Bob Gatzke, the 'tire dealer's tire dealer,' dies

Robert "Bob" Gatzke, one of the the founding partners of Parnelli Jones Inc. and onetime president of the National Tire Dealers & Retreaders Association (NTDRA), died on June 12, 2015. He was 84.


O'Neil warned of government intervention in 1979

M.G. “Jerry” O’Neil, who ran General Tire & Rubber Co. from 1960 to 1987, died recently at the age of 87. To the best of my knowledge, he was the last of the great family tire barons in the United States.

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