Michelin Man, Hubley 1934 Michelin Man in Blue Race car, Cast Iron Michelin Man

DSG Antiques

  • $78.00


Here's another member of the Michelin Man team!

This Bibendum guy is looking sharp and ready to race. He definitely embodies the racing spirit that we've come to love. With a flashy blue race car and his warm Michelin Man smile, he's going to be tough to beat.

I also sell a blue version of this and sell them as a set. Click the links below:

Michelin Car Set

Or check out the full Michelin Bibendum Man Collection at this link:

Michelin Man Collection

The race car is made from solid cast iron and is hand painted, under the car is stamped "Hubley 1934".

The size of this Michelin Man in Race Car is:
10" Long by 3.75" Wide by 3.50" High
Weighing in a hefty and solid 4 pounds

A little Michelin Backstory:
While attending the Universal and Colonial Exposition in Lyon in 1894, Édouard and André Michelin noticed a stack of tires that suggested to Édouard the figure of a man without arms. Four years later, André met French cartoonist Marius Rossillon, popularly known as O'Galop, who showed him a rejected image he had created for a Munich brewery—a large, regal figure holding a huge glass of beer and quoting Horace's phrase "Nunc est Bibendum". André immediately suggested replacing the man with a figure made from tires. Thus O'Galop transformed the earlier image into Michelin's symbol. Today, Bibendum is one of the world's most recognized trademarks, representing Michelin in over 150 countries.

Any questions please feel free to contact me.

Warm Regards
Dan

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