Nearly 50 million high performance and ultra-high performance tires are shipped each year, making the performance tire category one of the industry’s fastest growing segments. The information in this section will keep you current on the latest trends and styles so you can get a piece of this exciting market.


 Well done is better that well said,  is one of Kevin Hogan s philosophies.
August 24, 2015

Kevin Hogan gets ready to close K.O. Tire

After a 40-year run, Kevin Hogan is retiring from K.O. Tire Inc. This Friday, Aug. 28, will be his last as a partner in the Grove Village, Ill., dealership.

Tags: K.O. Tire, Kevin Hogan, Lee Hogan

Linda Bassitt and Gus Lima hosted the sixth annual Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo
August 21, 2015

Latin Expo Group names Bassitt president

Linda Bassitt, formerly show director for the Latin Expo Group LLC, was promoted to president.

Tags: Gus Lima, Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo, Linda Bassitt, Promotions

More than 2,000 registered visitors attended the 2015 Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo in
August 18, 2015

Latin Tyre Expo: Seeing is believing in Panama

The post show results are in: 2,261 registered visitors attended the sixth annual Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo. There also were 210 exhibitors.

Tags: Latin American & Caribbean Tyre Expo

(Photo courtesy of www.freeimages.co.uk.)
August 17, 2015

China devalues the yuan, and its tires

The Chinese economy is slumping. So last week, China devalued its currency -- twice, no less.

Tags: B.O.B., Chinese tire imports, Currency devaluation, Tire tariffs

August 13, 2015

Team Falken is not discouraged at Road America

Racing at the longest circuit on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (TUSC) is always exciting for every driver, but it is not without its challenges. The 4.048-mile road course at Elkhart Lake, Wis., brings with it numerous corners, but also many flat-out sections where the Team Falken Porsche 911 RSR excels, and the team continued to build upon its strengths in order to finish out the season.

Tags: Falken Azenis, Motorsports, Nick Fousekis

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If image is everything...
June 2, 2015

If image is everything...  

Twenty-five years ago, Canon U.S.A. Inc.’s famous “Image is everything” television ad debuted. The company sold a lot of Canon EOS Rebel cameras with that campaign, helped by its celebrity spokesman: long-haired, charismatic tennis player Andre Agassi.

Tags: Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, ChemChina, Editorial, Pirelli Tire North America

Wheel fasteners
May 5, 2015

Wheel fasteners  

Wheel fasteners are arguably the most important components on any vehicle, responsible for securing the wheels to the vehicle, yet are often the least understood and appreciated. This brief article offers a basic overview of the often overlooked threaded wheel fastener — how to identify it and how to handle it.

Tags: 2015 Performance Handbook, Mike Mavrigian, Wheel fasteners

Balancing performance tires
May 5, 2015

Balancing performance tires  

Saying technology has changed over the last decade might be one of the greatest understatements that I’ve ever made. In 2005, tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) were primarily reserved for high-end luxury and sports cars. Anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) were options. And people who thought the Blackberry was a smartphone were surprised when the first video was uploaded to a new video hosting service called YouTube.

Tags: 2015 Performance Handbook, Balancing, High Performance Tires, Kevin Rohlwing, Performance Handbook, Ultra-high performance tires

Examples of tire and wheel vibrational issues. The illustration at the top depicts an imbalance
May 5, 2015

NVH issues and answers  

In this article, we’ll address a variety of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) issues. We’ll also offer tips on how to avoid and/or cure these ills.

Tags: 2015 Performance Handbook, Harshness, Noise, NVH, Performance Handbook, Vibration

A special edition Koenigsegg Agera was on display at the 2015 New York International Auto Show.
May 5, 2015

Hyperactive imagination  

You may have noticed the sweet looking, perhaps unfamiliar monster of a vehicle on our front cover. That is a hypercar, specifically a 2015 GTA Spano from Spania GTA Tecnomotive S.L. It features a V10 twin-turbo engine capable of 925 horsepower. And a $650,000 price tag.

Tags: 2015 Performance Handbook, Bob Ulrich, Bob Ulrich editorial, Editorial, Hypercar, Performance Handbook, Pirelli P Zero

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