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How Have Cars Changed in the Last 50 Years?

Posted on April 30th, 2018

With 2020 looming over us and 1970 nearly half a century ago, it seems fitting to look back at the last five decades to see just how much the automotive industry has changed. From life-saving braking systems to a partially automated driving experience, it’s safe to say that new technology has changed the way we drive immeasurably over the last 50 years. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of these key changes in greater detail, highlighting just how important they have been to the development of everyday vehicles. Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS) Developed for aircraft back in 1929,…

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The Evolution of Bond Cars

Posted on December 16th, 2015

James Bond is synonymous with iconic cars, and with every film comes the excitement of which vehicle will be used by the English spy. Here at Auto Tyres and Exhausts, it’s no surprise that we’re as big fans of the getaway cars as we are of the films themselves, so in this articles we’ve listed 10 of the most iconic Bond cars in history. Sunbeam Alpine Model: Series II (1962) Film: Dr. No (1962) Bond: Sean Connery The first Bond car was the Sunbeam Alpine, an English made car that had also featured in the novel Dr. No as well as…

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History of the White Wall Tyre

Posted on November 28th, 2014

For most of us, the standard tyre is black and always has been. But for those of you with good enough memories (or old enough to remember!), you might remember a time when there was a tyre that had white stripes and was known as the white wall tyre… White wall tyres Picture this: it’s the 1940s and a black Cadillac has just cruised past you. Does it have plain, black rubber tyres? No; it has sophisticated and stylish black tyres with white stripes, setting it apart from the rest and giving it a touch of luxury. This is exactly what…

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