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All Goodyear/Dunlop Tyres Stuff

Naturally, the compound on the Goodyear/Dunlop tyres, is generated from computers. Of course, to provide the tyres with tread pattern. Including, high-void all-terrain pattern with interlocking tread blocks.

Subsequently, this is also backed by placing the sipes. So, in a way that rejects and throws out pieces of grit and gravel. At one time tyres with many sipes would also be noisy when driving on normal tarmac roads. The Goodyear/Dunlop tyres, with all their siping can now run much quieter, on normal tarmac roads, due to the computer design

Dunlop Tyres racing team-Behind the scenes in the BTCC with Dunlop – TouringCarTimes

There are many jobs within a BTCC garage, be it general mechanic, technical director or driver, but one is often overlooked – the…

Dunlop Tyres racing team

This is a great article to read if you are a fan of motorsport, in particular the work that goes into the preparation of racing tyres, by the  Dunlop Tyres racing team ,before and during the race.

As the article states, the tyre guys are generally overlooked, but do a great and important task preparing cars as part of the  Dunlop tyres racing team.

Dunlop Tyres racing team
The giant Dunlop motorsport truck parked in Northern France on its way to LeMans racing circuit

The Dunlop tyres racing team turn up in their huge truck. The truck is equipped with a full stock of tyres that will be required for the specific race meeting. it also contains everything to set up a tyre fitting bay which when erected gives the  Dunlop tyres racing team, full access to tyre fitting machines and wheel balancing facilities.

The tyre are constantly changed and tested during a race. The tyre temperatures are recorded, because this is critical to grip and tyre performance.

Dunlop tyres racing team also have small tents that fit tyres in with a heater to pre-heat them up to the correct temperature. The heat aspect of the tyres is very critical for the overall tyre performance, and pressure of course.

regular travelers to Europe, especially France will have no doubt seen these giant Yellow trucks from the Dunlop tyres racing team, heading for different racing venues across Europe. The one in my image was taken by myself outside the Ibis hotel in Boulogne and heading for the weekends racing at the famous Le Mans racing circuit.

Eric Roberts

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Dunlop Race Tyres on this Nissan Altima-Not Sure?Rick Kelly on Twitter

Dunlop Race Tyres

Dunlop Race Tyres

Dunlop Race Tyres

12 seconds = Fresh tyres a fuel tank of fuel and a fresh drink added (Fanta). #GoPro #HERO4SESSION #v8sc pic.twitter.com/NVdTb8e0UR

Dunlop Race Tyres on Nissan Altima

This is one of the best images I have ever seen?

The Jack Daniel’s Racing Nissan Altima driver. Rick Kelly’s Sunday race performance placed him 16th position. Exactly the same as the Saturday race. The race took place  from the Castrol Edge Townsville 400.

This was an improvement from his qualifying position of 18th place. In this one of Australia premier racing events. I was lucky enough to watch the race live here on UK TV.

I am not sure which tyre Kelly’s car was using. Thinking that it would have been Dunlop race tyres. All of the other Jack Daniels sponsored Nissan’s run on  Dunlop race tyres. So although i watched on TV. Then i  did forget which tyres were used.As a result, i am almost certain that they would have been the “racing circuit slicks” .Because of the dry hot conditions on the racing days.

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Dunlop race tyres are used in many motorsport events across the world.

When approaching the chequered flag . Rick Kelly was just overtaken by fellow competitor Nick Percat. Having to settle for 16th position.

The V8 Supercars Championship. Hence, continues at Queensland Raceway from July 31st to August 2nd. Kelly is in tenth position in the championships after competing in 17 races.

Dunlop  tyres Australia are the official tyre suppliers to the V8 Supercars  race series,and as we all know in the tyre industry are  one of the world’s leading makers of high performance and ultra high performance tyres. It has been involved in motorsport and has been at the forefront of motoring research development for 125 years.

Dunlop Race Tyres

Like their great rivals Michelin, Dunlop tyres have  an impressive track record of motorsport success. Dunlop are an icon of the road and over the years have been the choice of racing legends due to their tyre products high performance qualities.

Dunlop continues to design. Develop and produce tyres right up to the present moment. Supplying tyres that constantly question and push the limits of technology. Helping to create a faster and safer racing experience .Hence, for the teams that they support in the motorsport industry.

This is the reason  that in 2015 . This will be Dunlop racing tyres 14th consecutive year. Supplying the V8 Supercars in Australia and Dunlop racing series control tyres.

After winning its fourth control tyre contract in succession, its current contract will run from 2013-2017, and as in F1 racing the battle will commence for the right to supply tyres to this prestigious race series.

I cant wait to watch the next races in August.

Eric Roberts.

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goodyear tyre and rubber company workers-remember the good times – express and star.com

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goodyear tyre and rubber company workers

goodyear tyre and rubber company workers, became like a family for many of the people who worked in the iconic factory.

A great article. Thus, about the sad demise. Therefore, and closure of the remaining part of the Goodyear tyre and rubber company. Sadly, in Wolverhampton UK.

Many of the Goodyear tyre and rubber company workers, Were recent immigrants and have worked at the tyre factory all their lives. I remember when i visited the factory. Hence, on a number of occasions.Naturally, how friendly and family oriented. Hence, the giant tyre company employees were.

They were always willing to help. So with any questions and to talk to you. Thus, about things in general. Especially tyres.

These people will now become a small part of the Goodyear tyres history. Therefore, and will fade away into the past. Whilst another part of the world will gain by their demise? Very sad.

Goodyear tyre and rubber company workers have always been a close knit community all through the Goodyear rubber company history. I can always remember the warm welcome that i received as a total stranger, every time i visited the Goodyear tyres UK, plant in Wolverhampton, UK.

goodyear tyre and rubber company workers

I once had to attend a six week training course, in which i had to visit all parts of the factory, to learn about the different methods of tyre production and about the materials that were used to make tyre out of.

We were always made to feel at home all through our stay. The training staff were also extremely friendly and you could sense that most of the people who worked there knew each other and most were on first name terms, although this was a massive company, employing thousands of people from the near by Birmingham area.

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goodyear tyres signs-The race for tyre market supremacy

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goodyear tyres signs

Huge enamel sign #Goodyear #car #motor #garage #tyres pic.twitter.com/v8wubsFc5H

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Goodyear tyres signs

Are very collectible along with other tyre companies. Hence, this sign shows clearly the famous Achilles heal emblem. I prefer the adverts from my era the 60’s and 70’s.

I always like to see the old newspaper adverts. Also,TV campaigns that came from the big tyre companies. Especially, in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s.Naturally, the good thing about the ads is that they were mostly concerned with road safety. Of course, and producing better tyres. To match, the improving quality of cars that were coming out at that time.

Goodyear tyres signs
One of the famous Goodyear adverts from the seventies that helped put Goodyear tyres on the map here in the UK

Goodyear being an American company were very pro-active in advertising and produced some excellent advertising campaigns.  Goodyear tyres signs became more prominent on advertising boards throughout the country and on our tv screens.

The giant tyre and rubber company, were becoming a household name across the globe. Tyre companies were some of the most prominent and prolific advertisers in the world and the Goodyear Achilles heel emblem would be seen by every motorist.

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Another of the great iconic Goodyear tyres signs, showing their growing involvement in motorsport including world champion Jacki Stewart

goodyear tyres signs

Goodyear tyres advertising. As expected, was to put the giant American tyre company into the worlds top three tyre companies. In my opinion Goodyear’s advertising efforts have taken a downturn. Especially,  in recent years as new up and coming tyre companies have started to affect their influences.

Tyre companies such as Yokohama tyres and General tyres are battling in the world of motorsport. Also the other big players such as Pirelli and Michelin tyres. Thus, are taking centre stage and leaving Goodyear behind. Lastly, in the race for supremacy in the tyre market.

Eric Roberts

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1258/GOODYEAR

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton tyre factory with 330 job losses

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton-This is more bad news for Birmingham with the closure of the remaining Goodyear factory. This comes as no surprise to me?

The UK tyre industry. Has been in decline for years. Like most other industries. They will be moving the remaining rubber mixing and truck remoulds. Thus, to other factories and probably China.

As Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton. I feel sorry for the 330 workers.Naturally, who will lose their jobs. Wishing them the best of luck in the future.

This is a problem. Especially, when you are one of the rich nations in the world? Companies are trying to save money. Thus, to compete, by re-locating to

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton,
One of the famous Goodyear adverts from the seventies that helped put Goodyear tyres on the map here in the UK

countries like China.

I can foresee a time when the tables will be turning. Thus when Britain moves away from the EU. Then we will be able to offer better deals . Especially for manufacturers to come and locate in the UK again. As expected, freed from the shackles of the silly EU laws and rules.

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton

This bad news comes only a few years after Goodyear/Dunlop injected £6 million into the ailing tyre factory. In 2012 it was said that things were on the up and up for the motor industry, after this cash injection was announced.

Goodyear as a company have always been held in high respect. They gave me my first management job as the manager of their tyre retailing arm Tyreservices in Huddersfield Yorkshire, back in the seventies.

I made many visits to Goodyear Wolverhampton to attend various training and education seminars. They were the inspiration for me to set up my own business and helped by backing my new business with good credit facilities and help with point of sale and advertising aids.

It will be sad for many a tyre dealer here in the UK, who have been inspired by Goodyear tyres and the headlines of “Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton” will be hard felt across the Wolverhampton community.

Eric Roberts

www.pellonautocentre.com/blog

Goodyear Tyres Rice Husks-reaches supply agreements for Rice Husk Ash Silica | ET Auto

Goodyear Tyres Rice Husks

Goodyear Tyres Rice Husks

 

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Goodyear tyres rice husks

Goodyear tyres Rice Husks for Silica
This is a great double edged sword. Hence, what used to be a waste product. Then, dumped into landfill as plant waste products. Thus, has now been tested and tried over the past two years. Of course, by Goodyear tyre and Rubber Company. Rice husks are used to produce “silica” which is a product that is used in the production of tyres.
The silica is used in the production of the rubber compound mix that makes the tyres and the silica gives the tyres extra strength and reduces rolling resistance. This in turn improves the tyres better overall fuel economy and therefore makes the tyre have “greener” credentials.

Goodyear Tyres Rice Husks

The Goodyear rubber company history is full of other tyre innovations that were created in the past. In more recent times Goodyear started to test the use of “soybean” oil in their tyres to reduce the amount of petrol-chemical based oils by up to seven million gallons a year, a great achievement.
Goodyear tyres Rice Husks are burned and turned to ash. It is this ash that they produce the silica from. The ash is first used to help generate electricity and then traditionally put into landfill, but now can be transformed into silica for use in tyre manufacturing.


Joseph Zekoski, chief technical officer at Goodyear said, “The use of rice husk ash will provide Goodyear an alternative source of silica while helping reduce the amount of rice husk waste being land filled,” “The use of rice husk ash will provide Goodyear an alternative source of silica while helping reduce the amount of rice husk waste being land filled,”

Goodyear Tyres Rice Husks

The race is now on by all the leading tyre companies to become environmentally friendly companies. It is hard to believe that not so long ago tyre manufacturing plants were very dark and dirty places. In my time I have visited several tyre manufacturing plants and these were the least environmentally friendly companies, on the planet.
Now though things have changed and you can eat your dinner off the floor in most of the factories now.
Eric Roberts

 

Goodyear Innovations-Goodyear Quality will always show through making better tyres

Goodyear Innovations

Goodyear Innovations

At Goodyear we’ve been driven by innovations since 1898. Find out more about our work at the leading edge of research and development.

Goodyear Innovations have always been at the leading edge of tyre technology, including the development of the futuristic tyre, the “Biolsoprene” concept tyres.

Goodyear tyres have always been a favorite of mine, mainly because i worked for them for a number of years, managing some of their retail tyre depots.

“We’re also working hard on more environmentally-friendly products, with the BioIsoprene™ concept tyre – a tyre made of renewable biomass” – unveiled at the 2012 Climate Conference in Copenhagen.
Goodyear innovations. Have always kept the giant tyre company in the world’s leading positions. Goodyear rubber company history. So, shows that they were there right at the beginning. Thus, when tyres and vulcanisation of rubber were in there early stages. Consequently, in 1839 Charles Goodyear accidentally discovered how to vulcanize rubber. Which could be later made into tyres. Of course, and other rubber products.
In more recent times.  Goodyear introduces two notable advances in tyre design. Hence,Tiempo. The first all-season tyre, and the revolutionary fuel-saving.  Elliptic tyre.

Goodyear Innovations

Goodyear Ultragrips were developed from their involvement with the rally car scene and in the 1970’s they came out with the Goodyear Grand Prix X tyres, famous for the new word out at the time “aquaplaning”.
This made drivers aware of the dangers of driving on wet roads, and the need for their tyres to be able to get rid of the surface water to allow the tyre tread to grip the road. In 1992 Goodyear introduces the first run-on-flat, tire for the Chevrolet Corvette. This is now very popular on some of today’s cars, allowing the driver to continue the journey after a puncture or other tyre deflation.
In 2004 Assurance tyres featuring, TripleTred and ComforTred technology was introduced. These are just a few of the Goodyear innovations over the years.

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Goodyear Ultragrips-Barry Allman – Timeline Photos | Facebook

Goodyear Ultragrips

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Last rally in our (Barry Musker’s and mine) Anglia . it was all working by now and even NEW tyres Goodyear Ultragrips . we are car 72 now!! a very icy…

Wow this image and the words of Goodyear Ultra-grips take me back to the seventies when I used to fit tyres on some of the Yorkshire stages for Goodyear. The company that I worked for in those days was Tyreservices.

I was manager at their Huddersfield and later their Halifax branch here in Yorkshire. I have told this story many times. We sponsored a lady rally driver by the name of Krissy Ashford. She drove a Ford Escort mk2 in the blue and white colours of Tyreservices, who were owned by Goodyear tyres.

The tyres she used were Goodyear Ultra-grip performance. Consequently, these tyres came in a slick and gravel tread pattern (as far as I can remember). Hence, this was also the time of the Mini’s involvement in rallying. I think she drove on 13 inch Goodyear rally Specials, that were supplied to her by Goodyear and we would fit them for her and change the wheels when required.

Goodyear Ultragrips

We worked from a massive Goodyear truck that was equipped with tyre fitting machines and compressors. We would change the wheels with tyres already built up at our tyre depot in Huddersfield. It was always in winter and freezing cold, but we loved to do this. It was very exciting with all the noise and smells coming from the different rally cars.

I loved the Minis? They were kitted out on 145×10 Goodyear Ultra-grips and were tops either in the forests or on tarmac. I was told by one driver that he preferred these tyres to the 165/70×10 Goodyear Rally Specials.

The Goodyear’s were great. The Ultra-Grip in 145 x 10 were tops in the forests and on tarmac there was not much better than the 165 x 10 Rally Special.

Other tyre brands that wee about in those days were the Dunlop SP 3’s and a bit later Avon tyres used their Arctic Steel radials. The SP3 and the SP Sports were also very popular for rallying in Minis.

Happy days!!!

Eris Roberts

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Goodyear/Ultragrip+GW+3

Dunlop Racing Tyres-Talking tyre technology an insight into racing car tyres at Le Mans | Autocar

Dunlop Racing Tyres

dunlop racing tyres

Racing around an 8.47-mile circuit for 24 hours places severe demands on the Dunlop racing tyres used by sports car teams. Here’s how they cope

Dunlop racing division. Will have just finished a busy weekend at the Le Mans 24 hour race meeting in France. The giant Dunlop race tyres trucks. Hence, will be making their way back to the UK . Naturally, to analyze all the data that has been collected during the weekends racing.

This information will be closely investigated and analyzed. Thus, to collate the data that they have collected. For that reason, this will be of great use when deciding which compounds and polymers are used.Thus, in the development of your every day passenger car tyres.

This is what sets the top tyre companies above the rest?

They have got years of knowledge and statistics to look back on when making crucial decisions. Consequently, when it comes to research and development on future tyre products.

Dunlop racing tyres have always had some or other involvement

In the top racing scene the world over. As a result , Would be drivers start out with Dunlop kart racing tyres. So then right up to Dunlop racing motorcycle tyres. Hence, including many of the large car racing events including the prestigious Le Mans 24 hour races.

The top five teams in the LMP2 category were fitted with Dunlop racing tyres in Le Mans. This gave the Dunlop racing tyres the top three spots on the finishing podium in the LMP2 class. The LMP2 stands “LE MANS” PROTOTYPE 2  and is indeed a racing car with no production minimum required.
it is a class of car that will be only available to teams that are independent of car manufacturers and/or engine suppliers.

The top three LMP2 race teams were Oreca, Gibson and Ligier; each team could choose from a different and new range of Dunlop race tyres, this meant that the teams could use different strategies.

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Dunlop Racing introduce new medium compound tyres for Oulton Park – TouringCarTimes

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British Touring Car Championship tyre suppliers Dunlop Race will introduce a new compound medium tyre from this weekend’s round of the championship at Oulton…

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The new “Dunlop Sport Maxx ”

The new “Dunlop Sport Maxx BTCC Medium” compound tyre. Will replace the tyres that were used during the first two race weekends. As a result, at Brands Hatch and Donington Park. Hence, with the Thruxton races having its own special compound. So due to the fact that Thruxton is one  of the country’s fastest circuits.

There will be  changes to the soft compound tyre. Thus, which have helped produce some fantastic racing. Especially,  during the first two  meetings. Which with some car configurations. Therefore,  had been a huge drop-off in car performance after only a few laps.

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Dunlop race tyres have always been popular with events and drivers

The new CC Medium” compound  replaces the tyres. Hence, that were used during the first two race weekends.Consequently, at Brands Hatch and Donington Park. As a result, I have said with Thruxton having its own special compound because this is the country’s fastest circuit.

There has been no changes to the soft compound tyre, which in the past had helped create some dynamic races during the first two race meetings.

Dunlop racing can be seen at most race tracks throughout the world.

From small local rallies and race events to the more prestigious World events, such as the Le Mans series of races.

Along with Goodyear tyres we have always followed and supported the Dunlop racing events and have attended some great race meetings that were sponsored by Dunlop racing. As most people know the great two tyre companies formed a new company, Goodyear Dunlop tyres uk ltd.

At the moment both these companies run their racing sections separately with  dunlop racing tyres more prevalent in Europe and Goodyear in America.

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