Maxsport Competition Tyres: Retreading the motorsport way
In today’s economic climate there are few people investing in car tyre retreading. The received wisdom is that in the UK car tyre retreading is dead or dying, and that across Europe it is seriously ill.
However, Peter Burgess, tyre trade enthusiast and entrepreneur has done just that. He has invested in a car tyre retreading plant, which for many people in the know is tantamount to confirming a kind of madness not seen since George III. However, Peter Burgess reveals that there is indeed method in his madness.
Maxsport competition tyres have been around for 15 years or so. The brand was originally owned by rally enthusiast Redmond Barry. Unhappy with paying high prices for motorsport tyres, Barry bought a few moulds and contracted an existing retreader to produce the tyres for him. Initially he had tyres made for himself and a few friends but the demand grew and the Maxsport brand developed a role in the motorsport sector. By 1993 the brand was sold to Monarch and Barry took on a role as sales consultant for Maxsport. When Monarch went into receivership Redmond Barry and Bill Madison bought the Maxsport side of the business. The next couple of years were a bit of a rollercoaster as manufacturers came and went.
In the meantime Peter Burgess had been selling Maxsport motorsport tyres through his Treble B outlets and directly to the grasstrack market. This experience with the brand and a knowledge of the market led Peter Burgess into a business relationship with Redmond Barry which resulted this year in the opening of a brand new factory dedicated to manufacturing Maxsport Competition Tyres.