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Trick Goodyear tyres that saw the light

Practical Classics (UK) - - CLUBS EVENTS -

Ford Clas­sic & Capri Own­ers’ Club mag­a­zine ran an ar­ti­cle on Goodyear’s at­tempt to make tyres that light up. It was il­lus­trated by this shot taken by Dou­glas Miller that was used on Auto Ital­iana mag­a­zine’s front cover in 1961. The trans­par­ent rub­ber tyres used 18 bulbs mounted in the wheel rim. The tyres were tested at 60mph, but never saw pro­duc­tion due to tech­ni­cal is­sues and costs. fc­coc.org.uk

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