Tires, Rubber & Cars

Articles of interest about tires, rubber and especially tires for antique, custom and classic vehicles.

500 Antique Cars Come to Auction – Pierce Nebraska

Check out this epic find of more than 500 old cars to be auctioned September 28 & 29, 2013. The collection includes more than 50 cars with less than 10 miles on them. It is going to be fun to watch what these things bring in the auction. And… they’ll all need tires.

Lambrecht Chevrolet Pierce Nebraska Rare Barn Find Never Sold…

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Bangkok International Tire Expo – 12-15 March 2014

BkkTireExpoLogoLong a hub of anything to do with rubber, Thailand; next year will host a trio of trade shows relating to the rubber industry, headlined by the 1st Bangkok International Tire Expo being held in March 2014. Held concurrently at the BITEC exhibition center with the Tire Expo are the Rubber Technology Expo 2014 and the Rubber Products World Expo 2014.

We are very much looking forward to this event – are you planning to attend? We’d love to know and connect with you when you are here. So keep your calendar open. Drop us a note at

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How do they make a whitewall tire?

Some of us older folks remember the days when many cars came with whitewalls. The sidewall of the tire hadBigWW a white rubber strip – some were very wide, 2-½ to 3″ or wider… some were narrow ¾” or so, some had a wide and a narrow strip together and even others were in colored rubber other than white.

Not many know how it is done. The tire manufacturer simply makes a sandwich of black – white – black on the sidewall and then removes the top layer of black to reveal the white below. Check out that final step in this short video.

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How do I manage a tire sourcing project?

TireTracksI have been living and working in Thailand for the last seven years always in the tire and rubber business. For the past three years we have been working on tire projects for custom and vintage cars and motorcycles. We started from scratch, designed tires, made molds and now, production and shipping tires.

These projects have brought us into close relationships with several tire factories in Thailand, some are expanding production and seeking to extend their markets. Additionally, we have solid relationships with factories around the region, China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam.

Recently we registered our company here and are now in position to expand our business and help other companies source tires from the region. We are looking for regional tire distributors, larger tire retailers, sales representatives calling on tire buyers and fleet managers – government or corporate.

So, to answer the question… let Auburn Asia Co., Ltd. Thailand help you manage your tire sourcing project. What we do…

  • Needs assessment and placement with the right factory
  • Detailed project planning
  • Advice and research on regulatory requirements
  • Testing and prototyping development
  • Access to experts in all facets of tire manufacturing
  • Full contact with the manufacturer
  • Order management and planning
  • Full logistics management
  • Complete ‘off the shelf’ lines of PCR, LTR, TBR, bias … all categories
  • Private labeling of full lines, segments or even single tires
  • Product development of any tires to fill specific needs

Give me a call – send an email, I’d love to hear about your business – contact.

All the best – Vic

Skype: vrollins
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Color Graphics on Tires

From April 2004 to the end of 2009 I was involved with a fun and interesting project, color graphic applications for rubber tires. We did this presentation near the end of the company’s search for an investor or partner that would rescue us. Sadly that never happened. The idea is still a good one. Someone, somewhere, sometime will revisit it and do it right. To them, best of luck!

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Tire Store in Bangkok

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A beautiful and well run tire store in Nonthaburi area outside Bangkok. We visited here last week while working on our new – old designs. Vic Rollins – from the far side of Bangkok

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