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April 23, 2014

Gibson Tire switches to Marangoni

Marangoni Tread North America Inc. reports Gibson Tire Service in Charleston. S.C., has converted its retread operation to the Marangoni family of products, which includes the company’s signature brand Ringtread and Unitread.

Tags: Commercial tires, Gibson Tire Service, Marangoni Tread North America, Retreading

April 23, 2014

TIA and WCTDA schedule CTS class in Canada

The Tire Industry Association (TIA) and the Western Canada Tire Dealers Association (WCTDA) will present a three-day commercial tire service (CTS) 400 level instructor training and certification class in Edmonton, Alberta, May 6-8, 2014.

Tags: CTS, Tire Industry Association, Western Canada Tire Dealers Association

April 23, 2014

Pirelli and Bottas: Walking on water

During qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix, Williams driver Valtteri Bottas reached 316kph – that’s nearly 200mph – on the back straight of the Shanghai circuit: the longest on the Formula One calendar this year.

Tags: Chinese Grand Prix, Cinturato P7 Blue, Formula One, Pirelli

Stephen Manley, founder of Manley Tire, participated in Truck World in Canada recently.
April 23, 2014

Vipal exhibited at Truck World 2014 in Canada

Retreading product manufacturer Vipal participated in the Truck World in Toronto, Canada, along with Manley Tire, Vipal´s partner in Canada. The fair, which took place April 10-12, brought together over 350 exhibitors.

Tags: Convention, Expo, Manley Tire, Truck World, Vipal

Richards Performance Muffler team co-drivers Richard Glaszczak and Patrick Dailey will start the
April 22, 2014

Three buggy teams running Radar Tires at Imperial Valley 250

Radar Tires continues its growth in long-course, off road racing. For this weekend’s SCORE International Imperial Valley 250, the Singapore-based tire brand will be represented by three Class 10 Buggy teams.

Tags: Husqvarna Showdown, Imperial Valley 250, Radar Tires, SCORE, The Off Road Championship

Hankook s Ventus race tires have a new specification for this years F3 championship.
April 22, 2014

Hankook is the exclusive tire supplier for Formula 3

Tire manufacturer Hankook continues as the exclusive supplier to the FIA Formula 3 European Championship this year with its Ventus race tires. In the 33 races this season, young upcoming talents from around the world can demonstrate their skill at races as support to Europe’s top events like the DTM.

Tags: FIA Formula 3 European Championship, Hankook, Hankook Ventus

An engineer mounts a rear Bridgestone BATTLAX slick onto a Repsol Honda.
April 22, 2014

Bridgestone MotoGP Preview: Argentina, Termas de Río Hondo

2014 sees MotoGP return to South America for the first time since 2004, as Argentina’s Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo hosts round three of the season.

Tags: Argentina, Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, Bridgestone, Bridgestone Motorsport, MotoGP

April 22, 2014

Bridgestone sponsors contest for teen drivers

A nationwide survey commissioned by Bridgestone Americas Inc. found that while teens say texting and driving is dangerous, distracted driving persists as young drivers continue to text behind the wheel. The company is sponsoring a scholarship contest to encourage teens to drive responsibly.

Tags: Bridgestone Americas Inc., driving and texting, Teens Drive Smart program

April 22, 2014

TRIB sends out answers to FAQs

If it's Tuesday, it must be TRIB Tech Tuesday!

Tags: TRIB

Centric Parts has new brake kit for Ford Fiesta ST
April 22, 2014

Centric Parts has new brake kit for Ford Fiesta ST

Centric Parts, a North American manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems, has introduced a front axle StopTech Big Brake Kit for the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST.

Tags: Centric Parts, StopTech Big Brake Kit

Alpio Barbara services a lot of UHP tire and wheel assemblies at his  California dealership. He
April 22, 2014

Proper tire service equipment: 2 perspectives

Tire service equipment seems to last forever. How many of you have a 20-year-old tire changer? How about 30 years old?

Tags: Performance Handbook, Tire service equipment, UHP tires

April 21, 2014

Why is Goodyear successful? Read on

When you get a chance to talk with top tire company executives from one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world, you jump at the chance.

Tags: B.O.B., Steve McClellan

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