Favorite video of mine of Top Gear driving a Nascar.
One of the Biggest Tire Manufacturers in the World
How were Goodyear Tires Established?
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company were founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling in Ohio. The tires became popular due to their ease of maintenance and reasonable price. Opening its first factory in Akron, Ohio Goodyear originally employed 13 people to work on carriage and bicycle tires.
The Ford Model T was fitted with Goodyear tires in 1909 after Henry Ford liked the race tyres he was supplied with in 1901.
Advertising and Media
Goodyear is known globally for its blimp which first took to the air in 1925. Sports games are often used to display the blimp and therefore it has become one of the most recognisable icons in America.
Goodyear supplies tires for domestic, commercial and military for use globally using its supply chain.
Go into any local tire fitting company and you will find Goodyear tires for sale as it is a brand well renowned the world over. For example BD Tyres in the UK are a big supplier of Goodyear Tires along with many others.
Goodyear Tires are available to purchase online through many websites, most notably Black Circles who are a huge tire supplier based in the UK.
Other Products Manufactured by Goodyear
Goodyear also manufacture a variety of products alongside their range of tires. A few examples are listed below:
Synthetic rubber for chewing gum
A History in Motorsport
Goodyear’s motorsport history kicks off with making race tires for Henry Ford in 1901 which later led onto making tires for the Model T.
Goodyear have a long line of history in motorsport, being the most successful tire supplier in Formula One history being one of them.
The Nascar race series in America is supplied solely by Goodyear Tires and has been for many years.
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