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One of the largest U.S.-based tire manufacturers, Cooper Tires, is set to merge with India-based Apollo Tyres in a $2.5-billion deal.
Cooper Tires has announced the newest addition to its portfolio with an innovative mid-range option called the CS3 Touring.
The name Cooper might not bring up mental pictures of high-speed racing like Formula One or NASCAR, but the company certainly knows what it’s doing when it comes to a high-performance street tire. Continue Reading…
Four British artists proved that tires can be used as a canvas for art when they put their paint brushes to a pile of something most people would consider garbage.
Artists Stefan Marner, John Wilson, Stephen Simpson and Richard Rowan were chosen by Cooper Tire Europe to turn tires into masterpieces. They used Cooper F3 motorsport tires and took their inspiration from the diamond anniversary of the British Formula 3 International Series.
“As soon as I received my tire, I knew I wanted to give the illusion of movement,” said contemporary abstract artist Stephen Simpson. “I’m proud of the fact I’ve had the opportunity to work on a piece of art that has given me ideas to take my style forward.”
Those working on a motorcycle tire drew from a “100 years of motorcycle tires” theme (Cooper’s Avon Tyres brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year). Combined, the artists spent 257 hours on the project.
These artistic bespoke tires are on display at Artica Galleries in London , England until February 17, 2012.
Impress your neighbors! Increase your resale value! Blind oncoming motorists! Diamonds for your tires: a perfect complement to your Cadillac’s $250,000 Asanti wheels—because let’s face it, there’s no other choice when it comes to decking out your car with enough diamonds to make Glen Campbell feel underappreciated.
Don’t page Weezy just yet, however: these tires aren’t for sale. They were created by Cooper Tires to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Cooper and their Formula 3 sponsorship. 60th anniversary, diamond anniversary, get it? The diamonds and Swarovski crystals cover the four “COOPER” logos, and were installed on a Formula 3 racer with lots of Super Glue.
Color us unimpressed, however. We’ll be paying attention when the entire tire is made from diamonds. That’s right, crush your own gravel as you drive! Makes a great engagement present! Click the jump for the full video and how it’s made.