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Pirelli Stella Bianca

Pirelli Stella Bianca
No, this isn’t fake news or a misprint: More than half a century after producing its last cross-ply car tyre and electing to exclusively focus upon radial construction in this segment, Pirelli is once again making cross-ply tyres for classic cars. The Pirelli Stella Bianca is back.
Published on 31/10/2018

Borrani wheels

Borrani Wheels on their way to Portimao
We just received some Borrani wheels that I am taking down to Portimao race meeting. They will be going on a Frazer Nash that is racing this weekend.
Published on 10/10/2018

Lotus Elite

Castlecombe in the mighty Lotus Elite
I had a great time racing at Castlecombe in the mighty Lotus Elite this weekend.
Published on 10/10/2018

XK120 Tyres

Excitingly we have received some test tyres for the rerelease of the 345/35R15 Cinturato P7 from PIRELLI. It seemed that the best thing to do was pop down and see Harry Metcalf at Harry’s Garage so that he could test the tyres for us and here is the reply we have had from Harry.
Published on 08/10/2018

Countach Vintage Tyres

Excitingly we have received some test tyres for the rerelease of the 345/35R15 Cinturato P7 from PIRELLI. It seemed that the best thing to do was pop down and see Harry Metcalf at Harry’s Garage so that he could test the tyres for us and here is the reply we have had from Harry.
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Published on 15/08/2018

The perfect tyre for a Wolseley 1500

PIRELLI and Michelin have made a new tyre for the 1500 cars. When the Wolseley 1500 first came out it was fitted with 500X14 tyres, which nobody makes any more. There are a couple of 500/520X14 crossply tyres, neither of which I would encourage you to fit and sadly the Dunlop 520X14 is no longer made.
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Published on 15/05/2018

White Wall Jaguar Tyres

I have just been asked to quote for white wall tyres and thought it might be interesting to publish them. The reason being I'm a complete snob when it comes to fitting white walls on cars like Jaguars and I honestly tried to hold back from giving my full opinion.
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Published on 04/05/2018

Silverstone race circuit

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.
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Published on 06/03/2018

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.
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Published on 16/02/2018

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

Formula Vintage series kicks off
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.
Published on 01/02/2017

Santa Delivers for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta!

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 ™
Published on 01/02/2017

Maserati Ghibli Tyre

I'm hoping you might be able to help me out with some anorak work, I'm wanting to clarify a date that i can't find in my reference books.
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Published on 14/11/2017

Classic Alfa Tyres

Currently the availability of Classic Alfa tyres is exceptional and as good as it ever has been.
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Published on 18/10/2017

Inter Classic in Brussel

Went to Inter Classic in Brussel. I was amazed how many Early 911 s and Porsche 356 cars were there.
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Published on 22/09/2017

Citroen Traction Avant Tyres

It is because of Citroen's original designs that these classics are still very collectable cars, and it is because of this popularity that the volumes of Classic Citroen tyre sales have been good, enabling us to deliver these special offers on sets of tyres for your Classic Citroen.
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Published on 23/08/2017

Classic Traction Avant Citroen Tyres

It is worth pointing out that for some considerable time Michelin were the major shareholders in the Citroen, which shows in the tyres Citroen have fitted since the '30s. Michelin has been a major innovator in tyre design over the years, and much of this has come to market in conjunction with Citroens innovative car design.
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Published on 01/08/2017

240/55 VR 415 Tyres

Here is a few quotes from a forum tread about tyres shipped to USA for Ferraris (http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/365-gt4-2-2-400-412/542707-240-55vr415.html)
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Published on 01/07/2017

185/70 R 13 Tyres

This week's excitement was Car SOS (now nicknamed car Sausage) had a Sunbeam Alpine series 1 in for restoration. Early Alpines left the factory with 560X13 crossply tyres which are not currently produced as a sports car tyre. We only ever sell the 560X13 Camac, but it's not a sports car tyre.
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Published on 01/02/2017