On May 11, 1947, the patent for the tubeless tire was issued to BF Goodrich, ushering in a new age of wheeling. Nowadays, it can be hard finding the right sized rubber doughnut for many classics here in the US. Japan fares a bit better. We’ve seen a number of throwback tires enter the Japanese market in recent years, which is great for the classic car enthusiast. And, of course, if you look hard enough there are always actual vintage tires that you can buy (though we don’t recommend running your car on them). No matter what you shod your wheels with, it’s one of the most important components on your car. Therefore, on this historic day, we ask:
What’s your favorite tire?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What’s the best way to make progress on your project car?”
There were several great answers last week, running the gamut in the spectrum of usefulness. Lee L had a solution that would surely solve all of our problems: have a big pile of money. My_Fairlady_ZFG made progress by doing the exact opposite of what was expected, watching TV. Meanwhile, エーイダン suggested the age-old beer trick. Amar came the closest to giving actual good advice, so everyone should just probably follow his. We’re looking at you, bryan kitsune; hang in there! However, the prize goes to the most entertaining comment, that this week that belonged to MWC:
How to make progress on your project car?
1) quit your job, work on project car til you run out of money.
2) the day after you quit your job and have run out of money, work diligently to develop super-human nocturnal behavior that allows you work on your car and work 40 hrs a week, and of course develop more super human powers.
3) while you are taking a break from you’re new activities, embark on a crusade to educate on time management and write your best-selling self help book that will fund your J-tin restoration addiction.
4) after the book tour and TV interviews, become recluse and enigmatic, only showing up to the occasional car show and vintage race with your latest creation; enjoy being forgotten and labelled as eccentric and the guy everyone points at as “not knowing who he is but knows the quality of his work”…
Omedetou, your comment has earned you a set of decals from the JNC Shop!