Automotive Picture of the Day - May 22, 2009.

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Looks like the engineering had some black eyes after that. Lesse now, the 721 tires and the tires on the Ford Explorer come to mind. Cool advertisement, though.
 
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 Originally Posted By: javacontour
Don't forget the Firestone 500. The 500 was for how many miles you would get out of that tire.
I know someone that was running these tires on his '69 Riviera. They would wear funny, have bubbles in the sidewalls, etc. Hit a pothole and the tire would get egg shaped. It was not a problem getting new ones at the Firestone store. The problem was you'd just keep getting more of the same lousy tires.
 
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Fortunately for my mom, the Firestone store also sold Michelins, so she finally got put into a set of Michelins since it was probably cheaper for them to give her 4 of those instead of continuing to mount new 500's every other week.
 
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