The first General Tire sponsored race vehicle was this Desert Rat 1980 Toyota 7s race truck. After contacting them for sponsorship General Tire started supplying them with tires that were built in their “hand built” shop with heavier sidewalls. The tire at the time was the Grabber AP and the program ended when Continental bought GT.
Thanks to Jeff from upr.com for supplying these photos. We will have more from Jeff soon featuring his vintage Chenowth and the Mickey Thompson Marine’s car.