Perma Spare (Dec, 1958)
Needless to say, these did not replace normal spare tires. I’m not sure when the little donuts got popular. I think they had the wrong market though. If they’d just started a towing company staffed with Mimi’s to compete with AAA they would have cleaned up.
THIS month our niftiest A new product tester tests a nifty new Firestone product called the Perma Spareâ€”an emergency spare wheel with a solid tire that bolts on over the wheel with the flat. Perma Spare is expected to replace the conventional spare wheel. Carmakers and owners should flip over its space-saving convenience.