AKRON -- It all started March 14, when Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company asked the public for suggestions in naming its newest blimp. Goodyear got lots of suggestions -- 15,000 of them -- and narrowed it down to 10 finalists.

Starting at noon today until noon May 9, you have a chance to vote on which name should be used.

The company called this newest airship "larger, faster and more maneuverable" than its predecessors.

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Goodyear says the submitted names that were chosen as finalists on a variety of criteria, including whether it reflected airships' history, Goodyear's innovation and the "majesty of lighter-than-air flight."

The options for the name of the newest Goodyear blimp are:

  • Adventurer
  • Ambassador
  • Commitment
  • Excursion
  • Explorer
  • Goodwill
  • Inspiration
  • Pride of Goodyear
  • Resolute
  • Wingfoot One


The person who submitted the winning name will get access to the well-known airship for a day and the other finalists will receive a set of Goodyear tires.