Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Ford seeks new emergency spare tire
Dearborn, MI (AP)- The Ford Motor Company announced this morning that it is seeking proposals for a new spare tire for its 2009 line of vehicles. The design specifications sought proposals that incorporated two spoked wheels, seat and chain. Confused reporters asked how the requested design would replace the traditional spare tire normally carried in the trunk of the vehicle. They said it appeared that Ford was essentially asking for a bicycle design. Late in the day Ford issued a terse statement stating that, "Ford wants all of its vehicles to remain relevant to its customers even in the event of a prolonged gas shortage". They declined to answer any further questions.