Housekeeping: Announcing the Bridgestone Summer Tire Giveaway Winner

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

We here at TTAC are happy to announce that we have a winner from the Bridgestone summer tire giveaway we ran at the end of April.

His name is Darrell McCaslin, and he lives in Citrus Heights, California. Congratulations, Darrell!

Keep an eye on this space — we have more giveaways planned.

[Image: TTAC/VerticalScope/Maserati/Bridgestone]

Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • FreedMike FreedMike on Jun 16, 2022

    Too bad, I could have used a set of summer rubber on my GLI - after 13,000 miles, the Hankooks are wearing about as thin as Wayne Newton's Vegas act.

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    • FreedMike FreedMike on Jun 17, 2022

      @jk: I think 20,000 miles is going to be about all I get out of these tires as well. And you're right - tire companies don't give a rip. I'd replace them now, but the car's leased, so my game plan is to run them as long as I can and then swap them out before winter hits in earnest (which is January around here).

  • Land Ark Land Ark on Jun 16, 2022

    Well, my 2 month update from when the contest was announced and I had just had my new Potenza Sports installed on my GTO and... actually I have probably only driven it 30 miles since then so I guess I have to say they've been great. They haven't gone flat yet anyway.

  • TheEndlessEnigma TheEndlessEnigma on Jun 17, 2022

    Nice commerical.

  • AK AK on Jun 17, 2022

    Bridgestone could use some good press because they're taking a beating in every Nissan Z review.