The original caption from this 1961 photo (by Getty Images, likely taken in England -- note the spelling of "tyre") reads: "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."
* "Colorful use for tires of future" (Life magazine, December 5, 1960): @
* Footage (Germany, 1962): @
* "30 Dumb Inventions" (photo gallery from Life.com): @