- Feb 9, 2007
- Houston Texas USA
- '07 GT3 RS, '15 Cayenne, '60 Bugeye Sprite
++ It was great to meet you in person either way, though.Hopefully, I'll be able to drive my own car next time.
I instructed at a one-day event at Harris Hill Road yesterday, but my driving was cut short right after lunch when one of my rear tires spontaneously failed. I was sliding up the hill at turn 10 and the inside inch or so of tread just peeled off the tire like an orange rind and started flapping against the wheel well. It sounded like a total disaster, but the tire held air and I actually drove it the 180 miles home to Houston last night. Needless to say, I've already got a new set on order. I got over 15,000 miles out of these RE11s, including a few track days, so I'm not heartbroken. It's just one of the weirder failures I've seen with a tire (pics):