I’m surrounded by a strange collection of cars at present. We have a brand new 2016 GMC Acadia, a 1979 screaming chicken Pontiac Firebird Burt Reynolds special addition piece of shit and a 2009 Ford F150 totally cool (only because I own it) truck. Pimp mobile rims or wire rims? You tell me!

The GMC is certainly tacky, huge chrome rims that almost any rapper would find attractive. One of the cool thing about these rims is that if you pass out next to the car after an all nighter you don’t have to sit up to groom in the morning. These babies are like mirrors! Another cool thing? In a few years these chrome reflectors will likely be able to take the suns energy and convert it to electricity and…. maybe run the car. Trust me, it’s coming!

GMC Acadia pimp rim
GMC Acadia pimp rim

The Burt Reynolds Firebird rims are your classic late 70’s basket weave rims on steroids. I had a very nice set of basket weave BBS rims on my BMW 2002 and they looked great. These Firebird rims remind me of one of those Starfrit pineapple slicers… on steroids. Black and gold does look good however, remember the JPS Lotus? I shot an artsy fartsy photo of the screaming chicken with my Samsung crap tablet because it’s so awesome.

Screaming chicken Firebird rim
Screaming chicken Firebird rim

Ford F150 rims? I think they look pretty good actually. If I were a pimp I would probably have them plated with 25 carat gold to make them tacky and to make you think I’m cool and rich but I ain’t too cool and definitely ain’t rich so this is what we have. An added bonus… that’s a 2007 Subaru Forester rim reflected in the F150’s bumper. Very cool!

Ford F150 aluminum rim
Ford F150 aluminum rim

My MG? You gotta love the wire wheels. They aren’t as strong, aren’t as big, take too much maintenance and they aren’t tacky gold. Knock offs are pretty cool as well, even these safety jobs that the US required. Wouldn’t want to get hurt by a winged nut!

MGB GT wire rim
MGB GT wire rim

So what’s your pick in the rim contest? Almost forgot the photo of the screaming chicken. What a shame that would be. Why the hell would any car company put this graphic on the hood?

Screaming chicken Firebird
Screaming chicken Firebird

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