THE WORLD'S GREATEST TIRE REPAIR FOR OVER 100 YEARS

Monkey Grip™ has been an American favorite since the early 1900s. By the 1920s, Monkey Grip was hailed as “The World’s Best Tire Patch.” Today, Monkey Grip offers a variety tire repair products. Nothing Grips like the Monkey!

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Monkey Grip™

Monkey Grip might have to be considered the strangest start to a company ever. In 1916, an Oklahoma City man down on his luck with only $8 in his pocket came across an abused monkey in a pet shop window that was even more down on his luck than him. Tugging at his heart strings, he offered to buy the monkey hoping to give him a better life. The man even had to borrow $2 from a co-worker to afford the $10 asking price! One day while in a friend’s bicycle shop, being curious like monkeys are, “Doc” knocked over a can of rubber cement on top of an acid container and another solution. While the man cleaned the mess off of the floor, and from the monkey's hands, he noticed the rubber cement mixture vulcanizing much faster than usual. The man shared his discovery with the bicycle shop owner, who was waiting for rubber cement to dry in order to repair a puncture for a very impatient messenger boy. The shop owner insisted the man try repairing the messenger boy’s tire with his new found mixture. The repair worked! The man went on to create “The World’s Best Tire Patch.”  Today, over 100 years later, still "Nothing Grips Like the Monkey"!

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1922:

2005:

2015:

Monkey Grip is born from a mishap with a monkey in a bicycle repair shop.

Monkey Grip hailed as "The World's Greatest Tire Patch".

Monkey Grip is acquired by Bell Automotive.

Monkey Grip joins the Hopkins Manufacturing family.

We hope you enjoyed this trip down Memory Lane! If you have any questions about our brand, our partners, or any Monkey Grip products, please contact us directly by using our online contact form below.

 

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Hopkins Manufacturing Corp.
428 Peyton Street
Emporia, KS 66801

 

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Your complete customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Please call our knowledgeable customer service representatives with your questions. Also, your feedback is welcome. If you have any comments or ideas about any of our products or services please contact us at the following number:

800.524.1458

1916:

1922:

2005:

2015:

Monkey Grip is born from a mishap with a monkey in a bicycle repair shop.

Monkey Grip hailed as "The World's Greatest Tire Patch."

Monkey Grip is acquired by Bell Automotive.

Monkey Grip joins the Hopkins Manufacturing family.

1916:

1922:

2005:

2015:

Monkey Grip is born from a mishap with a monkey in a bicycle repair shop.

Monkey Grip hailed as "The World's Greatest Tire Patch."

Monkey Grip is acquired by Bell Automotive.

Monkey Grip joins the Hopkins Manufacturing family.