Last weekend I went to the 9th annual Japanese Classic Car Show in Long Beach with Bird. He took pictures of the cars while I concentrated on the wheels. In recent months I've become interested in Japanese wheels. I've spent quite a bit of time on the internet learning about the different classic wheels and testing myself to see if I can identify them. It was exciting to see lots of these wheels in person with this new knowledge.
I wasn't planning on doing a post about wheels, so all of my photos are taken with my potato.
Techno Project Phantoms - commonly referred to as Techno Phantoms. These were probably my favorite wheels of the show.
SSR Formula Mesh was a very popular choice.
These SSR Reverse Mesh have been plasti-dipped. The Reverse Mesh do not have the stepped lip that the Formula Mesh have.
Work Ewing III
Work Ewing II - I was really excited to see these because of the fancy center caps.
Riverside Riverge. These wheels are very rare and this set was perfect.
These SSR MkII are painted to match the car. I'm used to seeing these in red or orange, I thought these looked nice.
Advan Racing A3A in classic red. I was looking for these all day and I finally found them!
I can't figure out what these are. Does anyone know?
I also saw many SSR Longchamp XR-4's, Watanabe's and of course Hayashi Streets.
SSR EX-C Defi Fins are the wheels I was most disappointed not to see. I didn't see any regular fin or mesh EX-C's either. I was also surprised not to see any SSR MkI or MkIII because they are both very popular in Japan.
Please let me know if I made any mistakes, I'm kinda new to the whole wheels spotting thing. Check out kyushashoes.com for help identifying Japanese vintage wheels. Thanks to whoever posted this site on Oppo before, it is helpful to have a place to look up wheels because many blogs don't identify them. Also check out jdmeuro.com it hasn't been very active lately, but it focuses on wheels.