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Atomic Truman.

Atomic Truman

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Kansas City, Missouri

Atomic Collision is repair shop that promises auto body work that will "blow you away" -- presumably with the force of a nuclear blast.

To add dignity to this claim, a mural was painted on the building's outside wall in late 2017. Rather than feature a tasteless mushroom cloud, the mural features a formal portrait of the United States' 33rd President, Harry Truman, who grew up just outside of Kansas City. The mural promises "Presidential quality and service," and, by the way, it was Truman who ordered the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945.

For those who might not get this connection, the tail-end of a bomb juts out of the building's roof.

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Atomic Truman

Atomic Collision

Address:
2712 E. Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO
Directions:
Atomic Collision. East of downtown, on the northwest corner of E. Truman Rd and Chestnut Ave. Mural is painted on an east-facing wall inside the gated parking lot of an adjacent auto repair shop.
Hours:
Gated lot only open during business hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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