WHEELS & TIRES

Muscle Car Review - - The Way We Were -

A cool-look­ing set of mag wheels was on ev­ery­one’s wish list on day two. While the 14-inch Rally wheels and Fire­stone Su­per Sports red­line Wide Ovals were cor­rect for the Camaro, they were . . . well, stock. I chose a set of 15-inch Cra­gar S/S mags be­cause that’s what I had on my first Camaro. They looked great then, and they still look great to­day. Be­sides, they’re what Bill Jenk­ins ran on his Camaro, and to say that he was a big in­flu­ence on those of us in the Bowtie bri­gade would be an un­der­state­ment.

As for tires, safety is para­mount. While 50-year-old Goodyear Blue Streaks look re­ally cool (and yes, I had a set of those back in the day for quar­ter-mile runs), they are way too an­ti­quated by to­day’s stan­dards. Be­sides, DOT street-le­gal tires with tread are far more prac­ti­cal on pub­lic roads.

Up front is a pair of BFGoodrich Sil­ver­town tires by Coker. The rear meats are a set of Mickey Thomp­son Sports­man Pro tires with a pe­riod-style square-shoul­dered ap­pear­ance. Plus they are wrin­kle walls, mak­ing them ideal for some quar­ter-mile ac­tion. Yes, Mickey Thomp­son Sports­man Pro and BFGoodrich Sil­ver­town are bias-ply tires. Modern ra­dial tires ride smoother, but if you want “the look,” bias-plies are the way to go.

“They’re what Bill Jenk­ins ran on his Camaro”

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