The latest Pirelli Collezione tyre targets owners of the legendary Mini. The tyre is produced for the many versions of the classic Mini, including the cars built under licence by Innocenti; Pirelli has recreated the Cinturato CN54, originally launched in 1972, in the size 145/70 R12. The manufacturer’s vintage tyre range is designed for iconic cars built between 1950 and 1980, uniting vintage looks and modern technology. Read more about the history of Mini tyres on Tyrepress and WhatTyre.
Yokohama returned as official tyre partner to The Classic, the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival hosted by Silverstone, this year. The tyre manufacturer, whose flagship Advan range has wide-ranging motorsport and classic car models and fitments, welcomed both classic car enthusiasts and families to the event, presenting a range of eye-catching rare vehicles at its stand and co-hosting the Chelsea FC Skills Zone. The football club held football skill sessions for 250 children with coaching by the Chelsea FC Foundation and giveaways and prizes. Action from the track is making it to TV screens this week on ITV4, with highlights broadcast tonight (11 August) at 8pm and on Thursday (12 August) at the same time and channel.
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.
Pirelli’s Stella Bianca – which translate’s as “White Star” – is synonymous with the golden age of motor racing. In 1950, Giuseppe Farina won the first race of the first Formula 1 Championship in his Alfa Romeo fitted with the tyre. The replica tyre returned to Silverstone this year to mark the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, complete with a little white star on the sidewall: a motif shared with the road-going tyres that carried the same name. The Pirelli Stella Bianca will now enjoy a permanent place in Silverstone history, as the F1 tyre supplier donated the tyre to the new Silverstone Experience museum.
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.”
Visitors to Autosport International earlier this month were able to take a good look at the recently launched range of Yokohama tyres for classic cars. Some even caught a glimpse of rally legend Paddy Hopkirk at the Yokohama stand. During his visit, Hopkirk was joined by a replica of the Mini Cooper S he drove […]
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.
The latest tyre test from Auto Bild Klassik sets out to determine whether “classic tyres with today’s technology can make the driving behaviour of yesterday’s sports cars even more dynamic and, most importantly, safer.” To do this, the German magazine’s test team fitted eight 185 R15 (today’s 185/80 R15) classic car tyre brands to a 1960s Austin Healy 3000.
Apollo Vredestein’s UK operation has announced its partnership with British Jaguar E-Type specialist Eagle E-Types. The company’s range of handcrafted models, famous worldwide, run on Vredestein high performance tyres, which the tyre brand says reflects its classic car heritage and “sensitivity for that market’s unique demands…coupled with its focus on contemporary performance.”
The 2019 edition of Autopromotec now includes a “Hybrid & ADAS Village”. This space will be exclusively devoted to showcasing latest generation ADAS safety systems for hybrid cars and will be organised in collaboration with Quattroruote Professional.
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.
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.