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World’s Largest Tyre, Allen Park

Thursday, 21st April 2005 by

Reader Tim Gregory found the 80 foot tall world’s largest tyre in Michigan. It apparently started life as a giant tyre-shaped ferris wheel at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, and was moved to Allen Park, Michigan to be a roadside attraction in 1966. According to this page at roadsideamerica.com it was once punctured with the world’s largest nail as a publicity stunt.

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