Time really flies. It seems like I’d just stuffed four new 20th Anniversary caps into the centers of my trusty old set of Cragar SS wheels when the announcement arrived stating Cragar 50th Anniversary caps were now available.
Whether it’s for a brand-new car or a used one that’s new to you, the first things to make it cool are to set the stance and then slap on a new set of wheels and tires. And this was, and still is, a universal truth; whether the year was 1966 or it’s something a guy wants to do to his car tomorrow.
That said, I think the time has come for us to pay tribute to what has to be the greatest all-time custom wheel design ever, the five-spoke mag. And what better thing to do than take a little trip back through time and review what I think are some of the custom wheel industry’s all-time greatest five-spoke design variations.
One more thing. I’d like to wish the Cragar SS a big, happy 50th birthday and congratulations for surviving one-half a century in an environment where most don’t last a year. Remember those goofy spinner hubcaps Sprewell Racing used to sell ... didn’t think so.