A Legacy on off the racetrack
For over 100 years, Firestone has led the pack with its racetrack legacy, starting with a 1911 Indianapolis 500 win by a car running Firestone tires. Since then, Firestone-equipped cars have displayed exemplary performance on and off the track.
In 1900, Harvey Firestone started the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio, making tires for buggies, wagons and other wheeled transportation and farm equipment common to the era. Since this time, Firestone has continually worked to reduce emissions not only with production footprint, but also with the lifecycle of the products.
Once he partnered with friend Henry Ford to put the first pneumatic rubber car tires on the Model T and subsequently becoming the original equipment supplier for the Ford Motor Company Harvey Firestone s business took off and began to evolve into the Firestone Tires we know today. This industrious background supplied Firestone with the grit and determination to produce the car tires and truck tires that empower today s vehicles to drive farther, grip the road better, and work harder.
Discover more of Firestone Tires rich history, starting with innovation in the tilling fields, all the way to performance-boosting car tires, hardworking truck tires and everything in between.