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History Coker's...Bring Back 60's US Royal Masters

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Tom davison, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 5,211

    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    What did most of the top customs of 1963 have in common? Well, according to the '63 Custom Car Yearbook (and my memory) they all used these unique, futuristic tires.

    Introduced in 1959, the US Royal Masters featured the very first narrow whitewall, beating Detroit by two or three years. With their radiant ribbing on the black part of the sidewalls and extended curb-protective rib surrounding the white part, these things were downright exotic (and expensive). That's why they were the choice of Winfield, Stuckey, Starbird, Cushenbery and Farhner, who used them on the Jade Idol and Solar Scene, the Eclipse and the Matador among many others. In fact, there were 24 other cars with Masters in that Annual, which stands as the definitive publication on customs of that era.

  2. 49SUPER6
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 297


    I would buy a set or two. Perfect with the Skylarks I want to run on my 55
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2011
  3. customcory
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,832


    My dad always use to say they would last a long time and they were expensive and good tires. It was the tire to have.:D
  4. DirtyThirty
    Joined: Mar 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,396

    from nowhere...

    Those things are sooo crazy looking. I'd buy 'em, too. I've seen a set of two for sale over the past year, not for too much money, but, probably not in great shape, either. I'd run some new ones, for sure. I think I'd need the rest of my car to be up to snuff, first though. I can't see a finishing touch like that, with that much audacity, on my unpainted, underfunded Ranch!
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  5. Jarzenhotrods
    Joined: Feb 20, 2007
    Posts: 821

    from .......

    That is so cool. Now I have to do a early 60s custom to put on the set I want to buy!!!
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 7,677


    There's a better lookin tire here in the shop as we speak...Dayton Thoroughbreds. They have a checkered flag look in the sidewall. I've never seen them before. These are 3" whites but who cares. I want a set now. Those tires above are also a truely bitchin look, but these Daytons...I'll have to try to get a really good shot of em. Too kool.
  7. RDR
    Joined: May 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,346


    had a set on my '49 Fleetline in '61...great tire then...can only hope the remake will be comparable. I am sure they won't be affordable, but then as I remember, they never were.!
  8. thesupersized
    Joined: Aug 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,357


    i really hope they come out with these
  9. twochops
    Joined: Feb 28, 2006
    Posts: 1,510


    Had a set on 57 Ford,the rubber was so hard that when
    pavement was wet even taking off slow they just spinned.
    The hardness of the tires,tire installers always complained
    about putting them on the rims.-------TwoChops

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  10. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Member Emeritus

    So, hold on a minute,is this thread saying that Coker's are bringing these tyres back, or is this thread requesting that Coker's consider bringing them back?
  11. I think it's a request for them to repop them.

    I always loved the look of the sidewall edge.
  12. Eryk
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
    Posts: 920


    Where's the petition? Where do I sign?!

    My favorite tire of all time.
  13. ZomBrian
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    from in IN

  14. merc-o-madness
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,544


    that would be nice to have a set
  15. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 5,211

    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    Yes, it's a suggestion to Coker's. Also, I was curious about how much awareness there is about them now. A bit, it seems.
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 770


    Boy's and Girls hold on to your short hairs and get ready!

    Russ Meeks of "RM Engineering" and the boy's of Adams Hot Rod Rubber / HURST RACING TIRES are bringing back the good old day's very soon................We have been working on this tire for over a year, and Russ has been brewing up the idea for quite a long time.

    I will be starting a new thread very very soon. So look out and remember you heard it first on the HAMB

    By the way we are on our 4th prototype and this aint no BULL:D

    Its happening!!!!!

    Cody "HOTRODRUBBER" Adams
  17. I worked on getting COKER to make a tire once. From concept to final DOT inspection and delivery was two years. Can you give an "about" time frame when we can hope to purchase some??
  18. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 14,635

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    correct me if i'm wrong but didn't U.S. Royal go out of business because of a law suit over their tires being bad? my dad worked in a tire shop when i was a kid and i seam to remember that being said.
  19. 54metalman
    Joined: Mar 14, 2009
    Posts: 97


    This is some really good news. Glad to hear it Cody. Tell Dad hi for me and please keep us posted. Cant wait to see it!!!
  20. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,888


    I have a nice original set of US Royal Masters, they were on a 34 Ford show car in the 60's. They are really cool tires.... Glad they are bringing them back...
  21. Any progress updates on this deal ?
  22. Dog Dish Deluxe
    Joined: Dec 23, 2011
    Posts: 779

    Dog Dish Deluxe
    from MO.

    I have one that had a very cool whitewall with a rectangles and says us royal master near the rim in redline. I want a set of these.

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    Last edited: Jul 3, 2012
  23. thesupersized
    Joined: Aug 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,357


    any updates on this???????? the early 60s style fans need these!!!!!!
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012
  24. 1958 IMPALA
    Joined: Sep 25, 2009
    Posts: 140

    1958 IMPALA
    from CA

  25. 1958 IMPALA
    Joined: Sep 25, 2009
    Posts: 140

    1958 IMPALA
    from CA

  26. merc-o-madness
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,544


  27. Still LOOKING and HOPING and PRAYING for new repop US ROYAL MASTERS.
  28. toneron2
    Joined: Jun 22, 2014
    Posts: 2

    from Michigan

    I have a set of 4 that were on my dad's hot rod '60 Corvette. I took pictures and sent them to Coker May 7, 2004. They said:

    "Tony, these are great looking tires and we would love the opportunity to build them for you. However, to design a new mold and produce a tire we would need a minimum order of 500 tires. If you place the order, you could probably make a good amount of money selling the rest of them off. Unfortunately, we have not had enough demand for these tires to warrant building this many. Building fewer tires would drive the cost up to the point that they wouldn't be affordable. Should you decide to place the order, we will be glad to get started on them for you and hopefully have them produced by early next year. If we can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us in the future."

    Can we get 500 orders together?
  29. MUNCIE
    Joined: Jan 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,197


    I know its a old thread but just was wondering if anything came to be regarding this style of tire?

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