Coker Tire celebrates 50 years in business

Linsalata, Vera
October 2008
Rubber & Plastics News;10/6/2008, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p23
Trade Publication
The article reports that Coker Tire Co. Inc. has completed its 50 years in the business of tires. Founded in 1958 by Harold Coker in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Coker Tire has reportedly grown into an international distributor of vintage tires. It is stated that the company today offers the largest selection of specialty tires worldwide. To celebrate its golden anniversary, Coker Tire held its third annual Coker Challenge vintage car rally in September 2008.


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