Proudly 100% Australian owned family business with NO financial backing from overseas corporations!

If you have any question about any thing on our site please feel free to ring us and enquire 04 222 1 99 11 or International 61 4 222 1 99 11, thanks

Old World Lamps and Tyres is an Australian based business who specialise in lamps (brass, nickel and steel) and tyres for early vehicles ranging from pre 1900 through to the 1950’s, 60’s & 70’s. The business is operated and owned by Russell and Christine Holden who are passionate about old vehicles. We ourselves have a collection ranging from the very antique 1899 through to modern antique 1970. (you can read more about Russell and Chris in the About Us section).  


The business was started in 2005 after requests to do some restoration work on other members cars of some of the Car Clubs prompted Russell to do antique lamp restoration as a side line to the other work he was doing. This has grown to be a full time occupation. In 2007 we purchased the “Australian Auto Craft’ business from long time Sydney Chevrolet man John DeBrincat and we now specialise in obtaining tyres for all manner of antique, vintage, veteran, classics 60 & 70 and Hot Rod vehicles.


The Old World Lamps OWL logo came from the “you can see in the night” theme, hence the OWL in the Lamp and of course the Australian Auto Craft is in the shape of an antique style tyre. We pride ourselves in the quality of workmanship we produce and being able to obtain all manner of tyres for all manner of vehicles. We are the Lucas Agent for Australia and are suppliers of all Lucas tyre products, we do “Specialise in Australian tyre patterns of the past”:

  •  Barnett Glass
  •  Olympic
  •  Dunlop

When we first commenced in the tyre business there were only 2 Australian tyre patterns available, we are proud that now there are nearly a dozen and with more in the pipeline we hope to see a lot more Australian cars running on Australian Tread patterns.

As avid restorers we regularly participate in rallies both Local,y Interstate and International, if you would like to see some of our projects, rally report and restored cars visit the "What's New" page

We hope you enjoy our site and look forward to doing business with you.




Russell and Chris Holden.

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