Coker Group Acquires Vintage Wheel Works & PS Engineering


The Coker Group is proud to announce the acquisition of Vintage Wheel Works and PS Engineering, two vintage wheel suppliers that will fit right in with the Coker product and brand. Wade Kawasaki, Coker President and CEO, said the new additions, “represent a continued focus on the restoration market while allowing us to give our customers a broader spectrum of choices. As our first aluminum wheel brands, we can now offer customers everything from a period-correct 15-inch five-spoke ‘mag’ style wheel to a 17-inch pro-touring wheel that still has a period correct feel, all backed by the quality, customer service and fulfillment they have come to expect from Coker.”

Vintage Wheel Works has been a muscle car wheel supplier since 1991, primarily focusing wheels that have a vintage look but are available in sizes larger than those that were offered in the ’60’s and ’70’s. The Vintage 48 series is a throwback to the days of Sam Posey and his famous number 77 Challenger on the Trans Am circuit. Wheel sizes range from front-runner 15” x 4” all the way up to a meaty 18” x 11”.

PS Engineering was founded in 1988 and has a similar story. One claim to fame is being the provider of the 17” GT-40 wheels that Eleanor wore in Nicolas Cage’s “Gone in 60 Seconds.” Their specialty is the two-piece aluminum wheel, available in kidney bean, GT-40, and mag configurations. Proudly made in the USA, many of their wheels have seen actual race duty on the vintage Trans Am, Can-Am, and Formula 1 racing circuits.

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Kent Will

News Editor Kent grew up in the shop with his old man and his '70 Charger R/T. His first car was a 1969 Super Bee project when Kent was fourteen. That restoration experience lead to pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a career in manufacturing. Since then, the garage has expanded to include a '67 Satellite, a '72 Scamp, and a 2010 Mopar '10 Challenger.

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