I might be alone in my crazed advocacy of the black steel wheel, but this website will aim to convert the unenlightened and enfranchise any fellow travelers out there.
To start with I should show you what I’m on about. Here’s a grab bag of random examples – don’t they look spiffing?
Love the website!
You know, back in the fifties, when I was kid, the saying was “Paint the rims red, makes it go faster!”
I may go out and pop off my hubcaps and get a spray can of black paint. What do you recommend – flat, satin or gloss?!!
Thanks for the comment.
Personal preference is satin – but as long as it is black you can’t go wrong!
No love for beauty rings?
You might dig my Toyota Echo for the steelies. I still have them, but right now am sporting some 14″ seven-spoke hollow-spoke Miata alloys. I do miss my beauty rings, steelies, and white letters, though. So much more character… but 18lbs heavier total w/tires.
Thanks for the comment.
I don’t hate beauty rings – or wheel embellishers as they are known in the UK (true!) – but the unadorned steelie is my fav.
I love the Pheobe with the steelies. Can I use a picture of here on this blog?
This is the strangest obsession in car design (including Sbarro vehicles and Fiat Multipla) I’ve ever witnessed. But keep going and maybe I’ll hop on..
Thank you AK. Agreed, it’s a strange one alright.
I run black steelies on my 2003 Passat wagon and 2003 Honda Odyssey for the winter. I love they way they look. They give the vehicle a tough looking, down to business stance. If I could find 18 inch steelies for my yellow VW GTI, they would be riding my performance summer tires.
Thank you Jason. Love to add some images of your rides to our humble site.
For the USA section.
Yes, black steelies make all things better. I don’t mind a factory hub cap that covers part of the wheel, but some black steelies need to show. Like on an FJ40 for example.
Here are a couple of shots I’ve taken of cars with Black Steel wheels.
They have a hubcap, but still. (Plus I think they are dark green.)
Thank you Tim.
Love your images. Can I use the Camaro one – even though I think you’re right, they are green wheels. Maybe I should start a new site called greensteelies.com!
Haha, yes. Feel free to us it here and on the up and coming Greensteelies.com
Love the site! True eye candy. Any plan for a Facebook page? Would make it handy to keep up with your site. Keep up the great work.
Thank you Burke. I have heard of this Facebook you talk of, will investigate further!
Love those black steel wheels….the only way to go…
Thank you Adiai. More coming soon.
Brilliant. I’m in.
Thank you Mr Stylin.
Great site, thanks for posting thsome great pics. Several of my cars have sported a set of black steelies, and they definitely looked the business. Not sure I’m ready to agree that *every* car looks better with a set of black steelies, but the idea is growing on me…
Just scanned through to the first post, so much for my early evening:
thought you might appreciate this Practical Performance Car magazine Rolls Royce:
Very cool, thank you Daniel. Reminds me of another chopped R-R that was used in a British sit-com in the 80s – we’ll see if we can track it down.