Dunlop's were the other brand he was fanatical about when it came to tires... told him my BFG's would smoke his Bridgestone's and Dunlop's any day of the week!...boy, you wanna see fireworks and cursing elevated to an art form.. just pizz off a Scotsman!...‚
Originally Posted by nthach
Traditionally, British cars came with Dunlop while the French and Germans used Michelin and Conti respectively. The Americans were interchangable between Goodyear/BFG/Uniroyal/Firestone and the Japanese used Bridgestone or Yokohama. Racing sponsorships were different. I think the 1970s -1980s was when things gotten weird - the Japanese licensed the Dunlop name(or Dunlop set up shop in Japan because of Honda and the motorbike), Pirelli earned fitments from BMW, Mercedes and Jaguar. Porsche and Ferrari were using Bridgestone who would become an F1 tire supplier. Honda was proudly installing Michelin from the factory on the Accord.