Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels Celebrates 50 Years in Business

Feb 10, 2013

Founded by Mickey Thompson and friend Gene McMannis in 1963, Stow, Ohio-based Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels, celebrates 50 years in business this month.

Thompson and McMannis started the company with a visionary way to design, manufacture and test high-performance tires, a legacy that remains the backbone of the company today, noted a company press release.

“Our company continues to focus on product development to meet the changing needs of the vehicle and racing landscape,” said Ken Warner, vice president of sales and marketing, Mickey Thompson. “Today’s drag racing vehicles are faster, higher horsepower and lighter weight than ever before, and short-course, off-road vehicles are custom built for unique track conditions and course demands.”

Mickey Thompson has product distributors in more than 60 countries and thousands of dealer locations worldwide.

The company also supports dozens of racing sanctioning bodies representing drag racing, short-course off-road racing, vintage funny car and motorcycle drag racing categories.