Born in 1928, Marion Lee “Mickey” Thompson, was one of the greatest American off-road racers, winning multiple championships and setting more speed and endurance records than any other man in automotive history. After a successful drag-racing career, Mickey created his own tire manufacturing company in 1963 that developed special racing tires. They have since grown to become a leader in high performance tires, introducing many firsts in the tire industry including wide low-profile street tires to rugged, aggressive tread off-road tires. They continue to produce high quality racing tires for street, strip, off-road and track. For an aggressive off-road tire, try the Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ, an all-terrain truck and SUV tire that provides excellent grip on any type of terrain even ice. The stone kicker feature ensures that rocks don’t get embedded into the edge of the tread.