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  • Celebrating 50 Years of an Automotive Icon

    Oct 29, 2014

    The year was 1965. Lyndon B. Johnson was President, the first episode of Star Trek aired on TV, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis was completed, and the Cragar S/S was born. The Cragar “Super Sport” was a 5-spoke, composite wheel unlike anything seen before. Hot rods, muscle cars, race cars, and many other custom machines soon added the final perfect touch with the timeless design of the Cragar S/S.

    Cragar will begin a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the S/S wheel at the SEMA Show November 4-7, 2014 in Las Vegas. The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center.


    Cragar is kicking off SEMA with a twist. Located in booth # 43047 of the South Hall, participants can catch a glimpse of history as the Cragar display travels back in time 50 years. In honor of its rich history, the Cragar booth will be a vintage gas station displaying Cragar S/S Wheels on an iconic muscle car.


    The Cragar Wheels booth will also offer Cragar S/S prizes, including the 2015 Cragar Calendar.  The 2015 Cragar Calendar Contest was a tremendous success!  The images submitted capture the passion of Cragar fans everywhere.  A team of internal and external panelists selected the winning photos that now grace the pages of the 2015 Cragar Calendar.  Calendars may also be purchased from Summit Racing at or by calling 800-230-3030.



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    About Cragar®

    The Cragar brand was founded in 1930 and its legend began with a collection of fine composite hot rod and muscle car wheels.  Cragar has retained in the minds of many Americans, all the fond memories of the muscle car era.  Today, millions of vehicles all over the world are equipped with quality Cragar wheels. Cragar is synonymous with speed, performance, good times and adventure. Nothing screams style like a set of Cragar wheels.