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Giant Vehicles

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Cadillac Building
Tarzana, CA
The Cadillac Building was built in 1987. It was designed by Matlin-Dvoretzky to resemble the front end of a 1970s Cadillac. The building was previously painted pink. It was painted white around 2010. This complex of retail and office space is known as Fleetwood Square. For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Radio Flyer Wagon
Chicago, IL
Giant Radio Flyer Wagon
Spokane, WA
The Radio Flyer Wagon in Chicago is located on the lawn in front of the company's headquarters. At 24 feet long, this is the World's Largest Wagon. The wheels are eight feet in diameter. This wagon was built in 1997. It was inspired by the 45 feet tall model that was produced for the 1933 World's Fair. Radio Flyer has been producing wagons since 1917. Unfortunately, this wagon can only be photographed through the fencing now. In 2016, the Wagon was removed for a restoration. For more, see this website. [map]

The Radio Flyer Wagon in Spokane is located in Riverfront Park. It was created by Ken Spiering in 1990. This wagon is 27 feet long and 12 feet tall which is slightly smaller than the one in Chicago. The handle functions as a slide. [map]

Giant Bulldozer
Turlock, CA
The Giant Bulldozer functions as office space for the United Equipment Company. The 22 foot tall structure was built in 1977. The company's president was inspired to have it built after seeing a giant bulldozer on top of a factory in Japan. [map]

Giant Crane
Mt. Vernon, WA
The Giant Crane was built in 1988 as the corporate office for Sicklesteel Cranes. [map]

Giant Bicycle
High Point, NC
Giant Bicycle [gone]
Taylors, SC
Giant Bicycle
Easton, PA
Giant Tricycle
Livingston, IL
Harley-Davidson
Motorcycle
Las Vegas, NV
The Giant Bicycle in High Point is on the roof of Bicycle Toy & Hobby on Main Street. [map]

The Giant Bicycle in Taylors was located at Gusto Cycles when this photo was taken in 2009. By 2015, the store and bicycle were gone.

The Giant Bicycle in Easton is installed on the roof of Genesis Bicycles. [map]

The Giant Tricycle is located at the Pink Elephant Antique Mall. [map]

This Harley-Davidson Motorcycle projects over the entrance to the Harley-Davidson Café. It was in stalled in 1997. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Giant Bicycles:
Fayetteville, NC

More Giant Motorcycles:
Whiting, IA [gone]

Rocket Smog
Los Angeles, CA
Jets Statue
Owatonna, MN
Flying Saucer
Haslett, MI
Flying Saucer
Everett, WA
Rocket Smog is a smog inspection shop. It has been here since at least 1997. The shop has been closed since 2015. [map]

This Jets Statue depicts three T-38 jets flying in formation. They are painted in the Air Force's Thunderbirds colors. This statue used to be at a nearby air musum which is now closed. It is now installed next to I-35 near the Owatonna Regional Airfield. For more, see this website. [map]

This Flying Saucer in Haslett is located at Contractors Repair. For more, see this website. [map]

This Flying Saucer in Everett was built by Peter Reiquam in 2010. The sculpture, entitled "Landing Zone", is 16 feet wide and 14 feet high. It is located in Paine Field Community Park. For more, see this website. [map]

More Rockets:
Santa's Rocket Ship (Tok, AK)
TWA Rocket (Kansas City, MO)

Flying Saucer
Lathrop, CA
This Flying Saucer appears to have crash landed on the roof of a Tower Mart gas station convenience store. It is about 30 feet in diameter. It has been there since at least 2007. Inside the store, there are aliens consuming and stealing groceries. The other side of the Flying Saucer projects through to the interior. For more, see this website. [map]

More Flying Saucers:
Burbank, CA
Sacramento, CA
Plymouth, FL
Winter Park, FL
Wallace, ID
Asbury Park, NJ
Mars, PA
Bowman, SC
Rogersville, TN
Seattle, WA
Moonbeam, ON

Giant Paper Airplane
Mukilteo, WA
Giant Paper
Airplane
Pueblo, CO
This Giant Paper Airplane in Mukilteo is installed over the entrance of Dillon Works. The airplane is fiberglass and 26 feet long. It was produced by Dillon Works which manufactures props and sculptures of all kinds. [map]

The Giant Paper Airplane in Pueblo is located at CSU, Colorado State University. It is was created n 1988 by Phil Vallejo when he was a student there. The steel sculpture is entitled "Three Fold Education."

Giant Paper Airplane
Sacramento, CA
This Giant Paper Airplane is located at the Executive Airport. It has been there since at least 2007. The Airplane was designed to move when the wind blows. It is installed over a fountain which has been turned off due to the drought. [map]

Giant Paper Airplane
Scottsdale, AZ
This Giant Paper Airplane is 108 feet long. It is installed on top of the Scottsdale Hangar One. The building is used as a private aviation club and event space. The building and plane were built in 2003. [map]

More Giant Paper Airplanes:
Abilene, TX

Giant Ox Cart
Crookston, MN
Covered Wagon
Thermopolis, WY
This Giant Ox Cart stands in front of the Polk County Museum. Crookston holds an annual Ox Cart Days Festival. [map]

This Covered Wagon is installed in front of Canyon Sporting Goods. Does anyone know what it was used for or advertised for originally? [map]

Covered Wagon
South Lake Tahoe, CA
This Covered Wagon looks like it might have been used as a concession stand. Does anyone know what was here originally? [map]

Covered Wagon
Milford, NE
Groundworks Nursery
Hinton, WV
The Covered Wagon was built from 1972-1976 as a Phillips 66 gas station. It stood at the center of "Westward Ho Park" which included a motel, campground, gift shop, a teepee restroom, and an International Fiberglass Giant Cowboy. The Covered Wagon is 50 feet tall, 30 feet wide and 48 feet long. There were plans to add oxen but that never happened. By the late 1990s, the gas pumps were gone and the giant wheels were removed from the building. In 2001, the Muffler Man was removed. In recent years, the building housed "Outlaw Cycle Repair" until around 2006. By 2008, the building was occupied by Don's Golf Shop which I believe is still in operation. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Groundworks Nursery has what looks like a greenhouse shaped like a covered wagon. [map]

Covered Wagon
Kearney, NE
This Covered Wagon and its pair of concrete oxen were built in 1932 by a pair of missionaries. In 1939, it became part of a souvenir store. It was located next door to the 1733 Ranch (1,733 miles from Boston and from San Francisco) on the Lincoln Highway. In 1951, a fire consumed the covered wagon but the oxen were spared. The wagon was refurbished several times after that. In bad shape by 2002, there was talk of restoring it again but nothing happened In 2007, the building next to the Wagon was restored. However, in 2009, the project seemed abandoned. The photos above are from 2012. In 2013, the covered wagon and oxen were restored. New canvas was added to the covered wagon. The building next to it remains vacant. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

More Covered Wagons:
Scottsdale, AZ [gone]
Albuquerque, NM [gone]
Elysburg, PA
Arby's & other covered wagon restaurants

More Vehicles:
Cinderella Pumpkin Coach (La Grange, TX)

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