To be a Marquis is to be a member of the noble class of frogs. That being said, while you may not have to be a Marquis to drive today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Marquis, you will need to determine if its price reflects nobility, or perhaps no-bullshitry. » 11/21/12 8:00am 11/21/12 8:00am

Man Punched Into A Coma For Complimenting Another Man's Wheels Will…

The young man who suffered a weeks-long coma after he was punched in the head outside a bar has returned home. Doctors' hopes for 22-year-old James Foster were initially pretty dim, so they were surprised by his "miraculous" recovery. » 7/18/12 6:00pm 7/18/12 6:00pm

The Man Punched Into A Coma For Complimenting A Guy's Wheels Is Awake

The Puyallup, Wash. man punched in the head when he complimented his attacker's rims woke up Saturday after more than a week in a coma. » 5/08/12 10:30am 5/08/12 10:30am

Vigil Tonight For Man Beaten Into Coma After Complimenting Wheels

The parents of 21-year-old Washington man James Foster, who is in a coma after being savagely beaten for allegedly complimenting another man's wheels, will hold a vigil for their son at Tacoma General Hospital this Saturday at 8 p.m. local time. Foster is still unconscious and possibly paralyzed. » 5/05/12 2:25pm 5/05/12 2:25pm

This Man Is In A Coma Because He Complimented Another Man's Wheels

If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. But if you're with 25-year-old Daman Lehman, it's best not to say anything period. James Foster, 21, is in a coma after complimenting Lehman's wheels outside a bar in Puyallup, Wash. last Friday evening. » 5/04/12 3:30pm 5/04/12 3:30pm

Cincinnati police say big rims pose lethal threat to citizenry

Cincinnati police say they're impounding cars with big rims because "somebody could end up dead" if a dub flew off. Of course, every vehicle seized gets throughly searched as well. Didn't know rims could be hidden in gloveboxes. » 4/07/11 3:45pm 4/07/11 3:45pm

Cincinnati impounding cars with oversize wheels

Cincinnati residents who enjoy a higher view of the road thanks to oversized wheels are having their vehicles impounded by the Cincinnati police who only return them after an inspection, saying rims are suddenly a safety issue. » 4/05/11 4:30pm 4/05/11 4:30pm

Hot Pink, Dry Roasted

Here's Kati prepping for Thanksgiving dinner by doing a dry run with the powder coating on the rims for her 2010 Scion tC. In other news, Kati's never cooking Thanksgiving again. [AutoHolics] » 12/09/10 4:30pm 12/09/10 4:30pm

Glow In The Dark Wheels Are Hella Bright, Yo

Just when you thought you'd seen it all, here comes a tuned Honda S2000 sporting glow-in-the-dark wheels. For those keeping tunerscore, you'll also need to tally up overstretched tires, a windshield banner, clear-lens turn signals and tires sitting wicked flush. » 6/24/10 2:30pm 6/24/10 2:30pm

When Your Wheels Are Bigger Than Your Car You've Gone Too Far

These rims were spotted holding up a G-Body in front of Mease's Custom Car Accessories near Youngstown, Ohio. They manage to defy both reason and function. What are those, spoked sixties? (H/T to Matt!) » 1/27/10 6:00pm 1/27/10 6:00pm

Honda Insight Gets Tacky With Euro Accessories

Like the green credentials and low price of the Honda Insight, but wish it had more fake chrome and add-on LCD screens? Well, if you’re from a shower-averse European nation, you’re in luck. » 1/20/09 2:30pm 1/20/09 2:30pm

PimpStar LED Rims, The Classy Way To Pick Up Strippers

The end is nigh! The insane individuals at DUB Custom Wheels have now brought us the PimpStar LED wheels, and thus the end of civilization as we know it. Using full color LED lights, a microprocessor and wireless modem, these wheels can display any images you like, on the fly, that can be changed even as you're… » 1/08/08 10:30am 1/08/08 10:30am

Chrome Rims Lead to Murder Suspects

Living in Chicago and hanging out with reporters on the metro beat, we hear more than our fair share of horrible stories, and the case of a homeless woman beaten to death by a couple of gangbangers ranks up there. That's why we were so glad to hear the alleged scumbags were hoisted by their own auto accessories. The… » 12/06/07 10:15am 12/06/07 10:15am

The Jalopnik Holiday Re-Gift Guide: Fake Spinner Wheel Covers

It's not a shock that we want the whole spinner rims phase to die a quick death and we therefore hope that the fake spinner wheel covers fad will hasten the overdue end of those vehicular eyesores. That being said, we never want to be part of hastening their demise by actually putting them on any of our cars. » 11/23/07 12:20pm 11/23/07 12:20pm

Rimdiculousness: SEMA Chrome

Wheel companies know gawking at big, shiny things is human nature. Thus, eons ago, was born the 17-inch rim. After radical mutations and massive doses of Chromium Growth Hormone, the size of rims is now bounded only by tire companies' willingness to wrap them in rubber. Lexani, for example, has a 42-inch rim that's… » 11/02/07 11:45am 11/02/07 11:45am

LCD Rims: TV for the Tires

Remember what we said about finding the tasteful stuff among the endless supply of aftermarket glitz here at SEMA? We lied. The above video clip indicates what can happen when technology meets the world of dumbass automotive accouterments. The idea is to use these TV rims as a new mode of over-the-road product… » 10/31/07 4:39pm 10/31/07 4:39pm

Way to Ruin Hello Kitty...Again

So, we saw this a couple of days ago, but we've been taking some time to ponder our response to these aftermarket Hello Kitty wheels. Since one of us is a big Hello Kitty fan, people are always sending me links to all things HK, along with messages that say things like, "look how cute!" or, "I bet you'd love this!"… » 10/05/07 9:30am 10/05/07 9:30am

Light Wheels: Project Kahn's RS-X

Attention well-heeled supercar drivers looking to shed a few ugly pounds. The design prop-heads at the UK's Project Kahn have come up with a wheel that weighs as much as a load of laundry. It's the RS-X, which sports a carbon fiber rim around a magnesium core. The result is a major reduction in radial inertia,… » 12/12/06 8:19am 12/12/06 8:19am

Mommy, Why Is A Picture Of A Naked Girl On The Wheels Of That Car?

Sometimes driving in a pimped out Escalade isn't enough. Sometimes you need to add a bit more flash and bling to your ride. Sometimes your ride seems well, simply not-so-fresh. Well here's an interactive driving accessory sure to perk that wilted flower of a ride up. It's called the Pimpstar, and it's well...maybe it… » 3/24/06 11:37am 3/24/06 11:37am