Pirelli Cinturato All Season tyre is to be launched with a ‘seal inside’ – Tyrepress.com

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Cinturato All-Season designed for markets like the UK Pirelli has launched a new all-season tyre aimed at increasing premium seasonal tyre sales amongst daily drivers living in markets with tempera…

Pirelli is just one of the major tyre companies. To aim for the top  spot. I do like the idea of a winter tyre that also has the potential to have a puncture protection system inside. Now bringing out the Pirelli Cinturato all Season tyres.

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Pirelli Cinturato All Season tyre launch took place in Sicily

Pirelli tyres look to have gone for the middle option. Especially, between summer and winter tyres.Thus, by developing a new “all weather tyre” into their range, the Pirelli cinturato all season tyre.
The tyre was launched in late January 2015.As expected, on the holiday island of Sicily off the coast of Italy. This was aimed at signifying the different climates.To show, that the tyre can work well in, balancing the snow covered peaks of Mt Etna. With the warmer area nearer the coast.
This is the first time that Pirelli have produced such a tyre.Therefore, it will be aimed at increasing premium seasonal tyre sales.For this reason, amongst daily drivers living in markets with temperate European climates and especially in urban areas.

The southern parts of Europe usually stay on the mid side in winter. Because drivers were often taking the odd trip. Into mountain regions. Where the weather is colder with some snow. The tyre has the three peaks “three peaks mountain snowflake” symbol making the tyre a good winter tyre and it is available in 15/16/ and 17-inch tyre sizes.

Pirelli Cinturato All Season tyre

The mountain snowflake symbol. Means that the tyre will qualify for the countries that have to fit winter tyres.Thus by law at certain times of the year. Gregorio Borgo, Pirelli’s general manager. Said that the new tyre would target a large part of the car tyre market. About 74% in fact, where the winters are not so severe.Naturally, with warmer summers. The Pirelli Cinturato All Season tyre will be ideal for all but the harshest winter and summers, and perform just as well under all weathers.
In my opinion, the winters are changing. I am lucky enough to have a holiday home in the south-west of France.

Accordingly, the winters are usually very mild, but we can get winds from Russia that can bring the temperature down to -17 c and last winter we had 10 inches of snow to contend with, lucky I had a set of winter tyres fitted. But I suppose that a few of days it was back up to 15 c. These Pirelli’s would probably be the perfect tyres for this type of climate?

Pirelli Cinturato All Season can also be puncture protected.

This is one of the big pluses for me. Because in a fact, this new tyre can also be sold with the new self-seal technology. That many tyre companies are developing. Pirelli’s version is known as “seal inside”.
This gives these tyres.Therefore, the edge and adds another layer of safety features into the tyre product. The self-seal does what it says. Because, if a screw penetrates the tyre. Thus, the area or hole will be sealed. The car and driver will be able to continue their journey. This is really useful on a stinking winters day. When your hands could freeze off when having to change a wheel because of a puncture, in my opinion, this would sell a tyre, not just the all season bit but the whole package, including the self-seal.

Pirelli Cinturato All Season tyre

This would be a good product here in the UK especially in the south where the winters are milder. Figures show that the winter tyre market here in the UK is less than 2%, but I think that the figure is higher than that and the winter tyre market is now growing at a fast pace , if sales here in Halifax Yorkshire UK are anything to go by.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Pirelli Cinturato all Season Tyres online from our website.

Source: www.tyrepress.com

Apollo Tyres Manufacturing Facility In Chennai;A Modern Clean and upto date Tyre factory.

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A Day At Apollo Tyres Manufacturing Facility In Chennai – Plant Visit Report

An absorbing article about one of the world’s up and coming tyre manufacturers. The Indian tyre giant Apollo Tyres are now expanding across the world via various buyouts.

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When I first read this article. I was reminded of my past visits to tyre factories here in the UK. I now know that the tyre making facilities are very modern and hygienic. As expected, far from the days in the 70’s and 80’s.
The very first tyre plant that I visited was at Fort Dunlop. On the outskirts of Birmingham in the West Midlands UK. Fort Dunlop was a massive tyre making facility. For this reason, was one of the area’s largest employers. You could see the huge factory from the M6 motorway, with its massive “Dunlop” sign on the top of the building; it was a landmark that you would never forget, once you saw it.

You could see the huge factory from the M6 motorway. Thus, with its massive “Dunlop” sign on the top of the building; it was a landmark that you would never forget, once you saw it.
I was a young man at the time.  I can remember seen the motorsport division as we approached the main factory. It was a very exciting time for me. As it was to be the first time.

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I knew that this would increase my knowledge.Naturally, about the product and that it would give me a better understanding.Especially, of the tyres that would give me a decent standard of living for the rest of my life.
Strangely enough the thing that stuck in my mind. Was at the end of the production process. With all the tyres hung onto a conveyor belt ready for checking by an inspector. I also remember that mixed brands were coming off the final inspection line. Apart from Dunlop tyres, I saw India tyres being made. I knew that Dunlop made India tyres, but now I had seen it myself, it gave me greater confidence when I returned to my depot in Huddersfield Yorkshire UK.

Apollo tyres would buy out Vredestein tyres from Holland

Later on in my career. When I owned my tyre centre. I had the pleasure to become a dealer for the excellent Vredestein tyres. Because Vredestein is a Dutch company. Naturally, have a reputation second to none for quality and value and build their tyre in a factory that I had the pleasure of visiting on three occasions in Enschede, Holland.
They became a vital supplier to me and helped build the business to what it is today. Vredestein was to be eventually bought out by Apollo tyres, but before that, I enjoyed many trips to their factory in Holland.
The Vredestein factory was to be the cleanest and efficient tyre company that I had ever seen. I was always given the best treatment, and this only cemented our business relationship and my enthusiasm for Vredestein tyres.

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Apollo Tyres

However like many smaller companies Vredestein tyres started to grow and sort of left the little guys a bit behind.

They became more aggressive with their marketing tactics and as a small tyre retailer in Halifax, we started to drift apart, and I could not get the right deal from them. The Vredestein sales manager whom I had known for some years, retired and I used this particular time to change my main supplier of mid-range tyres to Toyo Tyres of Japan.
Vredestein make one of the best Winter tyres in Europe and can sell all that they make. They were to become a prime target for Apollo tyres. Vredestein had used proclaimed star car designer, Giorgetto Giugiao, to design their tyres in the late 90’s and the brand of Vredestein had become much sought after in the tyre world.
Thus, Vredestein were now making up to six million winter and summer car tyres and were to become a prime target for the Indian tyre company Apollo tyres, and the acquisition took place in 1999.
The company is now known as Apollo Vredestein tyres and some of the production of things, like cycle tyres and tubes, have to an Apollo tyres factory in East Asia.

Also Vredestein are renowned for their Tractor tyres and some of these will now be made in the Apollo tyres factory in India.
Finally, I am very pleased that I once again have access to the Vredestein products. This is because I am a m ember of tyre buying group Point-S and Apollo tyres are one of our suppliers.

Source: www.motorbeam.com

Goodyear Dunlop bring out More AA rated tyres

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Goodyear Dunlop has introduced the latest AA rated passenger tyre which incorporates eight sizes and inherits Goodyear’s EfficientGrip Performance Series

 

More and more of the larger tyre companies are trying to achieve this goal a double A standard well done Goodyear Dunlop

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1258/GOODYEAR

Goodyear Dunlop joined forces in 1999

I have had the pleasure of working for both these giant tyre companies.Of course, before I opened my first tyre retail operation, here in Yorkshire UK.
Dunlop-owned a retail organisation known as “National Tyres”.  I had my first job at was to become their Dewsbury branch.

Because we were owned by Dunlop.Therefore, we had to sell mainly Dunlop products. I can honestly say it was the first step onto the ladder of a lifelong love for the tyre trade.
It was with Dunlop that I first learned about tyres and how they were made. I had many friends in the company, and it was there where I started to gain much confidence in my ability and was promoted to an office position.
To cut a long story short. I had the urge to move on. Therefore, I left national tyres for a better job at a Goodyear subsidiary. In Leeds Called K Nield tyres.

Nields were truck and earthmover specialists, and this took my tyre knowledge to a new higher level, I Loved every minute of working there, but that’s another story.

Goodyear Dunlop

After a very short spell out of the tyre industry. I was offered the job of depot manager with Goodyear tyres. As expected, this was at one of their retail outlets in Huddersfield, Yorkshire UK. Once again I just loved working for this great tyre company.Therefore, after a few successful years as manager. I decided that I could make a go at running my own tyre business. I opened up in Birstall with a good friend and I never looked back; the rest is history.

Goodyear Dunlop

were massive influences in my tyre life. I cannot think more highly of the two giant tyre companies.Accordingly,  who also went on to support me and my new business adventure. At one time or another. Both played a huge part in supplying me helping to promote my tyre business.Thus,  I made some lifelong friends as a bonus.
Over the coming years the tyre business became very competitive and in my opinion there were too many brands in the marketplace, many were owned by the bigger tyre companies.

Rumours were rife about takeovers and buyouts.One of them was the acquisition of Dunlop by Sumitomo Rubber Industries. Of course, from Japan.  Who sold tyres for road vehicles with the Dunlop brand from 1985 to 1999.
Then in 1999 Sumitomo RI and Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company.Naturally,  of the USA formed a joint venture and merged. Goodyear tyres obtained the Dunlop tyre assets in Europe and the USA. Sumitomo RI continued to sell Dunlop tyres in other countries.Naturally, some of the different names but used the Dunlop tread patterns.For this reason, such as Regal tyres in South Africa, I can remember these tyres being imported into the UK under the name of Dunlop, using an old Dunlop tread pattern.

Goodyear Dunlop

Dunlop Tyres Europe is now part of the Goodyear Group; which is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious tyre makers, and is now based in Akron, Ohio. They work out of 22 countries and produce annual net sales of $21 billion dollars, working out of 52 tyre making factories.
To my knowledge, Goodyear Dunlop shares the same research and development facilities.Therefore, making excellent variations of both product names. naturally, this includes this latest Goodyear Dunlop product, which comes under the Goodyear Efficient Grip series and is an excellent double A-rated tyre.

Source: www.satreads.com

 

Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 255/50 R17 101W tyre specifications, review and features of this very special tyre

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Tyres characteristics and features. Tyre Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 255/50 R17 101W specs, price, review. Kumho tires for cars.

Source: specsell.com

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Kumho/Ecsta+SPT+KU31

Kumho Ecsta high Ultra High Performance tyres

My tyre business has been selling tyres made by Kumho for the past 10 years and I have been amazed at the amount of return business that we have getting from my customers. Like most tyre brands we start to sell them because of a great deal that we get from the tyre companies, in order to promote and sell the tyre products. If the tyre company is upbeat about its products, then it is a good way to build a following for the tyre in your area.
This is usually in the area of the mid-range tyre manufacturers, companies other than Kumho Ecsta such as Toyo, Yokohama and Hankook to name a few are always trying to court independent tyre retailers, similar to my business. This is because they know that we have the expertise and give the service, that our customers expect and therefore can usually sell what brands we want and so this of great interest to these tyre companies.
In the past we have been dealers for many tyre companies and we are a wanted species, mainly, because we have a large customer base and are trusted by the public to give them good service and a good deal. Kumho Ecsta tyres are no exception, and we have had a good relationship with the South Korean tyre company.
I also believe that kumho are a great tyre product and have visited race tracks to watch the Kumho tyres perform in a racing scenario. The last race was for the BMW touring car championships, which was run and won on Kumho Ecsta tyres.
This always proves to me that the tyre manufacturers are confident about their products and are willing to show them off in a car motor sporting situation, Yokohama tyres from Japan and Hankook tyres all take part in such racing events and the data and experience is used to build a better tyre for the consumer.
The new Kumho Ecsta is classed as a UHP (Ultra high performance tyre) and is one of the many tyre products that embrace silica, as part of the tyres compound mix, helping to give the tyre an excellent performance both in wet and dry conditions, this even applies when the tyre is Half worn,the same grip still holds the road.
This tyre has also been developed with comfort in mind as well as safety for the family car, and as such is a good choice for the family SUV type vehicle, altogether a great new tyre from Kumho.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Kumho Ecsta Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

 

Tyre Manufacturers Best Winter Tyres- compete for the “Best winter tyres”

Tyre Manufacturers Best Winter Tyres
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What’s the best winter tyre on the market? Here are the results from our winter tyre test

Source: www.evo.co.uk

Tyre Manufacturers Best Winter Tyres

Tyre manufacturers are now fighting to produce the best winter tyres
So the article on the link reminded me that not long ago. Then the major tyre companies. Were not all that concerned about the winter tyre trade.

Especially here in the UK. I know that I have written about this before ! But at one time the only people to buy winter tyres were the lets say “better off” drivers . Consequently, who could afford to go  skiing for their winter holidays.

Farmers and other country folk would also buy winter tyres. Especially near the hills of Yorkshire and Derbyshire.
One of the reasons ! In my opinion was that the tyre manufacturers were then mostly based in the UK. Producing the tyres here for the UK market . So, would have concentrated on the home market only

All the leading and some smaller tyre manufacturers had tyre factories here in the UK.

The same would be so in the other European countries. Michelin produced most of their winter tyres for the French and German ski industry. Therefor began to develop some excellent winter tyre products. Include a winter version of the Michelin “X” tyre the “X” M+S 89 tyres.

Also producing the “XM S100 S winter and rally tyres.
The French tyre manufacturers are to this day one of the most innovative tyre designers and winter tyre producers in the world, making excellent products such as the excellent Michelin Alpin 4 range of winter tyres.
Avon tyres here in the UK had a good range of winter tyres just as they have today. I can remember that one of the most popular cars was of course the Mini and the Mini Coopers. These cars were good in snowy conditions. But the tyre Manufacturers started to bring out winter tyres for these little cars. Naturally, something to do with the fact that these cars were doing very well in rallying.

Avon tyres brought out a tyre that was going to become popular with mini owners

Consequently, known as the “Arctic winter range” . These came out originally in the 145×10 tyre size, but as the wheels were becoming wider there was a version on a 165/70×10 tyre size. Avon also make a modern day winter tyre range known as the “Avon Ice Touring ST” range of tyres, which come out on many sizes.
Dunlop tyres were also starting to take an interest in motorsport and rallying and they brought out a rally tyre/winter tyre called the Dunlop “Weathermaster” tyres which were a cross ply construction, which was then followed by the SP44 Weathermaster in a radial ply construction. Dunlop at that time were becoming one of the country’s leading tyre manufacturers and have continued to grow their winter tyre range right up to now with their “Winters-port and Winter response” tyre ranges.

Other early pioneers of winter tyres were Goodyear with their “Ultragrip”

Which came out in a X ply size and then was used for rallying with a radial version. Kelly Springfield brought out their “Explorer” winter tyre and later became part of Goodyear tyres, followed by India tyres with their “Super Multi-grip” tyres. Of course, soon to be bought out by Dunlop tyres.

All these tyre manufacturers and many more have gone on to make excellent winter tyres to serve the whole of Europe, only Avon still make tyres here in the UK and also Pirelli have a tyre manufacturing plant in Carlisle Cumbria.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Avon Winter Tyres online from our website .

Eric Roberts

http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/february-1966/34/winter-tyres

 

Michelin CrossClimate Plus Tyres-Offer Consistent Through-Life Traction In Snow-from Pellon Tyres

Michelin CrossClimate Plus Tyres

Michelin CrossClimate Plus Tyres

The CrossClimate+ with improved through-life performance

Michelin CrossClimate Plus Tyres

This article from Fleetpoint adds just another recommendation. Hence for this excellent tyre from Michelin. As a result the new “Plus” tyre was introduced at the prestigious Paris Motor Show . In  October.

Moreover, the new model of tyre is said to be improved . Thus, by a better winter performance. In addition, which is said to last the whole depth of the tread. At the moment this stands at 1.6 mm . Of course, the CrossClimate is a summer tyre with the three peaks mountain snowflake qualification. As a result, that gives the tyre a winter capability in snow and ice.

Once again this tyre should perform at its near best right up to the 1.6 mm legal tread limit. Probably, giving Michelin the edge on its competitors tyre products.

In addition to the original product’s unique summer-tyre-with-a-three-peaks-mountain-snowflake qualification, the latest version is said to improve winter performance and consistent whole tread life performance. Finally, this latter point . Therefore, picks up on what appears to be an increasingly important theme . Especially, to Michelin .That tyres should performs consistently well through right up to the 1.6 mm legal tread depth limit.

Eric Roberts

Source: Michelin CrossClimate+ Tyres Offer Consistent Through-Life Traction In Snow – FleetPoint

Continental Tyres develop low rolling resistance tyres for electric cars – Autocar Professional

Continental Tyres develop low rolling resistance tyres

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Continental, electric vehicles, hybrids, Conti.eContact

Continental Tyres develop low rolling resistance tyres

Consequently, the giant German tyre company, have developed this new tyre. Hence, with the aid of fellow German company VW . So and will fall in line with most other leading tyre companies . Who are now making similar models of tyres.

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Continental tyres are joining the tyre revolution,

Continental tyres have achieved this by developing more environmentally friendly tyre products. This can be done by improving the rolling resistance of the tyres. This means the tyres will offer less friction resistance.Naturally, between the road and the tyres; this allows the tyre to go further in one turn. Thus, using less fuel and therefore making the car more fuel efficient.
This is only one small part of the overall picture.Thus, from the car manufacturer’s point of view. Which have to reach severe reductions in their overall emissions reductions. Of course,that are set by various groups of countries and individual governments.

Continental tyres use Green Chilli oils in their compounds

The tyres will be known as the Conti E Contact.Of course,  are now available for the SUV market. Continental tyres also use a vegetable oil made from a “Green Chilli” compound. Which is the latest achievement in reduced rolling resistance and performance. Naturally, for excellent tyre handling and safety and better braking.
Yokohama adds Orange peel oil.
Different tyre makers achieve this goal in a variety of ways. Yokohama tyres from Japan have developed the use of the various oils.Specifically orange peel oil in the mix of their compounds to reduce the number of petrochemicals that are used. This also reduces the tyres reliance on carbon-based chemicals and makes the product greener and more

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Yokohama orange peel oil symbol

environmentally friendly.
This new tyre is aimed at the very modern compact car market.  The AE-01 is constructed from a jaw breaking 80% of renewable materials. Including the orange peel oil and a nano-blend of oils, a great achievement.

Continental tyres are still in the “Dandelion Latex” development story

Continental tyres along with the giant Bridgestone tyre company. Are still hedging their bets. On the future use of the dandelion plant to produce latex. With a similar molecular structure to rubber latex. But we are still a few years away from this being used and tested on tyres that are to be utilised by the public. The tyre companies are investing millions of dollars in research and development, as they see the dandelion as a great benefit in the future.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of

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Russian varieties of dandelions will be grown in vast quantities.

We also sell Continental Car Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk .

Eric Roberts

Source: www.autocarpro.in

Pirelli Rally tyres are making animpact on the Monte-Carlo Rally-Motorsport on Twitter

Pirelli Rally tyres

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Another win from Pirelli Rally tyres.

Pirelli Rally tyres date back to 1973

Of course, there is no doubt about it ! That Pirelli are very closely linked to the beginning of motorsport. As we know it today. So, the Italian’s first ever victory. Came in the then prestigious Peking to Paris race in 1907.

Even after such an early start to the development of tyres. Pirelli started to develop the knowledge to develop different compounds and tread patterns. Hence, that would affect the performance of their tyres in racing events. For example different tyres for different weather conditions and road surfaces.

Pirelli rally tyres in WRC  1973

Consequently, Pirelli were involved in the World Rally Championships (WRC) way back at the start in 1973. So, many of the cars that have rallied on the Pirelli rally tyres. Have won no fewer than 25 championship races. Significantly, at one period they became the official tyre suppliers to the WRC series. Moreover, a thing that they are now emulating in Formula 1 racing. In my opinion the rally tyres are the most difficult to develop. Due to their demanding challenges.Having to endure not only the weather ! But massive differences in the type of terrain. Thus, that the tyres operate on. The Pirelli rally tyres have to be good in different weather conditions. Including, snow and ice to dust dry mountainous conditions. Consequently, that you can get in some South American rallies, such as in Argentina.

Pirelli Rally tyres now active in the European Rally Championships

Bringing things back up to date.  Pirelli rally tyres have had a great start to the 2014 rally season. So, taking the first three places in the Janner rally in Austria. Of course, in the first round of the European championships. Ford Fiesta R5’s took first and third place with the two Fords being split by the Peugeot 207 super 2000 driven by Robert Consani.
The cars were driving on hard packed snow and ice and were fitted with Pirelli rally 135/85×15 SA15 containing 2 mm studs that were designed for the 15 inch wheels.

The Pirelli rally tyres performed to the top of their abilities

Proving decisive to the results with the performance on the ice and snow second to none.
I always bring up the fact that in the seventies.  I was one of the guys that was part of the Goodyear tyre rally tyre back-up team, and went to many of the local and British championships. In those days Pirelli were big rivals. But took place in the bigger events and consequently I never came across them very often.
I have always loved to watch the rallying and the various tyre companies that now support the sport have given me a renewed interest, I can now watch the Motoring channel on TV, without getting freezing cold, but I try to attend some events in the summer, and will be attending some rally-cross events courtesy of Yokohama tyres.

Eric Roberts


Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

MICHELIN Rally TYRES – A look at one of the most successful Rally tyre products

MICHELIN Rally TYRES
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WRC Rallye Monte-Carlo: Live positions, videos, information and photos. The best of the Rallye Monte-Carlo from the stages

Source: en.best-of-rallylive.com

Good article showing the new extensive range of Rally tyres

All this talk about rally tyres has re-lit my interest and passion about the whole tyre scene. It takes me back to my early twenties, when I used to attend some of the British rallies such as the Mintex rally here in the UK. One of my favourites because it took place in my beautiful county of Yorkshire, and included great stages such as Dolby forest and the Yorkshire dales.
My first sight of a rally car flying through the air was with Goodyear tyres. The company that I was manager of. In those days was a Goodyear tyres equity that no longer exists now called Tyreservices GB Ltd.

Tyreservices introduced me to the rally scene by allowing me to sell Goodyear rally tyres to my local rally enthusiasts, the ground level guys who took part in the local rally scene, mainly in their Mini’s and Ford Escorts.

MICHELIN Rally TYRES

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Michelin rally gravel tyres

Goodyear and Michelin rally tyres would attend the large rally’s. Consequently, much as they do today. With their big trucks that were equipped with tyre fitting machines . Complete with a huge stock of replacement tyres. I would go along to the rest and overnight area. Of course, during the rally and change the tyres to new ones when required. Although I am far away from an expert on rally tyres.

I have so called got a second wind of enthusiasm. Hence, this time I am the lucky owner of my very own tyre business. Here in Halifax, Yorkshire UK.
I am lucky . Because I do not have to follow any brand of tyres. So have become a keen follower of Michelin. Including, their involvement in the motorsport field.

Also I  am a fan of Yokohama tyres . Furthermore, who are also great sponsors in the world of motorsport. But, compare to Michelin are relative new boys on the block. I am also a keen watcher of the motors TV channel. Which keeps us all up to speed with most motoring events . Also the tyre companies activity of course.

Michelin rally tyres revive 70 and 80’ rally stars

The 1970’s and 80’s were very exciting times, with all sorts of car manufacturers bringing out rally versions of their new models. The attraction was, (I think) the fact that the larger rallies were now shown on national TV, I will never forget when I first saw the Monte-Carlo rally with our great British Mini Copper’s doing so well. The French tyre company, were also doing very well and one of the star tyres was to be the TB15 tyre.

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Michelin rally tyres were becoming the ones to use and became very popular on cars like the Sunbeam Tigers, MGB’s, Daimlers and Lancia Fulvia,s not forgetting the Porsche 911’s, Michelin rally tyres also supported the Alpine Renault Works team with tyres.
The TB15 was originally built with different compounds, which were typed on the sidewalls in French, just out of interest these letters were. S- Sec French for dry and were slick tyres, T-Tous, which were an all-weather tyre intermediate compound tyre and finally P-Pluie which means rain in French, which was a wet weather tyre.

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Michelin have now revived the TB15 and have made it road legal. The tyres are E-marked with tread wear indicators and come with load and speed ratings.
The new tyres will be used as wet racing tyres in the vintage rally car events as it always proved very popular the first time round.
Coming back to the modern rally era, no doubt that the new TB15 will be very popular on the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique, which has attracted over 300 entrants, for rally cars that took part in actual events between 1955 and 1980.

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michelin tb15 rally tyres making a comeback.

We responded to the request by many drivers who wished to rekindle the “rally stars” of the ʹ70s and ʹ80s by reviving the TB 15 tyres, as they were the most versatile rally car tyres.
These excellent mixed tyres provide the best performance on wet roads during vintage racing car rallies. I will be looking forward to watching the highlights on TV.
Also as we all know Michelin rally tyres will be heavily features in the 2015 WRC rally events, including an entry this year from Hyundai, which will be run on the new i20 and attended by Hyundai motorsport mechanics and engineers and of course they will be using Michelin rally tyres.
Eric Roberts

 

 

Correct Michelin Winter Tyres – be prepared for the weather and look for the right winter tyre.

Correct Michelin Winter Tyres

You have only to look at our  website,www.pellontyres.co.uk. Naturally, to see what a choice of Michelin winter tyres that there is. To fit your car.

Michelin develops tyres adapted to all weather situations.Because of the highest level of combined performance factors.Therefore, this is necessary to fit the vast range of vehicles that we now drive.because, with Michelin, it is now easy to make the right choice!

Winter tyres are now made in sizes and load ratings.Consequently, to fit all types of vehicles. Of course, the newest version, which  is the CrossClimate. Of course, this is a summer tyre that has some great winter qualities. Thus, the Alpin series are available in many sizes and suitable for high-performance cars.

The Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 tyres are certified by car manufacturers for use on sporty high-performance cars. Michelin tyres have become famous for their winter tyre collection.

Correct Michelin Winter Tyres

The winter tyres were developed from many years because of Michelin’s participation in motorsport events. Tyre were developed and engineered by using the most up to date testing equipment that was available at the time.

Throughout the decades, cars have become faster and sturdier. Naturally, suspensions were getting more scientific. Computers were helping to put the testing data together. During race meetings, Michelin would try out different compounds and tread patterns. Their aim was to make the best performing tyres on the market. Of course, this also applied to the winter tyres.

Tyre factories became much cleaner and this lead to better quality tyre production. As a result, faulty tyres became a thing of the past. Winter tyres were made from different materials. Silica was the master new compound  ingredient. Making winter tyres more flexible and responsive to adverse road conditions.

Tread patterns also improved. Thus, making the winter tyres much quieter and responsive to the needs of the modern cars and SUV models.

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