First exhibited on Dec. 4, 2013 all of the photos that accompanied this blog post then had somehow dissipated into nothingness. Given the recent interest in the Wedge and EJ Tire I decided to reload it. Or perhaps since this is an article about a tire seller I should call this post a retread of the original.
For those of you who know nothing about retreads, I can tell you I had a few. Retreads were or maybe are a rebuild of a tire that is worn out. New rubber with the treads cut into it is somehow attached to the carcase of an existing tire. I remember them as being the cheapest tires one could buy.
Although they look pretty nice when you put them on your vehicle, I recall it didn’t take too long before the newer rubber began separating from the old. Sometimes the entire recap would fly off as you drove down the highway. Retreads seemed to disappear about the time of the introduction of radial tires. Ah the good old days.
This retread of my original post hopefully won’t fly apart while you’re reading it. I have improved and enhanced it a bit by adding more photos. Enjoy.