Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hedgehogs and Hellscapes

This one is definitely a ghost as it's barely legible. What I can make out says "Sonic Tires" and "Tire Distributor." It's also a ghost in that I can't find much about it on the internet (during the limited time allotted to Googling).

To state the obvious, it used to be a tire distributor. Sonic seems to have been a tire brand that the internet mostly forgot. All I can find are an eBay auction for a '70s-vintage brass belt buckle and a vintage painted metal sign (way cool) touting the "tire of the future today" that is more than a little reminiscent of something out of a Fallout landscape.

It's in the middle of a multi-block complex of warehouses turned into apartments on the 600 block of 1st St. N. (To read the sign, you might need to click on the pic to enlarge)

No comments:

Post a Comment