What do you suppose is going on with the rear tire?
i think it is an old tire cut and fitted as an over tire for traction.
My story is they cut the tire with a saw and have a boot in there. It may be for traction in sand or mud. With the top down and the boot on they aren't using it in snow. The wheels seem to be the metal felloe non demountables.
Otherwise they seem like nice girls.
I'll "think" about a painting.
Oh boy Rich has got his thinking cap on!
That a good thing when he is thinking about another painting.
Rims look odd, like the cut tire is on a separate rim squeezed over the one on the wheel ??
Notice the correct Ford top boot.
I see it now. That is the tire bead, not a rim.
Good thing those gals are petite - not much clearance at the fender !!!
I wonder if it could be a solid rubber tire?
Not solid, just an old tire with slits cut and placed over the normal tire. Wonder how they kept the regular tire from spinning inside it? Maybe good for dry conditions, not so much for wet!
My Dad told me when he was a kid (around 1930)& didn't have money for a good used tire, they would do exactly this. Cut & stretch a junk tire over another tire. inflating the inner tire would hold the outer from spinning.
A couple well placed wires around rim and through the spokes would work to keep inner tire from spinning.