DETROIT – Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., for more than four decades the sponsor of the Detroit roadside billboards that flashed a running total of North American light-vehicle production, has ended funding of the longstanding landmarks. Since 1992, Goodyear operated the blimp-shaped, production-toting billboards – which also incorporated technology to provide text messages – at two sites here: a pair on I-94 entering and leaving Detroit and one at the intersection of I-94 and I-75 in ...

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