Bridgestone's Futuristic Airless-Tires Are Almost Ready For Your Car

Bridgestone continues to taunt us with its wonderful airless tires that promise enhanced durability, minimal maintenance, and the ability to never go flat. Previously, the tiremaker was only demonstrating smaller versions of the wheel designed for golf carts and the like, but at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show it's finally… » 11/22/13 11:08am 11/22/13 11:08am

Why last year's best F1 pass may be the future

An accidental prelude to the most important change in Formula One for 2011 resulted in the most exquisite pass in the 2010 season. Before Grand Prix racing kicks off for another year this Sunday, come and savor the dismantling of Fernando Alonso by Jenson Button at the 2010 Canadian Grand Prix. » 3/24/11 12:00pm 3/24/11 12:00pm

Drive and Learn: Bridgestone Horse Track Tire Party


A late season rain storm rolled into sunny Los Angeles a few Fridays ago, just in time for us to go down to the Santa Anita race track and blow our meager earnings on the ponies slide around on wet autocross course set up in the parking lot of the San Gabriel Valley horse track. Only a few journalists were on hand for … » 5/03/07 4:30pm 5/03/07 4:30pm

Late Night Los Angeles: Bug-a-Mino

Spied at the beginning and end of a Midnight Ridazz urban cycle crawl was this fine example of German engineering meeting California utility. Long buried in the memory of a cell phone, this image is only now resurfacing from an Echo Park past to work its way into the pantheon of minos. We pedaled the ride on a fourteen … » 4/18/07 2:30pm 4/18/07 2:30pm

Deal And A Half: Bridgestone Drops Sponsorship Of Champ, Remains…

Bridgestone finally made the decision to drop out as a sponsor of Champ Car — but for some reason, the open-wheeled racing league's decided to stay with them as the sole tire supplier. That means Bridgestone's probably up in the corporate boardroom right now engaging in some serious Bugs-Bunny-esque "what a nincompoop,… » 11/20/06 2:58pm 11/20/06 2:58pm

Breaking! Where The Rubber Meets The Road - Bridgestone Closing US…


Yeah, we know — tire manufacturers. They're only important when somethin's off-kilter — and let it never be said that Bridgestone (formerly Bridgestone-Firestone) can't deliver. The Japanese tire maker released numbers this morning — and they were — well, mixed. The company announced a lowering of their half-year net… » 5/01/06 9:45am 5/01/06 9:45am