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.
American Tire Distributors Holdings Inc. has purchased Albert Tire LLC. The deal excludes some of the assets located in Albert Tire's West Deptford, N.J., headquarters. The transaction closed on June 30, 2015.
Tags: Acquisitions, Albert Tire Co., ATD
Nominations for the 2015 Tire Industry Hall of Fame are due Monday, July 6.
A 1.1 megawatt electric racing car outfitted with special GitiCompete tires, sponsored by Giti Tire (USA) Ltd., participated in the June 28, 2015, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Tags: Armand Allaire, Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Tire industry veteran John Aben has joined Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. as the company’s new senior vice president.
Tags: John Aben, Julianto Djajadi, Senior management
A big player in the tire industry is close to cracking the Fortune 500.
Tags: ATD financials, Cooper financials, Fortune 500, Goodyear financials
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 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
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
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
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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