A set of new Cragars for $50? OK, killjoys, we know that's about 300 bucks in 2009 money, but this Mark C. Bloome ad from the January 24, 1969 Los Angeles Times is still fascinating.

It's all there: Tires for Volkswagens! Bias-ply tires! Glass-belted tires! Rated at 125 MPH! Non-metric size designations!
[Los Angeles Times Blogs, thanks to West-Coaster for the tip]