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

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… » 5/03/07 4:30pm 5/03/07 4:30pm

We Don't Come Alone; We Are Fire, We Are Stone

Firestone isn't really the Wal-Mart of tires, except that after the Explorer debacle, they sort of ended up seeming that way. We mean, even the American government seems to be willing to bet more on the French. However, there was a time when a Firestone tire at Indianapolis meant something. Ask Foyt and cohorts.… » 2/07/07 7:00am 2/07/07 7:00am

Deal And A Half: Bridgestone Drops Sponsorship Of Champ, Remains League Tire Supplier

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… » 11/20/06 2:58pm 11/20/06 2:58pm

Breaking! Where The Rubber Meets The Road - Bridgestone Closing US Plant; Reports Lower Net Profit

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

Tire Companies to Consumers: Ten Years and Out

US tire makers have spoken, and they've told the country's cheapskates to upgrade their damn, crusty old, bald tires before they kill someone already. As reported in the Detroit News, Michelin USA and Continental Tire have joined Bridgestone and Firestone in the issuance of technical bulletins for dealers to replace… » 2/23/06 10:04am 2/23/06 10:04am

Bridgestone Pays Out $240 Million in Settlement with Ford

The hoard of liability lawyers representing two giant companies can finally relax, grab a smoke or maybe take in an afternoon on the back nine. Bridgestone Corp. yesterday announced it was paying FoMoCo $240 million in a settlement related to Ford's wide recall of Firestone tires in 2000 and 2001, back when the words… » 10/13/05 7:38am 10/13/05 7:38am