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  1. With a punchy and flexible 184kW turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, the Ford Focus ST is dynamically talented, gutsy, and determined. The ST conspires to higher levels of cornering grip and agility thanks to suspension changes, recalibrated electric steering and stability functions, expressing the playfulness it has become renowned for. A hot hatch this engaging offers a truly satisfying trip for any driving enthusiast, which is given new found purpose with Bridgestone’s Potenza RE003 tyres. Combined, they are one dynamic package. For more information on the Potenza RE003, click HERE. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  2. Already the largest solar event in the world, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is back and bigger than ever in 2017, celebrating its 30th anniversary with a record breaking number of entries. This year, a historic 50 teams from 26 countries will compete for the Challenger and Cruiser trophies, and battle for line honours across the 3,000km journey from Darwin to Adelaide, which commences on October 8. Bridgestone Corporation returns as the principal title sponsor for the biennial event, a partnership that commenced in 2013. Bridgestone Australia will also be supporting four local Aussie teams competing in the event with tyre supply. Adelaide University Solar Racing Team, UNSW Solar Racing Team – Sunswift, Western Sydney University Solar Car Project and Flinders University will all be running specially designed Bridgestone ‘ECOPIA with ologic’ tyres. The large diameter tyres will reduce deformation and rolling resistance, while enhancing vehicle aerodynamics and efficiency thanks to narrow tread width. Since it began in 1987 with an inaugural field of 20 teams, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge has grown leaps and bounds, attracting some of the brightest young minds from high-schools and universities across the globe, pushing the limits of technology and showcasing innovation. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  3. Save more on Supercat

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    Save more on Turanza Serenity Plus Buy 3 Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Passenger tyres and get the 4th for only $10. Promotion is valid from 01/07/2017 to 31/08/2017. Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. Get the full terms and conditions here LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  5. Get $100 cash back^ When you buy 4 Bridgestone Alenza, Dueler or Ecopia EP850 tyres. Promotion is valid from 01/07/2017 to 31/08/2017. Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. Get the full terms and conditions here LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  6. Get $50 cash back^ When you buy 4 Bridgestone or Supercat light truck or light van tyres 16" and below. Promotion is valid from 1/06/2017 to 30/06/2017. Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. Get the full terms and conditions here LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  7. Get $150 cash back^ When you buy 4 Bridgestone Potenza tyres. Promotion is valid from 1/06/2017 to 30/06/2017. Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. Get the full terms and conditions here LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  8. Truckie John Fabian has been recognised with a Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian Award for his efforts helping out at the scene of a head-on crash on a remote stretch of South Australia’s Eyre Highway in February.The Redstar Transport driver was one of the first on the scene of the crash, which occurred around 150km west of Ceduna, and the award recognises his efforts in coordinating a response and assisting emergency services.Having spent 10 years in the military and three years contracting in Iraq, Mr Fabian’s instincts kicked in immediately – contacting his operations team in Melbourne to relay his location to local emergency services before walking the scene to check on those involved.He discovered occupants of both vehicles had sustained bad injuries and required medical attention as quickly as possible. Speaking directly with the emergency services team, the truckie outlined details of the accident and the injuries, ensuring paramedics were well prepared when they arrived.Mr Fabian received universal praise for his composure, which ensured emergency services arrived at the crash quickly and well prepared.“Mr Fabian’s ability to calmly assess the situation and pass critical information on to emergency services meant that not only were they on the scene quickly, but they were also prepared for what awaited them,” Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Andrew Moffatt said.ATA Chair Geoff Crouch also praised Mr Fabian for his efforts in coordinating a rapid emergency response to the accident.“All truck drivers have a basic set of protocols to follow in these kind of situations, but John’s response is indicative of someone with a wealth of emergency experience,” Mr Crouch said.“We are lucky to have a driver of his calibre on the roads, and I commend his ability to remain calm and composed and to take charge of the situation.”The Bridgestone Bandag Highway Guardian Award honours the great community service performed by professional truck drivers who go above and beyond the call of duty to assist those around them during the course of their normal work.Find out more about the Highway Guardian Award or nominate a potential candidate with the Australian Trucking Accossiation.LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  9. Get $100 cash back^ When you buy 4 Bridgestone Dueler 4WD or SUV tyres. Promotion is valid from 30/04/2017 to 31/05/2017. Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. Get the full terms and conditions here LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
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    Available on Firestone and Supercat passenger vehicle, SUV or light van tyres. Firestone Always dependable. Firestone tyres have been working hard for over 100 years. They have been time-tested consistently for passenger car, SUV and commercial vehicles, always delivering dependable, reliable quality. Learn more about the Firestone range. Supercat Excellent Value Performer A proven performer in Australia, the Supercat is a mid-level touring tyre that has been engineered to deliver low road noise, long tyre life and safe handling in wet and dry conditions. Learn more about the Bridgestone Supercat. Click here for more information about Bridgestone’s current offers. Promotion is valid from 30/04/2017 to 31/05/2017. Available at participating Bridgestone Select, Bridgestone Service Centre and Bridgestone Tyre Centre stores only. Get the full terms and conditions here LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  11. A brand new public reserve featuring sporting fields, a playground, fitness equipment and sheltered picnic facilities has been opened in Salisbury, South Australia on the land that formerly housed Bridgestone’s Adelaide manufacturing plant. Unveiled by the City of Salisbury, Bridgestone Reserve also boasts a new car park, barbeques and footpaths, while extensive stormwater and wetland management works have also been undertaken. Redevelopment of the 6.8ha site cost $5.3 million and was assisted by a $2.21 million grant from the Australian Government’s Water for the Future Initiative and in-kind support from the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. The land was donated by Bridgestone after the manufacturing plant closed back in 2010, recognising the community and Council support the company received throughout the factory’s 46-year history. Extensive public discussion followed, with residents, potential user groups, school sport coordinators and other stakeholders all consulted before the Bridgestone Feasibility Study was completed and endorsed by Council in 2014. The opening of the Reserve realises Bridgestone’s desire for the area to be used as an open community space and will provide a huge boost for the local community. “The opening of the reserve acknowledges the long-standing relationship between the City of Salisbury and Bridgestone,” Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Andrew Moffatt said. “We hope that this facility will invigorate the area and provide a space to be enjoyed by all members of the community for years to come.” LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  12. The Western Sydney University Solar Car Project team is comprised of engineers and designers. The group of motivated students came together to compete in the gruelling 3000 kilometre solar powered endurance race from Darwin to Adelaide, determined to build a car that pushes the boundaries of innovation all while demonstrating the incredible potential of electric vehicles. Founded in 1987, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge encourages teams from across the globe to come together to champion the cause for sustainable transport. Universities such as MIT, Stanford and Cambridge are among the competition, producing some of the most efficient electric vehicles on the planet. After entering the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge for the second time in 2015, the Western Sydney U Solar Car Project team released a documentary following their journey to designing, building and racing their state of the art solar car, UNLIMITED. Here’s a teaser. Competing for the first time in 2013 with SolAce, the Solar Car Project brings students into a practical environment to apply the knowledge they have gained in the classroom, giving them the opportunity to improve their skills and collaborate with industry professionals. The Western Sydney U Solar Car Project entered again in 2015 with high hopes. Armed with the drive to return even stronger after their successful debut, the team worked day and night to make a car that was faster and lighter, manufacturing custom carbon-fibre suspension components and producing a car weighing just 150 kilograms, with a top speed of 129 km/h. With the manufacturing process behind them, UNLIMITED was put through rigorous testing, spending over a thousand kilometres on the track and Outback in preparation for the challenge ahead. After passing scrutineering and getting the green light to compete, the team placed third in qualifying to start the race. Racing starts at 8am each day with contestants stopping where they are along the Stuart Highway at 5pM to set up camp for the night. In the heat of the Outback, this is an incredible test of stamina for the driver, who is confined to a small and uncomfortable cockpit with no air conditioning. Air-conditioning is an unaffordable luxury when it comes to energy efficiencies and aerodynamics. The journey to Adelaide was not all smooth sailing, with UNLIMITED crashing after a suspension failure. Stranded on the side of the road, the team rallied together to fix the problem, re-joining the journey to Adelaide after just half an hour. Despite the accident, the team pushed through to repair UNLIMITED, arriving in Adelaide in an incredible 10th place in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge’s Challenger Class. Preparation is well underway for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge with the Western Sydney U Solar Car Project team raring to hit the road!! Bridgestone will once again be supporting the team as a sponsor, supplying low rolling resistance tyres designed and tested specifically for the event. The complete UNLIMITED Solar Car documentary is available to view on the Western Sydney University YouTube Channel. Follow the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge action on the Bridgestone Australia Facebook page and The World Solar Challenge on Twitter. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  13. Bridgestone Alenza for Luxury SUVs

    With the number of luxury SUVs on Aussie roads growing rapidly, the demand for premium tyres to match is at an all-time high. Introducing the Alenza, a premium tyre built on performance and safety that is designed to bring out the diverse capabilities of luxury SUVs such as BMW’s X-class, Mercedes’ GL-class and Porsche’s Cayenne. “We have engineered an innovative product with a focus on safety, delivering high levels of grip without sacrificing the features customers expect from a premium SUV tyre” – Bridgestone Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Andrew Moffatt. The Alenza adopts several key technologies that allow drivers to unleash the full potential of their vehicles. Nano Pro-Tech® rubber Developed by nanotechnology, the tyre compound combines silica with a polymer to enhance performance through control of the rubber’s structure. This improves wet performance and provides wear and abrasion resistance to increase tyre longevity. Improved block structure Comprising of a multi-round structure, chamfered and 3D M-shaped sipes, the Alenza delivers excellent steering response and higher braking performance. Key features • Superb riding comfort and excellent steering performance • Excellent safety in both wet and dry conditions • Engineered to provide long wear life The first pattern, the Alenza 001, will be introduced alongside the existing Dueler and Ecopia ranges offering drivers a wealth of choice in Bridgestone’s SUV brand product tree. The Alenza 001 will be offered in a wide range of sizes and widths from 215/65R16 to 285/45R22. Find out more about Alenza here. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  14. Introducing the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R – the ultimate in street legal track performance. Engineered to provide outstanding street and track performance, the Potenza RE-71R has built a strong reputation in both Japan and America, and thanks to popular demand, the Potenza RE-71R is coming to Australia. The Potenza RE-71R utilises UltimateEYE™ technology to maximise grip and response across street, track and wet driving conditions. Bridgestone’s newly-developed high-grip compound adapts to the road surface, maximising the Potenza RE-71R’s contact patch with the road and in turn providing an increased level of grip at high speeds and temperatures. Stiffer sidewalls, a wide centre rib and extreme shoulder block all work to promote better steering and cornering response, giving you the confidence to push harder through the corners whilst maintaining safe handling on the street. A rounded shoulder profile further improves the length of the tyre’s contact patch with the road surface, improving traction and minimising sliding during hard cornering. Wet weather performance isn’t sacrificed with the Potenza RE-71R, allowing you to maintain confidence even when conditions start to get slippery. Bridgestone’s unique directional “7-shaped” lateral grooves and use of wide circumferential grooves work to effectively drain water and maximise traction and steering response on wet surfaces. Impressions of the Potenza RE-71R have been extremely positive the world over. Tests have seen the Potenza RE-71R receive praise in America and Japan from both car enthusiasts and racing drivers alike, noting its outstanding grip and confidence-inspiring stability. A test day conducted by Bridgestone America allowed journalists to come and test out the Potenza RE-71R for themselves in a controlled environment. The tyres were fitted to stock Scion FRS’ and journalists took the cars out to play on a cone course. The Potenza RE-71R was praised for its immense levels of grip, allowing the driver to brake later and hold tight through corners. Autos.ca states “This kind of adhesion will inspire pure joy in track day enthusiasts”. CNET notes how the Potenza RE-71R neutralised the FRS’ natural oversteer characteristics, allowing the car to corner like it was on rails. Successful Super GT racing driver, Tetsuya Yamano, expresses his thoughts on the Potenza RE-71R in the video below. To benchmark the improvements of the RE-71A on the track, a Nissan Skyline GT-R 34 and a Toyota GT 86 hit the Tsukuba 2000 circuit. When tested against the previous RE-11A , the Potenza RE-71R for both cars returned a 1.4% faster lap time. On the 2nd hairpin and final corner, the test cars recorded a staggering 12% more G-force, and 3% greater minimum speed. Bottom line - if you’re looking for a tyre that you can drive to the track, put out some fast lap times and drive back home with, look no further than the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R. If you’re interested in purchasing a set, contact your local Bridgestone store. To find your nearest Bridgestone store visit: https://www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/find-stores Note: Due to the specialised nature of this tyre, the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71 is going to be initially available by order only. Customer orders are expected to take up to 4 months to fulfil. Follow us on social media: Bridgestone Australia Facebook Bridgestone Australia Website Bridgestone Australia YouTube Sizing Availability Inch Size LI/SS Inch Size LI/SS Inch Size LI/SS Inch Size LI/SS 14" 185/60R14 82H 17" 205/45R17 88W XL 18" 225/50R18 95W 19" 235/40R19 92W 165/55R14 72V 215/45R17 91W XL 215/45R18 93W XL 245/40R19 98W XL 15" 185/55R15 82V 225/45R17 94W XL 225/45R18 95W XL 265/40R19 98W 195/55R15 85V 235/45R17 94W 235/45R18 94W 225/35R19 88W XL 165/50R15 73V 245/45R17 95W 245/45R18 100W XL 235/35R19 91W XL 195/50R15 82V 215/40R17 83W 265/45R18 104W XL 245/35R19 93W XL 205/50R15 86V 235/40R17 90W 215/40R18 89W XL 255/35R19 96W XL 16" 195/55R16 87V 245/40R17 91W 225/40R18 92W XL 265/35R19 98W XL 205/55R16 91V 255/40R17 98W XL 235/40R18 95W XL 275/35R19 96W 195/50R16 84V 245/40R18 97W XL 285/35R19 99W 205/50R16 87V 255/40R18 99W XL 305/30R19 102W XL 225/50R16 92V 255/35R18 94W XL 20" 255/40R20 97W 205/45R16 87W XL 265/35R18 97W XL 245/35R20 95W XL 215/45R16 86W 275/35R18 95W 285/35R20 100W 225/45R16 89W 285/30R18 93W 295/30R20 101W XL 295/30R18 94W Source http://www.autos.ca/auto-product-reviews/tire-review-bridgestone-potenza-re-71r/ https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/tire-tech-the-bridgestone-potenza-re-71r-ultra-high-performance-tire/
  15. The quickest and most powerful Golf to wear the Volkswagen badge, the Golf R hits 0-100kph in 5 seconds flat, thanks to its turbocharged 2L 206kW engine and all-wheel drive grip. Defined by its point and shoot handling, the Golf R is efficient in dispatching corners with tenacious grip. Bridgestone Potenza RE003 adds to the Golf R’s well-judged handling and ride, allowing the driver to indulge in the car’s immense handling, braking and traction. For more information on the Potenza RE003, click HERE. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU