History

One of the first independent tyre distributors in the UK, BMTR was formed in 1919 by Jack Smith to meet the growing demand for vehicle tyres. Based in Broad Street, Birmingham, the 'Birmingham Motor Tyre Repository’ offered a vast range of tyres, tubes and wheels.

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Today, BMTR have invested in 2 Midlands based ultra modern tyre centres, fully equipped with the most sophisticated tyre fitting, balancing and alignment equipment available and operates a fleet of mobile tyre service vehicles, fully equipped to offer high standards of service on-site for both car and truck tyres.

With 50,000 tyres and 100's of alloy wheels in stock and race-trained fitters, we have tremendous choice, superb prices and a level of expertise second to none.

At BMTR, motorsport is a passion. We supply racing tyres to some of Europe's top racing teams & drivers. The same skill, attention to detail and quality service racing drivers expect is practiced by our workshop staff on our customer’s road cars.

 

Race Heritage

BMTR's involvement with Motorsport started in 1959 when our current chairman, Don Smith started racing Jaguars in UK National Racing. The BMTR Racing Jaguars became a familiar sight at cicuits up and down the country in the early 1960's. Our race tyre involvement also started in those days with a limited Dunlop service provided at Club meetings.

Our Managing Director Paul Smith, followed in his fathers footsteps 
by first racing karts and then progressing to become one of the top Formula Ford drivers in 1977.

He progressed up the single seater ladder competing in European Formula 2 in 1981. A switch to sports cars bought success at Le Mans in 1982 and 1983, winning the class on both occasions before our growing racing tyre business forced him to retire.
A return to historic racing in an F1 Ensign in 1992 bought immediate success.Our enthusiasm for motorsport coupled with our intimate knowledge of race cars both from in the cockpit and in the pit lane gives BMTR a unique position when it comes to advising you on the correct tyres for your competition car.

Our MD's son Rob Smith has competed in the Renault Clio Cup, and the Mini Challenge. 

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