Mickey Thompson

Mickey Thompson Performance Tires designs, develops and distributes specialty tires for the street, strip, track, and off-road. Since its founding in 1963, the company has championed many firsts in the tire industry, from wide low-profile street tires to rugged, aggressive-tread off-road tires. Designing and producing innovative tread patterns and compounds to build the best performance tires in the world was our focus then, and is still our focus today. Racing Heritage Mickey Thompson Performance Tires is known worldwide as a leader in high performance tires and wheels for use on the track and in off-road racing. Our commitment and dedication to racing began with Mickey Thompson and Gene McMannis. Mickey, an innovative race car driver, designer, and promoter held 485 National and International speed and endurance records.Gene McMannis' racing accomplishments included designing and developing tires for the Pan American Road Race, Daytona, LeMans, Indy 500, and Bonneville Salt Flats. He holds various patents.The list of innovations from Mickey Thompson Performance has grown along with the company. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company's purchase of Mickey Thompson Tires in 2003 has helped to continue the company passion for innovative product design and helped to grow Mickey Thompson Performance Tires and Wheels into an industry leader with a network of thousands of dealers worldwide.

Mickey Thompson Innovations
1963 Wide/Low Tires at the Indy 500-12" Wheel
1964 First Wide/Low Tires at the Indy 500-15" Wheel Red/White Sidewalls
1965 S/S Cheater Slicks
1966 First 70 Series Tire
1969 First 60 Series Tire
1970 Raised White Letter Tires
1971 First 50 Series Tire
1973 Tall Light Truck Tire 35" O.D.
1977 On/Off Road Tire with Tread on the Sidewalls
1978 Large Light Truck Radial Tire
1982 Widest D.O.T. Street Tire
1987 Quiet On/Off Road Light Truck Tire
1988 "Z" Speed Rated Bias-Belted Ultra High Performance Tire (305/40ZB16)
1989 Strongest Widest Light Weight Forged Aluminum Wheel
1991 D.O.T. Approved Race Tires - Sportsman Pro
1994 17" Off-Road Racing Tires & Wheels (DOT Approved) 500 MPH Bonneville LSR Tire Challenger Series Forged Wheels
1996 World's Fastest D.O.T. Tire
1998 Directional 4x4 Tire with Sidebiters - Baja Claw
2000 World's Fastest D.O.T. Motorcycle Tire - MCR2
2001 Patent Awarded for Baja Claw Design Kevlar Belted 4x4 Tires
2002 Radial Drag Slick - ET Drag Radial
2003 Cooper Tire Acquires Mickey Thompson Tires World's Fastest DOT Approved Street Legal Drag Radial - ET Street Radial Classic Lock Simulated Bead Lock Wheel
2004 ET Drag Wheel World's Largest Street Rod Radial Tire - Sportsman S/R Radial Tire Specialty Light Truck (SLT) Radial Tire Sizing up to 40"
2005 World's Largest One-Piece Drag Wheel 15x12 World's Largest One-Piece Hot Rod Wheel 20x16