For What You Do with Rutledge Wood

For What You Do with Rutledge Wood

Continental Tire continues its For What You Do campaign with enthusiast and all-around gearhead Rutledge Wood.

A long-time fan of the Continental brand, Wood’s personal vehicles are all fitted with Continental tires – including his popular purple “Fundra” which carries the TerrainContactTM A/T tire.

Wood derived his passion for owning and wrenching on cars from his Dad and his love of the automotive world runs deep.

He has hosted and co-hosted various NASCAR shows and events for FOX Sports and NBC Sports. He has also starred on History Channel’s Top Gear USA and Lost in Transmission. In 2015, Rutledge joined NBC Sports where he covers the biggest sporting events in the world from the 2017 Olympic Games in Rio and the Kentucky Derby to the 2018 Winter OIympics in South Korea. He also co-hosts Southern and Hungry on the Cooking Channel.

Having already been a fervent ambassador of the brand, it was a natural fit for Wood to team up with Continental in a bigger way - supporting the brand on social media, and working together on a new marketing campaign.

“Rutledge Wood has been a longtime friend of Continental Tire so it only made sense to expand our work together,“ said Continental Tire, Director of Marketing, Travis Roffler. “Rutledge’s passions align with what we represent as a brand, he is passionate about cars, people, and their stories. We look forward to bringing those stories to life.“

Continental launched a six-part video series last year entitled “For What You Do”. The videos showcase six different people that rely on Continental tires to pursue their passions.

The series kicked off with Wood accompanying an avid camping and outdoors enthusiast, Lenny Stallings. Wood joined Stallings for a day that included pitching tents, canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, and a chat around the campfire. Wood guides the audience through Lenny’s story in a fun and comedic way, and while he isn’t necessarily considered an avid outdoorsman, Wood faired quite well in the great outdoors.

In the five remaining videos, Wood spent the day with a Meals on Wheels volunteer, an avid cyclist, a sports car enthusiast, a stay-at-home mom, and a volunteer sports coach. 

The new season of For What You Do sees him tag along with a certified Comfort Dog, a 1947 Farm Truck turned pizza oven, a mobile dentist, and more!

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