Tag: OFFBEAT

Klarius to the rescue of Badger Group

Klarius to the rescue of Badger Group

5th September 2018 | 0 Comments

When it comes to protecting Britain’s wildlife, the work carried out by Wakefield District Badger Group, a part of the Badger Trust, is vital. The Group carries out surveys, talks, field tasks and is always on call to attend to injured badgers. All this work however requires transport, so when the Group’s Volkswagen Golf 1.4i failed its MOT due to a faulty exhaust, the Group contacted Klarius Products, the UK’s largest manufacturer of aftermarket exhausts, to help its conservation efforts get back on the road.

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Survey reveals the – questionable – joys of family motoring

Survey reveals the – questionable – joys of family motoring

30th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Three loo stops, two bouts of tears, 11 cries of ‘’are we nearly there yet?’’, one cry of "I feel sick" - and getting lost twice are all part and parcel of the average family car journey, according to a new survey. Researchers surveyed 5,000 British families on their summer getaways and found the typical road trip to a holiday destination in the UK or the continent includes FIVE rounds of eye-spy, six snacks and four family sing-alongs.

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Happy Birthday Mr Goodyear – Bayern München players serenade premium partner

Happy Birthday Mr Goodyear – Bayern München players serenade premium partner

28th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Ever wondered how it sounds when top-flight footballers sing happy birthday to a tyre company? Wonder no longer – Goodyear has shared the musical talents of the boys from FC Bayern München. Sandro Wagner, Niklas Süle, Thiago Alcântara and Corentin Tolisso strike up a tune to mark the 120th birthday of the club’s platinum partner.

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Continental extends fitment portfolio to include horses

Continental extends fitment portfolio to include horses

1st February 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental tyres have long served as the point of contact between vehicle and road, and now horse riders can equip their preferred mode of transport with Continental ‘footwear’. Continental has collaborated with German firm turfcord GmbH to produce an alternative to the traditional horseshoe. This innovation has already gained its first award, an ‘Innovation Pferd’ award at the ‘Pferd & Jagd’ equestrian, hunter and angler show in Germany.

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CatClaw – gouging the tyres of terrorists and errant parkers

CatClaw – gouging the tyres of terrorists and errant parkers

17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Tyres have a new enemy, and its name is CatClaw. Designed to hinder terrorist attacks and the even more heinous crime of parking on footpaths, CatClaw is a small device that, when installed in large number along kerbs and footpaths, can cause rapid tyre deflation.

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Finally, a tyre for the Hello Kitty fan…

Finally, a tyre for the Hello Kitty fan…

11th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Kawaii!! Next summer, Japanese consumers will – should they wish – be able to buy Hello Kitty tyres for their cars. This too cute for words opportunity comes thanks to a collaboration between Sanrio and Nexen Tire Japan. The tyres will feature the Hello Kitty logo and name on the sidewall – in pink. A tyre featuring Cinnamoroll, a long-eared white flying puppy whose tail resembles a cinnamon roll, will also be available and will presumably by met by an eager market.

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Trelleborg tyres make light work of jumbo-sized application

Trelleborg tyres make light work of jumbo-sized application

5th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Visions of pink elephants are said to trouble the inebriated, however the elephant that visitors to the historic French city of Nantes may encounter is very tangible and not at all pink. The Elephant of Nantes, as we’ve chosen to call it, is the creation of street theatre veterans François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice, and it gains a mention here as, despite appearing to stride along on fully jointed legs, the giant pachyderm is propelled by – you guessed it – tyres.

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Falken drifts into the world of art

Falken drifts into the world of art

29th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Who needs paint when you’ve got Falken tyres? From behind the wheel of a 421-hp Ford Mustang, Falken test driver Michael Stenten has elevated drifting to an art form of an entirely different kind. The result of his efforts enjoyed their public debut earlier this month.

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Lucky escape as ‘killer tyre’ pays a visit

Lucky escape as ‘killer tyre’ pays a visit

24th April 2017 | 0 Comments

Life imitates art? In 2010, Tyrepress.com reported the Cannes Film Festival screening of Rubber, a French dark comedy horror about Robert, a tyre that acquires a taste for killing. Fast forward seven years, and we’ve come across fresh footage – but this time the tyre terror is for real.

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Emirates SkyCargo launches SkyWheels car-go service

Emirates SkyCargo launches SkyWheels car-go service

17th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, has launched Emirates SkyWheels - a specialised transportation product for high value automobiles. Through its latest offering Emirates SkyCargo will provide customers a complete transportation solution for vehicles such as classic, luxury and sports cars, across its network. Customers who would like to have their cars transported can choose between Emirates SkyWheels Premium and Emirates SkyWheels Advanced. Yes that’s right, even you car can choose which class to fly in.

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World’s oldest rally navigator teams up with 73 year old son

World’s oldest rally navigator teams up with 73 year old son

27th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Dorothy Caldwell, who lives in Flagstaff, New Zealand, and is the Guinness World Record holder as the world’s oldest active rally navigator, is to take to the roads again in the New Zealand Haka Classic Rally, a 5,354 kilometre classic car competition on the North and South Islands of New Zealand. The rally starts in Auckland on October 30th and heads to Wanaka before coming back to Auckland again, ending on 25th November. 98-year old Dorothy will be navigating for her son, Alastair Caldwell in his 1963 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III. The same team and car took part in the TransAm rally from New York to Alaska four years ago and Dorothy won the “Spirit of the Rally” award and her team came 5th overall.

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Mitas tyres help Claas tractor ‘walk on water’

Mitas tyres help Claas tractor ‘walk on water’

3rd October 2016 | 0 Comments

Mitas high-horsepower tyres helped a Claas Axos 320 tractor weighing four tons to “walk on water”. Thanks to careful calculation and Archimedes’ principle, the tractor successfully navigated the port and then returned to dry land without the captain getting his feet wet. Mitas, part of Trelleborg Group, and its partners carried out the unusual stunt in the Netherlands. One of the world’s largest agricultural tyres, Mitas1250/50R32 SFT, was fitted on the rear axle and Mitas 750/55R30 SFT on the front axle of the floating Claas tractor.

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Daimler patent – enhancing tyre grip with water?

Daimler patent – enhancing tyre grip with water?

1st July 2016 | 0 Comments

Several news sources have shared news of Daimler’s filing of a patent to optimise tyre temperature, and thus grip, through the use of a high pressure water system. The patent was reportedly filed with the Intellectual Property Office in the UK and pertains to a system that is triggered by temperature sensors in a tyre.

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Ladbrokes help Bootman put the boot in

Ladbrokes help Bootman put the boot in

9th June 2016 | 0 Comments

Football fan Nathan Whitfield has had his dream of converting his Robin Reliant into a giant football boot turned into a reality, thanks to a three-figure sponsorship deal from Ladbrokes. Whitfield, 26, self-styled 'Bootman' unveiled his 'Bootmobile' in central London with a message to the England squad that he thinks they're a shoo-in for success in France.

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Manufacture locally and eliminate transport costs

Manufacture locally and eliminate transport costs

1st April 2016 | 0 Comments

Numerous tyre makers have or are in the process of setting up factories within regions where they aim to sell their products. Decentralising their manufacturing footprint reduces the time and cost involved in delivering tyres to retailers and end users. A new breakthrough from a British company promises to advance this approach a step further.

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