Wheels are like shoes for your car (deep, huh?), as they come in a wide variety of colors and styles, plus they are easy to change dependent on your tastes and budget. Unfortunately not every wheel company seems to produce original designs and even if they do it doesn't mean they're pretty. That is where Five Axis fits in. Riding on the success of their Scion concept vehicles, the design house known for its coachbuilt concepts has just unveiled its new line of wheels dubbed Five:AD at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The light weight aluminum alloy wheels were displayed on the Five Axis Toyota Yaris Club, Lexus IS-F and Scion xB concept vehicles. The complete wheel lineup consists of five designs available in multiple finishes that are all as unique as this company's corporate-sponsored fantasy cars. The sizes range from 17- to 20-inches and feature bolt patterns available for almost any application. See the complete press release after the jump.
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FIVE AXIS DESIGN ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCT LINE UP
Unique Collection of Wheels to be Manufactured by Wheel Supply Systems Inc.
For Immediate Release
Las Vegas, NV. (October 31, 2007) – Wheel Supply Systems Inc., has announced a new wheel line up with renowned automotive design house, Five Axis Models and their new consumer products division, Five Axis Design. The collection will be designated as FIVE: AD and will launch at the 2007 SEMA show, debuting on all of the Five Axis vehicles.
The FIVE: AD wheel line-up will launch with five styles with fitments for front and rear wheel drive vehicles. The collection includes single and multi-piece cast and forged aluminum alloy wheels.
"I'm flattered that people like our work and excited to have this opportunity to get our design philosophy out there in the mass market," said Troy Sumitomo, president of Five Axis Models and Five Axis Design. "The FIVE: AD wheel line up made perfect sense as far as being a great canvas for my team's creativity," he continued. "Wheels are often neglected in the overall scheme of automotive design and yet they're often the first thing you notice. We've set out to offer a line up that will truly enhance a car's overall appearance."
"It is an honor to work with Five Axis Design," stated Mark Thornburg, president of Wheel Supply Systems Inc. "I have long been a fan of their work. I appreciate the attention to detail and perfection they put into everything they do. The FIVE: AD wheel line will benefit from the same talents and passion that Five Axis direct into their concept vehicles. We're happy to welcome Troy and his team into our family."
The Five Axis vehicles debuting at SEMA include the Wide body Lexus IS-F with Satin Bronze 19" S5:F wheels, located in the Lexus booth; the Toyota Yaris Club with Silver 17" S6:F wheels featured in the Toyota booth and the Scion Widebody xD featuring Gun Metal 20" two-piece forged R6:F_SPEC wheels.
Through the collaboration between Five Axis and WSS, the FIVE: AD brand now makes it possible for enthusiasts who have fallen in love with Five Axis' work to own a piece of the cutting-edge design firm with components including wheels, suspension, aerodynamic kits, and interior upgrades.
About Five Axis Models/Five Axis Design
Located in Huntington Beach, California, the Five Axis headquarters is a 21,000 square foot facility in which all design and fabrication takes place. Five Axis boasts state-of-the art equipment and technology including the five axis CNC mill. Five Axis talent pool includes a team of world-class designers, fabricators, and management who share a common passion for automobiles. Five Axis prides itself on: innovative solutions, a passion for craftsmanship, and strict attention to detail. More information about Five Axis can be found at http://www.5axismodels.net/
About Wheel Supply Systems
Wheel Supply Systems Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of cast and forged aftermarket wheels. Its brands include MST Performance Alloys, Rebel Racing, Stuttgart Performance Alloys, and FIVE: AD. Headquartered in Carson, California and with two overseas offices, WSS is focused on creating compelling brands and styles. The company focuses on originality, quality and service at fair prices. For information call Wheel Supply Systems: 866-523-5958