people, a car is nothing more than a tool used to accomplish a task. Thousands
of people every day utilize their vehicle for nothing more than getting to
school or work, seeing only the intended benefits of a cold, lifeless machine.
For artists like Max Grundy, however, cars and trucks are a blank canvas on
which genius can be created. While Grundy may be most famous for his
traditional paintings, automobiles have always been a large part of his life
and work. That is why when American Racing approached him with the offer to
create his own wheels, he couldn’t possibly imagine refusing.
Grundy admits that the task of redesigning the wheel took him a great amount of
time and effort, he eventually created two different masterpieces. The first,
entitled “Turbine”, is extremely nostalgic in character and brings to mind the
mechanical piece from which it derives its name. The second is called the
“Stella”, and features a similar design to the star shape present on a gas
mask’s respirator. Both styles are heavily reminiscent of Grundy’s canvas work,
granting a futuristic and intensely unique outlook on a classic car part.
“Obviously I’m a big fan of wheels,” said Grundy. “ I never thought I’d
get a chance to design them, though.”
Both new wheel designs were shown at SEMA in November 2013, giving
others their first look at Grundy’s artistic creations. These beautifully
crafted parts, along with other great products such as new American
Racing Wheel Caps
, will be available from American Racing Custom Wheels in
the near future. Each wheel is expected to be in high demand, so be prepared to
put your orders in as soon as they become available. Stay connected as we
continue to bring you information regarding the latest artistic developments in
the automotive world.