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is an American brand of tires. Separated from the Goodrich company and now owned by Michelin
Michelin is a tyre manufacturer based in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne région of France. It is one of the two largest tyre manufacturers in the world along with Bridgestone. In addition to the Michelin brand, it also owns the BFGoodrich, Kleber, Riken, Kormoran and Uniroyal tyre brands...
Some Michelin competition tyres are now branded BFGoodrich to increase brand awareness.
Originally pioneered by the American Industrial Company Goodrich Corporation
The Goodrich Corporation , formerly the B.F. Goodrich Company, is an American aerospace manufacturing company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Founded in Akron, Ohio in 1870 as Goodrich, Tew & Co. by Dr. Benjamin Franklin Goodrich. The company name was changed to the "B.F...
, the Reavis family sold naming rights to Michelin in 1988. Previous to the sale, BFGoodrich was the first American tire manufacturer (since 1896). It made tires for the then new Winton car.
BFGoodrich tires have been fitted to several noteworthy historical vehicles:
- 1903 The first car to cross the United States was fitted with BFGoodrich tires.
- 1927 Charles Lindbergh's airplane, the "Spirit of St. Louis
The Spirit of St. Louis is the custom-built, single engine, single-seat monoplane that was flown solo by Charles Lindbergh on May 20–21, 1927, on the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris for which Lindbergh won the $25,000 Orteig Prize.Lindbergh took off in the Spirit from Roosevelt...
," which made the first successful non-stop flight across the Atlantic, was fitted with BFGoodrich tires.
- 1977 The Columbia space shuttle was fitted with BFGoodrich tires 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.