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New EU Member States Fuel Rise in Car Registrations

The European Association of Car Makers (ACEA) reports that nearly 16 million new cars were registered in the 27 Europe Union member states plus three EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) during 2007, 1.1% more than the previous year.

Eagle F1 Asymmetric Wins Tire Rack Test

Tire Rack testing showed that Goodyear’s new Eagle F1 Asymmetric bested three competitive tires in the tire and wheel seller’s “max performance” category.

Brembo Gets Key GM Fitments With New Technology

Brembo unveiled new dual-cast brake rotors and announced two new OE fitments.

Former Goodyear Division Forms China Joint Venture

Veyance Technologies Inc., formerly Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s Engineered Products division, has entered into a joint venture with Ruiyuan Rubber and Plastics Co. Ltd. to make conveyor belts in Yanzhou, China.

New Software Boosts Dealer Web Options

ASA Tire Systems has launched a new means for tire dealers to display and sell their products online.

Penetrant-Maker Opens Rusted Nuts Hall of Fame

Service technicians have all faced badly corroded fasteners, and now they can earn some recognition – and money – for their troubles.

Tires Dumped in Front of School

So-called “fly-tippers” in suburban London caused quite a stir earlier this week when a pile of scrap tires was dumped in the street outside of an elementary school in London’s East End.

Pirelli, Banks Get Closer to Tire Share Deal

Pirelli SpA remains serious about buying back the 39% stake in its global tire operations it sold off to a group of banks in 2006.

Gas…and a Tire Commercial

Drivers at some Los Angeles-area gas stations are getting an earful at the pumps, courtesy of Big O Tire.

Conti Chief Thinks CTNA Will Break Even

Manfred Wennemer, Continental AG executive board chairman, told Dow Jones Newswires that the company’s North American tire operations may break even for fiscal 2007, ending nearly a decade of consecutive losses.

Titan May Chop Production at Ex-Goodyear Plant

It appears the honeymoon between the United Steelworkers and Titan International Chairman and CEO Morry Taylor is over.

Uniroyal Pairs With Danger for Consumer Campaign

Michelin North America’s Uniroyal unit has partnered with consumer advocate and family savings expert Kimberly Danger for the tire brand’s “More Mileage for Your Money” consumer campaign.