How to choose the right antique wheels and tires

Antique tires for classic cars from Performance Plus Tire

Choosing the right antique wheels and tires for your vehicle requires careful consideration of several factors. Here are some steps to guide you in the process: Remember, choosing the right vintage wheels and tires involves balancing authenticity, performance, safety, and personal preferences. Researching, consulting experts, and considering your specific needs will help you make an […]

Which tire manufactures still make whitewall tires?

Whitewall Tire

There’s something about really appealing about vintage goods- they just never lose that enduring quality over time. One piece of vintage history that still retain that timeless appeal are American Classic Whitewall tires. Whitewall tires were once the standard for car tires in the early to mid 1900’s. In fact, the first automobile tires were […]

What year did Charles Goodyear invent Vulcanized Rubber?

Note: post edited on 30 September 2014 to replace language stating that Goodyear created a sulfur-free rubber. Despite the name, vulcanized rubber has nothing to do with the pointed-eared aliens from Star Trek and it definitely wasn’t invented by Leonard Nimoy. Vulcanized Rubber was actually invented by Charles Goodyear in the early 19th century.  Goodyear’s […]

How Muscle Cars came about

Is there anything more American than baseball and apple pie? Well, if there is anything more American than Mom and apple pie it would have to be the traditional American muscle car. Muscle cars are performance vehicles that embody the American spirit: they are fast, sturdy, and powerful. But the debate regarding the first “true” […]