We all have our quirks, the stuff that we kind of key in on, and the things that we love to learn the gory details about. In the case of our pal Tommy Lee Byrd, classic magnesium racing wheels are an obsession, a hobby, and favorite subject of his. He and his dad have put together an incredible collection of vintage mags that span the gamut from drag racing to road racing, dragster wheels, old pro stock wheels, and everything in between. Buying vintage wheels, especially those rare examples that people may not 100% understand the rarity of, is not only fun, but its a profit making enterprise for Tommy and his dad. Like any good consumer, the more knowledgeable the buyer is, the better deal they can get. When it comes to these wheels, Tommy and his dad are damned near Phd level!
In this video you’ll see loads of wheels that the guys have bought over the years. You’ll learn how the obsession started, and you’ll also learn that Tommy is an obsessive researcher which makes the whole enterprise all that much more interesting. Lots of people think that all the old stuff has been found but that could not be further from the truth. There’s barns, garages, and other places out there that are filled with the types of historical stuff we all love. Engines, parts, wheels tires, and whatever else you can think of, all jus waiting to be found. If Tommy finds it, you can rest assured he’ll know what he is looking at!