The 1939 New York World's Fair

The Transportation Zone (Zone 6)

Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company

Architects: William Berle Thompson and Wilbur Watson & Associates

BF Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company at night
BF Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company - Courtesy World's Fair Historical Society - wf-261r
BF Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company demonstration track
BF Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company demonstration track. Courtesy World's Fair Historical Society - wf-253r.
BF Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company
BF Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company - photo 105

Six times a day visitors thrilled at the sight of stunt drivers performing their art on a paved track in the Goodrich pavilion. Demonstrations of the non-skid properties of Goodrich Silvertown tires allowed spectators to ride over wet pavement in a vehicle equipped with these tires.

Many other exhibits displayed the advances and contributions Goodrich had made to the rubber and automotive industries.

BF Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company
BF Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company
BF Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company
BF Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company -
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BF Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company
BF Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company - photo MO89 - from the collection taken by John Ott courtesy of his grandson Michael Ott.