Download Firestone Logo – The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company was founded by Harvey Firestone in the late nineteenth century to manufacture tires for vehicles . Contacted Firestone Henry Ford , the first manufacturer to techniques used production line and agreed with him to supply tires to the car in its factory, and sells tires separately.
Firestone had headquarters in Akron , Ohio , where he also was the headquarters of his rival, Goodyear . Both companies became major suppliers of tires in the United States for 75 years. Finally, the company was bought by another company in the sector, Japan’s Bridgestone , in the year 1988 .
Firestone manufactured tires for Formula 1 from 1950 until 1974 , when they were withdrawn because of recent fatal accidents that had occurred to pilots wearing tires: François Cevert and Helmuth Koinigg .