Michelin Man on Compressor-Bibendum Michelin Man- Vintage Bibelobis Man
Large Michelin Man Bibendum on Compressor! Very cool piece for a muscle car enthusiast, vintage car advertising lover, auto shop, race fan or anyone who appreciates a classic vintage style piece. Definitely a man cave conversation item.
I also sell a really cool "Bibendum Michelin Man on a Motorcycle", here's the link below:
Michelin Man on Harley
"Michelin Man Ashtray" at this link:
Michelin Man Ashtray
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Vintage style Steampunk
A large 7.5" High by 8" Long by 5" Wide
It weighs in at a hefty 7 Pounds 6 oz's
A little Michelin Man history:
Bibendum, commonly referred to in English as the Michelin Man, is the symbol of the Michelin tire company. Introduced at the Lyon Exhibition of 1894 where the Michelin brothers had a stand, Bibendum is one of the world's oldest trademarks. The slogan Nunc est bibendum (Drink up) is taken from Horace's Odes (book I, ode xxxvii, line 1). He is also referred to as Bib or Bibelobis.
Michelin dominated the French tire industry and was one of the leading advertisers; to this day its famous guidebooks are widely used by travellers. Bibendum was depicted visually as a lord of industry, a master of all he surveyed, and a patriotic expounder of the French spirit. In the 1920s, Bibendum urged Frenchmen to adopt America's superior factory system, but to patriotically avoid using the "inferior" products of those factories. As automobiles diffused to the middle classes, Michelin advertising likewise shifted downscale, and its restaurant and hotel guides likewise covered a broader range of price categories.
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