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Ever see magnesium burn ?/ unbelieveable !
Fun to watch. Big sparklers!!!
yep I was using a sanding belt on a mag. front cover/gear drive trimming the ears off for motor plate clearances for the cover Mech. fi fuel-pump mounts for a Blown SBC for my 23 altered (I was like 18-20 y/o) the sparks caught fire on the floor it was a fun couple seconds, bright as hell & hot M-fer never did that again
Budnicks….I do remember those ads because I wrote them as I was, at the time, VP of Sales & Marketing for FENTON WHEELS and I headed up the NHRA Major Sponsor Program.
If i remember right, either mercedes or auto union made a grand prix racer with a magnesium body, just before ww2. It crashed and burned. With no way to put it out, there was literally nothing left but ash.
Any word on construction of the new Bogarts.... Are they a spun 2-pc wheel? How about the weight?
Bogart also makes a copy of the old motor wheel flys. The fly was even lighter than a super trick, and much rarer. Bogarts copy doesn't look exactly like a fly, but its close, and a lot cheaper than the real thing. I googled motor wheel fly, a set of mag 15x3 1/2 was $1700.
The Motor Wheel Fly was by far the best wheel on the market for drag racers when Motor Wheel Corp. introduced it. It never really caught on because they were not known as a "drag racers" wheel and they were not heavily involved in NHRA or AHRA drag racing like other major sponsors. Motor Wheel Corp. was, in fact, a much bigger company than ALL of the other mag wheel manufacturers (like Keystone, Cragar, Fenton, American Racing, Western Wheel, Rocket, Cal Chrome, Appliance, ET, etc) combined 10x over. They had the money and resources to produce such a great wheel. Back in the mid-1960's Motor Wheel Corp employed as many people as the entire state of Michigan. In 1964 they were bought out by Goodyear Tire & Rubber. The company was founded in the early 1900's making wooden wheels for cars, the became partners with a company who made steel wheels for cars.
Man, I was so stoked to put a set of raw aluminum Centerlines on my 79 R/T...back in '81 Who is this then?
Bio, centerline was a socal company that did lightweight but street legal wheels, from (if I remember right, early eighties to around 2015?) then went out of business. Another wheel company, I think out of China bought the assets and the name, and are now making wheels again, of unknown quality. The wheels you show in your post are the good stuff. Little known trivia; original center cap logo was a machinists cl symbol, until replaced by the well-known black eagle logo.
Flys are also more delicate....and had a few sets. I currently have the rarest of the Drag-race wheels. Motor-Wheel Fleas. 15X3-1/2, 5 on 4-1/2, and magnesium. I put the Bogarts on my car about 2005, because they looked like Flys.
Those are bad ass
Bogart website sucks donkey balls. What’s the name / mn of those bogart super tricks and fly wheels?
@mmissile , I remembered there were flys and fleas, but I didn't remember what fleas looked like! Those are drop-dead gorgeous, and I'll bet less than 1 in a thousand car guys would recognize them for what they are.
@HT413 , their site is "under construction " but if you go to products, they show a few pics of flys. I can't find the pics of their supertricks, except for the pic already floating around.
The really light-weight Bogart Fly-type wheels are only cut on the front sides. I don't know how a person would clean between the halves. I bought the billet-center models, back in the day.
Thanks - yeah o costed their site maybe a year ago and it was fine... sure it’ll be back up soon. I’m thinking those new tricks might be just the thing for a new look I’ve been thinking about
They probably won't be road-worthy. After my experience with them[Bogart wheels], I'll always be looking elsewhere. Both rear wheels/both-sides.
Missle, did you hit something? Odd that they would bend like that without impact.
Nope. Both wheels did it. Notice it's where the screws are. Happened at car shows. Too soft of aluminum, is my guess. They're repaired, now. Anybody looking for a set of Bogart Flys?
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