SOURCE: Cragar Industries

October 20, 2005 16:09 ET

CRAGAR Announces Its Famed S/S Wheel Now in Sizes for Detroit's Newest "Heritage Design" Cars

Popularity of the Modern Muscle Car Adds New Business to the Revered Golden-Era Performance Brand, Cragar®

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 20, 2005 -- You can't deny the success of the latest neo-retro auto designs coming from Detroit. The popularity of the reintroduced Dodge Hemi and Ford's new Mustang is proof that drivers of any age feel the all-American muscle car image is still pretty cool.

As just the right pair of shoes will compliment a good suit, no muscle car -- new or old -- is complete without just the right set of aftermarket wheels. During the first muscle car era, the most famous name in custom wheels was Cragar, the original aftermarket wheel company and maker of the iconic five-spoke Cragar S/S®. Quoting Car and Driver magazine, the Cragar S/S is "the most popular, most imitated, and most successful custom wheel in history."

Cragar's VP of Business Development, Sean McGarry, states: "Since the muscle car is back, the timing for expanding our line is perfect. Consumers constantly ask us when "Cragars" will be available for their new Dodge Hemi, Mustang, Escalade, etc. With these new, large wheel fitments, our famous S/S wheel is available for these most popular applications. The news is making the cool-car community happy. We already have orders, and we only just announced the new wheels that we're going to build!"

Cragar's association with the golden years of custom cars and drag racing is legendary. Today's emphasis on distinctive styling, personalization and neo-retro designs are bringing the company a lot of added business. Now, today's custom car enthusiasts, passionate about having just the right "old-school" look, can put big Cragar S/S wheels on their new heritage design cars, trucks and SUVs. In a way they get to live 1969 over again. It's true -- the more things change, the more they seem to stay the same.

(Media note: High-resolution photos available at

Cragar Industries is a subsidiary of Global Entertainment Corporation, a diversified public company that is engaged in branded licensing, sports management, arena and related real estate development, facility and venue management and marketing, and venue ticketing.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Bob Prosser
    Auto World Marketing
    email: Email Contact
    San Diego, CA
    (760) 434-8858

    For more information:
    Sean McGarry
    Cragar Industries
    email: Email Contact
    Phoenix, AZ
    (480) 947-2627