The first BFGoodrich Tires store was established in 1870 in Akron, Ohio. The small rubber company grew into a powerhouse several years later and is now among the leading tire manufacturers in the world.
In its 150 years of existence, BFGoodrich has accomplished quite a lot. It produced the first tubeless tires, built the first American pneumatic car tire, the first American radial tire, tires for the first car that drove from coast to coast, tires for Columbia space shuttles, and tires for the historic flight of the Spirit of St. Louis.
The company has been acknowledged for a long time for bringing ultimate performance in the United States. This can be seen in the tires it produced for an off-road rig that outran a Tyrannosaurus rex and several tires fitted on high-performance sports cars.
The performance has also been best displayed in motorsports. BFGoodrich has a legacy on the track that dates to as far back as 1915 when it experienced its first win in the Indianapolis 500. Since then, tires from the company have been used in almost all major motorsports events.
Other race events where BFGoodrich tires have showcased exemplary performance include the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the SCORE Baja 500 and 1000, several IMSA series, the Mint 400, SCCA Pro Rally series, the Dakar Rally, and the Mazda MX-5 Cup series.
According to Harold Philips, the global general manager at BFGoodrich, this anniversary provides an opportunity to look back and be proud of what the company has achieved. In addition to celebrating what tires have done for motorsports, the celebration also takes into account the company’s contribution to the average driver. It is also a good time to look into the future and build on previous accomplishments. BFGoodrich looks forward to extending its innovation and enabling mobility every day.
Three of it’s latest products include the COMP-2 All-Season Plus tire, the Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 tire, and the All-Terrain T/A KO2 tire. These three provide the ultimate performance both on-road and off-road. They combine the experience and technology that BFGoodrich has accumulated in its 150 years of learning and innovation.