4wd ACTION CLIP low profile tyres.mp4
Brad Smith from Mickey Thompson Tires, Australia explains how low profile tyres are not just for sports cars and on road driving.
The easiest modification for your 4WD. Be Part Of The Legend!!!
Check out what Brad Smith from Mickey Thompson Tires has to say about one of the most effective and easiest modifications you can make to your fourby or custom truck!!!
"HORSE TRAILER; First Part of the 1,000 Mile Journey Down Baja California"
This is a historical trailer in reference to the 44 year history of the coveted Baja 1000 off-road race. This material will be available in both English and Spanish and is not for profit, distribution or sale. It is a gift to generations of children who might wonder how men and women survived racing in the wild and rugged terrain across 1,000 of desert without the aid of GPS, cellular telephones, paved roads and scare supplies of fuel and food.
Wide Tyres Shake Up Indy
For the 1963 Indy 500 Mickey designed and built three new, much lighter cars -- one was built completely out of titanium. But the most important great leap forward was the tyres. Most tyres running then used a narrow tyre tread with a hard rubber compound. This was impractical for Mickey's lighter, low slung racers so he designed a soft compound three times the width with a lower profile and organised Firestone to make the tyres. Mickey's unique wider, softer tyre became the forerunner of today's passenger tyres. But in 1963 Mickey's revolutionary tyres created havoc with the technical committee and the other drivers at the Indy 500. When the other Indy 500 drivers saw the wider, softer tyres they said Mickey had an unfair advantage. Some drivers threatened to strike. Due to the complaints from drivers Firestone switched the formula back to the harder compound. The trouble was no-one told Mickey and the situation became dangerous - the lighter cars needed the softer compound to drive safely. So Mickey's lighter cars with the hard tyres slid, spun and crashed all over the track. With his usual "never give up" attitude, Mickey began designing and building new ideas into two new cars for the next Indy 500.