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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 Vintage Tyres’ MD. A former motoring journalist and car restorer with 28 years in the classic car industry, Ben is a fan of fast, light cars and slow, heavy motorbikes. No surprise then that his garage contains a supercharged MG Midget and a BMW R65.

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 moon-and-back mileage 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.’

David Thomson
Business development manager

David’s our business development manager and American car, custom and hot-rod obsessive. He imported his ‘Rat-Stang’ (a matt-black Mustang coupe) to the UK back in 2014, and it regularly rumbles in to Vintage Tyres to cries of ‘when you gonna paint it, Dave?’

Maria Nelson
Office manager

Maria has been working for Vintage Tyres since 2007 and was recruited from the National Motor Museum next door to make our office run at maximum efficiency. Maria is planning to buy an Aston Martin DB7, although she is rather fond of this Blower Bentley too…

Muriel Colange
Export sales

Normandy native Muriel is our export sales expert. She’s been with Vintage Tyres since 2008 and drives a Series II Lotus 7 called Hazel (after Colin Chapman’s wife). Muriel is also fond of Minis and dreams of an Aston Martin Ulster.

Neil McIntosh
General manager

Neil has been at Vintage Tyres for 25 years 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 rides a Suzuki Bandit and is fond of Sixties Jaguars and Aston Martins.

Paul Town
Warehouse manager

Warehouse manager Paul looks after deliveries, stock levels and fitting appointments. Another Ford fan, he runs a Capri 2.8i and is in the process of building a hot Mk I Fiesta. Paul also likes two-wheeled transport (as long as it wears a Lambretta badge) and enjoys watching touring car racing.

Richard Burton
Online and design chief

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’s our website and eBay expert and a talented motoring artist.

Scott Rushen
Tyre fitter and warehouse operative

Scott works in our warehouse, where he can be found picking, packing, fitting and balancing. A big fan of Ford, Scott drives a Mk I Escort and spends an inordinate amount of time in his shed building Blue Oval-based ‘special projects.’