GREENVILLE, S.C. (May 30, 2014) — Michelin North America Inc. has been named the official tire for Hooked On Driving (HOD).
HOD is a provider of performance driving programs throughout the Northeast U.S., Southern states, Florida, Great Lakes region, Pacific Northwest and California. Its customers range from new performance drivers in completely stock cars to experienced drivers operating advanced track and race cars.
The company also is partnered with General Motors Co.'s Corvette division to provide test rides in the new C7 Corvette Stingray Z51.
Michelin, a technical partner for Corvette Racing, is the exclusive OE provider for the new C7 Corvette, which is fitted with the Michelin Pilot Super Sport. The tire will be used exclusively on HOD demonstrator Corvettes.
HOD founder David Ray said the partnership will allow it to be creative in leveraging the “connection between Michelin products and programs.
“We also see opportunities for technical education, race event promotions, added technical support and many other ways to benefit HOD drivers.”
Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?
|I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.||
|I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.||
|I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.||
|I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.||
|I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.||
|Total votes: 78|