You could say Harvey Firestone reinvented the wheel. Because when he started the Firestone Tire Company, he changed the way we drive. Behind everything he did was a commitment to being ahead of the curve — from the invention of non-skid tread to a racing legacy that’s second to none. Today his pioneering spirit can still be found within our company’s strong culture of innovation. Have a look at the timeline below to see just how far we’ve come in our pursuit of excellence.

1992

As part of the overall reorganization due to the Bridgestone/Firestone merger, we move our corporate headquarters from Akron, Ohio to Nashville, Tennessee.

1996

After a 17-year hiatus from motorsports (Firestone didn’t compete in any races from 1975 through 1992), we win our first Indy 500 of the modern era.

1997

Another Indy 500 win brings our trophy count to 50.

2000

Our 100th anniversary. Firestone is now part of one of the largest tire manufacturers in the world with 8,000 different tires for a variety of vehicles.

2002

The Destination line of hard-working truck tires launches with Destination M/T. Destination will go on to become the best-selling line of products for the entire company.

2007

The Firehawk Wide Oval performance tire launches and is used on the Chevrolet SSR Indy pace car.

2012

Originally marketed in the 1970s, our Fuel Fighter™ tires make a comeback with optimized tire structure and tread design to help reduce both fuel consumption and emissions.

2016

In honor of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, we design a commemorative racing tire for use in the race itself. The race is won by Alexander Rossi, driving on—you guessed it—Firestone tires.