We apologise to owners of old cars for referring to their cars as “old crocks,” as you pointed out in your August issue; we intended no disrespect.
As the owner of a vintage motor-car myself, a Phantom II coupe, I appreciate how they feel, but one cannot deny that the public at large still affectionately refer to some of these splendid vehicles as “old crocks.”
Vintage and Veteran cars on the road today have to be in good condition, and so you may be interested to know that our range of wired-on tyres for these vehicles are now made with the new advanced Hi-Mu rubbers that are used in our present day car tyres. So, although the tread design of our vintage tyres is in keeping with the character of the vehicles, the materials used in the tyres are comparable with those of modern production.
Press Officer—Tyre Division,
Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd.