PCL Fun Friday
Some Interesting Tire Facts
It’s Friday! As you prepare to get out there on the road, track, or trails, we wanted to share some fun tire trivia that you can share with your friends! Did you know:
- Lego manufactures more tires than any other tire manufacturer. They produce approximately 318 million tires per year! They hold the Guinness World Record for largest tire manufacturer per annum.
- The rubber that tires are made with is naturally white. Carbon black is added to tire rubber to increase the durability and strength of the rubber. It also reduces hot spots on the tires.
- The World’s largest tire is in Allen Park, Michigan. The tire is 80 feet tall and weighs 12 tons. It was actually built to withstand hurricane-force winds! The tire was sponsored by Uniroyal and served as a Ferris wheel at the New York World’s Fair in 1964 and 1965.