John Gomez's 1957 Chevrolet

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A photo of John's Chevrolet taken at the 1962 Grand National Roadster Show. Dressed up with mag wheels for the season. This is one of the first customs we have seen rolling on the iconic American Racing Torq-Thrust wheels. If you want the same kind of wheels for your custom, you better check out the Polished Torq-Thrust Original Wheels, or the Chromed model of the Torq-Thrust D's. Check sizes, prices, and availability for these wheels on Photo by Bud Lang, from The Petersen Archive.
Torq-Thrust Original - Polished. Today you don' have to spend time polishing the wheels yourself. Keith Christensen recalls American Racing as a wonderful company that had one of the best quality control wheels on the market. "The machining, drilling of lug holes and valve stem holes was held to the highest standards of quality. To own a set of American Racing wheels was indeed a feather in your hat, as they were expensive. People, quite often, would take them out and have them fully polished, a labor-intense process, but then you were "top turkey". Everyone would ooh and aah when they saw those wheels on your car." Check sizes, prices, and availability on these wheels on

1957 Chevrolet owned by John Gomez. Restyled by Joe Bailon the car received American Racing Torq-Thrust wheels in 1962, becoming one of the earliest custom cars we have found rolling on the iconic wheels.


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