American Racing Wheels at Performance Plus Tire & Auto

American Racing Wheels has been designing and manufacturing steel and alloy wheels for the custom automotive industry since 1956, one of the first in aftermarket automotive customization. At first, American Racing Wheels centered production in Northern California, but eventually moved manufacturing to Southern California. By 1971, Hank Feldman’s Performance Plus Tire & Auto, based in […]

The History of the Ford F-150

The pickup truck is as American as bald eagles and apple pie. And among the many pickup trucks on the market, there’s no truck more iconic than the Ford F-150. It’s a truck with a long history. There’s a reason that truck owners hold onto their Ford trucks for so long. The Original F Series […]

Demolition Derby – Long Live its Reign of Destruction!

Mention contact sports, and most immediately reference American football, jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, rugby, roller derby, or karate – contact is a major part of the game. Other sports qualify, too, like association football (soccer), field hockey, baseball, and NASCAR – contact happens. Usually, contacting another racer in NASCAR or IROC might do more harm than good, […]

History of Nitto Tires

Looking at Nitto Tire’s tagline, it become clear what the company’s mission is and what kind of tires they produce. Indeed, a tire company “Fueled by Enthusiasts” says it all, and Nitto designs and produces some of the most exclusive tires for nearly every performance category. Whether you’re off-roading, rally-racing, running quarters, drifting, or luxury […]

History of Diamond Back Tires

When you’re looking for tires for your car, whether you’re finishing off a full classic restoration or trying to give your car a classic look – to be sure, it doesn’t work for all cars – size, style, and function are surely going to play a part in your decision. Unfortunately, you can’t always get […]

Toyo Tires

During the post-WWII economic expansion, many countries in the world experienced great increases in industrialization. In August, 1945, Hirano Rubber Manufacturing and Toyo Rubber Industrial merged, forming Toyo Tire & Rubber Company. Despite similar-sounding names, though, Toyo Tires has no relationship with Toyota Corporation, though it does produce OE (Original Equipment) tires for several Toyota, […]

TSW Wheels at Performance Plus Tire & Auto

What relationship to Formula One, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Corvette, Jaguar, Land Rover, Smart, Lexus, and trucks have in common? This might take you a minute, but we’ll save you some time and come right out and say it: They’ve all had wheels designed and manufactured by Tiger Sports Wheels. Founded by Formula One driver Eddie […]

History of the Taxi

history of the taxi

In one form or another, taxis have been around for maybe millennia, or at least since the invention of chariots and wagons. Even before the wheel, royalty and people of merit were borne on litters, usually carried by the strongest and best-looking slaves. In modern times, we typically think of a taxi as a car […]

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