The BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 tyre is launched.
BFGoodrich wins Dakar.
Cairns Coconut Resort Rally Team wins 2011
Australasian Safari on BFGoodrich tyres. BFGoodrich
wins overall at the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.
BFGoorich launches the g-Grip. BFGoodrich wins Dakar.
BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2 wins 4WD Action Magazine's Best Tyre
BFGoodrich expands its range with products for business
use with Activan van tyres. The Radial Long Trail T/A Tour tyres
are launched to strengthen the 4x4 range.
BFGoodrich introduces (4th-generation) Mud-Terrain™ T/A®
BFGoodrich, Dakar Rally winner.
BFGoodrich wins the FIA Cross-Country Rally World
BFGoodrich Tires becomes the king of American off-road
competitions by winning 21 consecutive Baja 1000 titles.
BFGoodrich enters the World Rally Championship alongside the
greatest teams. The brand enables Sébastien Loeb in his Kronos
Total Citroën to win the title of World Champion driver and the
company wins the World Champion Constructor title with BP Ford WR.
BFGoodrich launchs the extreme off-road 4x4 tyre - the BFGoodrich
BFGoodrich hails the launch of the g-Force Profiler, the
High Performance tyre with the unique GRIP with greatest
BFGoodrich launches its passenger car / light truck tyre
range in Europe with a class-leading product: the Profiler
BFGoodrich introduces 3rd-generation All-Terrain T/A®
KO. BFGoodrich wins the Dakar Rally with John-Louis
Practically 90 years after introducing black tyres,
BFGoodrich launched a range of very high performance coloured tyres
- The BFgoodrich Scortcher T/A.
Driving a Toyota Celica on BFGoodrich tyres, New Zealander, Rod
Millen took victory in the world's most famous hill-climb event -
Pikes Peak. Setting a new record, Rod Millen completed the 20km
course which took him from an altitude of 2,865 metres to 4,300
metres in just 10m 4.54s.
BFGoodrich wins SCORE Baja 500 1st overall with Mark
BFGoodrich wins SCORE Baja 500 1st overall with Corky
& Scott McMillin.
The Columbia space shuttle is fitted with BFGoodrich
BFGoodrich launches the first Radial Performance tyre for
light commercial vehicles: the Radial All Terrain T/A.
BFGoodrich introduces 'radial-ply' touring tyres in North
America, while other manufacturers continue to develop 'Bias-ply
tyres. A legend is born: BFGoodrich wins the "Baja 1000".
BFGoodrich launches the first run-flat tyre.
BFGoodrich develops the American Radial tyre: the
America's first astronauts come to
BFGoodrich for the suits that will protect them
in outer space.
When the aircraft industry accelerated into the Jet Age,
BFGoodrich produced the first tubless tyres for jet aircraft. It
also began to make brakes for military jet planes and the first
U.S.-built passenger jet, the Boeing 707.
During World War II, BFGoodrich applied its rubber technology
and engineering skills to dozens of aircraft products including
propeller de-icers, fuel hoses, shock absorbers, engine mounts, and
self-sealing fuel tanks. BFGoodrich also invented and developed
rubber hydraulic expander tube brakes for heavy aircraft such as
the DC-4, B-17 "Flying Fortress", and later the B-52.
BFGoodrich Tires pushes innovations forward and
revolutionises the industry by inventing the world's first tubeless
BFGoodrich Tires opens the first commercial synthetic
rubber plant in the United States.
After years of intensive research, BFGoodrich scientists
discovered a way to produce synthetic rubber. Today, synthetic
rubber accounts for some 60% of the total amount of rubber used to
produce a road tyre.
Charles Lindbergh carved out an indelible
place for himself in aviation history by becoming the first person
to cross the Atalantic by air. On 20 May, 1926, aviation pioneer
Charles Lindbergh lands his plane - 'The Spirit of St. Louis'
- in Paris, France on BFGoodrich tyres.
BFGoodrich markets galoshes with zippers - The Zipper was
originally a BFGoodrich trademark. The Zipper itself has since
moved into the world of common nouns.
World War I - BFGoodrich tyres were standard on all U.S military
BFGoodrich entered the motor racing record books in style by
becoming the first tyre manufacturer to win the legendary
Indianapolis 500 two years in a row.
The BFGoodrich Silvertown tyre uses carbon black to
improve abrasion resistance, add tread life and forever change the
color of tyres from rubber's natural color to black.
Six years after the Wright Brothers' historic first
flight, Glenn Curtis of Curtis Aeroplane Corporation set a speed
record of 47 miles per hour to win the first international flying
race in Reims, France. BFGoodrich supplied the tyres on his
Henry Ford chooses BFGoodrich tyres for his Ford Model A. Based
on a $50 bet, Winton of Horation Nelson Jackson and Sewall Crocker
succeeded in crossing the USA from coast to coast - their vehicle
was fitted with BFGoodrich tyres.
BFGoodrich Tires become the first pneumatic tyres sold in
America when it took an order from the Winton Automobile Company of
Charles Cross Goodrich, the son of Dr. Benjamin Franklin
Goodrich establishes one of the first research labs in the USA.
With encouragement and loans from prominent local residents, Dr.
Benjamin Franklin Goodrich - an Union Army surgeon in the American
Civil War - creates the first North American rubber company in