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Aiw
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Post Number: 5566
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.156.93.53
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 6:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is today's Memorial Day - P.D.J.
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Paulmcall
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Post Number: 677
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Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 8:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Another typical eyesore in Detroit.
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The_rock
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Post Number: 1266
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.42.251.225
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 11:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

eyesore now, but back then, that Ned's Firestone Tire outlet was really an impressive structure. A Detroit fixture in its prime, and certainly a BIG TIME Firestone dealer, not only at this location on East Jefferson, but also other retail shops around Detroit, Mt. Clemens and surroundiung suburbs.The Belle Tire of its day. They sold and installed tires by the gazillions.
Any forumers recall their other locations?
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Hornwrecker
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Post Number: 1210
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Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 11:37 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just checked an old Detroit News from 1973, and found no ad for Ned's Tire. I forgot how big those old newspapers used to be.
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The_rock
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Post Number: 1269
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Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 1:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think that toward the end of their days in Detroit the outlets were called "Ned's Auto Supply." I believe that they sold other brands of tires than just Firestone. My brother bought his old Philco radio from one of their stores.
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Douglasm
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Post Number: 564
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Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 4:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Found this on the web. www.daads.org/modern/1301/fire stone.htm It's courtesy of the Detroit Area Art Deco Society and shows the Ned's store in Mt. Clemens. Don't know when Ned's folded, DO know the Firestone store at 13 and Woodward was not a Ned's.

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