The Classic Motor Hub 1937 BMW 328 sits proud on Blockley Tyres
This stunning 1937 BMW 328 is currently for sale at The Classic Motor Hub located near Bibury in Gloucestershire. This matching numbers car was 8th in the 1938 Paris to Nice Trial. With its most recent owner for 28 years it comes to market with a fresh set of Blockley Tyres.
Blockley tyres remains open for business at this difficult time.
Blockley Mini Tyres Help Seal the end of a 54 year Rallying Victory Hiatus.When Paddy Hopkirk loaned his Monte Carlo winning Mini to Stephen Entwhistle to compete on the 2019 edition of the HERO RAC Rally of the Tests, his parting comment was, ‘You’d better win!’.
We ship our Blockley brand tyres, tubes and other products all over the world, on a daily basis. We use a variety of shipping providers to ensure the best price for our customers.
Radial Tyres Quality Guarantee
The Blockley Tyre Co. was started to design and manufacture tyres and associated parts for a very different reason to how things were being done elsewhere . The purpose of Blockley is to produce the very best tyres that is possible to make, because what was available was of a low standard, irrespective of the brand name and how expensive they were sold for! When Blockley started making radial tyres we must have been taken seriously enough for the Dunlop Aquajet tyre to get V rated over the H rating they had been for a long time, and so on, and later the same with their 205/70R15 size. Note that the low selling price of our radial Blockley tyres is because we had not increased a tyre price in 20 years, coupled with selling direct to the end user, and cutting out the "Classic" tyre wholesaler middlemen. So do not worry about what would appear our low prices - we produce tyres for different reasons to all other producers who have profit at their core, whereas we make our products because we are also end users of what we make, so we want things as good as can be. Ask yourselves why a private individual needed to start Blockley Tyre Co. to produce the highest quality product, if what was available was adequate. One well known brand even has a faulty sidewall in their range, even to this day! The Blockley radial range of tyres are an exceptional product, where every tyre is checked for balance and roundness and marked up for the tyre fitter to position optimally on a wheel, again something that you do not see on teh brand name tyres, no doubt due to the extra cost.
The New Blockley Beaded Edge Range
In recent times the "specialist" tyre suppliers advise that owners of Vintage, Edwardian and Veteran cars should avoid the use of Beaded Edge (Clincher) tyres for anything other than mild use, or perhaps just for standing the car on. And then recommend that for using the cars the later well base wheels and tyres should be fitted. This will be because none of these specialists can supply Blockley beaded edge / Clincher tyres and tubes, because we will not supply through them. Blockley supplies our Blockley tyres and tubes direct to the end user or garages / workshops. Many of these Wholesaler specialists also have their own tyre brands, designed by themselves, which is why they no doubt come up with this advice - these people are self trained salesmen with no engineering background, and the tyres they get made abundantly reflect this !
At Blockley we disagree with the advice these so called experts give. The Blockley range of beaded edge tyres are nothing short of the best beaded edge tyres ever produced. Any car fitted with beaded edge (often referred to as Clincher in the USA) in period can now revert back to the correct tyre fitments, and use them with total confidence, as many have now done, including ourselves.
Blockley Makes a range of whitewall tyres
The problem with so many whitewall tyres available for classic cars is the way the cars handle on them!
The Blockley Tyre company was approached by the Director of HKT Reifen in Germany, asking if we would produce a white walled version of our Blockley 185HR14 tyre to the same high quality as our existing radials, and this project led us to making a handful of whitewall tyre sizes.
Blockley Only sell Blockley Products
Many customers are often surprised to find out that The Blockley Tyre Company, unlike every other 'Vintage and Classic' Tyre wholesaler outlet in the world, only supplies tyres, tubes and rim bands that we design and produce. In other words, only our superior quality Blockley products, which is a unique situation. Blockley was started to manufacture only the very best, and only because we were very unimpressed with what was available, including those from the better known "named brands" like Dunlop, Michelin, Vredestine and so on. And we find it interesting how much of what we do and say gets copied by our competitors!
Beaded Edge Breakthrough for Bentley Racer
Owner and racer of one of the most historic early racing Bentleys, Richard Frankel has enjoyed a remarkable change of fortune with regard to tyre use on his car. Richard and his brother, motoring journalist, Andrew Frankel, have regularly campaigned his 1921 3 litre TT Bentley in a variety of pre-war events including circuit races at Goodwood Revival, Donington Park and Silverstone.
Blockley Shod Fiat 500 completes Enthusiasts Club ‘Circuit Historique de Laon Tour' on 125 R12 white walls
Laura Shirley is a keen Fiat 500 Club UK member and recently completed 714 Blockley Tyre shod miles on the Club’s Circuit Historique de Laon tour. Hers was one of nine UK based cars that travelled out to Chimay and took in the circuit de Laon. Her 500 F model is fitted with four 125 R12 white wall tyres and she received lots of positive comments about the look of her car, Laura said, "Lots of people have said how lovely the tyres are on the car, they stand out well and that they look really good. They like the fact that the white wall is moulded into the main construction of the tyre and as it has been known that the clip on white walls come off and then damage the bodywork of the car as the tyre goes round spinning the plastic white wall".
This basis of this article dates back to 2002, and of course much has gone on with Blockley since then:
I believe the one thing that really lets down the overall appearance of our cars is the tyres fitted to them. As a result I started looking into what I'd really like from a tyre and then approached the manager at Dunlop to see if they would be interested in producing something along my ideas. After a lack-luster reaction I later offered to pay for one of the moulds, which seemed to be the sticking point, but there was still no interest. When the manager was later replaced I made a point of seeing his successor (the present incumbent) but, again, to no avail.
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.
Conflict with Dunlop
As some of you may know, I have changed the name of my tyres to Blockley due to an objection raised by the solicitors acting on behalf of Dunlop Tyres Ltd.