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ContiSportContact 5 has sporty ambitions

Continental’s new ContiSportContact 5 is suitable for high performance sport cars and for SUVs with sporty ambitions. When compared with its popular predecessor, this new product reflects the substantial progress made by the tyre engineers – thanks to extensive research and tests carried out during the development period, braking distances on both wet and dry

Walsall College students rejuvenate vintage fire engine

Over the course of 18 months, 37 automotive engineering students from Walsall College will take on a project of renovating a vintage fire engine from the 1950’s.

Sailun unveils new Light Truck and SUV Tyre

Sailun has unveiled a new Light Truck and Sport Utility Vehicle tyre – the Terramax CVR.

Teams get first taste of Pirelli’s 2013 tyres

The Formula One teams got their first taste of Pirelli’s 2013 tyres during free practice in Brazil, with the Italian firm bringing two extra sets of prototype tyres in addition to the usual allocation of P Zero Silver hard tyres and P Zero White medium tyres that have been nominated for the weekend.

Focus on Tyrexpo India

International buyers from Europe, Asia, the US, South America, South Africa and the Middle East will offer new export sales opportunities for domestic exhibitors at next year’s Tyrexpo India 2013. The opportunity will be particularly significant for Indian tyre makers hit by a slow-down in domestic OE demand and sluggish replacement sales, affected by higher

New website goes live

A new website supplying the tyre and auto industry with well known brands such as Ravaglioli, Truflex Pang, PCL, Compass Automotive Equipment, Compac and many more has gone live at

Pirelli-backed GT Cup confirms 2013 calendar

The Pirelli-supported GT Cup championship has confirmed that the 2013 calendar will feature seven rounds comprising of 19 races. Italian tyre firm Pirelli will remain the championship’s official tyre supplier as the all-action series prepares to visit the UK’s most prestigious race circuits including the home of British motorsport: the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit.

Vredestein partners with Gemballa

Some automotive legends are familiar to enthusiasts all over the world: The cars created by Gemballa fall into this category. Made in Leonberg, Germany, Gemballa cars have fascinated car lovers with their unique design and advanced technology for more than 30 years. To allow people to enjoy these cars throughout the year, a partnership has

One-stop race in America sets up Vettel title bid

McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton – the winner of the last United States Grand Prix in 2008 – has won the first race at the Circuit of the Americas. Second place for Sebastian Vettel has put the Red Bull driver on the verge of a third consecutive title at the championship decider in Brazil next weekend.

Eight Pirelli Peformance Centres shortlisted for prestigious award

Eight Pirelli Peformance Centres have been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious PPC of the Year award.

Travelstar European chooses Michelin

Walsall-based coach operator Travelstar European expects to save thousands of pounds in running costs after becoming one of the first coach fleets to fit Michelin’s new 295/80 R 22.5 X MultiWay 3D tyres, following their UK launch in September 2012.