AMERICAN RACING WHEELS RELEASES THE HISTORIC SLOT MAG
AR Retro-Engineers and Re-Introduces the Legendary Sixties Ansen Slot Mag
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Los Angeles—Los Angeles-based American Racing Equipment, Inc., one of the world’s largest and most historic automotive aftermarket wheel manufacturers, has refined and re-introduced the original Ansen slot mag, one of the most recognized custom wheel designs emerging from the true rod and custom era of the late sixties and early seventies.
Originally offered in the mid-sixties by various manufacturers, the Ansen-style Sprint slot mag was featured on many of the most famous racing, custom and muscle cars of the period, including the 1976 Ford Gran Torino of Starsky and Hutch. Remaining true to its unique and historic roots, American Racing’s new Ansen-style slot mag will be manufactured of aluminum alloy, but will be polished to a brilliant finish for restoration and custom applications. The new Slot Mag has been retroengineered to fit a variety of lug patterns and more modern tire and brake packages, including 15x7 inch 4-lug patterns for earlier Mustangs. To complete the product package, American’s designers added sizes to fit today’s custom trends—the Ansen Sprint slot mag will be offered in 15x7, 15x8, 17x7 and 17x8 inch sizes, with correct backspacing requirements for most period restoration cars and trucks. It is the first time that a slot-mag style has been shown in 17 inch sizes, outside of a few early “skinnies” used for drag racing in the sixties.
The release of the new Ansen Sprint Slot Mag was announced at the 2004 SEMA Show.
Available in January, 2005, the Ansen Sprint-style slot mag will be available from American Racing’s 25,000 retailers across the U.S. and in more than 25 countries worldwide.
For more information on American Racing Equipment, log onto www.americanracing.com