November 11, 2014

Customized Ford and Jeep Vehicles on GT Radial Tires To Appear at Major Consumer Events in 2014

Two beautiful, high performing vehicles-- a 2013 Ford Focus ST and 2000 Jeep TJ -- will showcase GT Radial tires at popular automotive enthusiast events in 2014.
GT Radial high performance and light truck tires will be showcased at a number of high-profile automotive enthusiasts events in 2014 on two very eye-catching, highly-customized vehicles -- a 2013 Ford Focus ST and 2000 Jeep TJ.

The 2013 Ford Focus ST, which made its debut in the Ford booth at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show Nov. 3-8 in Vegas, is ready for Targa Trophy road rallies and the Southern California sun. Its makeover is courtesy of fuelculture who teamed up with Infinite Auto Design to give this car a custom harness bar, carbon fiber exterior pieces and a custom paint job from Axalta. The additional horsepower under the hood comes from a number of modifications from Banks Power, COBB Tuning and Ford Racing.

This very special Focus ST rides on 19-inch Rotiform wheels wrapped in GT Radial Champiro HPY tires (size 235/35ZR19 91Y XL). The ultra-high performance Champiro HPY uses an advanced asymmetrical tread pattern and full silica tread compound for outstanding cornering ability in wet and dry conditions.

The Focus ST will be competing in all four Targa Trophy events in 2014 and will participate with fuelculture at several popular Southern California auto events, including the LA Auto Show and Fabulous Fords.

GT Radial is a high-quality, fast-growing international brand being sold through an extensive sales and marketing network in more than 100 countries worldwide. With 60 years of heritage, GT Radial Tires are supported by cutting-edge research and development capabilities, modern manufacturing facilities which consistently produce the high quality products that consumers expect.

GT Radial is committed to maintaining the highest standard of quality control and has obtained ISO/TS16949:2002 accreditation at all seven of its manufacturing plants, the international standard for quality manufacturing. In addition, all plants have obtained or are in the process of obtaining ISO14001 Environmental Management System accreditation. This commitment to quality has led GITI Tire to receive multiple quality supplier awards from companies such as General Motors and is a big reason why we have millions of satisfied customers across the world. GT Radial has its own tire testing facility based at the internationally recognized Motor Industry Research Association in the U.K, which provides product development and evaluation capacity support to the GT Radial R&D and sales network.


The 2000 Jeep TJ, fitted with GT Radial Adventuro M/T tires (size 33x12.50R15 LT 108Q), was also an attention grabber at the SEMA show. This fuelculture build features a variety of upgrades and modifications, including a lift kit, weatherproof audio system and increased storage space, to make this Jeep the perfect platform for outdoor adventures of all kinds.

The Adventuro M/T max traction tire for light trucks and SUVs features the most aggressive tread pattern in the GT Radial family; perfect for conquering rough, harsh terrain in dirt, mud or snow.

The GT Radial-fitted Jeep will make appearances at several Jeep enthusiast events in 2014 including the Jeep Jamboree in Parker, AZ, (April) and the Big Bear Jeep Jamboree (May) in Big Bear, CA. It will also be featured in a fuelculture video and blog detailing every step of the build.

"The GT Radial team is excited about the upcoming consumer events these vehicles will be featured at in 2014. The venues provide additional brand building opportunities and awareness to attending enthusiasts about the GT Radial brand and our comprehensive product line-up," said Joe Anzelmo, senior manager of marketing, advertising and promotions for GITI Tire USA, which markets and sells GT Radial tires in the U.S.