Posts tagged Bassett wheels

After destroying the replica Firestone Wide Ovals at the first track session I raced a couple of events on Cooper Cobra radials but they were hopeless on the track. I couldn’t find any 15" performance tires with the sidewall height I was looking for until I found that Hoosier made 15" vintage race tires in the sizes originally used on the racing Mustangs in 1967-68 - they’re great looking period-correct race tires. I had them mounted on lightweight Bassett steel wheels, 7" width on the front, 8" rear. The soft compound Hoosier racing tires (#44286 front/44306 rear) made a massive difference on the track - I couldn’t believe how much grip I had going into the corners.