Goodyear Has A Concept Tire That Generates Electricity

We deal with concept cars all the time, so, really, the idea of a 'concept tire' shouldn't be too strange. It sounds a bit weird at first, but when you think about it, it makes sense for the same reasons concept cars do: flashy showcases for cutting-edge technology. And this one, the Goodyear BHO3, does have a good… » 3/09/15 3:35pm 3/09/15 3:35pm

Goodyear Christens New 'Wingfoot One' Zeppelin, Says Bye To Blimps

Prior to this weekend, I had never been to the christening of anything but a baby. So when Goodyear invited me to the christening of their new Zeppelin, Wingfoot One at their historic airship base at Wingfoot Lake, Ohio along with the chance to ride on it, (*weather permitting) I was all over it! » 8/25/14 12:13pm 8/25/14 12:13pm

Goodyear's New Blimp Is Named 'Wingfoot One'

Goodyear unveiled its new, state of the art blimp (technically a Zeppelin model LZ N07-101 semi-rigid airship) four months ago at their Wingfoot Lake hangar in Suffield Ohio. It's bigger and faster than any of the 300 airships they've ever built. And now, after a worldwide naming contest, Wingfoot One will be its… » 7/23/14 1:48pm 7/23/14 1:48pm

Goodyear's Clever Concept SUV Tire Has The Grand Canyon In The Middle

Goodyear's unnamed concept builds on a standard SUV tire with a large central groove to improve rolling resistance by having a reduced contact patch with the road. But as you can see from the tread, this is strictly a concept with no intention of being put into production. Yet. » 3/06/14 3:40pm 3/06/14 3:40pm

Big Blimpin' Up In LBC with the Goodyear "Spirit Of America"

There are a certain number of vehicles that impart absolute serenity, calmness, luxury and comfort to its lucky, boat-shoed occupants. The Buick LaCrosse that we recently drove might be considered. Possibly a Mercedes. Possibly a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, one that's been idling for the past three days in the… » 7/08/13 3:34pm 7/08/13 3:34pm

Goodyear Makes Its Own Gymkhana Vid And It’s Not Bad

Goodyear hired Ben Conrad, the director of Gymkhana 4 and yesterday's Gymkhana 5, to make a new ad campaign with Hollywood stunt driver Danny Downey. They scare the crap out of some potential customers. It's actually rather charming. » 7/10/12 1:00pm 7/10/12 1:00pm

This is the most sexist TV commercial of all time

"Oh poop! It's dark, and everything's all weird and blurry. What are all these signs doing there! Oh no, scary detour! Those aren't taillights of other cars are they!?" » 8/12/11 2:30pm 8/12/11 2:30pm

Goodyear blimp in fiery crash, pilot dies saving three (Video)

The pilot of a Goodyear blimp died in Germany on Sunday when his airship caught fire while landing. Before he died, the heroic pilot was able to save three passengers by ordering them to jump. » 6/13/11 1:30pm 6/13/11 1:30pm

Goodyear's Moon Tires Simply Do Not Deflate, Ever

When NASA and Goodyear set out to develop a tire, they could not do so with the Earth in mind. This tire is Moon-bound and beyond, you see, where failure is not an option. » 11/28/10 1:25pm 11/28/10 1:25pm

Goodyear Unveils Lunar Tire Concept

With missions to the Moon and eventually Mars in the cards, NASA is in need of a new tire capable of supporting surface exploration. Goodyear has unveiled this tire as a potential solution. Based on the original wire mesh 1960s Lunar Rover tires, they've been updated to fulfill NASA's much increased needs. » 4/11/08 1:40pm 4/11/08 1:40pm

Only in Detroit would a kid have a Goodyear tire as a "security blankie." And only at the Woodward Dream Cruise would said kid feel comfortable enough to walk around with it. Isn't it adorable? We thought so anyway. » 8/18/07 5:40pm 8/18/07 5:40pm

Big Bike Wheel Keep On Turnin'

Apparently the Woodward Dream Cruise ain't just all about the cars — but about the bikes as well. And when we say bikes, we don't mean something by Harley-Davidson or Suzuki, although there's plenty of those hangin' round these here parts. Rather, we mean the two-wheeled people-powered kind of transportation. And this… » 8/18/07 12:45pm 8/18/07 12:45pm

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

UK Ad Watch: Goodyear Reminds Brits Changing Tires Can Be Dangerous

We're always leery of changing a tire by the side of the road at night, but that's got less to do with our abilities with a spare and more to do with being afraid of the dark. Still, these three humorous little Brit bits from the boys and girls at Goodyear remind everyone of the hazards of changing tyres (or tires… » 11/14/06 8:11pm 11/14/06 8:11pm

Akron to Boston in 28 Days! The Wingfoot Express

Goodyear's rolling out their Wingfoot Express 1917 Packard 3-ton truck, a replica of the first commercial truck to roll on pneumatic tires, to promote the opening of various Wingfoot Commercial Tire Centers. During the Wilson administration, the truck made the 740-mile trip from Akron to New England in 28 days, using… » 6/15/06 4:30pm 6/15/06 4:30pm

We Even Saw the Lights of the Goodyear Blimp...

One of the best parts of living in Pedro is the distinctive drone — and even more impressive sight — of the Goodyear Blimp overhead. Our blimp is called Spirit of America, which of course, is also a Beach Boys song about one of the fastest cars in history, while the one based in Akron is the more pedestrian, "Spirit… » 5/09/06 9:31pm 5/09/06 9:31pm

Tired and Feathered: Performance Tire Sales Grow, Some Consumers Shocked

A couple of months back, the man who asks, "Why can't there be more talk about buttsex on Jalopnik?" aka CTE blew a tire. Like, as in, it exploded. CTE, being the stylish man of means that he is, drives a Focus ZX3, which features a Blaupunkt stereo, crank windows and Pirelli tires that're some special half-inch size… » 12/06/05 1:06pm 12/06/05 1:06pm

The Wings of Goodyear to Carry Less: Tiremaker to Slash Production in…

Due to supply issues caused by the recent Gulf Coast hurricanes, Goodyear has cut output at its North American plants by 30%. The problems will affect Goodyear's nine North American plants, which make up roughly half of its worldwide production. While the company anticipates being able to fulfill its contracts for… » 10/05/05 12:50pm 10/05/05 12:50pm