Firestone Firehawk Tire Letters
Firestone Firehawk Tire Letters – The long-standing partnership between Firestone and Indianapolis Motor Speedway will continue to grow next season, when the special edition Firestone Firehawk racing tires debut during track activities surrounding the 88th running of the Indianapolis 500 in May 2004.
Specially designed for use at the Indianapolis 500, the tire will feature a new sidewall design with Speedway’s ‘wing and wheel’ logo in full color, along with the Firestone name and logo.
Firestone Firehawk Tire Letters
“We are very excited to have new technology that allows us to create full color logos on our tires,” said BFNT executive director Al Speyer, “This new design truly captures the image of the page that made the Indianapolis 500 be one of the most exciting things in all of sports. Firestone has played an important role in the history of the Speedway and the 500, and we are proud to honor that strong relationship.”
Firestone’s connection with the Indianapolis 500 dates to 1911 when Ray Harroun won the first event driving Firestone tires. In all, 54 winners crossed the finish line on Firestones – a record for more wins at Indy than any other tire manufacturer.
In 2002 Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Firestone joined forces to honor their relationship by introducing the Firehawk Indy 500 tire – the first ever street and highway tire to bear the Indy 500 name and IMS logo. The special edition 2004 Indy 500 racing side tire will closely resemble the Indy 500 tires by displaying the Firehawk and Indy 500 names in white letters.
“Firestone has been with us since the beginning and, over the years, we have built a relationship with them based on trust and respect,” said IMS President and CEO Tony George. Our race represents an important partnership for us, and we look forward to seeing the next Indy 500 winner cross the finish line displaying the colors of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indy 500 on tires that have played a significant role in the history of our event.” I recently submitted a request to Firestone to bring back the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 from the dead. I’m sure my request alone won’t sway Firestone from their decision to stop banning them, but maybe with others doing the same, there might be a chance to see them again. I’ve had some nice Cooper CS5s on my car for a while and I’ve been happy with them, but I really miss having white letter tires like the short-lived ones that were the awful BFG Radial TAs. The Cooper Cobra looks just as good. The Firehawk has better specs than what’s currently on offer, if I remember correctly. Anyway, would anyone be interested in seeing these sweet tires brought back into production? Maybe it’s a lost cause, but we really wish there was something more than an average or solid white tire so we’d have options to choose from. The only thing I can think of is trying to convince Cooper to make a better version of the white letter tire.
I got a set of these last summer. There would have been a 4 wheel alignment when I put them in the garage at home. Yes, baby. (White letters are raised white letters, right?)
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Yes, I had the same problem a few years back. Tires needed to replace original tires on my wife’s Outback. Original white lettering 225/60R16. Subaru has used these on millions of cars for over a decade. But, after researching the world, no one makes such a tire size anymore.
I have the impression that Firestone rotates these every 4-5 years. They make a batch, and you have to buy em’ while they’re available.
I picked up my 69 GT setup, if anyone is interested. 1 got a nail on the side and put a tube in it until I got new tires.
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22GT said: Yes, I had the same problem a few years ago. Tires needed to replace original tires on my wife’s Outback. Original white lettering 225/60R16. Subaru has used these on millions of cars for over a decade. But, after researching the world, no one makes such a tire size anymore. Your best hope is a professional like Coker to buy the equipment. Click to expand…
GT350HR says: You’ll have a better chance of getting a Coker Tire i TN to do them. Click to expand…
I don’t know why tire companies think nobody wants a white letter. I mean people buy tire letter material to make them white letter.
Coker’s problem is that it looks like that could turn his prices from about $100 each to $150 to $175 each. But this will be something at least if they will do it. I can consider it. I wonder if they will consider it.
White Letter Tires
PonyDoc said: I picked up my 69 GT set, if anyone is interested. 1 got a nail on the side and put a tube in it until I got new tires. Click to expand…
I remember that style of the old version. They are sharp. How old is one of these, at least 10 or more?
FrankieThe69Kid said: I got a set of these last summer. There would have been a 4 wheel alignment when I put them in the garage at home. Yes, baby. (White letters are raised white letters, right?) https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mastercr…hguid=dfcfe8a8-40f-1671053f26f58c&athena=true Click to expand…
How do you like them? The problem is that they probably won’t be any better than the BFG. I’m not only interested in the white letters, but the work as well.
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This is a major coup. I would go with Goodyear polyglass if I had the coin and wanted more looks than performance. How I drive won’t make much of a difference!
Tx65coupe said: The problem with Coker is that it can potentially turn a tire that costs around $100 each into one that costs $150 to $175 each. But this will be something at least if they will do it. I can consider it. I wonder if they will consider it. Click to expand… I would have paid this for my Delivery.
The thing is, like anything else, quantity matters. I worked as a roofer at the Firestone factory years ago. One thing I learned is don’t get the black leather they use in tires on your hands. Another is that GM pays $5 per tire. But they ordered a million at a time.
Tx65coupe said: I don’t know why tire companies think no one likes white tires. I mean people buy tire letter material to make them white letter. Coker’s problem is that it looks like that could turn his prices from about $100 each to $150 to $175 each. But this will be something at least if they will do it. I can consider it. I wonder if they will consider it. Click to expand… If there is a genuine need, they will do it.
Firestone Firehawk Indy 500 225/45r18 95w Xl
Israel said: If there is a true need, they will do it. Capitalism suggests that if there is enough profit to be made, someone else will produce that product. Click to expand… That’s the real point. About 15 years ago I was running 14″ steel wheels and was considering a longer wheel with performance tires, maybe 15″ or 16″ diameter. At the time, my son was working for American Tire and he showed up. that the cost of tire research goes into 17″ and larger tires at the expense of 16″ and smaller tires because that’s where the market is going. Since I was looking for a tire job, I followed his advice and went with the 17″ diameter set and I haven’t looked back. . Fast forward to today and with the exception of some small economy cars, most every new car now has a tire size of 17″ or larger with 20″+ often being an option.
While many people here prefer modern profile tires, in reality, the average horse car enthusiast doesn’t have enough of the tire market to make a big difference when it comes to upgrade decisions. specimen. If Coker has been selling F70 x 14 Firestone Wide Oval replicas, perhaps it can be argued that the market for 14″ diameter tires is big enough to invest in new tires. Complain about the current price of Coker replicas. Like many things in our society, many are quick to spend other people’s money to get what they want.
In “Mass production” , set the time to make the same product of 1 or 1 million.