post
      This one in SF, off 101. It's nothing fancy but I've always loved passing by it as a kid.

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      05-14-2012 11:32 AM #22


      I always loved these going on base. On Marine bases they typically would recover DUI fatality vehicles and display them on base, or by the gate. Then they would have signs showing statistics and stories.
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      05-14-2012 11:34 AM #23
      Was it effective? I've found that some drinkers blow that stuff off as, "Can't happen to me".
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      05-14-2012 11:41 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by lostmypassword View Post
      Always a highlight for me on the way to the airport as a kid.

      That was always a landmark icon for me on the way down to Akron for the Soap Box Derby races.

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      This is a few minutes away from me.

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      05-14-2012 12:02 PM #26
      I see your cars on a pole and raise you an 18 wheeler.

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      05-14-2012 12:08 PM #27
      I can't see all the pics in the thread, so apologies if it's been posted already. Long time Seattle landmark:

      I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.

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      05-14-2012 12:09 PM #28
      Garmin Is My Pilot.

      I am confident you are wrong, but instead of illustrating why, I will just make disparaging remarks about your reading comprehension.
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      05-15-2012 04:19 PM #29




      And they have a 3-D sign made to look like a giant muffler


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