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Welcome to Vintage Tyres

Just like you, we’re all car and bike enthusiasts here at Vintage Tyres. That’s a thread running through the history of the company which was founded in 1962 by enthusiasts determined to keep older cars and bikes on the road.

Back then, it was all about Dunlop. Today we still proudly stock a great range of Dunlop products alongside more than a dozen other premium brands including Avon, Michelin, Firestone, Vredestein and BF Goodrich. We have also developed our own brands, Ensign and Waymaster to ensure the availability of high-quality beaded-edge and crossply tyres in a variety of sizes and patterns.

In stock we have a huge range of tyres to suit cars and bikes from the 1890s to the 1990s, plus all the associated inner tubes and rimbands.

Vintage Tyres has been bringing long-extinct tyre patterns back into production for decades. These include the Dunlop Aquajet and Weathermaster, the Avon Traction Mileage and a range of Ensign Chevrons.

The process of reintroduction, and in some cases, re-invention never stops. There’s always something new, albeit veteran, vintage, classic or modern classic, at Vintage Tyres.

Meet the team
Ben Field
Managing director

Ben is a former car restorer and motoring journalist with 30 years in the classic vehicle industry, the last five of those at Vintage Tyres. He runs a supercharged MG Midget, Land Rover Series IIA and a BMW R65 motorbike.

Andy Vine
UK sales

Andy has been at Vintage Tyres since 1991. A serial Kawasaki restorer, and former stores manager in a motorcycle dealership, he’s our font of motorcycle tyre-and-tube knowledge. He drives a VW Camper and, occasionally, a Kawasaki A1 Samurai 250.

Chris Marchant
Technical director

After 25 years as Vintage Tyres’ MD, Chris now works as our technical director. This leaves him a little more time to look after a small collection of Fords, and a large collection of motorbikes. These include a BSA Shooting Star and a Suzuki GT750 ‘Kettle.’

Neil McIntosh
General manager

Neil has been at Vintage Tyres since 1991 and in that time he’s done everything from tyre fitting to trackside race support. These days he’s our general manager, he masterminds our tyre ordering and is the go-to guru on availability and sizing. Neil is fond of Sixties Jaguars and Aston Martins.

Paul Town
Fitting expert and UK sales

Years fitting tyres to every conceivable veteran, vintage and classic vehicle means Paul is one of the most knowledgeable, and skilled fitters in the UK. When he’s not getting to grips with a difficult job in our tyre bay, Paul mans the UK sales lines — his product knowledge is similarly impressive. Paul runs a Mk I Fiesta and has a Capri 2.8 awaiting restoration.

Richard Burton
Design and photography

Richard has owned a Porsche 911, Lotus Esprit and a Lancia Fulvia, selling them, alas, long before they became really valuable. He is doggedly hanging onto his Porsche 924 in the hope that it too will eventually rocket in value. Richard designs our ads and other artwork, has a talent for tyre photography and knows a thing or two about websites.

John Hammond
Warehouse ops, packing and fitting

John looks after the day-to-day running of our warehouse and is a talented tyre fitter. He has a background in car repairs and restoration and is rolling-restoring a splendidly brown Mini saloon.