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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. In 2017, it was displayed in downtown Chicago before returning to headquarters. 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
Giant Skateboard
Orlando, FL
This Giant Crane was built in 1988 as the corporate office for Sicklesteel Cranes. [map]

This Giant Skateboard was installed around 2011 for EMAD Electric Skateboards. That store was gone by 2015 but the Skateboard is still there. [map]

Giant Bicycle
High Point, NC
Giant Bicycle [gone]
Taylors, SC
Giant Bicycle
Easton, PA
Giant Tricycle
Livingston, IL
Harley-Davidson
Motorcycle [gone]
Las Vegas, NV
The Giant Bicycle in High Point is installed on the roof of Bicycle Toy & Hobby on Main Street. It has been there since at least 2004. [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 projected over the entrance to the Harley-Davidson Cafe. It was installed in 1997. It was still there in 2016 but the store and motorcycle were gone by 2017. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

More Giant Bicycles & Tricycles:
Fayetteville, NC
Spartanburg, SC [vintage; gone]

More Giant Motorcycles:
Whiting, IA [gone]

Rocket Smog
Los Angeles, CA
2013:
2022:
Rocket Smog was a smog inspection shop. It had been here since at least 1997. The shop had been closed since 2015. In 2019, the building was housing LG Exotic Auto Transport and a plumbing company. The building now houses Space Flyt, a marijuana dispensary. [map]

Jets Statue
Owatonna, MN
Flying Saucer
Haslett, MI
Flying Saucer
Everett, WA
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 museum 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]

Flying Saucer
Winter Park, FL (now Orlando, FL)
This Flying Saucer is located at Skycraft Surplus which opened in 1974. It originally revolved and the lights flashed. Just after these photos were taken in 2021, the store moved to Orlando. The Flying Saucer is being restored and will be installed on the new store's sign pole. I believe the rockets will also be moved to the new location. [map]

Spaceship
Mobile, AL
Spaceship
Wallace, ID
This Spaceship in Mobile is located at Toomey's Mardi Gras. It was installed around 2013. These Flying Saucers were mass-produced and there are still a few others like this around the country. [map]

This Spaceship in Wallace was installed in front of the Red Light Garage antiques store and restaurant in 2009. It came from a movie prop store in Spokane, WA. [map]

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 [gone]
Sacramento, CA
Platteville, CO
Plymouth, FL [gone]
Asbury Park, NJ
Roswell, NM
Mars, PA
Bowman, SC
Rogersville, TN
Seattle, WA
Moonbeam, ON

Lunar Lander
Warren, OH
Space Shuttle
Melbourne, FL
The Lunar Lander is a half-scale replica of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module. It is installed at the site where astronaut Neil Armstrong took his first airplane flight when he was six years old with his father. Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. For more, see this website. [map]

This 1/15th scale Space Shuttle is about 13 feet tall. It is located at the Space Coast Stadium. This model was originally built by Rockwell International and presented to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC in 1981. There may have been others built after that. This one supposedly came from NASA and was installed at the Stadium in 1994. [map]

Lunar Lander and Partial Rocket
Pearlington, MS
The Lunar Lander and Partial Rocket are located at the NASA Stennis Visitor Center which is part of the INFINITY Science Center. The Lunar Lander was built during the 1960s for Apollo astronauts' training to exit and enter the vehicle during moon landings. After that, the Lander was moved to NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. In 1997, it was restored and moved to the Mississippi Welcome Center. In 2019, it was moved to its current location. The Partial Rocket is the first stage of the Saturn V rocket which was to be used for the canceled Apollo 19 mission. It was built in 1970 and has been at the Science Center since 2016. There is also an Apollo 4 command module from 1967 on display. For more, see this website. [map]

More Rockets & Spacecraft:
Santa's Rocket Ship (Tok, AK)
Gardner Dry Cleaning (Louisville, KY) [map]
TWA Rocket (Kansas City, MO)

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 was created in 1988 by Phil Vallejo when he was a student there. The steel sculpture is entitled "Three Fold Education."

Giant Paper Airplane
Los Angeles, CA
Giant Paper Airplane
Sacramento, CA
This Giant Paper Airplane in Los Angeles is installed on top of a shopping center sign. The Van Nuys Airport is located across the street. [map]

This Giant Paper Airplane in Sacramento 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]

Giant Paper Airplane
Abilene, TX
This Giant Paper Airplane is about 30 feet long and made of wood. It is located at the Sparhawk Art Gallery and Bed and Breakfast. The Airplane was built by D.R. Sparhawk around 2012. It was modeled after Lance Yang's origami F-15. For more, see this website. [map]

More Giant Paper Airplanes:
Lincoln, NE

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 was installed in front of Canyon Sporting Goods. The sign is gone now but the Covered Wagon is still there. Does anyone know what it was used for or advertised for originally? [map]

Covered Wagon [gone]
South Lake Tahoe, CA
This Covered Wagon looked like it might have been used as a concession stand. Does anyone know what was here originally? These photos are from 2014. The Covered Wagon was still there in 2017 but gone in 2018.

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 cowboy statue 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
Logansport, LA
The Covered Wagon was installed sometime after 2016. These fiberglass horses were mass-produced. [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. By 2018, the Covered Wagon was in rough shape again. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. [map]

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

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

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