An Entertaining & Informative Vintage Automobile Internet Magazine

EXCLUSIVE: Did the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation Design the 1934 Airflows? The Karl Arnstein Mystery

By Hampton C. Wayt:   Did Dr. Karl Arnstein, chief aerodynamicist of the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation of Akron, Ohio – sister company to the German-based Luftschiffbau Zeppelin that built the ill-fated Hindenburg – design the 1934 Chrysler and DeSoto Airflows? The official story of the Airflows’ development, as told in Chrysler marketing of the time and in…

  13 Comments      Read More  

Goodyear Airwheels Tour the Nation

1929 Buick Goodyear Airwheel Bus and American Austin Bantam

Goodyear not only built the “The World’s Largest Tire” in 1929, but it was also one of the largest tire companies in the US at the time. Its chief competitor was Firestone, and both were at the forefront of bringing new tire designs to market. The new Goodyear “Airwheel” was introduced to the public in…

  20 Comments      Read More  

An early Goodyear Tire Company truck

This photo was sent in with others that appear to be involved with the Goodyear Tire Companies “Wingfoot Express” pneumatic tire promotion involving Packard trucks in 1917. The exact role of this early-teens truck which is came to us identified as a GMC in unknown. Can any of our readers tell us more about this…

  1 Comment      Read More