Using modern materials on historic back plate shapes and shoe platforms, the new range will ensure a wide range of performance classic brake pads and shoe linings will be readily available to service the classic car market.
As well as providing brakes for the expert classic car enthusiast for road use, Mintex also has a range of brakes specifically for the classic rally and circuit racing scene both pre and post war vehicles.
Whether you have a Jaguar D-Type, Aston Martin or something completely unique, Mintex can manufacture brake or shoe linings for your car. Your classic vehicle is precious, buy Mintex performance classic brakes and treat it with the respect it truly deserves.
The Mintex Classic range is sold by Questmead, distributor of specialist racing products for the classic market.
Classic car brakes from Mintex, one of the most famous brands in motorsport with more than 90 years of race winning experience, has been manufacturing brake systems for over 100 years. As one of the pioneers of the brake discs and pads that we know today, Mintex has extended its racing range to ensure parts are readily available on a wide range of classic cars.
Mintex’s motorsport legacy stems back to the early years of Le Mans including helping the “Bentley Boys” secure all five of their victories during the 1920s and 1930s. Mintex’s links with Le Mans continued in 1937 and 1939, braking the Bugatti Type 57G to victory in successive races, the 1938 race being cancelled due to industrial action.
The company helped Jaguar during its successful era of dominance in the 1950s, which began with a victory in 1951 with its classic C-Type. Mintex followed this up by creating a revolutionary and innovative disc brake, a Mintex Brake Pad in a Dunlop caliper, which proved to be a huge success, helping Jaguar to a total of five Le Mans victories between 1951-1957. The pioneering disc brakes progressively became standard fitment on all cars from the late 1950s to the present day.
During Ecurie Ecosse’s 1956 Le Mans campaign, the Scottish-based racing team used Mintex on its Jaguar D-type. Driven by Scottish drivers, Ron Flockhart and Ninian Sanderson, Ecurie Ecosse won the race by just one lap, defeating the Mintex braked Aston Martin team which was driven by Peter Collins and Stirling Moss. The 1956 triumph was Ecurie Ecosse’s first in Le Mans, but it wasn’t to be its last.
The 1957 Le Mans race will be remembered for Jaguar’s unrivalled dominance, with five D-Types taking the top six spots, an unparalleled record at the time. Yet again it was Ecurie Ecosse which took the victory, beating its secondary team by eight laps. Driven once again by Ron Flockhart and partnered by Ivor Bueb, the Scottish team secured its second victory in consecutive years.
The triumph in 1957 ensured Jaguar its fifth Le Mans win in seven years, and gave Mintex its 11th success since Le Mans inauguration in 1923. During 1961’s Tourist Trophy race at Goodwood, and against a field of skilled drivers that included Jim Clark and his Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, Stirling Moss and Mike Parkes raced Ferrari 250 GTs to 1st and 2nd place respectively. The win was Stirling’s 7th and final Tourist Trophy and his 4th in four consecutive years at Goodwood Circuit.
To date Mintex has helped aid famous marques to more than 30 victories, while securing a significant number of other victories and podiums throughout the 92-year history, proving there’s no other substitute of class in endurance racing.
With a strong heritage and many notable achievements since 1908, Mintex has consistently demonstrated a commitment to ongoing product development.
A philosophy that exists today and helps Mintex classic car brakes stay ahead of the competition.
Mintex have produced a DVD of the History of Braking which includes appearances by the late Norman Dewis OBE and Sir Stirling Moss OBE and is available on their website.
To find out more details and see if your classic car is on the Mintex list, then click here http://www.mintexclassic.com