Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels unveiled a refreshed brand identity this week in Las Vegas during a special press conference hosted at the company’s new SEMA Show booth.
Chris Barbara, president of Mickey Thompson, provided media personnel, dealers and distributors with a preview of what lies ahead for the iconic brand that included a special video presentation telling the story of the company’s history of innovation and passion for performance. He went on to share insight into the meaning behind the changes, scheduled for rollout in 2017, as a statement to the company’s continued evolution.
“What you see here today is a reflection of Mickey Thompson’s passion and vision for the future, rooted in a long history of industry-leading innovation,” said Barbara.
In his comments, Barbara included a tribute to the late Mickey Thompson, as well as the company’s customers and special guests.
“Today we are unveiling a refreshed brand identity,” continued Barbara. “But, we are not changing what defines our brand. We are solidifying our core beliefs, our commitment to deliver value to our employees, dealers and consumers each and every day. We also affirm our passion to be the best, to win, to stand on the gas.”
Barbara gave special recognition to the Thompson family, defining the relationship and went on to say, “Our brand is legendary because of the man who started it all – Danny Thompson’s father.”
Barbara continued by sharing some of the many historic milestones the company has achieved throughout the years, from delivering the world’s first five-second quarter mile radial drag tire, to setting land speed records at Bonneville, and winning Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Championships.
In closing comments, Barbara gave special recognition to individuals and organizations that have contributed to the company’s success, and introduced celebrity guests and racing icons. Among them was racing champion Brian Deegan, a Mickey Thompson sponsored athlete and co-developer of the Mickey Thompson Deegan 38 tire and wheel line.
Reflected in the SEMA Show booth design, sales and marketing materials, apparel and other materials available at the show, the company plans to implement its new branding beginning in 2017.