QOTD: Would You Buy a Jar of Used Racing Tires?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

That headline is weird, I know. No, I didn't sniff glue or slip too much whiskey into my afternoon cup of coffee. Nor is it jet lag speaking -- though I am in California for a first drive (more on that tomorrow). No, there really is a race track selling a jar full of used racing tires.

Bristol Motor Speedway is selling a jar of rubber that was apparently shed by race cars during the Food City NASCAR race which took place on Saint Patrick's Day. I checked the date of this tweet -- it's yesterday, not April Fool's Day.

The asking price is $50, by the way, and the proceeds go to children's charities. I assume that price doesn't include tax and shipping.

So, would you buy this as a souvenir/conversation piece? Or is it just too weird?

This question is academic, by the way -- the jars are sold out.

Sound off below.

[Image: Bristol Motor Speedway]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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