NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 19, 2003) — Bridgestone/Firestone is giving dealers an opportunity to see the tire maker's newest tire technologies so they can relay the information to consumers.
The Nashville-based tire maker will demonstrate how different tires will affect a vehicle's handling July 16-17 at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., near Detroit. Two sessions will be held each day, from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
BFS said professional driving instructors will run the demonstrations, which include:
* Pitting the Bridgestone Turanza LS-H with UNI-T AQII technology against a competing touring tire on a wet road course. Both will be driven on BMW 325i vehicles until they are 50-percent worn. A full-tread Turanza LS-H also will be compared with the two worn tires.
* Comparing the Firestone Affinity LH30 with UNI-T technology with a competing tire on a wet road course. The Firestone tire, fitted on a Chevrolet Camaro, was the industry's first H-speed rated premium mass-market tire, BFS said.
* The performance of the Bridgestone Potenza RE750 with UNI-T technology. The ultra-high performance tire will be on a BMW 325i on an open road course.