DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co’s iconic Blue Oval turned into the Blew Oval Thursday after 50-mph wind gusts tore part of the sign from its perch atop the automaker’s Glass House headquarters in Dearborn.
The sign’s cover, made of a soft, pool liner-like fabric, ripped off the frame and wrapped itself around electrical structures on top of the Glass House’s roof. The sign’s frame and lighting were not affected.
A Ford spokesman early Thursday said the company was working to restore the signage as soon as possible. He said the company would have to order a new cover.
The sign measures 20 feet end-to-end, or about the length of an F-150 pickup.
It’s not the first time the iconic logo has left the building.