Dunlop Vintage Tires
There is little doubt that Dunlop is a prime contributor to the Vintage car movement- for some considerable time there were vintage tire sizes that were only made by Dunlop- I would suggest that: with the Vintage Sports Car Club; Dunlop are to be thanked for the amount, and importantly the variety of antique pre war cars that are on the road today- In the 1960's and 1970's Only Dunlop had the extensive range of vintage tires that made tires such as an 875X105 Dunlop Chevron that would fit a historic car like a rare Stanley Steam car or Dunlop would make a 700X21 Dunlop Fort F4 to fit a venerable 8 Litre Bentley or an old 1920's Voisin C12- Not only did Dunlop make these important vintage tires, they were and still are excellent quality that make your vintage car handle the way it should.
What is a shame is that since 2014 when Dunlop moved out of the Dunlop Fort Factory in Birmingham they no longer make any historic road tyres, and the production of the historic Dunlop Racing tyres has moved to another factory, However the good news is that the Dunlop Racing tyre range is still in production.
Dunlop Classic Tires
Initially in the classic car movement post war British cars were still fitting crossply tires which Dunlop service with the Classic RS5 and C18- However from as early as the 40's cars were moving onto radial tires- In 1968 Dunlop became competertive in this market with the introduction of the SP Sport Aquajet where at last they could start to compete with the likes of Michelin and PIRELLI.