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Steve_Frey

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About Steve_Frey

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    http://www.GiantTire.info

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  1. Large US Rubber Ferris wheel promo piece

    I think that may have been the world's largest (real) tire.
  2. Two NYWF64 survivors

    You're close. Yes, a completely new frame was built in 1966 in Allen Park, MI. The original fiberglass panels for the sides and tread were attached to it. New center tread panels were made to take up the space where the Ferris wheel occupied, but not as wide as the original gap.
  3. Large US Rubber Ferris wheel promo piece

    Without a doubt, thanks. But I'm more interested in it as a 'relic'. Its really too bad Mitch couldn't find the owner's contact information.
  4. Large US Rubber Ferris wheel promo piece

    Just a bump to this thread. Still on the hunt for this mock up, and a new email address if anyone has any leads.... Info@GiantTire.info
  5. Total attendance numbers?

    Here is the first list. The Vatican is on this one, but there are many other pavilions missing.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. Uniroyal Giant Tire in the Wild

    Wheel cover was changed in 1994
  9. 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)
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. U.S. Royal Ferris Wheel...Another Survivor?

    Can someone put me in contact with Mr. Ras?
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
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