American Racing Wheels and a history of excellence

It was the golden age of hot rodding in 1954. Early drag racing innovator Romeo Palimides teamed up with J.O. Ellison, a San Francisco machine shop owner, to design and craft cutting-edge, high strength-to-weight ratio magnesium racing wheels for his dragster. Eventually they met up with forward-thinking Tom Griffith, an engineer that was ahead of his time, and the heart and soul of American Racing Equipment was born. Street enthusiast had a growing interest in the lighter weight, higher tech wheels. Romeo’s original vision, coupled with the leading edge designs of Tom Griffith from that small machine shop in San Francisco, evolved into the world’s leading aftermarket wheel company. In 1956, American Racing Equipment, Inc. was born. In those early years, American Racing Wheels produced more than thirty styles and sizes for use on the street as well as professional and amateur racing in drag racing, Formula One, Formula Jr. and Grand Tour sports car racing.

Fast forward over 50 years, and American Racing Wheels is still a heavily sought after name, and one that stands for quality in every wheel they make. Their newest wheel line is no different. From new looks like the AR708, to retro designs like the nova or BLVD, there is surely a style to fit every taste.

2013/2014 American Racing Wheels include:

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