Truck Racer [PAL][ISO] [TOP]
Shape up! If you see a furled black flag (wrapped around the stick), consider it a warning. This indicates either an equipment failure or incident involving rider conduct (i.e. passing under a yellow flag). You should either proceed to the start to speak with an official or stop your offending activity immediately. A black flag on your first lap means you most likely jumped the start of the race. If this is the case you must fall to the back of the field. A black flag during racing means you most likely illegally gained position(s) somehow. If this is the case you must drop back at least three racers.
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George Stadelman becomes president.
Edward Wilmer named chairman.
New Supertwist cord spurs successful growth of pneumatic truck tires.
Balloon tires introduced.
Kelly-Springfield Tire Company purchased.
Explorer II, Goodyear-built stratosphere balloon, sets altitude record of 72,395 feet.
Construction begins on Indonesian tire plant.
Rubber plantation in Panama begins operations.
LifeGuard tube first marketed.
First rayon truck tire introduced.
First sit-down strike begins November 8.
Work begins on tire plants in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Norrköping, Sweden.
First rayon passenger tire introduced.
Double Eagle and LifeGuard tires used on some new cars.
Goodyear builds its largest heavy-duty truck tire with a carrying capacity of 25,000 pounds.
Paul Litchfield retires. Edwin Thomas named chairman; Russell DeYoung, president.
Goodyear Aircraft awarded research and development contract for SUBROC anti-submarine system.
Polyester resin plant construction starts at Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
Unisteel truck tire introduced, with radial wire plus three-ply breaker belt.
Production of foam-padded instrument panels begin for 1959 model cars.
New chemical plant begins operations in Le Havre, France.
Vytacord polyester cord announced.
Research scientists discover sprayable polyurethane rubber.
Goodyear Aircraft awarded U.S. government contract for development of high-resolution radar for world's fastest fighter plane.
Super Single tire and rim announced as replacement for duals on trucks.
Goodyear racing tires used on more winning stock and sports cars than any other brand.
Russell DeYoung named chairman and CEO, succeeds retiring Edwin Thomas. Victor Holt Jr. named president.
Goodyear achieves $2 billion in sales (just 13 years after reaching $1 billion).
Motor Wheel Corporation becomes a subsidiary.
Flexsteel, a radial ply truck tire, added to the line.
Goodyear Memory Belt introduced, automatically routes packaged items, using coded information stored in the belt's matrix.
Craig Breedlove sets speed record of 526.28 mph in a jet-powered Spirit of America equipped with Goodyear tires.
Goodyear enters international racing field for first time.
New Italian plant opens.
Chairman Charles Pilliod Jr. named Employer of the Year by National Industrial Recreation Association.
Natural rubber processing plant starts production at Benin City, Nigeria.
Russell DeYoung, retired chairman, honored by Indonesia for contributions to country's economy.
Goodyear and Oil Shale Corporation plan pilot plant at Rocky Flats, Colorado to turn scrap tires into oil, steel, and carbon black.
Indianapolis 500 is won by Bobby Unser in all-Goodyear field, marking first time in 13 years one company supplied all tires.
Goodyear Motor Sports Club started for auto racing fans.
Largest single-tire service contract in history awarded to Goodyear for trans-Alaskan pipeline project.
General Dynamics awards Goodyear Aerospace wheel and brake contracts for F-16 fighter jet.
Flexten cord incorporated into auto-radial truck and bias-belted earthmover tires.
The Wingfoot radial, a new high-performance auto tire, debuts at Chicago Auto Show.
Rick Mears wins Indianapolis 500 on Goodyear tires.
U.S. cities install Goodyear-made rubber railroad crossings at rate of two every workday.
$71-million expansion announced for radial truck tire facilities at Danville, Virginia.
New airship Enterprise christened in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Chairman Charles Pilliod Jr. receives the Horatio Alger Award.
Goodyear Bank sold to National City Bank.
Benny Parsons uses Goodyear tires to become the first stock car driver qualifying for a NASCAR Grand National race at more than 200 mph.
Double Eagle radial tires introduced.
Gordon Johncock uses Goodyear Eagle Speedway Specials to win the Indianapolis 500.
Phase-out of motorcycle tire production announced.
Goodyear Highway Hero program established to honor truck drivers for acts of heroism and public service.
Keke Rosenberg clinches the 12th World Drivers Championship for Formula 1 racing following a season on Goodyear tires.
The first American-built Honda rolls off the assembly line at Marysville, Ohio on Goodyear Corsa GT tires.
The Wall Street Transcript names Charles Pilliod Jr. the top-rated CEO for the second year.
GM's new Chevrolet Corvette equipped with the Eagle VR50 tire.
President Tom Barrett is elected to succeed Chairman Robert Mercer as chief executive officer, effective January 1, 1989.
Ground is broken for a $320-million tire plant at Napanee, Ontario, Canada.
The second phase of a high-performance tire expansion begins at Lawton, Oklahoma plant.
Phase one of an expansion at the Danville, Virginia truck tire plant is completed.
Project begins to increase production of auto tires and light and medium truck tires in Americana, Brazil
An expansion and modernization project begins at Kelly-Springfield's Fayetteville, North Carolina tire plant.
Industrial Products Division celebrates its 75th anniversary with the dedication of a joint-venture V-belt plant in Taiwan.
Goodyear's fourth-generation all-season tire, the Invicta GL, is introduced.
Goodyear airships honored by the Freedoms Foundation for public service night sign messages.
Aviation tire and Air Treads operations consolidated.
Tom Barrett succeeds retiring Chairman Robert Mercer.
A project to add high-performance auto tire production at Gadsden, Alabama is announced.
Expansion and modernization at Danville, Virginia is completed.
Project begins to increase medium radial truck tire production at Topeka, Kansas. Auto tire production at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia increased to serve the Japanese auto industry.
South Pacific Tyres begins to build a steel radial truck tire plant and modernize facilities in Australia and New Zealand.
Project begins to increase synthetic rubber capacity and development at a new specialty polymer facility at Beaumont, Texas.
Work begins on a Houston, Texas expansion to boost production of nitrile rubber and latex products.
SIBR rubber developed to improve heat resistance of high-performance and racing tires.
Goodyear produces customized tires for the U.S. Navy's A-12 attack bomber, the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 jet, and develops the first asymmetrical aircraft tire tread for the U.S. Air Force's F-15 fighter.
Goodyear introduces the first extended mobility, or run-on-flat, tire for the Chevrolet Corvette.Goodyear sells nearly all of its food and industrial films business to Huntsman Holdings Corporation.
Goodyear begins selling tires through mass-merchandiser Sears.
Goodyear completes the sale of its polyester businesses to Shell Oil Company.
Goodyear completes the sale of its polyester businesses to Shell Oil Company.
The rubber plantation in Indonesia observes 75 years of operation.
Consumers Digest magazine names the Goodyear Eagle GA tire a Best Buy.
Expansion at steel tire cord plant in Asheboro, North Carolina approved Goodyear introduces the first extended mobility, or run-flat, tire for the Chevrolet Corvette.
The Workhorse Extra Grip radial light truck tire makes its debut.
Trackman, an endless rubber track for retrofitting on skid-steer farm, business, and construction vehicles, is introduced.
Gadsden, Alabama plant begins an expansion to keep up with demand for light truck tires.
The All American pipeline enters into long-term crude oil transportation agreements with several major California offshore oil producers.
A joint venture is announced with India's CEAT Ltd. to build tires.
The company opens a representative's office and its first tire store in Beijing, China.
Distribution is expanded through adding approximately 1,000 new dealers and mass-merchandising outlets for Goodyear tires in the United States.
Goodyear introduces the 300 Series Unisteel commercial truck tire system, several new light truck tires, a broad market touring tire, automotive and industrial hose products with environmental benefits, and quieter, more efficient V-belts.
Sales of the Aquatred tire, winner of more than a dozen awards, including Japan's prestigious Good Product Design Award, reaches two million units in the United States.
Board of directors approves the elimination of quarterly dividend to shareholders.
Ohio Historical Society honors company founder Frank Seiberling with historical marker outside corporate headquarters.
CEO Robert Keegan outlines seven turnaround strategies.
Goodyear completes comprehensive refinancing and restructuring of bank loan agreements.
Eagle F1 GS-D3 wins NorTech Innovation Award.
Engineered Products adds production of air conditioning hose to Kranj, Slovenia factory.
Robert Keegan elected chairman upon Samir Gibara's retirement.
New three-year master labor contract ratified in North America, cost savings, productivity improvements are focus.
Six-month blimp tour of Japan completed, airship Spirit of Japan makes appearances in every major city and 42 of the nation's 47 prefectures.
Goodyear captures CIO-100 award for information technology operations.
Eagle F1 GS named Best Buy by Consumers Digest magazine.
Huntsville, Alabama Dunlop tire plant closes.
Engineered Products adds hydraulic hose offerings through deal with Italy's Alfa Gomma.
Goodyear tires chosen as standard equipment on Volvo and Freightliner trucks.