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It’s hard to miss the bright pink back end of a Volkswagen Beetle at the Our Place Diner on U.S. Highway 231 in Ozark. Tyler Wright, who bought the restaurant in 2016, provided some background: The bug used to have a trailer hitch where the other half of the car should be. A man named Mr. Judah used it in parades, pulled behind a car. Homecoming kings and queens and mayors would ride in the back half. Shortly after the previous owners opened the diner in June 2008, they bought the bug from Mr. Judah to attract customers. They would move it all around the property “because it drove people crazy.” After Wright bought the restaurant, he found that people didn’t know where Our Place Diner was, but when he described the pink VW bug, the response was always, “I know exactly where you’re talking about.” Wright had it repainted and put on a permanent slab and says customers love it.
And Mike Brakefield of Covington EC sent in a photo (above) of two young relatives who couldn’t resist a picture with the landmark!
The randomly drawn correct guess winner is Sara Deese of Wiregrass EC.