And, just to add to the soup, Ford used Rostyle wheels on things like
Cortina GTs and (possibly) Cortina Lotuses. I have see them on Lotus
Cortinas, too, but I don't know if they were OEM.
----- Original Message -----
To: "Allen Hess" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 1:33 PM
Subject: Re: [TR] Rostyle
> My brain is starting to come around.
> There were two kinds of styled steel wheels on the MG Midgets:
> One was the Rostyle which were like the ones for the MGB, and do resemble
> the Rostyle wheel covers on Triumphs.
> The other was different style which apparently had no cousin in the MGB.
> They were used in the round-arch days, I think. THESE were the ones said
> to resemble the Paddy Hopkirk wheels. Maybe they themselves had something
> to do with Paddy Hopkirk himself. I had these with my 1966 Midget, but
> I'm sure they came from a later car.
> Sorry for any confusion my previous memory (or indeed, my current memory)
> Phil Ethier West Side Saint Paul Minnesota USA
> 1973 Triumph Stag LE22439UBW "uncle jack", Sapphire Blue
> 2004 Suburban 8.1, Sport Red, the only automatic of the bunch
> 2005 Lotus Elise, Bordeaux Red Pearl
> 2007 Saturn Ion 3 2.4, Berry Red
> pethier [at] comcast [dot] net
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Allen Hess" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: email@example.com
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:48:06 PM
>> Subject: Re: [TR] Rostyle
>> On Nov 16, 2011, at 2:00 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> > Also, I have heard that Rostyle wheels were made to resemble "Paddy
>> > Hopkirk" alloy wheels, but I've never seeh a picture of "Paddy
>> > Hopkirk" alloy wheels. Anyone have more info and/or a link to a
>> > picture?
>> > Phil Ethier West Side Saint Paul Minnesota USA
>> Found this, scroll halfway down . . . don't think they resemble
>> Rostyle though.
>> Allen Hess
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