Ok, I'm aware that my picture is nothing spectacular. I actually just took it with my phone, and was trying to snap the shot fast enough in the parking lot of my work before the owner of the car ran out and said, "Hey, what are you doing to my car!?" I can't imagine telling him that I am in a photography "club" (what are we exactly?) and I needed a picture of a Goodyear tire.
Anyway, let me tie my picture into my town. I live in Goodyear, AZ. We're located about 45 minutes southwest of Phoenix. Whenever I tell people the name of my city, they sarcastically make a comment about Goodyear tires. However, that actually IS how the city got its name!
The 16,000 acres were purchased by the Goodyear family in the early 1900s to grow cotton which was used to make their tires, primarily tires for jets in World War 1. Since then, it has blossomed into any typical city with lots of new neighborhoods, however, there still are cotton farms throughout the city! (Not sure if they're still used for Goodyear tires though...)