October 25, 2021


October 25, 2021

New School vs Old School Comparison

Identifying Old School and New School Style Cues

Do you know it when you see it, but can’t exactly describe what IT is? Whether it’s a show-built classic, or a new pony car – each generation has a definitive aura surrounding it. From body styling and lighting to wheels and tires, here are some key features to help identify those old and new school looks.

New School vs Old School: Old School Car View

Chevy Bel Air | VF531

See how the American Racing VF531 effortlessly compliments the iconic Chevy Bel Air styling. Featuring a 2-piece construction, classic 5-spoke design, and blindingly radiant chrome finish, the VF531 is a great addition to any vintage and classic ride. The VF531’s soft lip barrel adds a unique perception of width, as well as it’s curved profile – aiding in maximum caliper clearance.

Old School

  • Deep Wheel Lip
  • 5 spoke or Full-face design
  • Tall center cap
  • Chrome or painted center with polished lip
  • Generally smaller diameter
  • Outward jutting tail lights
  • Wrap around glass
  • Chrome bumpers and moldings
  • Circular Side Mirrors
New School vs Old School: New School Car View

Ford Mustang | AR924

The AR924 is the perfect way to ornament your 2005-2021 Ford Mustang. Made using Flow Formed Technology, the AR924 wheel has all the ingredients to be a true contender on and off the track. Available in Satin Black and Graphite Silver, the split 5-spoke design and recessed center give the AR924 a modern yet aggressive look.

New School

  • Spokes right to the edge of the wheel
  • Concave profile
  • Mesh or split spoke
  • Monotone finish in dark colors
  • Flat or short center cap
  • Generally larger diameter
  • Painted bumpers
  • Plastic Grille
  • Contoured body lines
These products can expose you to chemicals including chromium, nickel and lead which are known by the State of California to cause cancer, or birth defects, or other reproductive harm. For more information please visit: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov