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History The Mystery Of The Illuminated Goodyears

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. Ryan
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The Mystery Of The Illuminated Goodyears

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    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
  2. 283john
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  3. I bet those would be wild to see comin' down the road from a distance at night! very cool!
     
  4. If I saw those coming down the road I would stop drinking.:D:eek:
     

  5. bowie
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    A whole new meaning to the term "lighting up the tires"
     
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  6. hugh m
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    Didn't the Golden Sahara have them in one of it's lives?
     
  7. well done!
    viva la HAMB
     
  8. AeroCraftsman
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    Nice detective work!
     
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  9. Gotgas
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    Barris' Golden Sahara had them.

    In this video, it is called the "Golden Sahara II by Jim Street." I'm fairly sure that is actually Jim Skonzakes, the original owner of the car. This is a broadcast of "I've Got a Secret" from June 25, 1962.

     
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  10. alchemy
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    Glad you could shed light on that.
     
  11. 3wLarry
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    I smell a UFO conspiracy coverup
     
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  12. BLACKPRIMERFAN
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    Prototype by Howard Stark (Stark Industies)???
     
  13. joeybsyc
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    If he wasn't personally involved with the project it seems odd he'd know why they didn't go into production, the troubles they discovered during testing, and as many details about problems with getting the lighting to work etc. Call me skeptical, but I gotta wonder how he'd know as much about them as he does.
     
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  14. traffic61
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    Thanks for telling us watts up with the tires.
     
  15. Ryan
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    Your skeptical... and I bet your a lot of fun to party with. :)
     
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  16. NashRodMan
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    Cool story. Another mystery is, what is the girl doing??
     
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  17. A regular Paul Harvey......Good Day! Thanks man!
     
  18. What tire?
    Oh yeah, the one that she is using to help adjust her nylons and garter belt.
    Nice gams. YOWZA!!
     
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  19. belair
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    Come on baby, light my tires...
     
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  20. flamingokid
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    Another of life's mysteries solved.Now,who shot JFK?
     
  21. Street/Skonzakes are one in the same. I think he used the Street name when he was promoting things with the Sahara. Jim still owns the car.
     
  22. So when will these be available from Coker?
     
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  23. Pinstriper40
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    I had never seen them before, so thanks for sharing! I'm sure there was some sort of lunch room talk about how the impossible tire project was going and it's frustrations along the way and that's how Ryan's source knew... Very cool story!
     
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  24. I'm surprised you just didn't ask the HAMB. I'm sure someone out there probably knows! :)
     
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  25. jcmarz
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    The technology is available today to mass produce those tires (anyone seen those skateboard wheels that light up?) The one issue (as then) is keeping the tires clean. Perhaps the tire company could produce a tire that has a clear band, a la white wall, and have that clear band light up.
     
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  26. Were there tires in that photo? :D HRP

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  27. I have to wonder if radium may have been a key component used in designing a tire that would glow.

    I'm not sure when the watch makers quit using it but it was definitely a health issue. HRP
     
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  28. flamingokid
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    FWIW,I like the first version of the Golden Sahara better,at least the rear of it. CCC-Golden-Sahara-I.jpg
     
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  29. Blownfuel
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    Ask, and Ye shall receive....
    Onion-on-JFK.png
     
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  30. 33sporttruck
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    Screw the Goofy Tires !!! Who did the Legs belong to ???
     
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