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September 28, 1995 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam Winston, the self-effacing pitchman who became a household name after years of starring in his tire company's television commercials, was killed when he was thrown from the vehicle his wife was driving after it went out of control and rolled over in western Utah, authorities said Wednesday. Winston, 54, died Tuesday of injuries sustained when the 1995 Jeep Wrangler went off the road shortly before 11 a.m.
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June 18, 1998 | DENISE GELLENE
Advertiser: Winston Tires Agency: Kovel Kresser & Partners, Los Angeles Challenge: Develop a fresh campaign for a company long associated with its late founder and spokesman, Sam Winston. The Ads: In three radio spots, worn, anthropomorphic tires beg to be replaced. "We're past our prime," one complains. "Look at Mitch in the back . . . he wasn't always that bald." In one ad, a smart-alecky tire takes a shot at warehouse stores and department stores like Sears that also sell tires.
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BUSINESS
June 18, 1998 | DENISE GELLENE
Advertiser: Winston Tires Agency: Kovel Kresser & Partners, Los Angeles Challenge: Develop a fresh campaign for a company long associated with its late founder and spokesman, Sam Winston. The Ads: In three radio spots, worn, anthropomorphic tires beg to be replaced. "We're past our prime," one complains. "Look at Mitch in the back . . . he wasn't always that bald." In one ad, a smart-alecky tire takes a shot at warehouse stores and department stores like Sears that also sell tires.
NEWS
September 28, 1995 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam Winston, the self-effacing pitchman who became a household name after years of starring in his tire company's television commercials, was killed when he was thrown from the vehicle his wife was driving after it went out of control and rolled over in western Utah, authorities said Wednesday. Winston, 54, died Tuesday of injuries sustained when the 1995 Jeep Wrangler went off the road shortly before 11 a.m.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1991 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Car-crazy California is naturally the nation's biggest tire market, where hundreds of dealers vie for a chunk of the state's roughly $1.3 billion in annual replacement-tire sales. Yet even in this crowd, one man is more familiar than most. He is Sam Winston, the chairman, majority owner and lead pitchman of Winston Tire Co., which operates 158 stores in California. Winston has become a household name after years of starring in his company's TV commercials ("Put Sams on Your Car!").
BUSINESS
September 3, 1991 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Car-crazy California is naturally the nation's biggest tire market, where hundreds of dealers vie for a chunk of the state's roughly $1.3 billion in annual replacement-tire sales. Yet even in this crowd, one man is more familiar than most. He is Sam Winston, the chairman, majority owner and lead pitchman of Winston Tire Co., which operates 158 stores in California. Winston has become a household name after years of starring in his company's TV commercials ("Put Sams on Your Car!").
NEWS
March 23, 1989
William Rand, 48, one of three founders of the Advocate, a newspaper dedicated to gay causes. Rand came to Los Angeles from his native Portland, Ore., in the 1960s and with Dick Michaels and Sam Winston started the Advocate in answer to what they saw as abuses of the gay community by the Los Angeles Police Department. By 1969, the publication had grown to a point where it demanded their full-time attention.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1995 | BARRY STAVRO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The death of Sam Winston, founder of the Winston Tire Co., leaves his heirs facing a painful, but classic business textbook problem: what to do when the most prominent figure in a family-owned business dies. For now, the Winston family's answer is to do nothing. "In the near future I see no significant changes at all" in the company, said Tom Bonburg, 46, Winston Tire's chief executive, who was recruited to the company by Sam Winston in 1990.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1993 | DWAYNE BRAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Winston Tire Corp., which Monday agreed to pay $1.4 million on charges that it sold customers unneeded automotive parts, may have doomed itself by training employees to be honest, a Ventura County prosecutor said. Deputy Dist. Atty. Gregory W.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1991 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Car-crazy California is naturally the nation's biggest tire market, where hundreds of dealers vie for a chunk of the state's roughly $1.3 billion in annual replacement-tire sales. Yet even in this crowd, one man is more familiar than most. He is Sam Winston, the chairman, majority owner and lead pitchman of Winston Tire Co., which operates 158 stores in California. Winston has become a household name after years of starring in his company's TV commercials ("Put Sams on Your Car!").
BUSINESS
September 3, 1991 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Car-crazy California is naturally the nation's biggest tire market, where hundreds of dealers vie for a chunk of the state's roughly $1.3 billion in annual replacement-tire sales. Yet even in this crowd, one man is more familiar than most. He is Sam Winston, the chairman, majority owner and lead pitchman of Winston Tire Co., which operates 158 stores in California. Winston has become a household name after years of starring in his company's TV commercials ("Put Sams on Your Car!").
BUSINESS
October 23, 1993 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The state Department of Consumer Affairs is preparing to charge Winston Tire Co., one of the largest independent tire dealers in California, with selling customers throughout the state unneeded service and repairs, The Times has learned. The charges stem from an undercover investigation by the department's Bureau of Automotive Repair.
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