Monday, September 18, 2006

Hubcap Heaven, Maine

Every time I go up north to Presque Isle to visit my in-laws, I see the alluring twinkle of Hubcap Heaven tempting me to stop and explore. Well, I finally did it. Yesterday, on our way back to Portland, Tristan and I pulled over and made a foray into this gem of a Maine roadside establishment. I even got to meet the owner, Glenn Violette. He owns Hubcap Heaven with his wife Patricia, and has been running it for a few decades now.
come on in!
I posted a bunch of photos from the excursion here on, which you may enjoy. Those of you who prefer to visit the treasure trove in real life can do so by going north on I-95 to the Houlton exit, and taking a left up U.S. Route 1. In a few minutes you will see it on your right. It's hard to miss. The yard is home to an estimated 25,000 or so new and used hubcaps of all sizes, types, and materials.

Hubcap Heaven
911 U.S. Hwy 1, Littleton, ME 04730
e-mail glennpat[at]
(207)538-9053 (the Violettes prefer e-mail)


Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

It is fun to find your article on Hubcap Heaven.
Am writing a poem for a poetry prompt and came across
photos of Hubcap Heaven from a few years ago and
only knew it was on the way back from Fort Kent to
Thanks for writing about a fun find in Maine

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...


This is the post for the prompt "glint" on seize the poem, facebook
... and you can see I used your adjective.. perfect one
"treasure trove" in the first line.
Will mention you in the post... need to get my photos on a cd tomorrow before posting

treasure trove
way up North in Maine
twinkling hubcaps
thousands glimmering
calling to me ~ photo op
big ones little ones
some with rust ~ or not
fancy or plain
glint in eyes for men and boys
ready to explore