Two cars, two very different owners and tyre-care tips that hold true today. A very high classic vehicle count throughout. How many can you name?
Vintage Tyres now has stocks of the first high-quality, high-performance tyre for the Renault 5 GT Turbo to be available in years. The brand new 195/55VR13 Avon CR27 is an original-equipment size tyre for the GT Turbo. It has been designed and manufactured in England and is available exclusively from Vintage Tyres. Using the […]
Vintage Tyres’ Bicester Heritage branch is now open Our new tyre-fitting branch at Bicester Heritage, the UK’s hub of historic motoring excellence, is now open. Our tyre-fitting kit is freshly-installed and we’re ready to supply and expertly fit tyres to your car or bike from the 1890s to the 1990s. Keep an eye on this blog, Facebook and Twitter […]
You’ll read a lot about what tyres you should and shouldn’t fit to an E-type or XJ6. And if you believe all you read there are apparently a number of contenders for the original-equipment crown. These extracts from the equipment section of the sales brochures for both cars prove that if you want to stay O/E the Dunlop Aquajet is […]
Custom bike builders love the Firestone Deluxe Champion. The mixture of zig-zag tread and statement-making chunkiness means it’s on brats, bobbers, cafes and many bikes creating their own categories the world over. We only sell the genuine Firestone, anything else isn’t worth putting on your project. In stock now in these sizes: 350-16, 500-16, 350,18, […]
I have always defined the love for a particular classic by whether or not it has the ‘glance-back’ feature. Those in the know will now be nodding in agreement with a wry smile on their faces, but if you don’t, then let me explain. I’ve been very fortunate to own a reasonable number of classic […]
It was great to catch up with Ben and the team at Vintage Tyres again today – I’ve been coming to Beaulieu for tyres for at least 25 years but hadn’t been down for far too long. This was an extra special visit, because it marked the fulfilment of a dream… For too many years […]
I’ve spent years trying to hone my MG Midget into a fast-road, occasional hill-climb car. It’s been a bit of a journey. I’ve been through three engine specs, including the once-popular Rover K-series, but I’ve now settled with a 1293cc A-series engine and an Eaton M-45 supercharger. Like many people taking the engine-uprating route, I […]
We remove and fit a lot of tyres here at Beaulieu. With these volumes we inevitably spot a few common, and some quite uncommon, mistakes made by other fitters. Let’s start with stickers inside tyres. Not a problem if you’re running tubeless, but even the smallest of stickers will chafe against an inner tube, wearing it away until […]
One from the archives. A very frantic blast in an Escort MkI with John Taylor at the wheel. Splendidly frantic commentary from the man himself and a drift to end all drifts at 0:58. Enjoy on maximum volume!
We are opening an additional tyre-fitting station at Bicester Heritage. We’ll be there Tuesdays and Wednesdays from November 13 onwards. Give us a call on 01869 243528 or email email@example.com for a chat or to book a fitting slot.