Nexen tires, specifically the N’Priz RH7α, will be original equipment on the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan. The tire size will be 235/60R18 103H.
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has hired Eric Higgs as vice president of marketing for its commercial business. He will be responsible for leading the marketing strategy and efforts for the Commercial Group, which includes truck and OTR tires and Bandag retreading.
Katsumi Komaguchi was named one of two representative directors of Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. on Jan. 1, 2016. Less than five months later, Komaguchi has resigned that position.
Indy Lights championship leader Ed Jones will start from pole position in tomorrow’s Mazda Freedom 100 Presented by Cooper Tires at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
On-track preparation for the Monaco Grand Prix began Thursday with two 90-minute practice sessions around the 3.340-kilometer (2.075-mile), 19-turn circuit. It’s a schedule unique to Monaco, with no on-track running Friday before qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday.
Almost 60 years after the first L.P. Anderson tire store opened in Billings, Mont., the family-run business has opened its second location. The owners have invested $2.5 million to make the new L.P. Anderson Point S Tire and Auto Service a reality.
The new P Zero Purple ultrasoft tyre made its debut at the Monaco Grand Prix during free practice, setting the fastest time of the day thanks to a benchmark of 1m14.607s from Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo in FP2.
Thursday traditionally starts the free practice sessions in Monte Carlo for Sunday's Grand Prix. The team managed some unexpected challenges today.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has promoted Amy Alexy, director of global talent and organizational capability, to vice president of global talent effective immediately.
Omni United (S) Pte. Ltd. has launched a value broad-line brand called Patriot. The new Patriot RB-1 tire for compact and mid-size passenger cars will be available in 14 sizes at the end of May 2016.
Yokohama Tire Corp. is celebrating its partnership with the Chelsea Football Club with a trip giveaway to the ultimate Chelsea FC fan.
Modern Tire Dealer will not publish Hotwire on Monday, May 30, 2016, due to the Memorial Day holiday. Look for the next edition on Tuesday, May 31.
Nokian Tyres plc has hired Hans Dyhrman as director of marketing for Nokian Tyres North America. Previous Director of Marketing Steve Bourassa is being promoted to North American product director.
The hugely popular FIA World Rallycross Championship, which runs on Cooper tyres, arrives in the UK for the much anticipated fourth round of the season, 27-29 May.
The third race weekend of the 2016 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing season is in the books and Jerett Brooks has absolutely dominated.