Sunday, 16 December 2007

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

New Steering Wheel!


A new steering wheel for my 1302!
It's a brand new LeCarra, and it looks really good...
...I like it, I want it, I buy it!!!
Hmmm...now I need a new wooden knob for my shift lever...

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

about sprintstar

Hello! First of all, compliments for this wonderful blog!
I like sprintstar wheels very much, I think that they are the best choice for a Volkswagen beetle. In the last two years I spent some time to obtain informations about sprintstar 4 bolts, and now I want to share them with all you. Above all, you can supplement this text with any other knowledge you can and you have to rectify my mistakes.
Until now, I have possessed 12 original EMPI sprintstar (made by Lemmerz) and 4 FLAT4’s replica.
I can say that original wheels can be painted or chromium plated while the replica are polished.
The possible sizes (that I know) for the Empi are:
15 x 4.5 ET 34 or 41;
15 x 5.5 ET 0 or 6 or 26;
15 x 7.0 ET 0 or 16 ;
15 x 8.0 ET 0 or 16 or -25.
The only possibility for Flat4 replica is 5 x 15 ET 17.
I would like to know in which years Lemmerz have made these wheels, I think is about 1972, but I don’t know the precise years. Moreover, do you know if there are specific models of sprint star for beetle and superbeetle or not? And if there are, which are the differences?
Thank you to everyone! nick

Saturday, 24 November 2007

New pict of Mirko's Burdigone


Here we have a new picture of Mirko's car...now it has Sprintstar Wheels also in the front axle.
This couple of sprintstar has a custom 6,5" configuration, hand made by Mirko...Cool!

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

10.000 times thanks !!!!

Here we are again... we are sorry but we are quite busy in this period so we couldn't update the blog. Anyway we'd like to thank you all guys for visiting these pages. We have reached (and now passed) 10.000 visits. Not bad... not bad at all. We can only thank you all and tell you that we will update the blog as soon as possible.

Marco & Enrico

Monday, 1 October 2007

Mirko's Burdigone



Here is what Mirko says about his bug: "Burdigone is a Blue German '75 beetle. It has 255/60/15 tyres (with 8" Sprintstars wheels) in the back and 205/50/15 tyres in the front (we are preparing 6,54" Sprintstars for the front tyres).
We can call it a little muscle-car since it's big and the engine's got a lot of power. It's a 2276 turbo with 2 48 carbs. Its gearbox is made to be mainly used on highways. By the way it's a very beautiful car to park in front of a pub, and it leaves all those thugs with their Golfs, Mazdas, ecc breathless, since I leave them all back at the traffic light. I own it since 2004, and I use it mainly to go to meetings all around Italy.

Bologna Night Cruisin' - 12 Ottobre 2007

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Monday, 20 August 2007

Typ 34...



Another Typ34 with four-bolt sprintstar. 4,5" on the front axle, 5,5" on the rear...quite cool!

Monday, 13 August 2007

1963 standard microbus



Here we have a couple of picture of this wonderful 1963 standard microbus. Doug Lewis, the owner, writes: here are a couple of pictures of my 1963 standard microbus with lowered spindles and type 3 swingaxle rear. the wheel centers were cut and moved out 5/8ths of an inch.

Saturday, 28 July 2007

Shiftstar!!


This is a cool NOS shifter for my SuperBeetle...and, obviously, it has a cool name....

Sunday, 15 July 2007

From SPA with Sprintstars


I've made this picture one year ago...back from SPA VW Meeting...with my sprintstars....quite an year to restore them...but now they are really cool!!

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Orange 4-bolt Sprintstars, from U.S.A.



Another very strange set of 4-bolt Sprintstars from U.S.A.
Thanks to this american contributor, we have these "neon orange" wheels... he keeps them in his storage barn. Will he mount them as they are or will he bring'em back to their original colours?

Friday, 22 June 2007

Marcello's 4-bolt sprntstars on his Winter Bug






Hi, I'm Marcello, I'm 22 and this is my Bug.! It's a 1983 mexican Winter Bug. And these are my Sprintstars. Since there was a little bit of rust on them I decided to repaint them. The whole work was home made so it's not perfect, but I think they're not bad at all. Now I have to lower the Bug :-)
See you soon...

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Seen @ SPA 2006: T3 Notchback with 5-bolt Sprintstar


Here we are... another great car with wonderful Sprintstars. Keep visiting the blog, because in a couple of days there will be other great news. See you soon guys....

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Seen @ SPA 2006


A rare (and rat) Karmann Ghia T34, with 4,5"x15 4-bolt Sprinstars...cool!

Saturday, 9 June 2007

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Roy's 1963 vert



Here we are again with another wonderful car. Roy, the owner sent me the pics and the following brief description. 1963 vert, restored sprint stars with original caps, 4.5" front, 5.5" rear, 2276 with 48 IDF carbs, A-1 sidewinder exhaust, Rancho pro-street tranny.
Looking for another 4.5" to use as a spare, contact Roy at rc63vert@verizon.net

Sunday, 3 June 2007

@ SPA 2006



Here we have a cool split pick-up.
I've seen it in Spa, last year, during the Vw Meeting...and, obviously, it has a fantastic Sprintstar set...

Thursday, 31 May 2007

For sale : Steve's 5 bolts Sprintstars [$ 1950]



As i wrote when I opened this blog, we want to put here everything about Sprintstars, even ads. That's why you find here these beautiful 5,5" X 15" 5 bolts Sprintstars, sold by Steve. I will just put a couple of pics, if you're interested in the wheels you find the full ad at the following link: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=408663

Steve's monotone 4-bolt Sprintstars


Here we are again... first of all thanks for the 500 visits in just 5 days... thanks a lot. To celebrate this event, here you are new pics. These wheels' owner is Steve, and I met him on www.thesamba.com
Let's see what he says about them: " I tend to agree, Sprintstars really ARE one of the most beautiful wheels madeas far as custom wheels go. The thing I like about them is that they don't have the "harsh angularity" that the very popular BRM/BRM replicas have--the Sprints seem to have "softer edges," which, to me, go better with the graceful curves of old VWs, like Bugs and Ghias. Just my feeling anyway. The fact that they're *steel* (the originals anyway) also appeals to me on some level--maybe more of an "old school" type of thing...

I've done refinishing projects on both 5-bolt and 4-bolt in the "standard" two tone rally wheel silver w/dull black highlights (wow, the masking job on 4-bolters is a lot more intensive than for 5-bolters), also some monotone silver 4-bolters, which, to me, allowed the slots to stand out a bit (they kind of get lost in the blackness otherwise).

The latest look I'm anxious to try is glossy black monotone, with chrome lug bolts & caps. Here is my set of 4-bolt narrows, as freshly painted last fall (not sure what kind of tires I want to put on them yet, though)


Tuesday, 29 May 2007

EMPI GTV beetle from USA



Hi guys, I wanted to wait for the registration of the owner, but I can't wait... I have to post the pics of this car... it's amazing... I'll post the pic and the brief description the owner (Zach Gomulka from Prescott, Arizona, USA), I want to read your comments, 'cause I find the car wonderful...

Here is my GTV, originally fitted with chrome 5.5" Sprints all the way around, now with 4.5" up front and drop spindles with 4 wheel disc brakes Smiley Sorry, second pic is from a cell phone.

Working on the wheels




These are the wheels' photo during the restoration...

EXAGERATE !!!!!




Hi,
this is a couple of 8" !!!! really exagerate ! but nice !

someone intersted in this couple of wheel ?

Ciao

Dudu - sprintstar and snow !
















Here we are !!!!!

Hi my name is Andrea and the nice red beetle is dudu !
this is the first picture with a set of sprintstar bought in Switzerland ... with many others !
Stay tuned because in the next day new picture of the car with a different set of wheels is coming.

Ciao

Hello.....


Hello everybody,
First of all I’m sorry for my English!
I think that the Sprintstar Blog’s is a very good idea and it is a pleasure for me write on it.
I have buy my wheels from a guy here in Italy and I know that he have been bought its in Switzerland.
I like this wheels very much, in effect I have them a lot of time before my beetle.
Now, after some work days’, this is the result!!

Sunday, 27 May 2007

Hi Everybody!


Hi everybody!
First of all, thanks to Enrico (Maggiolino84), for creating this blog.
I am "the other guy", who is enthusiast of Sprintstar wheels, and who will put a series of them under his Superbeetle.
Now my Sprintstar, 4,5"x15 for the front axle, and 5,5"x15 for the rear, are totally black, but they will become black and grey before going under my bug.
Asap other Italian sprintstar owners will post their car's pics, and I hope to post mine next week.

My beetle... obviously with Sprintstars



Here is the first post. My 1986 Jubilee Beetle, with its "brand new" Sprintstar wheels. I bought these wheels from a guy here in Italy, but I know they have been imported some time ago from USA. Those wheels are original, their size is 5,5" X 15" and I think they fit perfectly on my little Bug :-)