Vintage Dunlop Racing Tyres

Dunlop Racing tyre 10"

Dunlop Racing tyre 12"

Dunlop Racing tyre 13"

Dunlop Racing tyre 14"

Dunlop Racing tyre 15"

Dunlop Racing tyre 16"

Dunlop Racing tyre 17"

Dunlop Racing tyre 18"

Dunlop Racing tyre 19"

Historic Dunlop Racing Tyres are not like other racing tyres

Racing tyres are normally designed purely for racing, and no compromises are made for road suitability.However due to popular demand and in Dunlops acknowledgement that many drivers of vintage and classic road legal race cars prefer to drive them to and from events on their racing tyres. Dunlop have carried out a complete test and development program on the Dunlop Racing Tyres resulting in "E" marking accreditation on certain vintage and classic Dunlop racing tyres. These are the 16" & above Dunlop racing R5, R1, 3-stud & 5-stud pattern Dunlop racing tyres. The L and M section Dunlop Racing tyres unfortunately are NOT road legal.



Dunlop racing tyres CR65


The Dunlop Racing CR65 is one of the "classic" vintage tyre racing patterns of all time. It was the tyre that virtually all of the British race car manufacturers and teams used in the '50s and 60's until the advent of slick tyres in later Grand Prix racing. Still made in the original vintage racing tyre moulds, but using modern compounds to produce the Dunlop racing 204 compound. The Dunlop racing CR65 is built to compliment suspension and steering geometry of cars of this period.


Dunlop Racing tyres CR48


Dunlop's classic CR48 racing tyres are another of the classic racing patterns of the 1960's. These vintage racing tires are still made in the original tire moulds in Dunlop's 204 compound. Like the CR65 The Dunlop Racing CR48 is designed to compliment classic racing cars of this period.


Dunlop Racing Tyre Pressures


Dunlop Racing Tyres have no firm rules on pressures as classic and vintage car weights, rims and circuits do vary. However sufficient pressure must be used to avoid structural damage to the Dunlop racing tyres. We suggest the starting point should be based on the car's original road going tyre pressures and subsequently adjusted to compensate for over and understeer, found in many vintage and classic cars.

Dunlop are the MSA's Control Racing Tyres


Dunlop Race Tyres are the control tyres for many historic race series, this is because they are all made with the "204" tyre compound and it is seen as a fair way of setting a level playing field as far as tyres go. Also Dunlops commit to

    • Mantain an extensive range of dunlop racing tyres.
    • The price for Dunlop Racing Tyres should not increase more than inflation.