Continental Tire North America, Inc.
Uvalde Proving Grounds
Batesville Road, P.O. Box 480
Uvalde, Texas 78802-0480
Phone +1 (8 30) 5 91 - 70 00
Welcome to the Uvalde Proving Grounds
Uvalde, Texas (USA) is located approximately 83 miles west of San Antonio (location of nearest international airport) and approximately 70 miles northeast of the Mexican border. Situated in the heart of the “wintergarden area” Uvalde is also known as the Honey Capital of the World. The Uvalde Proving Grounds was built in 1959 by General Tire. In 1997 Continental AG replicated the Contidrom‘s main wet grip circuits at the Uvalde test site.
Currently, there are eleven different test courses including a 3-lane 8 1/2 mile high speed oval, various asphalt, cement, gravel, dirt and off-road rock courses as well as numerous high performance and special test courses. The 5000-acre Uvalde Proving Grounds is situated approx. 7 miles south of Uvalde on Batesville Road (FM 117). With the state’s year round warm climate, the test area is ideal for the performance of actual on-vehicle testing for summer tires.
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