Tag: classic cars

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

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

Thursday 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

Wednesday 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

Friday 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

Wednesday 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

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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