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All-electric Enfield update

With the planned Land’s End to John o’Groat’s run fast approaching, we called in to see Fred at Spaven Engineering to see how he’s getting along with his all-electric Enfield, the Charging Bullet. Since our visit last month, the bike has been stripped right back for painting and powder-coating ahead of the final assembly. The […]

All-electric Enfield — the first ride!

Engineer, Fred Spaven is building an all-electric Enfield Bullet to take on the classic Land’s End to John o’ Groats challenge. A lot has happened at Spaven Engineering in the last few months. The Charging Bullet has progressed from a collection of parts to something vaguely resembling a motorcycle. The plan to convert an old 350cc Enfield […]

All-electric Enfield Bullet now rides on Ensigns.

Fred Spaven’s all-electric Charging Bullet looks amazing fitted with a brand new pair of Ensign Universal tyres supplied courtesy of project sponsor Vintage Tyres of Beaulieu. The vintage tread pattern really suits the ’60’s vibe of the Bullet. Fred’s also fitted the centre stand, a very slightly modified standard Enfield part, meaning he can do away with the […]

Latest X lands from Michelin. The 155R15 X is in stock now at Vintage Tyres!

  The latest addition to the Michelin classic range, the 155 R15 X, has just arrived at Vintage Tyres. Great news for Beetle owners, but this iconic X-pattern tyre fits a wide range of classic cars from Alfa through to Wolseley. See the second page of the information sheet below for a full fitment list.  

The all-electric Enfield v the classic British road trip.

Engineer, Fred Spaven is building an all-electric Enfield Bullet to take on the classic Land’s End to John o’ Groats challenge. It’s a journey that has tested pioneering vehicles for time immemorial, and Fred’s doing it on our tyres. The pair of Ensign Universals (325-19 front, 350-19 rear) were en-route to Fred’s workshop when this film was shot. […]

Octane’s Glen Waddington re-boots his Porsche 944.

  It’s been an extremely busy year so far. So much so that the 944’s road tax became rather suddenly due, at which point I realised it needed an MoT, too. And it failed. Nothing major, thankfully, but the advisories included the need for four new tyres. Ouch. So I called Vintage Tyres of Beaulieu […]

Chris Marchant swaps rear drums for discs on his Anglia.

  I’ve owned my Anglia for nearly 30 years now.  It started as a “one owner from new, never been welded” 1200 Super DeLuxe.  I was actually looking for a nice two door Mk2 Cortina, to re-shell an incredibly rotten Cortina Lotus. However,  I found the Anglia in a local paper and at the time […]

Dunlop’s new classic tyre range — exclusively at Vintage Tyres

Dunlop’s new Sport Classic range provides the latest in handling and braking performance for classic cars and is available in the UK exclusively from Vintage Tyres. The Sport Classic comes in a wide range of sizes for classic cars including the Triumph Stag, BMW 02, Porsche 356, Volvo Amazon, Jaguar E-type and Ford Capri. Dunlop has used […]

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