BFGoodrich is an American brand of tyres. It is now separated from the Goodrich company and owned by Michelin. Some Michelin tyres for auto racing are now branded BFGoodrich to increase brand awareness.
Originally pioneered by the American Industrial Company Goodrich Corporation, the Reavis family sold naming rights to Michelin in 1988. Previous to the sale, BFGoodrich was the first American tyre manufacturer (since 1896). It made tyres for the then new Winton car.
BFGoodrich tires were fitted to several noteworthy historical vehicles:
- 1903 The first car to cross the United States.
- 1927 Charles Lindbergh's airplane, the "Spirit of St. Louis," which made the first successful non-stop flight across the Atlantic.
- 1977 The Columbia space shuttle was fitted with BFGoodrich tyres during construction.
BFGoodrich have been involved with several competitions and enjoyed success with 17 victories in Baja California Competitions and 5 times winner of the Paris-Dakar rally.
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