VSCC Newsletter 2002

Well known Bugatti racer and VSCC committee member, Julian Majzub, has recently launched a new tyre collection trading under the name of (Blockley) Tyre Limited. The company has been formed mainly as a result of Julian's frustration with existing tyre availability which has stemmed from three vital considerations. Firstly, Julian feels that vintage cars benefit from having access to an all-in-one road and race type tyre that is thus suitable for both disciplines.

This may be of benefit to competitors in the annual Ford Trophy, where points are scored for driving to a race meeting in your competition car. Secondly, Julian's own bugbear has been that the tyres available today look nothing like those of the vintage period, having a totally different tread style. He feels that modern styled tyres are seriously compromising our cars authenticity and overall look. Thirdly, Julian wanted to design tyres that are actually compatible with the sizes of wheel rims available pre-war.

The resulting project starts by offering vintage car owners 450 x 19" and 500 x 19" sized tyres, with testing for others well under way. Julian himself claims that the tyres are better than any other he has used and he states that this has been born out by reports from those who have been testing the tyres. Those testing include James Baxter with his Frazer Nash at Prescott, Jonathan Cobb, Winston Teague at Angouleme and others in the USA over mixed road and track conditions.

An advert for these tyres can be found in the "Services to Members" section of this Newsletter. However, we would suggest that anyone who thinks that they may be interested in purchasing a set should contact (Blockley) as soon as possible, in order to help ensure adequate availability from the batches ordered. Although we are told there will be a large stock of these it would be unfortunate if a demand in excess of their estimate led to people having to wait.