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Looks like a great & memorable ride!

There was a Pirelli idea for an inclement-weather solution back in the '70s that probably inspired Goodyear engineers a bit ...

Pirelli came up with a removeable insert that fit over the dismount depression on an 8" wide or so conventional wheel ... made a flat surface from bead. Then they mounted two tires side-by-side that looked a lot like motorcycle intermediate tires. Result ... eight tires on four wheels with a big water/snow dispersion channel in the middle, and plenty of tread blocks all the way around to the sidewall for lateral grip in the snow.

Now, where did the idea for that Goodyear tire with the central water dispersion channel come from???
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