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interesting history of the Michelin Man

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by mike67, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. mike67

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    I found these old posters recently. Check out the Michelin Man's Grandpa! He's a smoking, drinking, bike riding fool.
     

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    he is such a badass.
     
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  4. mike67

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    the younger generation!
     
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    What's up with the Michelin Man sporting pumps in the second picture? Hmmmmmm....
     
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    That pretty cool. but bizutch one is great
     
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    aaahhh thanks for the new avatar.
     
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    He was so messed up with what he was smokin that he put on his ho's shoes.
     
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    that's actually a big sticker I bought off E-Bay...I bought SIX!!! HAH!!! I love it.
    The guys at Michelin were wanting them too but I forgot them on the trip to Snowshoe...was gonna sneak them on the team trailer.... :love: :love:
     
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    Can you scan it in high-res and e-mail it to me, Butch? I'll clean it up and get it printed :)
     
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    I don't have a scanner bro...still trying to figure out my cheap digi.-cam as it is...
     
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    i'm pretty sure he just smoked a rock on that last one....or maybe just downed the original Coca-Cola formula
     
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    And apparently some LSD on the third one.

    I miss the days of hand painted/drawn advertising graphics.
     
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    don't worry...you still have the low quality frames of Ellsworth to remind you of the ****ty old days of yore!
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Did you or jeremy just break an ellsworth recently? Seems a hot topic with you two.
     
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    HAH! really? Nah, don't even know anyone who owns one....guess me and him have been hanging out too long...
     
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    Sweet!!!! Butch, I will scan it for you, because I would like to blow it up into a poster for my garage.
     
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    I picked up this image awhile back when Bizutch originally posted it. Here it is scanned, and cleaned up in photo shop. If anyone would like to have it emailed, just PM. I already made some T-shirts out of this guy!
     
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    they're still available on E-bay I think...just type in the search field "Michelin Stickers"
     
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    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhahahaha

    -Adam
     
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    the fatest babies are always the cutest...not like those anemic supermodel newborns
     
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    Is michelin french?
     
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    Is a frog's azz watertight?
     
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    I'm not sure. Those posters are french, so I was sondering if its a french company or just a french version.