Omaha, Nebraska: Spinning Yellow Giant

The "yellow guy" is a 20-foot-tall man with a big grin, in a rain slicker, slowly rotating on a pipe up his butt. Memorable in so many ways.
11212 Wright Circle, Omaha, NE
Russell Speeder's Car Wash. I-680 exit 1. Drive west on W. Center Rd. At the first stop light, turn left (south) onto S. 114th St., then make an immediate left onto Wright Circle. The car wash is at the end of the street, on the left; the yellow man stands behind the building, at the entrance to the car wash.
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Car Wash Rain Slicker Guy. Spinning Yellow Giant

The cartoon mascot of the Russell Speeder's car wash chain is a guy in a yellow rain slicker with matching yellow hair, waving a cheerful greeting. Russell Speeder's worked with the designers at F.A.S.T. Corp. to make a fiberglass version of it, 20 feet tall. It's memorable in many ways, from its bug-eyed, energy-drink-fueled grin to the unnatural, slicker-smoothed contours of its arms and legs -- and it slowly rotates on a pipe that appears to be stuck up its rear end.

But, hey, the purpose of the statue is to get travelers to pull off the road (and maybe get a car wash), and by that standard it's a terrific success.

[ Team, 05/01/2012]

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