Hurst Wheel History

 

 

 

George Hurst produced Hurst wheels from early 1965 to mid 1969 and the factory was located in Warminster, Pennsylvania. Factory named the "Dazzler"; they were the strongest aftermarket wheels ever manufactured at that time.

 

They were constructed using a factory balanced steel rim riveted to a forged aircraft grade aluminum center mag spokes. By proper design of the forging dies, the metal grain can be made to align itself with the stresses in a wheel to get the full benefit of its high tensile strength. The big advantage of forging has over castings of any kind is the uniformity of parts. Once a forging dies been proven to yield a good, sound part, itís virtually certain that every part, that comes out of it for the life of the die will be perfect.

 

This is the strongest wheel design of its time and was instantly approved by the NHRA and the AHRA for use in national competition. The tests dropped 2000-pound chunks of steel on the wheels distorting the wheel not shattering the wheel. The wheels withstood rpm tests of thirty thousand RPM with no failures. The removable chrome trim ring, center cap, and special lug nuts made these wheels quite attractive. Three bar spinners, Bullets, and flat center caps have the Hurst decal in the center. Each wheel was serial numbered and had a lifetime guarantee.

 

 

IN 1965 THE RIVERSIDE 500 NASCAR RACE, WAS PACED BY A 1965 GTO CONVERTIBLE, WITH HURST WHEELS AND HURST SHIFTER. THE CAR WAS GIVEN TO THE RACE WINNER DAN GURNEY. THE RACE PURSE OF $15,560 AND THE GTO VALUED AT OVER $4000.00 DOLLARS.

 

RARE POLISHED BEAM WITH ARROW

FULL POLISHED WEBBED

MARIE ANTONNETTE TREATMENT

SPECIAL DEEP SHANK LUG NUTS

SPEED SHOP DISPLAY

VINTAGE SPEED SHOP DECALS

SPECIAL BULLET CENTER CAPS

HURST SHIPPING CAN RIGHT

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