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

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

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