Yokohama has become the official rear tyre supplier for the British Trials and Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA) Sporting Trials series. The manufacturer will supply the G.T. Special Classic Y350 in size 165/80R15 to competitors; Yokohama says the tyre blends “vintage appearance with cutting-edge tyre technologies.” Yokohama calls the series “a unique test of driver control, with entrants having to perfect a challenging mix of momentum, throttle control and choice of driving line.”
The Pirelli Collezione range of tyres for cars built between 1930 and 2000 has grown with a recreated Cinturato CA67 in size 155 R13 and Cinturato CN36 in 165 R13 for the Sport Spider and Sport Coupé versions of the Fiat 850 and Fiat 124. Pirelli will further expand the CN36 line-up next year with a new dimension for cars such as the Mercedes W113, W123, W126, the Alfa Romeo Montreal and Fiat Dino 2000.
The market for classic car tyres is a small but profitable one, with some vehicle owners prepared to pay three or four times the price of a regular tyre for a fitment that looks the part. Several major tyre brands now offer classic lines; these are either past products brought up to date with modern compounds and/or construction or newly-developed tyres featuring period treads. But how do these tyres compare with modern standard tyres? To find out, Auto Bild Klassik has tested three classic tyres – the Michelin XAS, Vredestein Sprint Classic and Dunlop Sport Classic – against four modern counterparts.
Avon Tyres are featured as part of a faithful restoration of a motorcycle previously ridden by stunt performer Evel Knievel. The 1968-spec ‘American Eagle’ Laverda, a bike on which Knievel made a host of jumps during the late 1960s and early 1970s, has gone on display at the Evel Knievel Museum in Topeka, Kansas. The restored Laverda was formally rolled into the museum on Friday, 6 November, where it was placed alongside other iconic items, such as Knievel’s original Mack Truck. It will remain on show for a period of two years, prior to being returned to the owner.
Coker Tire Company, the world’s largest supplier of collector vehicle tyres and wheels, has expanded its product line with the addition of Dunlop Sport Classic radial tyres. Coker Tire described the range as “an excellent option for vintage European sports cars and some classic American muscle cars from the 1950s through the 1980s”.
Coker Tire Company, the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of collector vehicle tyres and wheels, has expanded its product line with the addition of Avon Tyres. According to the company, Coker Tire brought on the “distinguished British brand as an excellent option for European sports cars and vintage American trucks from the 1940s to the 1980s.”
It’s not just the car that’s grown. This August Mini officially began celebrating the iconic marque’s 60th anniversary. We at Tyres & Accessories wanted to join in with the celebrations by sharing a couple of interesting points about how the Mini’s tyres have evolved over the last 60 years.
Yokohama returned to its racing roots during the last weekend in July as the official tyre partner to the Silverstone Classic. Already billed as the world’s largest classic motor racing festival, this year’s Silverstone Classic attracted record crowds of more than 109,000, a substantial increase on previous years, giving Yokohama a significant boost to its brand profile among motor racing and classic car fans alike.
Japanese tyre manufacturer, Yokohama, returns to the Silverstone Classic for its second year as the official tyre partner. Over 100,000 people are expected to attend the motorsport and classic car event from 26–28 July.