Classic Tyres Blog

Formula Vintage series kicks off at Silverstone race circuit
21st & 22nd April 2018


The new year is here and the snowdrops are gracing us with their delicate, modest beauty as we anticipate the excitement of the spring season. Spring heralds the start of the racing season for the VSCC when the Formula Vintage series kicks off at Silverstone race circuit. This event is always intoxicating as competitors and spectators alike come out of hibernation to take part in the thrills of the track. We'll see familiar faces and cars as well as new-comers, but above all the most amazing eclectic collection of original, modified and special vintage and classic sports cars. 

Longstone Tyres will be there with their extensive range of vintage tyres for all your classic and vintage cars ranging from Austin Sevens to Ferraris and everything in between. Whether you race, trial, sprint, rally or just pootle in your car, come to see us for advice about what is available to you. A selection of the most popular tyres will be on show for you to peruse at your leisure or if you know what you want you can contact us to pre-order, ensuring your tyres will be there on the day for fitting or collection. 

If you've never been to Silverstone VSCC meeting before then now's your chance to be part of this great event. See the VSCC website for details.

VSCC - Vintage Sports-Car Club
We’d love to tell you more about all the wonderful events that the Vintage Sports-Car Club organises and give you access to the whole of our Vintage world.

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta

For owners of the Classic Alfa Romeo Giulietta and the early Giulia the good news is we have just received a new delivery of the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 155HR15. It is a brilliant tyre that came out in the early ‘50s as the first radial tyre that was developed to suit sports cars of the period and offer enhanced grip while at the same time remaining progressive and of course they look fantastic. Is there a tread pattern more evocative for a classic sports car than PIRELLI’s CA67 CINTURATO ™

There are other tyres that are produced in this size, but the only one you should really consider would be the Michelin XAS 155HR15. Nothing else has a suitable carcass structure to make these cars handle the way they should. Arguably the Michelin XAS is a little late, however it does benefit from being a 1965 tyre that was developed to compliment cars of this period and make them more suited to motorways, so it is an excellent option.

All things considered the CINTURATO ™ is a brilliant tyre and correct for a Giulietta, this it is what I would fit.

Incidentally it is also correct for my Lotus Elite. So here it is and here they are fitted to a set of Borrani’s. Phwarr!!!!!