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The Wise Choice


Old World  Tyres is a 100% Australian Owned Company, with no financial backing from overseas corporations. Supplying a wide variety of antique tyres.


We source antique style tyres from all over the world and do our best to retail them to our fellow enthusiasts at a very competitive price.


We have a very strong relationship with Lucas tyres, in the US. They make and supply a large range of antique tyres including tyres with the original Australian and Olympic, Dunlop Barnet and Glass tread patterns. 

We stock a large number of antique tyre sizes and can readily supply a huge range of tyres from 10" through to 37" in both Cross Ply and Radial format.

We specialise in Australian Tread patterns for older cars, primarily the original Australian Olympic & Dunlop treads sourced from Lucas Tyres.


Hot Rod Tyres and wheels tailored to your specifications are an item we pride ourselves on being able to assist you with, so please email us or give Russell a call on 1300 854 324.

Meet the Team


Well I am actually a Chef by trade! Though the love of cars has been in my blood from an early age.


I started work at 11 as a delivery boy for a local Pharmacist on my push bike (drug peddler at 11!). After buying a Beatles record with my first effort at saving, a 1959 car was my second effort (and I have since spent plenty on both, Beatles and cars). By the age of 14, I had 3 old cars in my parent’s back yard (much to their dismay) and I’ve never been without one since.


After many, many old cars and many challenging restorations throughout all decades of manufacture, I decided it was time to get a Veteran and pursued this focus until I purchased a 1904 Curved Dash Oldsmobile in 1995.


Since then, my passion for veteran cars, and the restoration and manufacture involved with this, has led me through my own restoration exercises to the Old World Tyres business - the present, where I now specialize and hone my many talents and focus on the finer details into this one area of restoration and manufacture.



Chris is trained in Biochemisty, and was employed in liver cancer research for some time but the bureaucracy got her down. So she did the “right thing” (good for me anyway) and came to work for me “us” in our restaurant.


The rest as they say is history, Chris was book keeper / office administrator for our 70 odd staff and kept me on my toes to boot!


After moving to Mudgee to “semi retire” and a sea (tree) change, Chris decided to further her work in Accounting and still assists other businesses within the region.


Gifted with small, steady hands (great for getting things out of the sumps), she understands most mechanical things (most of the time, although she still has to turn the map around when we travel!).


Grease under her fingernails isn't a problem, (until she has to catch up on book work the following day) !!