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.
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.