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BFGoodrich’s historical milestones :

1870: Dr Benjamin Franklin Goodrich established the first rubber company in North America.

1903: A car crossed the United States for the first time with BFGoodrich tyres.

1927: The first – non-stop trans-Atlantic flight was completed by Charles Lindbergh on his «Spirit Of Saint Louis» plane with BFGoodrich tyres.

1967: The first run-flat tyre was introduced.

1972: The radial tyre was introduced in North America.

1977: The Columbia space shuttle was fitted with BFGoodrich tyres.

1990: Michelin took over the tyre business division and the BFGoodrich brand.

1999: First win of the tyre brand in the Rally Raid World Cup.

2002: BFGoodrich has its first win at the Paris-Dakar rally raid.

2007: BFGoodrich entered the IRC (Intercontinental Rally Challenge) and was victorious. The tyre brand claimed its 2nd consecutive driver and manufacturer Rally World Championship win with Sébastien Loeb.

Competition / sports sponsorship

Motor racing:

  • BFGoodrich is the Dakar official tyre supplier as well as one of the official partners of the Mitsubishi, Volkswagen, and BMW teams.
  • BFGoodrich is the benchmark tyre brand in Off-road Rallies with over 200 wins in American off-road racing events, 21 Baja 1000 wins, 10 consecutive wins in FIA Cross-Country Rally World Cup, and 8 Dakar wins.