Happy Birthday Goodyear! - Tire Review Magazine

Happy Birthday Goodyear!

Goodyear turns 111 this year, and is celebrating by recounting its Top 111 Innovations, Inspirations and Historic Firsts.

The list, said the tiremaker, “reflects Goodyear’s pioneering spirit of innovation throughout the years, which has been felt across the earth, the skies and even the moon.”

“Innovation is what has made Goodyear what it is today,” said Jean-Claude Kihn, Goodyear’s senior vice president and chief technical officer. “Not only is innovation an important part of our past, but it’s even more so our goal for the future.”

Goodyear was founded by Frank and Charles Seiberling on Aug. 29, 1898, and its list of accomplishments includes development of its All-Weather tread design in 1908, the cross-country Wingfoot Express trucking journey in 1918, creation of the first commercial blimp (Pilgrim) in 1925, development of tires used on NASA lunar missions in 1970 and the 1991 launch if the Goodyear Aquatred.

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