Firestone Tires - A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE -

Harvey S. Firestone, a fourth-generation farmer from Columbiana, Ohio, founded the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company in 1900, in Akron, Ohio – a city that would later become known as “Rubber City.” At a time when manufacturers were focused on building tires for automobiles, Harvey had something more in mind. He dreamed of putting rubber tires on farm tractors. Firestone continues to be a leader and driving force in the tire industry and beyond.

FIRESTONE HERITAGE

ENHANCING RURAL TRADITION

In 1934, Firestone supported its rural roots by converting outdated steel tractor wheels to new Firestone pneumatic tires. This served as an incredible benefit to farmers as it made their machines more productive and their ride smoother.

IMPROVING AMERICAN ROADS

Harvey S. Firestone was an advocate for improving the state of poor road conditions in the United States. Here he poses for a photograph with Colonel McClure to promote his gift of Firestone tires for military transport vehicles to bring attention to the cause.

CAMPING WITH GREATNESS

Harvey Firestone often went on road trips to test his tires and make auto touring more popular. His trips became highly publicized as he traveled with some of the greatest minds of his time including motorcar creator Henry Ford, inventor Thomas Edison, and environmentalist John Burroughs.