Tag: classic cars

Omni United launches Radar Dimax Classic

Omni United launches Radar Dimax Classic

Thursday 1st March 2018 | 0 Comments

Omni United has launched the Dimax Classic under its expanding Radar Tyres flagship brand. The Dimax Classic is a sport touring tyre specially developed for classic and vintage cars. The tyre is currently available in four sizes and six SKUs with rim diameters ranging from 12” to 15” sizes, designed for many popular classic and vintage vehicles.

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Klarius to the rescue for classic Saab

Thursday 19th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Klarius designs replacement emissions systems based on demand cycles and the ageing of vehicles, so new exhausts can often be developed for discontinued cars. Luckily for the loyal owner of a Saab 9-5 Aero Estate, Klarius had indeed developed a complete replacement emissions system. Independent Klarius approved garage Bewdley Autos took care of the work and it resulted in a very happy customer.

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Video: Bridgestone produces new tyres for Jaguar XJ220

Video: Bridgestone produces new tyres for Jaguar XJ220

Wednesday 17th May 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has kitted out the Jaguar XJ220 with its first now set of tyres for a decade, with the results brought to life in a feature video with the Don Law team. The project was first announced in September; Bridgestone has used the latest technology to produce the tyres, craved by the owners of these classic cars for some years. A full length video of the project can be viewed below.

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Dunlop introduces Sport Classic tyre

Dunlop introduces Sport Classic tyre

Thursday 13th April 2017 | 0 Comments

A new Dunlop tyre aimed at classic car drivers comes to market next month. The Dunlop Sport Classic is said to be optimised for high performance vehicles of the 60s, 70s and 80s, and offers a classic look and feel combined with modern handling and braking performance.

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TyreSafe animation urges owners to check tyres on vehicles returning to roads: video

TyreSafe animation urges owners to check tyres on vehicles returning to roads: video

Wednesday 12th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The Easter holidays mark a time when vehicles popular in the summer, such as caravans, classic cars, horseboxes, and motorhomes, return to the roads from winter storage. Due to such a long period off the road, it is necessary to ensure their roadworthiness, and TyreSafe, the UK’s tyre safety charity, is appealing to all owners to make sure checking the rubber is part of this process before hitting the road for the 2017 season. The organisation has created an animation to help people perform these checks, viewable below, or on TyreSafe’s YouTube channel.

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Bridgestone supplies Jaguar XJ220 with first new tyres for ten years

Bridgestone supplies Jaguar XJ220 with first new tyres for ten years

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone introduced its project to produce current- technology tyres for the Jaguar XJ220; a development it says has been craved by the classic car’s owners for some years. Four months, 17 specs and hundreds of laps later, the prototypes have been produced, evaluated, and tested, and the final tyre has been approved by Bridgestone engineers and XJ220 aficionado Justin Law, who participated in the project.

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‘69 Mini to be auctioned for Prostate Cancer UK

‘69 Mini to be auctioned for Prostate Cancer UK

Tuesday 8th November 2016 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, 12 November a recently restored special red 1969 Morris Mini Super Deluxe will be auctioned at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show. The one family owned classic, with 33,000 miles on the clock, will be finding a new home through Silverstone Auctions NEC Classic Motor Show Sale with all proceeds going directly to Prostate Cancer UK.

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Jaguar Classic partners with Pirelli to supply new P Zero XJ220 tyre package

Jaguar Classic partners with Pirelli to supply new P Zero XJ220 tyre package

Monday 3rd October 2016 | 0 Comments

Jaguar Classic has announced a partnership with Pirelli to develop a new tyre package for the classic XJ220 sports car. Featuring a bespoke P Zero design the tyre maintains the look of the original P Zero, but is updated using Pirelli’s latest compounds and technologies. This includes internal damping within the tyre to even out shocks, lessen noise, and provide more precise control while increasing comfort. Pirelli’s P Zero ultra-high performance range continues to be a part of top level motorsport, like Formula One and GT racing, for which the XJ220 concept was originally developed.

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Mahle Aftermarket receives RetroClassicsCultur award

Thursday 18th August 2016 | 0 Comments

Mahle has been awarded the 2016 “RetroClassicsCultur” award. Professor Pfeiffer, head of a 20 member jury, presented the company with the award for special services to the preservation of automotive cultural heritage.

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Michelin highlighting historic ranges at Le Mans Classic

Michelin highlighting historic ranges at Le Mans Classic

Friday 8th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Michelin is participating as a partner to the Le Mans Classic, a biennial event that attracts more than 110,000 historic motorsport and classic car fans and gets underway today at the Circuit de la Sarthe in France. During the four-day event, the tyre maker will present its latest historic motorsport and classic car tyre collection, as well as provide advice to owners of the participating cars, a collection of vehicles that includes numerous cars Michelin has equipped for the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race over the years.

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Pirelli reintroduces tyres for classic Porsche models

Pirelli reintroduces tyres for classic Porsche models

Monday 9th May 2016 | 0 Comments

About 70 per cent of all Porsche models ever built are still in a roadworthy condition today. Owners seeking to keep their car looking as original as possible want a tyre that looks the part, and Pirelli has worked with Porsche to develop a number of approved fitments that match the tyres available when the cars were new. While these tyres feature a period look and tread design, modern compounds and construction are used, and Pirelli comments that this pairing of classic looks and modern technology allows for better-balanced driving characteristics than can be gained from older, original tyres or non-approved matching-size tyres.

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Thieves target modern classic vehicles

Thieves target modern classic vehicles

Monday 8th February 2016 | 0 Comments

The International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI) is urging classic vehicle owners to invest in security equipment as the crime trend of 2015 shows no sign of abating, particularly in South East England.

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British classic cars stir up auction interest

Monday 26th October 2015 | 0 Comments

Collectors and enthusiasts turned out in force when BCA Blackbushe offered two classic British cars on Wednesday 14th October. Both the 1957 Morris Minor and the 1960 Ford Prefect had generated a lot of pre-sale interest and there was some very competitive bidding both in the auction hall and online as the cars were offered.

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Klarius exhaust sourced by ECP helps 1978 Mercedes 350SL convertible onto road

Klarius exhaust sourced by ECP helps 1978 Mercedes 350SL convertible onto road

Wednesday 14th October 2015 | 0 Comments

A downpipe-back Klarius exhaust system sourced through Euro Car Parts’ online number plate look-up system has allowed father and son team John and David Baxter to get their 1978 Mercedes 350SL convertible on the road, having impulse-bought the car on eBay. Martin Gray, CEO of Euro Car Parts, commented: “I love it when things like this happen; we advertise Euro Car Parts as able to supply ‘any part for any car’ when someone challenges us by looking up a really obscure part on our website and we can supply it, it just proves we can walk-the-walk…”

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Car for sale – two careful owners since 1957

Car for sale – two careful owners since 1957

Tuesday 6th October 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s a feeling of nostalgia in the air at BCA, as a classic Morris Minor last sold by the company in 1980 has returned to be sold again. The two-door Morris Minor was sold at the former BCA Frimley centre in 1980 by the original owner who had bought it as a new car in 1957.

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