Goodyear tyres are celebrating their 111th anniversary by brining out a compilation of their top 111 innovations, inspirations and historic feats.
And there are plenty of highlights to shout about, from adopting the wingfoot trademark, saying its tyres will help Goodyear circle the Earth, to sending its tyres into space to journey across the moon as part of the Apollo 14 mission.
The list reflects Goodyear’s pioneering spirit of innovation throughout the years, which has been felt across the earth, the skies and even the moon.
Jean-Claude Kihn, senior vice president and chief technical officer of Goodyear, said: “Innovation is what has made Goodyear what it is today.
“Not only is innovation an important part of our past, but it’s even more so our goal for the future.”
More than a century of innovation has secured Goodyear’s place in history. Some of the company’s most memorable contributions include:
-1901: Goodyear adopts the wingfoot trademark, saying it will help Goodyear circle the Earth.
-1925: Goodyear’s first commercial blimp, the Pilgrim, debuts. The airship is 50,000 cubic feet and is the first non-rigid craft to use helium.
-1970: Goodyear tyres land on the moon as part of the Apollo 14 mission.
-2009: Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max tyres help save consumers gas money by reducing rolling resistance compared to the Goodyear Assurance.
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team