Cragar Wheels Anecdotes- Real American Muscle!
The Cragar S/S, although intended for street use, Richter's wheel was quickly employed on various racing cars-sometimes with the creator's objections. Steve Evans, the well-known Nashville Network television commentator, recalls working as a counter man and fledgling promotion assistant for Richter at Bell Auto Parts. "I was running a rocket car in exhibition drag races and stuck on a set of S/Ss. Roy was furious. He said the wheels weren't designed for such high-speed applications. One night the car crashed at well over 150 mph. It was a wreck, but the wheels were perfect.