It was created as a tire-like Ferris wheel for the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, providing rides to more than 2 million fairgoers.
Afterward, it was disassembled and transported by 21 railroad flat cars to Allen Park, where it was reconstructed, sans gondolas, near a Uniroyal Tire Co. corporate building in 1966, according to the book “Images of America: Allen Park.”
Uniroyal plants in Detroit once employed 10,000 workers who produced 60,000 tires a day. The plants and corporate building are gone. The tire endures.