Avon stops production.

So Cooper tires owns Avon as well as the Firestone brand doesn't it? Or they were responsible for the remake of the firestone tires that were used on 1046 and 1032?
 
I do not understand. I paid $600 each for tyres and they can’t make money? People wait for their tyres and they can’t make money? Hmm something else is afoot
This is what I received when I asked Avon about production of CR6-ZZ:
Thanks for reaching out. At this moment in time the proposal/ plan is to stop manufacturing the CR6ZZ by the end of this year. There are no plans to continue production of the range. We should have good inventory of the CR6ZZ range for the remainder of the year, but please plan ahead if this is a concern.

Sorry.

Kind Regards

DANIEL STANTON
Business Development Manager – Motorsport
 

Malcolm

Supporter
The Nankang tyre mentioned above only has a speed rating of H which means max speed of the vehicle has to be 130 mph or less. So suggest not necessarily legit to use on our cars. At least in the UK that is.
 
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Ron McCall

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It was my understanding that the speed rating is based on a sustained speed.
This is from Les Schwab's site
" The tire speed rating is the maximum speed tires can safely carry a load (the original weight of your vehicle plus whatever’s in it) for a sustained amount of time in ideal conditions."
Ron
 

Malcolm

Supporter
Most GT40 replicas can cruise at 130 mph plus if desired. And if you have somewhere to do it. Just because you are unlikely to do it is not the question. There was a club trip to the Ring in Germany many years ago with eleven of us and on the trip back I suspect many of us tested this out throughout the whole length of Belgium! Nothing against Belgium of course, just no one wanted to miss their ferry.
 

Morten

Mortified GT
Supporter
Hi,

Firestone could also be an option.
 

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For my Lola, Hoosiers have funky sizes (too tall), so the Avons are the best fit. Dunlop also publish a size that would fit but I'm not sure if they're ever produced/stocked. Avons are also known to be high quality (long lasting, good concentricity)

It SEEMS like Avon would have an OK market size since they basically own vintage racing, at least for the canam/endurance and formula side. I'd rather see them raise prices than stop making tires completely!

Anyone know how long bias ply slicks stay good for "on the shelf"? I may order a spare set to mitigate some risk here. But it may be 5 years before I need to mount them.
 
Actually asking the manufacturer what they intend to do was an excellent approach rather than just speculating. I will see if I can locate a similar contact at Goodyear (the ultimate owner) and ask them what they intend to do.

Regards,
/s/ Chris Kennedy

Replying to my own message, I am attempting to contact Mr. Greg Stucker, Director of Race Tire Sales for Goodyear, about what their intent is regarding the CR6ZZ. Will let you know what I find out.

/s/ Chris Kennedy
 
Replying to my own message, I am attempting to contact Mr. Greg Stucker, Director of Race Tire Sales for Goodyear, about what their intent is regarding the CR6ZZ. Will let you know what I find out.

/s/ Chris Kennedy

Chris, if you end up being able to contact him, expanding your question beyond just the CR6ZZ would be appreciated! I’m sure at least a few folks here with wide bodies run tires from their motorsport “historic” product line (i.e., bias ply racing slicks). Including yours truly ;)
 
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