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  1. Total attendance numbers?

    Here is the first list. The Vatican is on this one, but there are many other pavilions missing.
  2. The Giant Tire book is done!

    After 13 months of research and writing, my book is finally done! To order, just go to http://www.GiantTire.info
  3. Giant Tire slide show and Q&A

    Monday, June 24, 2019 at 7 PM – 8 PM Plymouth District Library 223 S Main St Plymouth, MI 48170 734-453-0750 info@plymouthlibrary.org Come see original vintage slides of the Giant Tire from the 1964 New York World's Fair, rare promotional items and relics from the tire itself. Question and Answer session with historian and author Steven J. Frey. A limited number of copies of his book, The Giant Tire: From New York World's Fair to Detroit Landmark will be available for sale ($70) and signing.
  4. Uniroyal Giant Tire in the Wild

    Wheel cover was changed in 1994
  5. Total attendance numbers?

    I found documents showing the cumulative attendance totals up to 9/26/1964 and up to 9/7/1965. Does anyone have similar documents that show the totals at the end of each season? (10/18/64 & 10/17/65)
  6. Sometimes people just make me mad

    I wonder how many photos were taken from the exact same spot. Looks like this photographer was standing less than a foot from the other. On eBay right now. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Koda-Slide-New-York-Worlds-Fair-1964-Sinclair-Dinosaur-Eggs-NYWF10/372551777849
  7. Sometimes people just make me mad

    It's sad, but this photo proves that it's not just the youth of 2018 that engage in senseless acts of vandalism.
  8. U.S. Royal Ferris Wheel...Another Survivor?

    Yep, sent an email. Haven't heard back yet, so I figured I try the shotgun method! But in the mean time, does anyone have a copy of the memos Phil was talking about? I'm trying to do my fact checking.
  9. U.S. Royal Ferris Wheel...Another Survivor?

    Can someone put me in contact with Mr. Ras?
  10. U.S. Royal Tire Ferris Wheel Toy

    I sell replacement 3D printed gondolas now. You can find my listing on eBay. I have been successful fixing these. I am now 4 for 4. I'm still working out how much to charge as a service, but if you are interested, shoot me a message. I have 3D printed signs on eBay too.
  11. Anyone know when they changed the hub caps?

    After doing some photo mining, I figured out a few things about the logo change, but I'm saving it for the book!
  12. Homemade Stereo Views

    I exchanged messages with the seller on eBay. They confirmed the extremely low quality of the images. So I seems they weren't victims of time, just a bad photographer/camera.
  13. Homemade Stereo Views

    The set is up on eBay right now. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Ethan+P.+Jackman+stereoview&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=Ethan+P.+Jackman&LH_TitleDesc=0
  14. Uniroyal Giant Tire in the Wild

    Yeah, this photo is from the Detroit News. It was taken when it was just about done being rebuilt at US Rubber's midwest sales office in Allen Park, MI. Notice the crane behind the tire, and the work trucks at the base. They report that the pieces of the tire were moved via rail from New York to Detroit, but when researching for my book, I discovered that ONE person said that in the 1990's and for whatever reason, it stuck. The fact is, it was moved by truck by the Townsend Sign Company. https://www.detroitnews.com/picture-gallery/news/2015/03/17/big-uniroyal-tire-celebrates-50th-anniversary/24863301/ Townsend_Obituary.pdf
  15. They must have been price gouging at the Fair. That same toy cost $2.98 at the tire dealer.