Avon are promoting their well-known Wide Safety GT low profile cross-ply tyres, “a standard production tyre equally at home on road or track” by offering a free Avon GT-shirt free with each purchase, these shirts being intended to tie up with a new publicity bloke called the Avon-GT man—”the everyday man in whom the hidden beast is unleashed when he drives on high performance Avon Wide Safety GTs”—the safety-first organisations will throw a fit! These Avon tyres were highly successful in Formula Ford racing until Dunlop announce a new racing tyre with a tread “as smooth as glass”, like the old Brooklands’ outer-circuit special covers, which was developed for 2-litre sports car racing and enabled Craft to break every Silverstone sports-car lap record in a Chevron B19 at the International Trophy Meeting. Extremely soft rubber provides the grip, which is compliant enough to carry out the junction of a tread pattern. This treadless tyre wears rapidly and is useless in any degree of wet, so is purely for fast racing in the dry. It is available through the Dunlop racing division.