TV Star Rachel ‘Gearhead Diva’ De Barros Pumped for the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic

/Corporate News, Consumer News

SANTA ANA, CA. – (Aug. 13, 2015) – Velocity Network’s All Girls Garage star and host of, Rachel De Barros, will give free tire clinics at the Yokohama display during the upcoming Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Prattville, Alabama.

“Rachel has created a vast DIY car building community and an impressive automotive lifestyle network,” said Alan Holtschneider, Yokohama director of marketing. “She’s knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic – the perfect person to have teach a tire clinic.”

De Barros, along with Bob Abram, Yokohama product planning manager, will do two clinics per day, Friday, August 28 to Sunday, August 30. The schedule for the 15-minute clinics is as follows: • Friday, August 28th: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. • Saturday, August 29th: 2 pm & 4 p.m. • Sunday, August 30th: 2 pm & 3:30 p.m.

“People often forget to take care of the only part of their car that actually touches the road,” said De Barros. “Yokohama’s tire tips clinics are an excellent way for consumers to learn easy, do-it-yourself methods to get more from their tires, improve their ride and ultimately save money.”

Among the tips De Barros and Abram will provide are: how to determine if you need new tires, how to choose correct tires, and basic tire maintenance.

In addition to tire clinics, De Barros will encourage visitors to race in the Yokohama Tire Gran Turismo 6 “Drive to Win” contest. Each day the fastest time will be awarded a gift certificate for a set of Yokohama high performance, passenger or light truck tires, up to 19 inches. All other participants will be entered in a raffle for daily prizes.

About Yokohama Tire Corporation

Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications. For more information on Yokohama’s broad product line, visit

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