After 42 years, Miss Uniroyal is getting a makeover.
The 18-foot-tall South Jersey landmark at 1337 Black Horse Pike in the township's Hilltop section is being remodeled to look like a cross between Supergirl and Wonder Woman.
She also will get a new name -- Nitro Girl.
Instead of her trademark green miniskirt and teal top, the Werbany Motors attraction will be decked out in flashy patriotic gear: A star-covered blue skirt, a white blouse with red sleeves, and even more stars in her hair, which will remain black.
Owner Ed Werbany Jr., whose father bought Miss Uniroyal for $300 in 1965, says that the change is just a sign of the times.
"The kids were complaining that her clothes looked so blase, so we decided to change it up," he said.
The idea to remake the image into a patriotic superhero had a straightforward reasoning behind it.
"Because of the war effort, to support the war, we (decided to) fly our American flag," Werbany said.