Jim Smith Archives - Tire Review Magazine
Classic Jim, Here’s to You

Anyone who Visited Jim’s office was immediately taken with his Jack Daniel’s oak barrel hanging rack. Upon the barrel Jim displayed lanyards from the more than 400 industry events, trade shows, conferences and dealer meetings he attended during his 30 years in the tire industry and 16 years as editor of Tire Review.  Every badge

Remembering Jim Smith

Longtime Tire Review Editor Jim Smith passed away unexpectedly Feb. 18 while attending the Tire Industry Association OTR Conference. He was 57. Jim spent more than 30 years working in the tire and automotive industries, with the last 16 years spent at the helm of Tire Review. Those who knew Jim know he was very

Services for Jim Smith

Calling hours for Jim will be held Saturday, Feb. 27 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 28 from 2 p.m – 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. His funeral service will be held on Monday, Feb. 29 at 11 a.m. Calling hours and the funeral service will be held at the

Year of the Tire Dealer

The long-term survival of independent tire distribution depends on dealers. The best ones are the smart businesspeople that build customer-first cultures, make finding and nurturing good employees a priority, and spend their time on the business and not in the business. We created the Top Shop Award program with a single purpose: leverage the very

Thinking Out Loud About History, Laws and Run-Flat Tires

One of my favorite quotes is “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” That was written by the Harvard educated Spanish philosopher, essayist and novelist George Santayana. Our collective history is well-dotted by instances where we failed to recall or understand past failings, only to be reminded once we have failed yet