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Good to Be in Tire Business at Pebble Beach

Charles A. Chayne Trophy, 1931 Harry Miller Special, Dana & Patti Mecum, Geneva Lake, Wisconsin

The Pebble Beach Concours caps off the eventful Monterey Classic Car Week filled with a grand display of the finest collector cars in the world, all riding on four tires. To that end, Tennessee-based Coker Tire reports that half of the field of 205 entries at the 2016 Concours were equipped with period-correct Coker Tires, including 77 out of 110 cars in the pre-war classes, 15 First in Class winners out of the 26 classes, seven Special Awards winners and the Best in Show winner 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet.

Once a year, 200 of the most prized collector cars in the world roll onto the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach and set the stage for one of the most competitive events in the automotive world. Every single detail from the wheels and tires, to the authenticity of the interior is thoroughly studied as the vehicles in this show are judged for historical accuracy, technical merit, and style. The collectors vying to take home a coveted trophy at Pebble Beach pay meticulous attention to the details when it comes to their show cars and know the importance of investing in the historically accurate tires.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled that an overwhelming number of cars on display at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance are equipped with Coker Tires,” said Wade Kawasaki, President and COO of Coker Tire. “To show at Pebble Beach is a great honor and the fact that the collector car owners that pay attention to every single detail chose to equip their world-class cars with Coker Tires speaks volumes.”

Coker was the tire of choice for many of the competing cars on the fairway and dominated many of the classes. Seven out of eight of the cars in the A-1 Antique Open class were equipped with Cokers as well as all nine of the C-1 American Classic Open class cars, all seven of the competing cars in the K-2 Delahaye Postwar class and even the special V Two Man Indianapolis Race Cars 1930-1937 class touted nine out of 10 cars on Coker Tires.

For more information on Coker Tire and their entire selection of reproduction and period correct tires and wheels, including handmade wooden wheels, visit

[Source: Coker Tire]