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From Mini to Maxi: six decades of Mini tyres

From Mini to Maxi: six decades of Mini tyres

8th August 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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Yokohama celebrates 30 years in the UK at classic motor racing festival

Yokohama celebrates 30 years in the UK at classic motor racing festival

5th August 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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Yokohama set for rocking and racing at the Silverstone Classic

Yokohama set for rocking and racing at the Silverstone Classic

25th July 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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Original look, new technology – Auto Bild tests tyres for older sports cars

Original look, new technology – Auto Bild tests tyres for older sports cars

19th July 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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Vredestein tyres fitted on Eagle E-types models

Vredestein tyres fitted on Eagle E-types models

26th June 2019 | 0 Comments

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.”

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Autopromotec adds Hybrid and ADAS village

Autopromotec adds Hybrid and ADAS village

14th May 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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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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