This question is to Eric and Frank:
Currently the Tech Rules still state that a "H" speed rated tire is acceptable for the Touring Division.
We had one of our Pantera club members register for Touring, drive to Vegas and then drive up to Ely in September with H rated tires on his Pantera to run in the Touring Division and he did NOT pass tech. We need a clear position on the Touring Division tire requirements as soon as possible so no one else shows up and goes through this experience again. In his case it was a costly trip.
I fully understand the logic behind the decision but again the rules say something else. Please clearify that a Pantera or any automobile capable of 150+ mph speeds requires a minimum of V speed rated tires. . .However, having said that....
I also suggest you either update the tire tech rules or you provide in writing what you do require for vintage automobiles with 15" wheels and tires.
I don't want to see one more individual driving any vintage automobile show up with tires he or she believes will pass Tire Tech on a Tech Rule requirement that is not in the rule book.
Thanks in advance for your help on a written response. Again, this is not a criticism of Tech. As soon as I receive your revised tech rule on Tires for Pantera's or other vintage automobiles with 15" wheels I will distribute to the club chapters and post to the two DeTomaso Pantera web sites so it gets wide distribution.