running on wire wheels must be fitted with a good quality rim
band and inner tube. Blockley tyres will be fitted with 'Blockley Superior Tubes'
inner tubes . Vehicles capable of
speeds in excess of 100 mph should be fitted with racing tubes.
We believe there is no better race tube manufactured other than "Blockley Superior Tubes".
had to stop supplying one well known tyre outlet for, among many
reasons, finding out they were fitting tubes other than the "Blockley Superior Tubes"
brand to my tyres, against my wishes.
A few years
ago an enthusiast many of us know had a dreadful accident in his
newly rebuilt 166 Ferrari on the road not far from where I live.
His car was badly damaged and he was lucky not to be killed. His
car had been fitted with newly built Borrani style alloy rimmed
wheels which on further investigation turned out to be smaller
in circumference (by a few mm) than the recognised tolerences
this may have part caused a rotation of the tyre on the rim causing
the puncture. The spokes had been cropped and ground and on investigation
had left sharp edges. The multi use tubes supplied by the specialist
tyre outlet marked for the size turned out not to be wholly compatible
with the tyres due to the thickness of the tubes once inflated.
After a £10,000.00 investigation it was concluded that the
puncture occured due to a combination of reasons.
the Blockley Tyre Co. Ltd. because the enjoyment of some great
cars are spoilt by the tyres that are available, not because of
desperation to make money (the tyre business is all about making
margins) and I want to be able to sleep at night knowing that
the product is as good as can be made with no shortcuts. This
is why I specify "Blockley Superior Tubes" tubes and rim bands, which
are hardly expensive in any case and are one of the most important
component fitted to a car.
buying direct, I now have one UK outlet (MWS) who will also provide service at
race meetings - MWS would refuse to sell the wrong
tyre just to take your money. My tyres are not available from
any other tyre outlet in the UK, even though Longstone Tyres and
Vintage Tyre Supplies claim to supply all makes of tyres!