Tag: vintage tyres

Yokohama introducing classic tyre line

Yokohama introducing classic tyre line

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

A new replacement tyre option exists for owners of classic cars, particularly Japanese models from the 1960s and 70s. The Yokohama G.T. Special Classic is being launched this summer in European markets in three sizes – 165/80R15 87H, 175/80R14 88S and 165/80R14 85S.

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Coker buys two vintage wheel makers

14th January 2019 | 0 Comments

The Coker Group has purchased PS Engineering and Vintage Wheel Works. The acquisitions are the second major purchase by the Coker Group since it was bought out by the Coker management team and Irving Place Capital in October 2018.

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North-West and Yorkshire Autojumble dates announced

North-West and Yorkshire Autojumble dates announced

11th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Sherrard Classic Autojumbles are giving North West motoring enthusiasts more opportunities throughout 2019 to pick up a bargain or swap unwanted bike and auto parts, tools and memorabilia for handy cash.

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Pirelli, Porsche Club of America renew agreement for 3 more years

Pirelli, Porsche Club of America renew agreement for 3 more years

20th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Pirelli will continue and enhance its support of Porsche Club of America over the next three years, having renewed its agreement with the world’s largest organisation for the brand’s enthusiasts. The club, which has more than 130,000 members in 145 North American regions, cited Pirelli’s status as an original equipment supplier to Porsche as a major component of its decision to continue the agreement.

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Coker Group acquisition completed

7th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Irving Place Capital has confirmed the completion of its acquisition of the Coker Group, in partnership with Coker president and CEO, Wade Kawasaki, and the current Coker Group leadership team. The Coker Group consists of the Coker Tire, Wheel Vintiques, Universal Vintage Tire, Phoenix Race Tires, Specialty Wheel and Roadster Wire Wheel brands. Tennessee-based Coker Tire Company is the world’s largest manufacturer/supplier of collector vehicle tyres and motorcycle tyres, with distributors in more than 30 countries.

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Coker Tire acquires European distributor

5th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Via its acquisition of German tyre distributor Münchner Oldtimer Reifen GmbH (MOR), the Coker Group expects to gain greater access to the growing European market for vintage and classic tyres. The Holzkirchen, Germany-based firm will continue to be led by managing partner Valentin Schaal, who founded MOR in 1983, and the distributor’s existing management team.

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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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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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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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Vredestein introduces Mille Miglia edition Sprint Classic tyre

Vredestein introduces Mille Miglia edition Sprint Classic tyre

6th April 2017 | 0 Comments

The recently-announced partnership between the Vredestein tyre brand and the Mille Miglia classic car rally has led to the creation of a new, limited edition tyre, the Sprint Classic. The size 165 HR 15 tyre features the Mille Miglia logo on the sidewall, and was unveiled, fitted to a Porsche 356 pre-A, at the Techno Classica car show in Germany yesterday.

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Classic hit: Yokohama brings back the A008P

Classic hit: Yokohama brings back the A008P

8th March 2017 | 0 Comments

The Yokohama A008P was the first Yokohama Rubber tyre to gain OEM approval from Porsche. Shortly after its launch in 1989, the A008P was selected as an original equipment fitment on the Porsche 911 type 964. This initial Porsche homologation was a significant moment for Yokohama Rubber, and the Japanese manufacturer thus considers the A008P the product that “paved the way for Porsche’s steady use of Yokohama brand tyres." Now it’s back – Yokohama Rubber announced the return of the Yokohama A008P at a press conference during this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

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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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Dealers can profit from modern classics

Dealers can profit from modern classics

13th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Modern classics such as the Saab 900, Ford Granada and Audi 80 are rising in popularity, and many devotees of these cars strive to maintain them as true to original condition as possible. This, says Delticom portal Yourtyres.co.uk, represents an opportunity for tyre dealers and workshops.

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US Heritage Rally for vintage cars

25th August 2016 | 0 Comments

America’s Car Museum (ACM) and the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) have announced that Boston will be the starting point of “The Drive Home II: The Heritage Run” – an 11-day, 2,150 mile winter road rally, from December 28 to January 7, concluding at the opening of the North American International Auto Show. The Drive Home II (TDH II) will feature ACM’s 1957 Chevrolet Nomad, 1961 Chrysler 300G and 1966 Ford Mustang, all of which completed the first “The Drive Home” in early 2016, from the Museum’s headquarters in Tacoma, Washington to Detroit.

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New managing director at Vintage Tyres

New managing director at Vintage Tyres

10th May 2016 | 0 Comments

Vintage Tyres has appointed Ben Field, who joined the company last June, as its new managing director. Field takes over from longstanding MD Chris Marchant who, rather than taking full retirement, will become technical director. Ben Field brings with him 25 years’ experience in the classic vehicle industry as a restorer, road tester and journalist.

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