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January 19, 2002 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Winston Tire Co., one of the nation's largest independent tire retail chains, has filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors while it reorganizes. The Chapter 11 petition was filed Tuesday in federal Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles. Industry sources said the regional tire retailer has struggled for years as the industry consolidates. Although Burbank-based Winston Tire is a large independent with 133 stores, all in California, it was limited by selling mostly its own Winston tires.
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January 19, 2002 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Winston Tire Co., one of the nation's largest independent tire retail chains, has filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors while it reorganizes. The Chapter 11 petition was filed Tuesday in federal Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles. Industry sources said the regional tire retailer has struggled for years as the industry consolidates. Although Burbank-based Winston Tire is a large independent with 133 stores, all in California, it was limited by selling mostly its own Winston tires.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
November 23, 1985 | DOROTHY TOWNSEND, Times Staff Writer
A woman who was trapped in a wrecked car with the body of her husband after a tire blowout was awarded more than $1 million in damages Friday by a jury that decided, however, not to assess punitive damages against the defendants. The award to Iren Turok included $7,300 for personal physical injuries she suffered in the 1980 crash in San Bernardino County and $1 million for emotional distress suffered as a witness to her husband's death.
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
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.
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!").
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1993 | ANNA CEKOLA
Faced with overwhelming opposition from residents, a divided City Council this week rejected a bid from a local tire shop to move into a vacant bank building on El Camino Real. About 100 people crowded into the council chambers Wednesday night, most of them opposed to Winston Tire Co.'s proposal to expand its repair and sales shop by moving from 2310 S. El Camino Real to the former Wells Fargo Bank building at 724 S. El Camino Real.
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