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  1. Buy 3 and get the 4th tyre FREE*. Available on Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tyres, Firestone or Supercat passenger vehicle, SUV or light van tyres. Superior safety and comfort. Developed with luxury touring in mind, the Turanza Serenity Plus is focussed on improving ride comfort without sacrificing handling. Always dependable. Firestone tyres have been time-tested consistently for passenger car, SUV and commercial vehicles, delivering dependable and reliable quality. Excellent value performer. A proven performer in Australia and 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. Promotion is valid from 1/10/2017 to 29/10/2017. 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
  2. Get up to $100 cash back when you buy 4 Bridgestone Dueler Tyres.Promotion is valid from 1/10/2017 to 29/10/2017.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
  3. A long-time fan of Bridgestone tyres, Cameron Bell has managed to get one of the first few sets of Potenza RE-71R fitted to his Honda NSX. Here’s his impression after his first track day with the RE-71R at Sydney Motorsport Park. Many times in the past when looking to replace tyres, I have looked at various makes and models of tyres on international websites and had always been disappointed to find out that they aren’t available locally. Well, finally one of the tyres have become available – the Bridgestone RE-71R. I was lucky enough to try them out at Sydney Motorsport Park fitted to my 1991 Honda NSX. This tyre is an “Extreme Performance Summer” road tyre. Basically, think of it as the closest thing to a semi-slick or R-compound tyre without being quite as compromised when used on the street. The tyre has large central tread grooves so it is quite capable in the wet. I was also really impressed with how quiet these are on the road. I had the tyres fitted up locally in Tamworth and headed towards Sydney on the fresh set of RE-71Rs. Something that stood out to me on the highway was how direct the initial turn-in feels. Almost zero tread squirm and a very natural feel and feedback through the steering. It is confidence inspiring and very good considering the tyres hadn’t even scuffed in yet! I used the first track session to get a bit of a feel for the car and tyres, as well as finding my lines. It had been a while since I had last been out on SMSP. After an easy out-lap, I started to push the car a little harder through some turns and wow. The grip levels and steering feedback were already impressive and I hadn’t even scratched the surface of what these tyres can do. After pitting in, the tyre pressures were about 3-4psi too high. So I dropped them to around ~30psi hot in preparation for session 2. About half a lap into session 2, the extra grip from the drop in tyre pressure was obvious. These RE-71R tyres just grip and grip and grip! It seriously felt like a sticky set of R-comp tyres were fitted. If I didn’t already know that these were a street tyre before going out on track I wouldn’t have believed it at this point. The turn-in felt sharp and predictable, the mid-corner feel was awesome and almost no steering corrections were required once set in the corner. It was simply brilliant. The RE-71R has a stiff sidewall which is really evident by how the tyres feel even at the lower pressures. Session 3 was a longer session allowing me to run around 8 hard laps before coming back in. I couldn’t believe that the tyre didn’t go ‘off’ or become greasy like basically every other street tyre I have taken on track before. These tyres feel like the grip level and stability is maintained even after pushing pretty hard for 7-8 laps. I was starting to find the limits of my brakes before the tyres feel like they were losing any performance. On my trip back to Tamworth I got to test the RE-71R in the rain. There was some heavy rain and the road surface had some standing water which the RE-71R had no issue at all with dispersing. Usually, I would be quite nervous in the same conditions on an R-comp semi slick tyre, as I have encountered hydroplaning before in similar conditions. I found the tyre noise interesting in that smooth sections of hot mix tarmac, it made a noise similar to duct tape being peeled off. Not really noticeable unless the window was down, but interesting nonetheless! Otherwise, the noise from the RE-71R is not unbearable, as it is more of a low-frequency noise and not intrusive. Despite pushing them in corners, I couldn’t make them squeal at all as you’ll see from my in-car video below. The NSX can be a tricky car on the limit. With its neutral handling behaviour, it can transition rapidly into oversteer with little warning. This only occurred once or twice in my 4 sessions on track, mainly due to me provoking the car by getting on the throttle hard out of turn 2. Even when the slide began it was very progressive and easy to manage, I was impressed. With around 1,500km on these tyres now, I can confidently say that these are the highest performing street tyre I have driven on. The only thing left to assess is their lifespan! I’ll be sure to follow up with a progress report on how they are wearing as they get a few more kilometres on them. For more in car track footage, check out the video below! For more information on the Potenza RE-71R, click HERE. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/ Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  4. The Subaru Impreza WRX has been a mainstay of the Australian automotive scene for 20 years. The latest WRX debuted in 2014, taking a gigantic leap in terms of looks, driveability and capabilities. Featuring an all new turbocharged, 2-litre, 197kW boxer engine, a brand new chassis with a longer wheelbase, as well as a CVT (continuously variable transmission) option for the first time, the WRX is determined to burnish its reputation as an everyday performance sedan.The Bridgestone Potenza RE003 is perfectly suited to the new WRX, offering incredible grip to match the clever symmetrical all-wheel drive system, while providing decent thread wear and road noise levels for everyday useability.For more information on the Potenza RE003, click HERE. LINKS: Bridgestone Australia - www.bridgestonetyres.com.au/Bridgestone Australia Facebook - www.facebook.com/BridgestoneAU
  5. Buy 3 and get the 4th tyres FREE*.Available on Firestone passenger vehicle, SUV or light van tyres, and Bridgestone Ecopia EP100 Tyres.Always dependable.Firestone tyres have been time-tested consistently for passenger car, SUV and commercial vehicles, delivering dependable and reliable quality.A fuel saving tyre solution.The EP100 is a tyre that truly reflects Bridgestone’s advanced technology and commitment to innovation with lower rolling resistance and improved fuel efficiency. Promotion is valid from 1/09/2017 to 30/09/2017.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 up to $150* cash back when you buy 4 Bridgestone Potenza Tyres. 4 x 17” tyres and below = $100 cash back 4 x 18” tyres and above = $150 cash back Promotion is valid from 1/09/2017 to 30/09/2017. 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. In June, Bridgestone provided two car enthusiasts a set of RE-71R tyres for review. It was a chilly morning as they, along with many other drivers, signed up for the monthly ARDC track day. Held on the Gardner GP circuit, it was extremely popular amongst bikers, professional racers, and track enthusiasts. Cameron Bell owns a 1991 Honda NSX and Matthew Everingham has a 2007 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX. They arrived early and secured a garage space, with the tyres having been installed on their identical Rays Volk Racing CE28Ns during the week. The two cars couldn’t have provided more of a contrast. The NSX is the Japanese Ferrari; mid-engine, rear wheel drive, with a naturally-aspirated, screaming V6 ensconced in a lightweight aluminium chassis. It was even further perfected by F1 legend, Ayrton Senna. The Evolution IX on the other hand, was the 9th culmination of Mitsubishi’s World Rally Championship expertise. It has a very clever AWD system, a bulletproof, turbocharged two-litre engine, and massive Brembo brakes. The muscular sedan shape bulges with wide fenders, blistered bumpers, and that unmistakably massive rear wing. Out on the first session, Cameron and Matthew took it relatively easy, re-learning the Gardner GP track, and practising their lines. Soon it was over, and when the testers came back into the pits, tyre pressures were checked and chins were wagged. Cameron and Matthew were amazed at the initial grip levels of the Bridgestone RE-71Rs, and couldn’t wait to go all out on the 2nd session. With correct tyre pressure levels, Cameron and Matthew found the tyres to be awe-inspiring. “The adjustability and grip levels were extremely high, especially after I had dropped the tyre pressures to the correct level,” says Cameron. Matthew agreed, saying that the tyres felt even better in the 2nd session. On the 3rd session, Cameron was confidently overtaking other cars on the track, even around corners. Matthew closed the gaps on high horsepower cars around corners with ease. “I’ve pushed and pushed the tyres, and they still have more to give!” Matthew commented. Cameron agreed, saying that the tyres were also very communicative, giving him the confidence to choose different lines, passing other cars around the track easily. Both were excited for the fourth session so they can break their personal bests. Unfortunately, Matthew had to end his session early, due to cooked brakes. Despite that, he was very happy with the Bridgestone RE-71R experience, setting a new personal best time at the circuit. He was surprised that the Evolution IX’s Brembo brakes had given out before the tyres. Cameron was also highly satisfied with the tyres. “It feels more like an R-compound racing tyre than a 200 thread wear tyre,” he says, adding that the stiff sidewalls allowed him to gauge the NSX’s grip levels accurately. Both were very happy with the tyres, and would recommend them to any car enthusiasts who goes to track days regularly. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Save more on Supercat

    Save more on Supercat Buy 3 Supercat 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
  11. Save more on Turanza Serenity Plus

    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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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