Tiger Tail
Tiger Tail Tiger Tail

Tiger Tail

$ 4.00
These tiger tails are from before my time. 1959 to be exact. The reason we have them is my grandfather always had one on the back of his bicycle. These tails represent an amazing time in my childhood. When I learned how to ride a bike, my very own tiger tail was a badge of honor. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. It's a memory I can recreate, every time I get a new pair of wheels, a tiger tail is required equipment.

Recently we discovered that the tails are a product of an ad campaign in 1959 for ESSO Fuel. “Put a tiger in your tank,” the message read. A simple advertisement spawned a whole generation of kids using this strange attachment in a myriad of great ways.

Take one to a youngster near you and it might just be a memory that lasts a lifetime. Or.. better yet, get six and start a biker gang!