Friday, May 9, 2008

Not tuf enough


The now defunct — of course — Tuffy Muffler on Hamilton Avenue shot by talented photographer Michelle Figurski, who has a series of Flint images on Flickr.

Because I lived on the west side and went to school on the east side, I passed this shop more times than I can remember.

UPDATE: Jack reports: "That building isn't vacant anymore; a local guy reopened it as a repair shop, and there were quite a few cars in there when I drove by last week."

4 comments:

  1. Wow, more urban decay porno! I used to shoot a lot of this type of stuff years ago, but now it seems to be a fairly popular past time along with "urban exploration". God bless/goddamn the internet.

    Anyhow, I'm not 100% sure, but if this is the muffler shop on Hamilton and Saginaw then this was the site of the old boxing/pro wrestling arena mentioned on Bill Dakota's blog. Goregeous George, Jackie Cusic, Tom Thumb, Dick the Bruiser, and The Sheik all plyed their trade at this location.

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  2. This made me smile. Even if it means Flint is falling apart, the memories are still there..

    I remember passing by this about 10 years ago, on the way to be babysat by my Aunt.

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  3. Yeah, I have to admit this image really struck a chord with me. It's not like I ever think about the old Tuffy Muffler, but once I saw the photo, it instantly brought back so many memories of the drive down Hamilton Avenue, which I did, literally, hundreds of times.

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  4. That building isn't vacant anymore; a local guy reopened it as a repair shop, and there were quite a few cars in there when I drove by last week.

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