Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Wheel Fetish

The love for cars has different versions of fixation.
Some love them for their flashy chrome stuff and bling.
Others go for the pumping audio equipment and electronics.
People spend their money on wild paint job and bodykits.
It all boils down to this; your money, your style.

I for one am a bit conventional on styling of 1:1 cars.
Sure I prefer Lambo or Porsches any day, if I have the dough.
But, would rather keep them bone stock. That is my preference.
None of the fancy cosmetics to modify them, I’d keep them original.
Apart maybe for one exception; the proper wheels!

I’m a self confess wheel fetish, literally and figuratively.
I like a car with a great set of rim/alloy wheels on it.
I can actually remember some wonderful rims on VW or Porsches that came standard on them. The aftermarket wheel that perfectly suite a VW, is a must have for me.
Thus, from my point of view a great set of wheels make a good car, great looking!

An example is this VW Golf IV GTi

The paint is perfect for this car
All the more, sporting the BBS wheels, model RS771!
Love the stance and overall look.
Paul Model’s Art 1:43 version


shaz @ kurz said...

the wheels are what made hot wheels so popular among 1:64 collectors.
the wheels are really hot! :D
the Gti interior looks cool too from your pics!

Kin said...

Hi Erwin ,

What a nice piece of casting on VW Golf GTI ( Mark IV ).
I still see 1 or 2 on the road nowadays but it still a good looking car to me.

"Is Good To Have One".



komenda said...

Hello Shaz,
Indeed such is the power of nice Wheels :-) they do give a car that added appeal!

komenda said...

Hi Kin,
The 1:1 Golf IV is a rare sight in my place as well. Most of the watercooled VW's are so limited in number, thus are priced by their owner/collectors :-)
I'd be happy to have one :-)
Appreciate it and thanks!

Marcjan Minipassion - 1:43 said...

Hello Erwin, after short brake ;) I'm still in touch!
Golf IV is favourite car of my nationality. When Poland came to United Europe, many used Golfs where bought in Germany, and now You can see it everywhere here hehe :D Beautifull PMA, and great performance version GTi. Pearl ;)
Greetings Dude!

komenda said...

Hi Marcjan,
Happy to hear from you :-) it's been a while!
Happy as well to hear that the GolfIV is a fav car in Poland. That's Cool!
Thanks and my warmest greetings to you!

Joel said...

Hi, I came across your site and wasn’t able to get an email address to contact you. Would you please consider adding a link to my website on your page. Please email me back and we'll talk about it.


Joel Houston

komenda said...

Hi Joel,
Please do a link by being a follower of the blog :-) I'll do follow your blog as well.

Gaucho Man said...

i like unmodified too, just like they leave the factory,
but may be i could accept a wheel improvation, may be.
i really like your photos, you are a professional.
at first glance, the first photo seemed to be of the real car.

komenda said...

Hola Gaucho!
I do prefer stock factory spec cars. Yes the only upgrade for me are the alloy wheels :-) We share the same liking amigo!
Muchos Gracias for liking the photos!