Tag: classic cars

Pirelli resumes cross-ply car tyre production

Pirelli resumes cross-ply car tyre production

29th October 2018 | 0 Comments

No, this isn’t fake news or a misprint: More than half a century after producing its last cross-ply car tyre and electing to exclusively focus upon radial construction in this segment, Pirelli is once again making cross-ply tyres for classic cars. The Pirelli Stella Bianca is back.

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Yokohama debuts in the Silverstone Classic highlights programme

Yokohama debuts in the Silverstone Classic highlights programme

15th August 2018 | 0 Comments

A special highlights programme from this year’s Silverstone Classic Festival, which took place on 20-22 July, will be shown at 8pm this evening on ITV4. Viewers will be able to enjoy a summary of the key events of the three-day classic motoring festival, where premium tyre manufacturer, Yokohama, made its debut as the Official Tyre Partner this year.

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Autoelectro boss invited to chair Bradford Classic judging panel

Autoelectro boss invited to chair Bradford Classic judging panel

7th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Autoelectro managing director, Tony Bhogal, has been appointed as chair of the Judging Panel when deciding the Best in Show at the Bradford Classic, an annual classic car show with a wide range of cars from different eras.

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UK distributor to celebrate 30th anniversary at Yokohama-backed Silverstone Classic

UK distributor to celebrate 30th anniversary at Yokohama-backed Silverstone Classic

19th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama will present a host of high-octane entertainment in its debut as the official tyre partner of the Silverstone Classic this weekend. The event will also mark the celebration of Yokohama’s UK distributor, Yokohama HPT’s, 30th anniversary in the UK.

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A ‘time machine’ in the new Liqui Moly garage calendar

A ‘time machine’ in the new Liqui Moly garage calendar

27th June 2018 | 0 Comments

For the first time in the history of the Liqui Moly calendar, a casting was held for the car to be featured in the photographs. 330 vehicle enthusiasts applied with their four-wheel dreams for the sole place in the oil and additive specialist’s most popular promotional medium. The winner was Rudolf Polzer’s DeLorean DMC-12 – a car with cult status and a famous former owner.

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Former F1 driver Jochen Mass becomes Vredestein brand ambassador

Former F1 driver Jochen Mass becomes Vredestein brand ambassador

18th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Following the agreement signed last year, Vredestein is again the official tyre partner and main sponsor of the world-renowned Mille Miglia (1000 Miglia) rally currently taking place in Italy. The event has in turn provided the backdrop for the announcement of a new partnership between Vredestein and former Formula One racer Jochen Mass.

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Yokohama becomes Official Tyre Partner to Silverstone Classic

Yokohama becomes Official Tyre Partner to Silverstone Classic

2nd May 2018 | 0 Comments

Yokohama has become the Official Tyre Partner for the Silverstone Classic festival for the first time in its 100-year history in an association the tyre manufacturer says reflects its rich motorsport heritage. In its new role, Yokohama becomes the title sponsor for several highlights, including the Yokohama Trophy for FIA Masters Historic Sports Cars and the Yokohama Silverstone Classic Supercar Track Parade and Paddock Display. The company will present the Yokohama Silverstone Classic Club Car of the Show Award.

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Omni United launches Radar Dimax Classic

Omni United launches Radar Dimax Classic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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