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    Dale R
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    Default Red stripe sidewall tires

    I just watched part of a show yesterday in which they featured Jay
    Leno's Olds Toronado, looked to be circa 1966 (it was a tan / light
    brown colour if that's any clue).

    Anyway, the tires were red stripe tires although they appearered to be
    the original size for that car, which IIRC would be the equivelant to
    235-75-15's.

    I would like to find some red stripe tires that size for my truck but
    not having much luck finding anything as such.

    Anyone know of a company, link, etc?

    I would think this style of tire would still have sufficient demand
    for them to be more available -- and in more sizes.
    Thanks in advance.


  2. #2
    Janl
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    Default Re: Red stripe sidewall tires

    In article <18919-463BFA22-72@storefull-3276.bay.webtv.net>, whaler22
    @webtv.net says...
    > I just watched part of a show yesterday in which they featured Jay
    > Leno's Olds Toronado, looked to be circa 1966 (it was a tan / light
    > brown colour if that's any clue).
    >
    > Anyway, the tires were red stripe tires although they appearered to be
    > the original size for that car, which IIRC would be the equivelant to
    > 235-75-15's.
    >
    > I would like to find some red stripe tires that size for my truck but
    > not having much luck finding anything as such.
    >
    > Anyone know of a company, link, etc?
    >
    > I would think this style of tire would still have sufficient demand
    > for them to be more available -- and in more sizes.
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    >


    Maybe something here?

    http://www.kelseytire.com/collectorw.htm
    http://www.kelseytire.com/pages/preformancetires.html

  3. #3
    John Horner
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    Default Re: Red stripe sidewall tires

    Dale R wrote:

    >
    > Anyone know of a company, link, etc?
    >
    > I would think this style of tire would still have sufficient demand
    > for them to be more available -- and in more sizes.
    > Thanks in advance.
    >


    About the only place to find them is from companies which specialize in
    reproduction tires for old cars. Expect to pay a stiff price for tires
    which often are not exactly of the most modern design and manufacturing.

    Some of the larger vendors:

    http://cokertire.com/

    http://www.lucasclassictires.com/

    http://www.universaltire.com/

  4. #4
    Dale R
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    Default Re: Red stripe sidewall tires

    John wrote;, "About the only place to find them is from companies which
    specialize in reproduction tires for old cars. Expect to pay a stiff
    price for tires which often are not exactly of the most modern design
    and manufacturing."
    ***********************************************
    Thanks, John, I suppose you're probably right about the dinosaur
    technology and quality of these tires.

    It still seems to me that if, say, Goodyear or some major manufacturer
    would come out with a line of red stripe tires they'd be at least
    popular enough to support their tooling up to produce them. Look at
    the myriad of other designs -- tread patterns, sidewall lettering, etc.
    -- there's a zillion of them! And they're constantly changing them.
    I'd be surprised to find anyone who thinks the red stripe look is
    'uncool.'

    I worked part time selling at a tire shop a couple years ago and could
    have _swore_ I saw, in a catalogue there, a model of red stripe made by
    BFG -- with modern tread design, similar to the Radial T/A.

    But this ws before I was interested in buying any so I didn't really
    pay much attention at the time.


  5. #5
    Edwin Pawlowski
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    Default Re: Red stripe sidewall tires


    "Dale R" <whaler22@webtv.net> wrote in message
    > I'd be surprised to find anyone who thinks the red stripe look is
    > 'uncool.'


    Surprise ! ! !



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    Dale R
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    Default Re: Red stripe sidewall tires

    Edwin Pawlowski wrote, "Surprise ! ! ! "
    ***********************************************
    Damn! I _hate_ surprises! ;-)
    But yeah, I must be wrong about the popularity of red stripes,
    otherwise someone would sure as hell be manufacturing modern tires with
    them.
    I guess there are a lot of sidewall lettering fonts and designs I
    wouldn't buy either, for that matter.


  7. #7
    Andy
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    Default Re: Red stripe sidewall tires


    "Dale R" <whaler22@webtv.net> wrote in message
    news:18919-463BFA22-72@storefull-3276.bay.webtv.net...
    > I just watched part of a show yesterday in which they featured Jay
    > Leno's Olds Toronado, looked to be circa 1966 (it was a tan / light
    > brown colour if that's any clue).
    >
    > Anyway, the tires were red stripe tires although they appearered to be
    > the original size for that car, which IIRC would be the equivelant to
    > 235-75-15's.
    >
    > I would like to find some red stripe tires that size for my truck but
    > not having much luck finding anything as such.
    >
    > Anyone know of a company, link, etc?
    >
    > I would think this style of tire would still have sufficient demand
    > for them to be more available -- and in more sizes.
    > Thanks in advance.


    I bought a set of 4 for my 1970 Chevy Impala....They were sold
    at Esso dealers, "Tiger in your Tank" They were made by Atlas
    Tire...The Round Tire" ...Worse tire I have ever bought!>



  8. #8
    NickySantoro
    Guest

    Default Re: Red stripe sidewall tires

    On Fri, 4 May 2007 22:29:38 -0500, whaler22@webtv.net (Dale R) wrote:

    > I just watched part of a show yesterday in which they featured Jay
    >Leno's Olds Toronado, looked to be circa 1966 (it was a tan / light
    >brown colour if that's any clue).
    >
    > Anyway, the tires were red stripe tires although they appearered to be
    >the original size for that car, which IIRC would be the equivelant to
    >235-75-15's.
    >
    > I would like to find some red stripe tires that size for my truck but
    >not having much luck finding anything as such.
    >
    > Anyone know of a company, link, etc?
    >
    > I would think this style of tire would still have sufficient demand
    >for them to be more available -- and in more sizes.
    > Thanks in advance.



    The time frame would be about right. I had red stripe "wide oval"
    tires on a Mustang I had in '67 & '68. This was just before radials,
    with tubes no less, started to become available.

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