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American Racing
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Officially founded in 1956 manufacturing magnesium and aluminum racing wheels, American Racing is one of the world’s largest aftermarket wheel manufacturers and distributors. Owned today by Wheel Pros, American Racing products are sold worldwide and through a U.S. network of more than 25,000 authorized dealers. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, American Racing is a wheel industry leader in craftsmanship, engineering, innovation and performance.

The origins of American Racing date back to 1954, when drag racer Romeo Palamedes and machine shop owner J.O. Ellison teamed up to build a fuel dragster. Working from Ellison's small machine shop in San Francisco alongside engineering innovator Tom Griffith, they created the ultimate performance car – including purpose-built magnesium wheels that boasted an enviable strength-to-weight ratio. When the car hit the November 1956 cover of Hot Rod magazine, the team began taking the first orders for what would become American Racing wheels.

  Today, nothing says "American muscle car" more than American Racing wheels. The company's 1958 introduction of the Torq Thrust wheel virtually launched the custom wheel industry. Key American Racing styles – particularly the Torq Thrust, the 200S ("Daisy"), and the Ansen Sprint slot mag – are so deeply ingrained in hot rod and muscle car culture that it's impossible to imagine vehicles of the '60s or '70s without them.

  The American Racing Torq Thrust was so widely adopted that virtually any aftermarket wheels of the era were simply called "Americans." American Racing continues to produce variations of these wheels today.

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