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Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp. debuted its Open Country M/T tire in a splashy press conference. Designed for full-sized pickups and sport trucks, the tire is available in size 38x15.50R18LT 128Q.
Who needs tires? Not the Ford Trenz Ultimate Mountain Climber, equipped with rubber tracks. The concept vehicle attracted lots of attention at the show.
Dick Stephens, president of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s Tire Group, presents Mark Weidner of Raben Tire Co. with a check for $20,000 at the Tire Industry Association president's breakfast. Cooper gives the check annually.
Tim Kidwell of Myers Tire Supply demonstrates the Corghi Master Tire Changer, a highly automated model that can handle custom wheels and run-flat tires and is adapted easily to handle the Michelin PAX tire-wheel system.
Terry Holler of Theory 3 presents Greg Scott of Ford Motor Co. with a Tire Fly, her firm's blinking light valve stem cap.
Kelsey Tire Inc. owner John Kelsey presented his firm's latest offering, the Goodyear Classic Radial, at his booth in the show's vehicle restoration section. The 70- and 75-series wide whitewalls, made in the U.S., will be available in January.
They're all winners: Olin Mott, center above, received the ``Tire Dealer Humanitarian Award'' from Tire Business. He's joined by, far left, his son Rick (president of Olin Mott Tire) and wife Judy; Olin and wife Doris; and longtime friend John Wingert. * In the photo at left is Tire Industry Association Hall of Famer Bob Purcell and wife Juanita. * Hall of Famer Jack Woodland and wife Nancy are at right.
Just how low can an SUV go? Check out this General Motors Corp. sport-utility version of the low-rider look.