Happy 65th birthday to Tyres and Accessories – and all the hardworking team for their ‘tireless’ efforts to bring us the latest news from the tyres industry.
Launched in 1946 and billed as “a journal for a new age”, the UK’s magazine for the tyre and wheel industries has rolled with the times and now encompasses the world of digital media to keep us all updated.
Back when it was launched in June 1946 – almost seven years after the Second World War began – central control of passenger car tyre distribution by the Board of Trade’s Authorised Tyre Dealers came to an end and Britain’s post-war tyre trade got under way.
The first issue tackled the issues relevant to this brave new world and articles included “Farewell Control! Now, What About the Future?” and “Have Retreads Come to Stay?”.
The magazine also reported that the heavily bombed Continental tyre factory in Hannover, Germany had opened for business again and was producing in excess of 1,000 passenger car tyres per day.
Under the control of founder Fred W.P. Carter the fledgling publication soon gained acceptance within the British tyre trade, and increasing numbers of industry professionals paid a shilling each month for their copy of Tyres & Accessories – a magazine that in those days contained around fifty pages and was a strictly black and white affair.
Now, 65 years later, Carter and the original editorial contributors are long gone, yet Tyres & Accessories’ goal of meeting today’s industry developments remains unchanged.
It comes as no surprise to us that the team at Tyres & Accessories are looking ahead to continuing as the magazine for the tyre and wheel industries as it moves ahead to meet the challenges of today’s industry and market.
Denna Bowman, Head Office