Slots. Turbines. Spokes. Cragars and Super Tricks…and yes, there is a difference. For most enthusiasts, the factory rolling stock is usually one of the first things to be modified. In years past, it was the first thing…you’d skip on ordering the factory style wheels and just get steel units that would be replaced by something straight from the aftermarket. Not much has changed in over fifty years, except styles and sizes. Usually the wheels are the first thing to be ditched, and the style reflects the taste of the individual. So today, we want to know what wheels speak to you the most.
I grew up in gearhead families…nothing was left stock. The 1975 Oldsmobile Omega that my mother daily-drove usually wore a set of “Gambler” wheels, though occasionally it would sport a set of uni-lug Cragar S/S wheels. My stepfather was a big fan of “Auto Drag” style wheels, and ran them on many vehicles, including a lifted Ramcharger, a screamer of a 1969 Chevelle, and a 1971 Chevrolet pickup, among others. The first set of wheels I purchased was a set of 15×8 Auto Drags for my 1979 Caprice, and I’ve only bought three other sets since: a set of Lincoln turbine wheels with reamed hub centers for a Chrysler, some cheap Unique buckshot-style trailer wheels that I ran on a Diplomat, a Mirada and the Imperial, and the set of American Racing AR701 Novas that are currently on Project Raven.
There’s hundreds, if not thousands of options to choose from. Convo Pros, chrome reverse, Moon caps, every form of Rally wheel ever made…we want to know what you think looks the best overall!