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Goodyear Pimpin’



a woman adjusts her stocking by the light of the new Goodyear illuminated tyres. The tyre is made from a single piece of synthetic rubber and is brightly lit by bulbs mounted inside the wheel rim. The Goodyear Tyre Company intend to produce the tyres in a variety of colours

above photos by Douglas Miller, October 16, 1961


John J Hartz, tire development manager for The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, Ohio, checks the intensity of the glow emitted by an experimental translucent tire as Engineer John Corl looks on. The tire is lighted from within by 18 tiny bulbs


cover of Overseas News, a Goodyear publication, December 1960






Goodyear tries out glow-in-the-dark wheels in 1960s


Hot Wheels

1968 Ford Cortina Mark II station wagon
1968 Ford Cortina Mark II station wagon

Chrysler Corporation, Plymouth, full line, 1981-83
Chrysler Corporation, Plymouth, full line, 1981-83

Datsun/Nissan, Nissan, 1980s

cpt car
Ford (British), Ford Cortina Mark II, 1968

chrysler peepz
Chrysler Corporation, Chrysler LeBaron, 1989

Datsun product line, 1970s

1972 AMC Jeep Commando SC-2
AMC, Jeep Commando SC2, 1972

sun car
Ford (Europe), Mercury Capri, 1971-77

from the Mickey McGuire and Jim Northmore Boulevard Photographic Collection


Seeing-Through Is Believing-Through

General Motors’ 1939-1940 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six ‘Ghost Car’

pontiac gm showroom


plexi car

c thru pontiac

1940 pontiac

plexiglass pontiac

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Visitors to the 1939 New York World’s Fair Highways and Horizons exhibit by General Motors were dazzled by the display of a one-of-a-kind 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six Plexiglas® car.  This specially fabricated see through vehicle was constructed of acrylic plastic (quite an advancement at the time) which made visible the many parts that created the Deluxe Six.  All screws and fasteners were chrome-plated for dramatic effect.  The ‘Ghost Car’ also appeared at the 1940 New York World’s Fair and proudly showcased its newly redesigned front end and grill.  A second 1940 ‘Ghost Car’ was built for the 1940 Golden Gate Exposition on Treasure Island, near San Francisco

further reedings…

1939 Pontiac Plexiglas Deluxe Six ‘Ghost Car’  Sold for $308,000

1939 / 1940 Plastic Pontiac – First Plastic Car In The World


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