Here at Coker Tire, we have a lot of customers who opt for the complete tire and wheel package when it’s time to put new shoes on their collector vehicle. It’s a great value and it ensures the customer the trueness and perfect balance that we can achieve when combining a new tire with a new wheel. We also offer authentic accessories, such as hubcaps, trim rings and even lug nuts! That means you can complete the tire and wheel package, and give your collector vehicle the right look. (more…)
This day in automotive history changed the performance car market forever. April 17th, 1964 is when Ford launched its new 1964-1/2 Mustang, a car that would be classified as a “Pony Car”. It started a whole new segment of the performance car marketplace, encouraging GM to develop the Camaro and Firebird, and the Chrysler Corporation to develop the Barracuda and Challenger. These cars were fast and affordable, and as the years went on, Mustangs were available with many different options, allowing buyers to personalize their new ride. Fast forward 50 years, and we’re still celebrating the legacy that the Mustang created. Here at Coker Tire, we love Mustangs and offer many choices for tires, wheels and accessories for restored original and customized Mustangs! (more…)
When we started the Chattanooga Cruise In a few years ago, we had no idea it would grow into one of the biggest Cruise In events in the Southeast. On Saturday, April 5th, 2014, we expected a great turnout, but when our blocked off streets were full by 11am (and the event didn’t technically begin until noon), we knew this event would be huge. It was impossible to get an actual car count, but our estimations are 1,200. All of the surrounding streets and parking lots were packed with overflow hot rods, muscle cars and motorcycles. To say we are running out of room would be a major understatement…but that’s a good problem to have! (more…)
When you think of Willys Jeep you usually think of an olive drab military vehicle. At least that’s what we thought. When Corky found this worn down Jeep during the filming of Backroad Gold, we thought it would be cool to mix a bit of military influence into this civilian Jeep. How’d we do it? The tires, of course! A set of our brand new Firestone 6.00-16 NDT Military tires did the trick and gave this Jeep a cool look, to go along with the superb restoration by Honest Charley. This Jeep is a nice piece, and it could be yours…click here for more information!
Stance is an important part of building a custom car, whether it’s a hot rod, a street machine or a Pro Street build. Some enthusiasts know exactly what they want, and come to us prepared with part numbers in hand. Others may just have a few key measurements and a certain style in mind–either way, we can help figure out the right tires and wheels for your build.
That’s what we loaded up and took to Amelia Island this past weekend! It’s one of the most prestigious car events in North America, and we took a truck load of cool stuff to the beautiful Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach. This event is what we like to call “fancy” and it’s right up there with Pebble Beach, in terms of notoriety and cool factor. For 2014, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance featured the Underslung, a unique design used by American Motor Car Company from 1905 to 1914. Just so happens that Corky and his father, Harold each have an American Underslung in their collection, so those two were no-brainer’s…we just had to take ‘em. Also on our truck was Richie Clyne’s American Underslung roadster, a truly incredible piece and a great-driving car. Amelia Island also had a tribute to the Offenhauser Indy engine, so we displayed our Lencki Six engine, as it was an “offy on steroids”.
Throughout the process of filming the Backroad Gold TV Show, which airs weekly on the Travel Channel (Wednesdays at 9:30pm), we have been exposed to a bunch of great cars. Our neighbors at Honest Charley have revived a bunch of old iron, including this 1956 Chevrolet 210 two-door post. We love the modern look they gave this classic Chevy, and it’s all attributed to the contemporary tire and wheel combination, which utilizes a set of Rocket Booster wheels. (more…)
In the 1950′s, American auto manufacturers hit their stride with awe inspiring designs that put a stamp on what some would consider the greatest decade in automotive history. By 1955, all of the “big three” manufacturers (Ford Motor Company, General Motors and Chrysler) had redesigned the flagship models with cool, new styling that sent consumers sprinting to the dealerships across the country. For the Plymouth brand, the Belvedere was the top dog in the product line, and with miles of stainless steel trim, beautiful front and rear styling cues and a host of engine options, it’s easy to see why it was so popular. We got our hands on one of these ’50s classics during the filming of the Backroad Gold TV show, which airs weekly (Wednesdays at 9:30pm EST) on the Travel Channel.