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October 25, 2021


Identifying Old School and New School Style Cues

Do you know it when you see it, but can’t exactly describe what IT is? Whether it’s a show-built classic, or a new pony car – each generation has a definitive aura surrounding it. From body styling and lighting to wheels and tires, here are some key features to help identify those old and new school looks.

Chevy Bel Air | VF531

See how the American Racing VF531 effortlessly compliments the iconic Chevy Bel Air styling. Featuring a 2-piece construction, classic 5-spoke design, and blindingly radiant chrome finish, the VF531 is a great addition to any vintage and classic ride. The VF531’s soft lip barrel adds a unique perception of width, as well as it’s curved profile – aiding in maximum caliper clearance.

Old School

  • Deep Wheel Lip
  • 5 spoke or Full-face design
  • Tall center cap
  • Chrome or painted center with polished lip
  • Generally smaller diameter
  • Outward jutting tail lights
  • Wrap around glass
  • Chrome bumpers and moldings
  • Circular Side Mirrors

Ford Mustang | AR924

The AR924 is the perfect way to ornament your 2005-2021 Ford Mustang. Made using Flow Formed Technology, the AR924 wheel has all the ingredients to be a true contender on and off the track. Available in Satin Black and Graphite Silver, the split 5-spoke design and recessed center give the AR924 a modern yet aggressive look.

New School

  • Spokes right to the edge of the wheel
  • Concave profile
  • Mesh or split spoke
  • Monotone finish in dark colors
  • Flat or short center cap
  • Generally larger diameter
  • Painted bumpers
  • Plastic Grille
  • Contoured body lines