About American Racing Wheels
The American Racing wheels company has been around now for over 56 years. The company was officially launched in 1956. It all started when Romeo Palamides, who was an early drag racer, designed and made high strength drag racing wheels. All of these wheels were originally designed and made in a tiny machine shop in San Francisco in the years 1954 and 1955. Palamides’ engineering partner, Jim Ellison, founded American Racing Equipment in 1956.
In the early 60’s is when the American Racing Torq Thrust line was introduced and it is said to be one of the most famous custom wheels of all time. The Torq Thrust is the famous five spoke wheel that is said to have started the custom wheel phenomenon.
In June 2005 the investment group Platinum Equity took over American Racing Equipment Inc. Some of the most popular in the American Racing wheels line are the Torq Thrust and the Baja. The American Racing Baja wheel was one of the first aluminum truck wheels. Even today, it still sells great for trucks and Jeeps. The American Racing Baja wheels come in either polished or chrome and is an eight hole design.
Should I buy American Racing Wheels?
You really can’t go wrong with American Racing wheels. There are rims for trucks and cars. Everything from modern looking wheels to the old American Racing vintage wheels to give that older vehicle the look it deserves. With many unique sizes and different color options available, you have more than enough options to find exactly what you’re looking for.