The Goodyear Story
Goodyear is an iconic brand built on 115+ years of dedication to uncompromising standards and performance. Founder Frank Seiberling began building The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in 1898 when he entered the accelerating race for bicycle and carriage tires that outperformed the competition on rough roads. The company's name was a tribute to Charles Goodyear to recognize his discovery of rubber vulcanization after a long and courageous search.
The early front runner in the booming sport of auto-racing, Goodyear tires were Henry Ford's choice in 1901 for his car that won in a Detroit Driving Club race. Nine years later, Goodyear tires set a speed record of 131.72 mph and soon after debuted in the Indianapolis 500 where Goodyear tires continued to win. Whether on dirt, asphalt or the street, Goodyear's passion for making tires that outpace the competition continues today.
An American brand synonymous with winning in Formula One, NASCAR and NHRA drag racing, Goodyear designs and manufactures tires for aviation, commercial trucking and heavy earth-moving equipment in addition to passenger cars and light trucks. Today, the Goodyear brand can be found on footwear, apparel, accessories, luggage and sports equipment, promotional items, car accessories, safety products, toys, die cast and memorabilia.