Firestone Tyres was founded in Ohio in 1900 by Harvey Firestone, The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company has built up a strong reputation in the tyre world. Firestone worked hard at becoming one of the leading tyre manufacturers in America and became the first tyre manufacturer to sign an exclusive contract with Ford to have their tyres fitted as original equipment on all Ford vehicles.
Making their first appearance in 1909, Firestone has a long history in the racing sector and has enjoyed much more success on Indy car race circuits than any other tyre brand. Originally, the tyres used on the race cars were the same as those fitted on everyday cars. This demonstrated the high quality, performance and safety of the tyres at high speeds as well as on general roads.