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The Firestone Dragster Cheater Slick 1000-15 2 1/4 Inch Whitewall is a popular 15 inch Pie Crust Slick by Coker Tire. The pie crust slicks, named so after its appearance was made necessary because they were wide treads recapped onto passenger car or truck tires. The true, Inglewood Pos-A-Traction slicks, for instance, had 10" treads on 7" wide carcasses. The pie crust ribs were trusses to support that overhanging tread. Once tire manufacturers started making new carcasses designed for the wide tread, there was no more need for those trusses. All later pie crust tires have those notches for decoration, they serve no purpose. Coker's Pie Crust Slicks can be ordered online through Amazon.com. Click here to check price and availability.
The cheater slicks got its name after a minimal amount of grooves was engraved in the tire, solely put there to make it street legal and satisfy the law. The Firestone Dragster Cheater Slick 820-16 1-7/8 Inch Whitewall is a popular 16 inch Whitewall cheater slick by Coker Tire. Coker's cheater slicks are available online through Amazon.com. Click here to check price and availability.
Nothing can take away the coolness of a traditional whitewall pie crust slick. Coker's Firestone slicks are also available with a solid Blackwall if you prefer that. Click here to check price and availability for the Firestone Dragster Cheater Slick 1000-16 Blackwall on Amazon.com.
A photo of "Coney Island Ralph Landolfi"'s Willys gasser taken at Island Dragway in Great Meadows, New Jersey circa 1963. Ralph is running Torq-Thrust wheels and Blackwall pie crust slicks. Photo from The Greg Palen Photo Collection.
An A/AA altered Fiat photographed at Island Dragway in 1963. The Fiat is running Blackwall pie crust slicks. Photo from The Greg Palen Photo Collection.
A homebuilt slingshot dragster photographed at Island Dragway in the 1960s. The dragster is running American Racing Torq-Thrust wheels and Blackwall pie crust slicks. Photo from The Greg Palen Photo Collection.
Another slingshot dragster that Greg photographed at Island Dragway in the 1960s. The rear wheels are running American Racing Torq-Thrust mags and Blackwall pie crust slicks. Photo from The Greg Palen Photo Collection.
Bob Nordskog's 1963 Chevrolet Corvette was restyled by Barris Kustoms in 1963. Used both on the street and the strip, Nordskog ran Dayton wire wheels on the street. American Racing Torq-Thrust wheels were used for drag strip racing. The racing mags ran Blackwall pie crust slicks in the rear.
Bob Hagerty's 1931 Ford Model A Tudor Sedan of Wheaton, Maryland. Bob, who was a member of the Coach Masters of Wheaton, built the car himself. The build took two years, and it was completed in 1964, featuring M&H Slicks. Bob's tudor was shown on the East Coast as "Jade East."
Barely Legal. Per Thoren's 1928 Ford Model A roadster of Sweden. In 2008 the radical roadster was running 8x15" magnesium Torq-Thrust wheels with M/T 8.20-15 slicks. Up front he ran spindle-mounted Radir 3-18 wheels with Firestone Deluxe Champion 4.00-18 Cycle Tires. Photo by Sondre Kvipt - Kustomrama.

The pie crust slicks, named so after its appearance was made necessary because they were wide treads recapped onto passenger car or truck tires. The true, Inglewood Pos-A-Traction slicks, for instance, had 10" treads on 7" wide carcasses. The pie crust ribs were trusses to support that overhanging tread. Once tire manufacturers started making new carcasses designed for the wide tread, there was no more need for those trusses. All later pie crust tires have those notches for decoration, they serve no purpose.


Available Models and Sizes:

Coker Tire offers a wide range of nostalgia slicks through their Amazon.com outlet. Coker's slicks are available in these models and sizes:


Firestone Blackwall Pie Crust Cheater Slicks:

15 Inch Sizes:


16 Inch Sizes:


Firestone Whitewall Pie Crust Cheater Slicks:

15 Inch Sizes:


16 Inch Sizes:


Cars featuring Blackwall pie crust slicks

Per Thoren's 1928 Ford Model A Roadster - Barely Legal
Bob Nordskog's 1963 Chevrolet Corvette - Asteroid




 

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