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    Goodyear has been active in space missions since 1969

    One set of tires from Goodyear, one giant leap for the future of mobility: Nearly fifty years ago, Goodyear's non-pneumatic XLTs (Expertimental Lunar Tires) were the first to ever leave a tire track on the moon. Since the XNUMXs and XNUMXs, the tire manufacturer has been working closely with space pioneers to develop the largest More

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    Why are tires black?

    On the way, on those hour-long rides, there is – depending on the traffic – time to think about very ordinary things. "Why is a tire black?" for instance. You have also seen photos of cars and motorcycles from the Year Jar that were fitted with (completely) 'white' tires… If More

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    Rotate tires?

    If you have a real classic, a car that is at least 40 years old and still has the accompanying instruction booklet, then you are (almost) guaranteed to come across an article in which it is advised to rotate the tires in accordance with a special pattern after a considerable number of kilometers. Front wheel drive That of course depends on the remaining More

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    Modern tires for classic engines

    Modern tires for classic motorcycles, a world of difference Tires are important, they are your contact with the road. The German tire manufacturer Continental has been working for a few years now with radially mounted motorcycle tires in the sizes typical for classic motorcycles, with the aim of revolutionizing the driving characteristics. And from test drives More

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    Classic tires from Heidenau

    Classic tires. In 1946, in Heidenau, Heidenauer Gummiwerke started the production of soles and rain capes. From there it was of course only a small step to start making tires. In 1953 that was already 60.000 car and 40.000 motorcycle tires. In 1968 in the glorious GDR all tire manufacturers were swept together and More

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    Tyres

    Diagonal tires and radial tires: the advantages and disadvantages Suppose you have restored your classic from before the end of the sixties to perfection and you are ready for new tyres. The history of the vehicle indicates that it was delivered from new with diagonal tires. Bystanders, many 'advisors' and experts have More

  • Beware: WHITE WALLS
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    Beware: WHITE WALLS

    It seems like such an easy option: Upgrading regular tires to whitewall tires. The most responsible way is to paint the sides with specially developed paint. The secret of that white tire paint is that it really hardens beet, so it stays flexible. But because everything has its limitations, that flexibility becomes More

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    Rolligons?

    Vehicles and rough terrain have always been a challenging combination. And the worse the terrain, the greater the challenge. In the off-road it is important to have as much traction as possible and to be able to continue driving on soft ground or very soft ground. With that idea in mind More

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    Tires with a white side surface

    Opinions differ about getting tires with white sidewall 'white' again. Sometimes Westley's Bleche-White is used, in the States it is available at Walmart for $3,00 per bottle. Blech-White is also a dangerous substance given the many warnings on the label. Probably too aggressive, because it eats the paint of the More

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    Motorcycle tires under a car

    Motorcycle tires under a car? Conversely, we know the approach. But reader Rob Gunsing sees it differently. He is making a XNUMXs replica. Something with a huge Chevrolet six in line and a fragile Peugeot chassis. Because it all has to remain affordable, he thought that cars from the beginning of More

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