BFGoodrich Tyre History with Tyrepower
The very first tyre factory in Northern America was BFGoodrich, which was built in Akron Ohio by Dr. Benjamin Franklin Goodrich in 1870. This was the birthplace of the American tyre industry and paved the way for brands like Cooper and Mickey Thompson.
Performance was always at the heart of BFGoodrich with Charles Cross Goodrich establishing the very first performance center for research and development. It wasn’t long after, BFGoodrich developed a tyre for the Winton Touring car, which was the first vehicle to cross the American continent from east to west.
BFGoodrich was always looking to improve mobility, in any industry, so when they decided to dive into the aerospace industry, they were welcomed with open arms. The brand was involved in the 75km/h speed record set in 1909, at the first international air race held in Reims, on a Curtiss Aeroplane Corporation plane.
In the 1920’s BFGoodrich was involved in something everyone thought wasn’t possible, to make a nonstop transatlantic crossing. The plane, Spirit of St. Louis piloted by experienced wingman Charles Lindbergh made the record flight with a set of BFG’s underneath.
BFGoodrich’s connection to the aviation industry didn’t stop there. In 1981, the tyre company produced a set of specially designed tyres for the Columbia Space Shuttle. The space shuttle was the first of its kind, a reusable shuttle equipped with BFGoodrich tyres.
BFGoodrich is known for its superior durability and performance in the world of off-road. The brand was breaking all kinds of records, including winning the Paris Dakkar rally 6 years in a row from 2002 to 2008, and five consecutive wins in the world rally championship.
The brand was untouchable, these days the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 is the all terrain tyre that every other tyre is measured against, it's the benchmark for off-road tyres. 4WD enthusiasts and those passionate about their tyres rate the KO2 as one of the best on the market.
Looking for something a little more aggressive? The KM3 by BFGoodrich is the tyre for you. Built tough with a tread to climb and claw its way over just about anything, it's the perfect tyre for the 4WD enthusiast tackling the Western Australian outback and its tracks.
Looking for BFGoodrich tyres in Western Australia? We have over 50 stores around WA with large stock on hand for BFG’s. Looking for a store? Simply use our store locator and get in touch with your local Tyrepower dealer.