Inspired examples of OEM wheels on the “wrong” car! v.2:

Another Ranger on Mustang wheels:

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Pontiac GTA wheels on a Camaro:

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Cobra wheels on a 5.0 powered Fairmont:

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Mercedes wheels on this VW Passat:

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X5 wheels on a MK4 Golf:

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C5 Y2K Corvette wheels on a Chevy Impala wagon:Image

Dodge Challenger on Viper Reps:

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Alphards on a MK5 Jetta:

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\Mercedes W123 on Mustang Cobra wheels:

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Fox body Mustang on late model special edition Cobra wheels:Image

New Edge Bullitts on a 70’s Mustang:

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Cobras on a four eyed fox:

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NSX Type-R wheels on a Honda Step Wagon:

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Trans AM GTA wheels again, this time on a Monte Carlo.

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Pro Touring comes in many flavors

Regular frequenters of this site will know I’m a huge fan of the oddballs, the underdogs, the outcasts if you will of the automotive world. Here are a few american cars that don’t usually garner much attention that have been hit eith the Pro Touring stick with fabulous results.

427 powered Mercury Cougar on Halibrands? Yes please, can I have some more?

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I know it’s just a digital render but I really dig it. Anyone know if this was ever built?

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For the Mopar fans, how do you like this 1968 Plymouth Valiant?

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Here’s something you never see modified, an AMC Concord! Those Shelby Razor wheels look quite appropriate on this Vader-esque coupe.

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I love the color on this 1977 Buick Century.

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A 1963 International Scout sitting  low on some Torq Thrust style wheels counts as Pro Touring, right?hrdp_1001_01+1962_international_scout+

This Pro Touring Cadillac is a Fleetwood Brougham coupe that won Car Craft’s Real Street Eliminator challenge. Ran 11.80s! Click here for more on the Cadillac Attack!
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Dodge Demon on CCW’s and that green…

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I’ve got a soft spot for the square body S10.

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The 2 door Malibu doesn’t get much love except with the quarter mile crowd.

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Anybody else love these old Ford F-100’s?

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Sema: The hot rods

The term “Hot Rod” means many things to many people. To me today, for the sake of this post, mean roughly ’30s to ’40s cars and trucks modified in an appealing manner.

Side note: I do not know much about these old things. I can usually identify a Ford but that’s about it. Please comment with what a particular make and model is if you know it!

Silver Sedan: (Ford?)

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Tradition flamed convertible: (Ford?)

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This thing had many trick design features, note the pop-up headlight in the hood! (Ford?)

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The E-stop Ford pickup.

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Bagged ’33 Ford 2 door.

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’33 Ford 2 Door coupe:

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Another Ford Coupe:

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Welderup Vegas had a bucnh of wicked Rods out front. This is “Quit your bitchin.”

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The famous Welderup smoke machine, packing turbo-diesel power.

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Here’s a link to the afore-mentioned burnout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVOFWcXffs0

Welderup turbo diesel number dos.

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Clean black and red sedan.

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Guess what powered this little number?

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A 2.3L Ecoboost 4 Cylinder!

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Accuair fat fendered (Ford?)

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This picture of this black and red sedan convertible is terrible but the car was immaculate!

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You don’t see many convertible pickups!

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This rust colored rod had a ton of cool touches!

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The T-bucket roadster is a staple of the hot rod scene and this one had a;; the right mods!

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Fenders work on this copper colored beauty!

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Would you trust Honest Charley?

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This Edelbrock equipped truck was immaculate!

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Sema Action Network Ford Highboy.

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Clean blue and cream Ford Highboy.

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The Brookland Special.

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I loved the chunky tires on this T-bucket.

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As I said, help me identify these!

Sema: S197 Mustangs

I’m looking at buying a car soon, and I keep gravitating back to the S197 Mustang. So, here are a few from my week in Vegas:

A few of the V6 rental car, which served us well as we put 1800 miles on the clock in a matter of days:

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Meaty fitment on this Shelby:

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Saleen’s take on the 2014:

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Trufiber designed this conversion kit, where you can swap on the front end of the 11-12 onto the 05-09 model. Trick!

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You look’ at me?

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I much prefer the Gotta-have-it greenthis car originally was.

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Galpin Auto Sports wicked widebody Cobra!

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Bagged, boosted and blue.

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The rear of the G.A.S. Cobra. Those hips!

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Justin Pawlak’s “Sideways S197”. Those Weld wheels are cool.

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Hotwheels demo Mustang, such a wild look!

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Details of the Vorshlag built track hound.

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The Instagram famous @dirtychamba lookin’ good out front.

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Sema day three highlights:

Day three:

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Sema day two highlights

Day two:

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Been a long time coming: SEMA 2014

I’ve been out of this site for a long time, but I’m planning to get back into it again. I went to the Sema show and it was an  increbile fulfillment of a childhood dream. I will be back! Here are some highlights of the show.

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Inspired examples of OEM wheels on the “wrong” car! v.2:

More examples of OEM wheels on the “wrong” car:

Acura TL wheels on a Honda Accord:

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Audi A6 wheels on this MK4 Golf:

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Flat orange painted Bentley wheels on a bagged Passat more your style? Image

This oddball shoe shaped car is a Volvo 480, and this rocks a full drivetrain conversion of FWD to RWD with a BMW transmission along with it’s E36 Motorsports wheels!

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BMW 5 series wheels suit this Toyota Chaser just right.

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BMW Style 5’s on this Triumph TR6 look good!

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Another showing by BMW, 7 series staggered 19 inchers filling the fenderwells of this Z33 Nissan:Image

An uncommon car in the stance scene, and it took a lot of work for this one to sit like it does with BMW X5 wheels on this Peugeot 406 coupe.

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BMW wheels are a fairly common swap on the Chevy S series trucks, and these M Parallels look pretty good on this lowered example. Image

C4 Corvette wheels on an MK5 Jetta looking good:

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C5 “Wagon wheels” are super popular in the Audi/VW stance world thanks to great availability, low price and spacer/adapter friendly high offsets. Double stagger works well on this A4.

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Still under construction, Z06 corvette wheels set off this S10.Image

C6 corvette wheels on this black on black Chevy S10 looking good.

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Corvette ZR1 wheels on this Oldsmobile grille swapped S10 sitting fat and flush on some wide meats.Image

Widened rear C5 Wagon wheels on this Chevy S10 look good:Image

Mustang Cobra wheels might give away what’s lurnking under the hood: A RWD drivetrain including a supercharged 5.4L Cobra motor:Image

Still tons more to come!

 

Import Alliance Atlanta 4/21/13 v.4: Cool stuff

So I’m way behind posting up general pics, so enjoy a random mix of cool cars that showed up!

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