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Formula D – Round 3 Orlando Speedworld

fdatl2-3988After Formula D Round 2 at Road Atlanta Pat seeks another go after his catastrophic engine failure in Georgia earlier this month.  After leaving Round 1 with a “Great 8″ finish we are sure Pat is anxious but yet confident for a big run in Orlando for Round 3 at Orlando Speed World Dragway.  Pat has been driving his Drift Paddock Nissan 350z this season on Konig Milligrams manufactured using Flow Forming Technology

 

Formula D Round 3 starts Wednesday, June 3rd through Saturday, June 6th.  Want to watch it live, you can view the live stream here -> formulad.com/live


Formula DRIFT Orlando Commercial (2015) by driftstream

May 28, 2015 / Blog

Pat Mordaunt at Road Atlanta

Mordaunt 90Braselton, GA – The road to the championship can be paved with gold or a pothole-riddled pavement ready to take you out at any time. The high-throttle, big speed and open environment of Road Atlanta encourages both bravery and foolery that can result in an amazing run or disaster. That is why it is such a crowd favorite. Patrick Mordaunt came in eighth in points and was looking to take his Great Eight finish from Round One as momentum into the Top 10, but his car would have other plans.

“The day started out great,” says Pat, “everything on the car felt good and I pushed it in qualifying after going off a couple of times in practice.” Pat took it too wide going into the horseshoe of the Road Atlanta course on his first run, causing him to straighten out and net a zero on his first run. He knew that a conservative run would not look great but it was his only chance to make Top 32. “I knew that zero was going to require me to play it safe if I wanted to compete on Saturday,” says Pat on his second qualifying run. “I hate running like that, but I have to think overall about the championship.”

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About Pat Mordaunt

Pat Mordaunt will be celebrating his 10 years in drifting competition in the 2015 Formula Drift Professional Series season with title sponsor DriftPaddock.com and continued partnerships from Konig, Falken Tire, Sparco Safety Equipment, Brian Crower, Parts Shop Max, and Newport Pacific. This will all ensure that Pat Mordaunt and Tyler McQuarrie Racing can look forward to new roads in drifting for several decades to come.
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May 20, 2015 / Blog

As Seen In – Grassroots Motorsports June 2015

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Grassroots Motorsports Magazine has been a go-to source for road racing and autocross enthusiasts alike.  With June’s issue now available, it features an in depth look at how easy, safe and affordable it is taking your daily driver out on the track.  Anyone who as thought about getting into road racing but weren’t quite sure on where to start or how much of an expensive hobby it can amount to be should definitely give this issue a good read.  If you happen to flip to our ad, you see one of our newest Faces of Konig, Ali Arsham, NASA Pro Racing Co-founder and his Hyundai Genesis Coupe race car that took home the USTCC Championship this past year.  Be sure to check out what tips & insight Ali has to offer for those who look to get into road racing without breaking the bank.  As the definition of a car guy, Ali is a prime example of how passion leads to success.

Get Started In Road Racing!

Hear why Ali believes Flow Formed wheels by Konig are an avid choice for those looking for the same performance and strength as most forged wheels costing 5 time more!

May 19, 2015 / Blog

Watch Formula D Episode 1 on CBS Sports

With the 2015 season of Formula Drift underway, and Round 2 just around the corner, the time for burning rubber and sideways sailing is now! It has been good to see the amount of exposure and recognition Formula D has been receiving both nationally as well as internationally.  Incase you missed Round 1’s action from the streets of Long Beach, CA. last month, or want to see in exclusive depth coverage of the event tune in for Formula DRIFT Episode 1 – Long Beach tonight on CBS Sports at 8:30PM EST. FD Episode 1 Be sure to check out Episode 2 on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 11:20AM on CBS Sports Network, as the drivers hit Road Atlanta for Round 2 of the Formula Drift series.

May 5, 2015 / Blog

Formula D Round 2

Don’t miss out on the next round of Formula Drift this Friday & Saturday, May 8th & 9th.!

Formula D Road Atlanta

Konig sponsored Pat Mordaunt #90 who drives the DriftPaddock.com Nissan 350Z on Konig Milligram wheels had a “GREAT 8″ finish at Round 1 in Long Beach, CA. and will be looking to continue his run at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA.  Be sure to check out the round 2 sneak peak below.


Formula DRIFT Road Atlanta Tease (2015) by driftstream

 

May 4, 2015 / Blog

May 2015 Calendar and Wallpaper

May’s Calendar and Wallpaper is now available on Monthly Calendars page for download via Performance Auto & Sound Magazine! Featuring the Konig Tweak’d shown in a Silver with Machined Face, also available in Gloss Black with Red Stripe.
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May 3, 2015 / Blog / Uncategorized

As Seen In – D Sport June 2015

fok-dsport-350z June’s issue of D Sport Magazine has quite a lot to offer for the start of this years season, from big power build to one of the biggest roll and drag racing events in the United States.  If you flip to our Faces of Konig Ad on page 23 you’ll find Ceasar M. of Wilwood Disc Brakes and his Nissan 350z on Konig Milligrams and hear why Flow Formed Wheels from Konig is a top choice for the track!

Additionally there are 2 features to definitely check out is a record setting Mitsubishi Evolution 8 RS Race car from Street Tuned Motorsports in out of Rochester, New York.  Making 946 whp @ 8700 rpm’s and putting down an astonishing time of 8.142 @177mph.  This lightweight beast is expected to hit 7 seconds making it one of the quickest and fastest CT9A Evo’s in the world.  Another impressive feature is a 2000 Impreza 2.5rs strapping a Precison Turbo 6766 making a whopping 728 wheel horsepower @ 7000 rpm.  Last but not least is the TX2K15 Motorsport Festival celebrating it s 15 anniversary and for the first time utilizing Royal Purple Raceway.  A four day event spanning from March 19th – 22nd showcasing some of the fastest cars in the country.  Be sure to check out some of the highlights from TX2K15 in D Sports Issue 155.

HEAR WHY KONIG IS A TOP CHOICE FOR THE TRACK!

Apr 30, 2015 / Blog

As Seen In – Super Street June 2015

Super Street Face of KonigJune’s issue of Super Street takes a look at the Japanese Car Scene and why it is better than ever. Featuring travel tips, write-ups on some amazing JDM models including a swift ’02 Toyota Soarer, and coverage on the Nikko Circuit Drift Day. Be sure to check out our Faces Of Konig ad showcasing a twin turbo Nissan 350Z on Konig Centigrams F.19×9.5 B.19×10.5 with racing legend Vinny Ten of Vinny Ten Racing on building fast cars.

 

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Apr 21, 2015 / Blog

Long Beach, CA – Pat Mordaunt kills it with a Great 8 finish!

Congratulations to Pat Mordaunt on a killer finish at Formula D Round 1 in Long Beach, C.A. on Sunday, April 12th 2015.  Qualifying in the top 32 and finishing in the “Great 8″, Patrick looks for a successful season ahead of him.  Running Driftpaddock.com’s LS7 powered Nissan 350Z on Konig Milligrams, Patrick seeks another “Great 8″ finish at Round 2 at Road Atlanta, May 8th – 9th.

Be sure to check out event photos from Round 1 in Long Beach, as well as other coverage of the 2015 Formula D Season via Wrecked Magazine.

View FDLB – Round 1 Gallery

Apr 13, 2015 / Blog

2015 Formula D Season Underway

  With the 2015 Formula D season underway Konig Wheels is proud to partner with Patrick Mordaunt who is looking forward to be teaming up with Tyler McQuarrie Racing for the 2015 season.  Patrick will be running a LS7 powered DriftPaddock.com Nissan 350Z on Konig Milligrams (F: 18×9.5 R: 18×10).  Patrick has been racing for over 10 years and has been a contender in the Formula Drift Professional Series since 2008. [ read more ]

Apr 5, 2015 / Blog

As Seen In – D Sport May 15

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Be sure to check out the May issue of D Sport Magazine featuring an inclusive look at the all new 2015 Turbocharged EcoBoost Mustang, Updates on Honda’s 2015 Civic Type R and last (but not least) must read tech know-how for advanced nitrous oxide.  If you happen to flip to our ad, be sure to check out race legend Vinny Ten on building fast cars and his history in the import tuning performance scene.

Click Here to see hear Vinny Ten talk about Konig & the history of import tuning performance!

Mar 31, 2015 / Blog

April 2015 Calendar and Wallpaper

April’s Calendar and Wallpaper is now available on Monthly Calendars page for download via Performance Auto & Sound Magazine! Featuring the Konig Runlite shown in a Gold finish, also available in Matte Grey and Matte Black with 16, 17,and 18 inch diameters.
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Mar 31, 2015 / Blog

Lighter, Stronger, For The Masses

Manufactured using Flow Forming Technology, the Konig Interform is the newest addition to our 2015 Flow Formed line-up.  As seen in D Sport Magazine‘s April 2015 Issue, in their “New Product Section”, the Interform features a split 5 spoke design and provides a great solution for the majority of car enthusiasts looking for a lighter and stronger wheel.  Available in a array of sizes including popular staggered applications and offered in a Graphite with Machined Face finish, the Konig Interform definitely draws the attention it deserves.

 

 

Mar 17, 2015 / Blog

As Seen In – D Sport April 15

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If you haven’t had a chance, be sure to check out the latest issue of D Sport Magazine featuring a vast array of new products, a sneak peak at the new Acura NSX , and of course a look at this past Tokyo Auto Salon Tour.  While your flipping through the pages, check our our full page ad showcasing Nick of and his daily driven Mitsubishi Evolution VIII making some serious power on the dyno along with some of our brand new Konig Wheels for 2015.  Nick’s story is one of the newest Faces of Konig features giving you an inside look of his day to day projects, interests and what inspired him to follow his passion in import tuning performance and fabrication.

Click Here to see how much power this Evo makes!

Mar 13, 2015 / Blog

March 2015 Calendar and Wallpaper

Konig’s March PASMAG Calendar and Wallpaper are now available for download. Featuring DENNII and the Konig Tweak’d Wheel shown in a Black with Red Strip finish.
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Mar 1, 2015 / Blog

Konig partners with Mordaunt Racing for Formula D 2015 Season

Pat MordauntKonig Wheels is proud to announce our support and participation with Formula Drift driver Patrick Mordaunt for 2015 season. Pat will be driving the a Nissan 350z paired with LS7 power-train that will be running Konig Milligrams in 18×9.5 front and 18×10 rear.  The Milligram is flow formed and should provide exceptional benefits on the track over a traditional cast wheel.  Be sure to stay tuned to our blog for more updates on his season!

 

 

Feb 27, 2015 / Blog

New For 2015 – Konig Runlite

Runlite colorsThe Konig is a tuning inspired 10-spoke design that features Konig’s unique dual lightening hole PCD and is offered in Gold, Matte grey, and Matte Black. Available in 16, 17, and 18″ diameters with fitments for both 4 and 5 lug bolt patterns.

 

 

 

 

Feb 24, 2015 / Blog

New For 2015 – Konig Control

Konig ControlThe Konig Control features a 10-spoke design and a full range of fitments with diameters from 14 inches to 18 inches.  Offered in a brilliant Silver or a Matte Black finish.  The control is drilled for 4 lug and 5 lug applications and will be a sure hit amongst auto enthusiasts alike!

 

 

 

 

Feb 20, 2015 / Blog

New For 2015 – Konig Tweak’d

Konig TweakdOne of our latest creations, the Tweak’d, has been fine tuned and “tweak’d” to stand out! Styled with 12 spoke design , the Tweak’d is offered in Black with a Red Stripe and Silver with full machined face finishes.

 

 

 

 

Feb 12, 2015 / Blog

New For 2015 – Konig Helix

Helix ColorsThe Konig Helix is a perfect wheel for the track and/or street, 4×100 vehicles. Developed using Flow Forming Technology the Helix’s lightweight and strong composition provides an edge over the competition!

 

 

 

 

Feb 4, 2015 / Blog

February 2015 Calendar and Wallpaper

Our February PASMAG Calendar and Wallpaper are now available for download. Featuring Bear Dellinger and the Konig Interform Wheel! Konig February 2015 Calendar

Feb 1, 2015 / Blog

New For 2015 – Konig Interform

Konig InterformKonig InterformIntroducing the Konig Interform, a split 5 spoke design that is constructed through the use of the Flow Forming Process. The final product is lighter, stronger and available for vehicles that desire a sport tuned wheel.

 

 

 

 

Jan 27, 2015 / Blog

Konig Oversteer now offered in 20 Inch

New 20 Inch Oversteer Available

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The Konig Oversteer has be out for some time now. With an aggressive looking face forward, split 5 spoke design, the Oversteer has become a sought after wheel by many enthusiasts alike. Offered with a 5 Lug PCD and available in Low offsets and staggered fitments, the Konig Oversteer comes in a sleek Gloss Black, Gloss White, and a brilliant Opal finish.

Click here for sizes and finishes

 

 

Jan 24, 2015 / Blog

Konig President SEMA Interview

The 2014 SEMA show may be over, but the video content lives on! At this year’s show Konig’s President, Joe Schaefer sat down with SEMA Central to discuss happenings of the SEMA WTC (Wheel and Tire Council). Additionally Schaefer offers the WTC’s latest work, the WTC RIDE GUIDE. The Ride Guide is a way of manufacturer’s, retailer’s, and wholesaler’s providing tangible measurements on how a modification or change in parts will impact vehicles performance.

For more on the SEMA WTC and Ride Guide: http://www.sema.org/wtc

Jan 13, 2015 / Blog

Gogogear.com racing team wins 2014 USTCC Championship

Nitto Tires USTCC ChampsDriver duo Ali Arsham and Gary Sheehan for Gogogear.com’s racing team won the 2014 Nitto Tires United States Touring Car Championship in the final race of the season at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, California.  With a 35 point advantage coming into the final race, Gogogear.com’s Hyundau finished with a second place position, and with that, clinching the championship along with it.

It wasn’t an easy season for the Gogogear.com/Konig Wheels/Powerbuilt Tools Hyundai.  Scoring 3 wins out of seven in the season it took the team hard work and dedication to finish the 2014 USTCC on top.  Arsham, Sheehan and the rest of the Gogogear.com team will take home their championship at their year-end ceremony this coming January.  Congratulation’s on behalf of Konig Wheels to the teams efforts and success this season!

Nov 20, 2014 / Blog

SEMA Show 2014

Las Vegas, N.V. – home to some of the biggest events and attractions on the planet including the SEMA Show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) every year which showcases the industry’s latest and greatest products for the year to come. Buyers from around the world headed to the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 4th – 7th making 2014 one of the biggest turnouts yet. Konig Wheels was honored as always to be part of the action, with a vast array of wheels featured as well as a handful of top-notch vehicle builds exhibited.

Didn’t make it out to SEMA this year? Be sure to take a look at our recap gallery below incase you’ve missed it! Konig would like to thank all who attended and has showed or continues to show support for our Brand as well as the aftermarket automotive industry.

Nov 14, 2014 / Blog / Uncategorized

President of Konig inducted to WTC Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame winnersEvery year the SEMA Wheel and Tire Council (WTC) pays tribute to its industry’s contributors and innovators at the SEMA Show.  The SEMA WTC council brings together the wheel and tire segments of the industry to act as a voice for the industry as well as constantly innovating and propelling the industry forward.  For the first time ever, the Wheel and Tire Council inducted 2 recipients to the Hall of Fame as voting resulted in a tie!  Konig Wheels is proud to announce that one of this years WTC Hall of Fame recipients is our very own, Joseph Schaefer, President of Konig American.  With a myriad of experience, Joe is a prime example of excellence and dedication to the wheel and tire industry.  Serving as a WTC member for many years Joe is currently serving as the council’s Chairman.  Thw WTC’s second recipient of the Hall of Fame award was David Insull, Director of Purchasing & Marketing at American Tire Distributors.  Congratulations to Joe and Mr. David Insull on their achievements and induction.

 

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Nov 5, 2014 / Blog

Grassroots Motorsports – November Tech Product News

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November’s issue of Grassroots Motorsports is definitely something to grab off the shelves in time for the end of the season. Featuring America’s hottest track cars as well as a drifting feature revealing the in’s and out’s of the decade old scene in the United States, this issue is not to be passed up!

The Konig Dial In which is manufactured using our Flow Formed Technology is our lightest 15 inch wheel ever!  Offered in various widths and a 4x100mm bolt pattern, this is a sought after wheel by many Mazda Miata, Honda Civic and other 4×100 race enthusiasts for their light weight and performance quality.  Be sure to check us out in Grassroots Motorsports.

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Oct 6, 2014 / Blog

October Calendar

Every month, we post up a Calendar & Desktop Wallpaper.

This month’s calendar features model and car enthusiast Katie Danzer and the Konig Milligram shown in a matte Black/Machined Undercut finish. Photography by Beans Fotos.

Finishes:
• Matte Black/Machined Undercut(shown), Gold/Machined Undercut

Sizes:
• 18×8.5, 18×9, 18×10

Features:

Flow Formed Technology / Low Offsets Available

Click either image to download a Calendar -or- a Desktop Wallpaper version!

Be sure to check out our blog regularly. You can find a calendar to download and spice up every month as well as other news and events. Additionally you may want to check out the
Performance Auto Sound Magazine Facebook page and “Like” Konig Wheels Facebook Page

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Sep 29, 2014 / Blog

Marketing Director lands SEMA 35 under 35

sema35u35As marketing director for Konig Wheels for more than 8 years, Scott Weiss has been an influential leader in the sport compact and tuning scene, for which Scott’s involvement in the industry and his demonstrated skill has not gone unnoticed by his peers.  Scott amongst 34 other highly accomplished individuals have been carefully selected from a magnitude of nominees who have displayed superb talent and energy in the specialty-equipment marketplace.  Konig American is proud to be a SEMA member company and even more so in the involvement their employees have within SEMA and the industry.  We congratulate Scott and this career accomplishment and are proud to have him as a representative of Konig.

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Sep 20, 2014 / Blog

CITEXPO 2014

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The 12th China International Tire Expo, which is one of the largest wheel, tire and related machinery tradeshows in asia started today, September 10th.  Both foreign and domestic suppliers will meet for the next 3 days at the Shanghai Everbright Convention Center. This year 348 exhibitors meet across 4 exhibition halls focusing on the material and machinery of tire production including tire products, aftermarket services and equipment, tire accessories and of course, wheels and rims. The Konig brand is pleased to be displaying product at Citexpo under their YHI Intl parent company.  This year with a record breaking 5,200 visitors on its opening day Konig as a brand will be able to meet with industry leaders and capitalize on industry growth and development.

 

 

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Konig looks forward to support and collaboration from some of the most prominent entities around the world.  Citexpo has been running strong for over a decade and with it’s turnout increasing year after year, the Konig brand is excited to be present and able to offer their products to more car enthusiasts around the world!

Sep 10, 2014 / Blog

September Calendar

Every month, we post up a Calendar & Desktop Wallpaper.

This month’s calendar features model and car enthusiast Rachele Leah and the Konig Dial-In shown in a spectacular gold finish. Photography by Dante Damanti.

Finishes:
• Gold (shown), Matte Graphite, Gloss Black and Gloss White

Sizes:
• 15×7, 15×8, 15×9

Features:

Flow Formed Technology / Low Offsets Available

Click either image to download a Calendar -or- a Desktop Wallpaper version!

Be sure to check out our blog regularly. You can find a calendar to download and spice up every month as well as other news and events. Additionally you may want to check out the
Performance Auto Sound Magazine Facebook page and “Like” Konig Wheels Facebook Page

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Sep 2, 2014 / Blog

July Calendar

Every month, we post up a Calendar & Desktop Wallpaper.

This month’s calendar features PASMAG Girl / and Photographer Krystle Lina and the Konig Centigram in Gold

Finishes:
• Gold (shown) OR Matte Black

Sizes:
• 19×8.5, 19×9.5, 19×10.5

Features:

Flow Formed Technology / Low Offsets Available

Click either image to download a Calendar -or- a Desktop Wallpaper version!

Be sure to check out our blog regularly. You can find a calendar to download and spice up every month as well as other news and events. Additionally you may want to check out the
Performance Auto Sound Magazine Facebook page and “Like” Konig Wheels Facebook Page

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Jun 30, 2014 / Blog

Arsham First Hyundai Win USTCC

We are always glad to share event coverage from our good friends over at Gogogear.com. Recently, in Las Vegas, Gary Sheehan / Ali Arsham had great success in winning the Touring Car class in the United States Touring Car Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada, which brought the first win for Hyundai.

The GoGo Gear Sheehan/Arsham (Konig Wheels/UTI) Hyundai Genesis coupe is equipped with the new Konig Integram (Matte Graphite).

The Konig Integram is Konig’s newest offering to the Flow Forming Technology line-up of wheels. For more information on the Konig Integram, click HERE

If you would like to learn more about Flow Forming Technology, please visit: http://flowformingtechnology.com.

View the coverage the coverage from SpeedNewsMag HERE, and be sure to Follow Ali Arsham / Gary Sheehan throughout the season!

Jun 5, 2014 / Blog

DSPORT 2014 – Wheel & Tire Guide

DSPORT Magazine has just released their new 2014 Wheel & Tire Buyer’s Guide, and Konig Wheels has three great new wheels showcased in the guide; The Konig Dial In, Integram, Oversteer and the Centigram. The Dial In, which is Konig’s newest, and lightest wheel ever – took took center stage in their Buyer’s Guide Wheel Spotlight.

Check out the DSPORT 2014 Wheel & Tire Buyer’s Guide in the July Issue #124 – On sale now!

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Jun 3, 2014 / Blog

June Calendar

Every month, we post up a Calendar & Desktop Wallpaper.

This month’s calendar features PASMAG Girl Karli Sal and the new Konig Dial In / Gloss Black

Finishes:
• Gloss Black (shown), Gloss White, Gloss Gold or Matte Graphite

Sizes:
• 15×7, 15×8, 15×9

Features:

Flow Formed Technology / Low Offsets Available

Click either image to download a Calendar -or- a Desktop Wallpaper version!

Be sure to check out our blog regularly. You can find a calendar to download and spice up every month as well as other news and events. Additionally you may want to check out the
Performance Auto Sound Magazine Facebook page and “Like” Konig Wheels Facebook Page

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May 29, 2014 / Blog

May Calendar

Every month, we post up a Calendar & Desktop Wallpaper.

This month’s calendar features PASMAG Girl Jeana Turner and the newKonig Integram / Matte Graphite

Finishes:
• Matte Graphite (shown) and Matte Black

Sizes:
• 17×8, 18×8, 18×9, 18×10, 19×8.5, 19×9.5

Features:

Flow Formed Technology / Low Offsets Available

Click either image to download a Calendar -or- a Desktop Wallpaper version!

Be sure to check out our blog regularly. You can find a calendar to download and spice up every month as well as other news and events. Additionally you may want to check out the
Performance Auto Sound Magazine Facebook page and “Like” Konig Wheels Facebook Page

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Apr 29, 2014 / Blog

Wrecked Gallery: FD 2014: Round 1

As you may already know, the Formula Drift 2014 season has just kicked off. If you aren’t able to make it to a Formula Drift event, you can always head over to Wrecked Magazine for all the latest in Formula Drift goodness, including an up-to-date blog on the events, online magazine issues, and event photo galleries, which you can access HERE

Apr 18, 2014 / Blog

Formula Drift Round One: Streets of Long Beach

April 5th, 2014 – Formula Drift: Round 1 – “Streets of Long Beach”

Dennis Mertzanis made his re-entry back into the professional drift series, Formula Drift – with his revamped Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

1,000 horsepower is generated from a built CBM engine, with a Vortech Supercharger. This beast sits on Konig Milligrams, wrapped in Kenda Tires, and they spin furiously in every gear.

Mertzanis totes that the practice round was good. Having a solid car, ehem, beast of a racecar for Formula Drift will prove some adjusting, but as the session continued his runs improved.

During the event, the Genesis Coupe made a transition into a wall, which sent the bumper flying off of the car, but this wasn’t a show-stopper.

Dennis qualified 24th in 2 runs with an equal scoring of 70. In the Top 32, Dennis was alluded by Chelsea DeNofa after an engine stall / restart episode.

Shortly after, DeNofa broke an axle and called it quits. Mertzanis had some repairs of his own to make, which with some quick help – got him back on to the blacktop.

Dennis Mertzanis ended up making it into the Top 16, and will move on to Round 2 Atlanta.

You can follow news about Dennis Mertzanis’ 2014 season right here on the Konig Blog as well as visiting Dennis’ Blog over at Wrecked Magazine.

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Apr 14, 2014 / Blog

April Calendar

Every month, we post up a Calendar & Desktop Wallpaper.

This month’s calendar features PASMAG Girl Gloria and the all-new Konig Oversteer Konig Oversteer (Gloss Black)

Finishes:
• Gloss Black (Shown), Opal, and Gloss White

Sizes:
• 16×7.5, 17×8, 18×8, 18×9, 19×8.5, 19×9.5

Click either image to download a Calendar -or- a Desktop Wallpaper version!

Be sure to check out our blog regularly. You can find a calendar to download and spice up every month as well as other news and events. Additionally you may want to check out the
Performance Auto Sound Magazine Facebook page and “Like” Konig Wheels Facebook Page

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Mar 31, 2014 / Blog

March Calendar & Wallpaper

Every month, we post up a Calendar & Desktop Wallpaper.

Check out March Calendar & Desktop wallpaper, which features beautiful PASMAG Girl Heidi Fahrenbach and the all-new Konig Oversteer (Shown in Opal)

Finishes:
• Opal (Shown), Gloss Black, and Gloss White

Sizes:
• 16×7.5, 17×8, 18×8, 18×9, 19×8.5, 19×9.5

Click either image to download a Calendar -or- a Desktop Wallpaper version!

Be sure to check out our blog regularly. You can find a calendar to download and spice up every month as well as other news and events. Additionally you may want to check out the
Performance Auto Sound Magazine Facebook page and “Like” Konig Wheels Facebook Page

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Feb 28, 2014 / Blog

February Calendar & Wallpaper

Every month, we post up a Calendar & Desktop Wallpaper.

PASMAG Girl Molly Truong dials in to remind us that Spring is on it’s way! Also, check out the all-new Konig Dial In (Matte Grey)

Finishes:
• Matte Grey, Matte Black, Gloss White & Gold

Sizes:
• 15×7, 15×8, 15×9

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Click either image to download a Calendar -or- a Desktop Wallpaper version!

Be sure to check out our blog regularly. You can find a calendar to download and spice up every month as well as other news and events. Additionally you may want to check out the
Performance Auto Sound Magazine Facebook page and “Like” Konig Wheels Facebook Page

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Jan 31, 2014 / Blog

January Calendar

Every month, we post up a Calendar & Desktop Wallpaper.

2014 Kicks off with PASMAG Girl Abigael Nikkol, and the all-new all-new Advanti Racing – Deriva in Gloss Black

Finishes:
• Gloss Black, and Red

Sizes:
• 18×9.5, 18×10.5

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Be sure to check out our blog regularly. You can find a calendar to download and spice up every month as well as other news and events. Additionally you may want to check out the
Performance Auto Sound Magazine Facebook page and “Like” Advanti Racing USA Facebook Page

Dec 31, 2013 / Blog

SEMA 2013

Konig (American) had a great turnout at the 2013 SEMA Show. As always, unveiled some new products (which you can check out on our Facebook page…HINT HINT!), some really cool vehicle builds, and of course two hot models! We were extremely honored to have a new FR-S in our booth with one of only a few Rocket Bunny Version 2 kits on it. That FR-S was provided by Ian Yu of Intuned Onlineand rolled-in sporting the Konig SSM 18×10 all the way around! We also showed a FRESH and mint built Acura NSX on the show floor, which showed-off the all-new Konig Oversteer in Gloss Black – coming 2014 (again, check our FB page for that)! The NSX paired well with the Scion FR-S. Other vehicles included a new Jeep Wrangler, which was built by Projekt Cars and Southwestern University showing off our Mamba Offroad Wheel line. The new JK was all decked-out for off-road use with Mamba M13 Wheels. Race Ramps provided their 14 inch Race Rock, which supported one side of the Jeep, and gave it a nice off-road touch for the show floor. Big shout out to all the vendors and partners that made all of these builds possible. Bravado Wheels Featured a 2012 Cadillac CTS with Tributes in Matte Black. A brand-new Mercedes E-350 showed-off the all-new Advanti Racing Hybris (Gloss Black). The Hybris will be coming in 2014 make sure to check Advanti Racing USA’s FB page! Be sure to check out our 2013 SEMA Show gallery below, and look out for all-new product from Konig Wheels, Advanti Racing and Mamba Off-Road Wheels in 2014!

Nov 26, 2013 / Blog

November Calendar & Wallpaper

Every month, we post up a Calendar & Desktop Wallpaper. PASMAG Girl Erin Skye checks in this month to warm-up the Fall with the all-new Advanti Racing Fastoso!
Advanti Racing FS Fastoso. Full specs are listed below.

Finishes:
• Matte Black with Machined Undercut [Shown] OR Silver with Machined Lip Edge

Sizes:
• 18×8, 19×8.5, 19×9.5, 20×9, 20×10

Click either image to download a Calendar -or- a Desktop Wallpaper version!

Be sure to check out our blog regularly. You can find a calendar to download and spice up every month as well as other news and events. Additionally you may want to check out the
Performance Auto Sound Magazine Facebook page and “Like” Advanti Racing Wheels USA – Facebook page

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Nov 1, 2013 / Blog

A little Formula Drift action with Dennis Mertzanis

Check out this quick snip-it from Formula Drift Dallas’ practice session featuring Dennis Mertzanis and the ARK Performance Hyundai Genesis drift car. Along with him every step of the way are his Konig Milligram Wheels!  For more information on where you can see Formula Drifting in action click HERE.

Nov 1, 2013 / Blog

October Calendar & Wallpaper

Every month, we post up a Calendar & Desktop Wallpaper. PASMAG Girl Kayja Rassweiler is hanging around with until Halloween, and she has something better than a pumpkin – the Privat Kuhl

Finishes:
• Full Matte Black

Sizes:
• 18×8, 19×8.5, 19×10, 20×9, 20×10

Click either image to download a Calendar -or- a Desktop Wallpaper version!

Be sure to check out our blog regularly. You can find a calendar to download and spice up every month as well as other news and events. Additionally you may want to check out the
Performance Auto Sound Magazine Facebook page and “Like” Advanti Racing Wheels USA – Facebook page

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Oct 1, 2013 / Blog

Happy Labor Day!

Throughout the year we all spend a great deal of energy and time developing our skills and our craft while devoting time to our families and friends. This Labor Day, let’s take time out to appreciate the soldiers who dedicate and who have given their lives to serve and protect our country and everyone who works extremely hard everywhere to keep things going! A positive reflection on the year so far, and positive direction moving forward.

Happy Labor Day 2013

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~ From your friends at Konig

Aug 30, 2013 / Blog

September Calendar & Wallpaper

Every month, we post up a Calendar & Desktop Wallpaper. PASMAG Girl Crystal McCallum checks in this month to kick-off Labor Day Weekend 2013. Check out the all-new Advanti Racing Fastoso!
Advanti Racing FS Fastoso. Full specs are listed below.

Finishes:
• Silver with Machined Lip Edge [Shown] & Gloss Black with Machined Undercut

Sizes:
• 18×8, 19×8.5, 19×9.5, 20×9, 20×10

Click either image to download a Calendar -or- a Desktop Wallpaper version!

Be sure to check out our blog regularly. You can find a calendar to download and spice up every month as well as other news and events. Additionally you may want to check out the
Performance Auto Sound Magazine Facebook page and “Like” Advanti Racing Wheels USA – Facebook page

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Aug 29, 2013 / Blog

New Finishes for Wideopen – 15×8

We have some new and exciting finishes in the 15×8 +20 offset Konig Wideopen available now! Check out the Full Pearl White!

Other finishes include:

Full Pearl White
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Full Matte Black
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Full Gloss Black
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Full Anodized Silver
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Full Anodized Bronze
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Full Machined Face w/ Graphite Accents
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White w/ Machined Lip
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Black w/ Machined Lip
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Silver w/ Machined Lip
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Aug 21, 2013 / Blog

GrassRoots Motorsports Magazine’s Ultimate Track Car Challenge (VIR)

Jeff Seldomridge has been a friend to Konig for years now.  He is a grassroots racer that actively campaigns in NASA events with his Mazda Miata.  Here is a writeup he did about his experience at Grassroots Magazine’s Ultimate Track Car Challenge at Virginia International Raceway.

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By the early afternoon we finally had the cars new Konig Wheels graphics on, the suspension fixed, the wheels aligned and vehicle secured in the trailer. It is time to get this show on the road. The trip goes well and we arrive safely around 6:30pm. We set up our paddock and begin to unload the car. Here is where the fun begins.

The Ultimate Track Car Challenge begins. Everything from a Subaru station wagon to Lamborghini Super Trofeo we out on track racing for the best lap times. We were separated into two groups, Group B which is fast and Group A which is light speed. Since this was a race for fastest time, the GRM did not want any accidents to occur from slow moving traffic on track.

We landed in position 20 of 31, I certainly was not the fastest but I did the best I could with a car that was simply not dialed in. During the timed sessions on Friday we had a horrible issue with the car giving massive under steer through turns 1, 4, 11 and 17. Without these turns being solid I could not build momentum to the next turn. Momentum is crucial for a low horsepower car. These few turns at VIR are pivotal for just a single fast lap. The fastest I have lapped at VIR is 2:15.1 and I was down at 2:21.4. The difference almost hurt my feelings; I could not believe all this change led to this.

The next day for Saturday’s practice the car handled with considerable difference at 2:19.6. That time is fast enough to have a good race. During Qualifying the exhaust pipe snapped near the header flange, causing exhaust fumes to fill the cockpit. This again, is unacceptable. I cannot risk literally passing out behind the wheel due to carbon monoxide poisoning. So we burned through the paddock hoping to find someone with a welder. Not only did we find someone, he offered to weld it together for free! We were able to make the race because of him and I was grateful.

The race starts. We have an unusual start; our class was placed behind a group of considerably slower class called Spec E30. By the end of the first lap we were all getting jammed into heavy lap traffic. Although the racing was tight and a bit nerve racking, I was able to fight for 3rd place and keep it. I had 1st and 2nd in my sights the whole race but I just did not have enough left in the car to make any safe passes. 3rd place it is and I am completely happy with the result. It raised my spirit, especially after being stripped of 2nd place at the last Hyperfest event in June due to a technical error.

At the end of the day, sun burnt and tired, my dad leaned on my shoulder. He gave me a handshake and said “We earned it this time, son”. I smiled because after all the fails and mistakes, we did our best. Yet, the people that helped us out, at home and at the track, are all I can think of. I will be there to return the favor when their time comes. Of this I have no doubt. -Jeff Seldomridge

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Aug 13, 2013 / Blog

New finishes for the 18×9 & 18×10 Konig SSM

We have some new and exciting finishes in the 18X9 & 18X10 Konig SSM. Full Piano Black with silver rivets along with the existing Gloss black center with Machined lip available in 18×8, 18×9 & 18×10.

 

 

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Aug 13, 2013 / Blog

Wrecked Gallery: Formula Drift (Round 5)

KÖNIG Wheels sponsors the Wrecked Magazine Formula Drift Main Event Gallery. After every round, some great event coverage is collected into a gallery on Wrecked Magazine. Check out all the scenes from Formula Drift Round 5 Right Here and check out some of the clips after the break of Dennis Mertzanis after, who made the Top 16 in Round 5 at Evergreen Speedway.

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Aug 1, 2013 / Blog

August Calendar & Wallpaper

Privat Remember

Every month, we post up a Calendar & Desktop Wallpaper. August features PASMAG Girl: Ariel Kay, and the Privat Remember.
Check out the specs on the Remember below, and Like Ariel Kay.

Finishes:
• Gold with Machined Lip [Shown] & Silver with Machined Lip

Sizes:
• 16×7, 17×8, 17×9, 18×8, 18×9

(Low Offsets Available in: et20, and et36)

Click either image to download a Calendar -or- a Desktop Wallpaper version!

Be sure to check out our blog regularly. You can find a calendar to download and spice up every month as well as other news and events. Additionally you may want to check out the
Performance Auto Sound Magazine Facebook page as well as the Privat Wheels – Facebook page

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Jul 29, 2013 / Blog

Waterfest 19

Waterfest is one of the most premier and largest VW / Audi shows period! This past weekend we were out in Englishtown, NJ representing Konig, Privat and Advanti Racing at Raceway Park. It was extremely hot throughout the weekend, and not just due to the weather, the cars also heated the event up nicely.

Check out some pictures of our booth. We were showing off some of the Privat product with the Weidens in 19×8 / 19×9 on an 08 Audi S5 and we also had a MKV Jetta running 18×9 Privat Remembers that were custom painted orange.

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Jul 23, 2013 / Blog

Wrecked Magazine #27

If you are an Automotive Enthusiast or Formula Drift Fan, then you may already be familiar with Wrecked Magazine. If not, you just might want to check it out!

Wrecked Magazine just released their newest issue; #27, and it covers some great Drifting Gear, in-depth Formula Drift coverage; including drivers, their cars, and Project RTR Part 3. Another cool feature to check out is the Gallery. Konig Wheels sponsors the Main Event galleries from each round of the Formula Drift season.

We won’t spoil the rest of it for you though, so be sure to head over to Wrecked Magazine and click on the “Current Issue” tab.

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Jul 10, 2013 / Blog

PASMAG Buyer’s Guide feat. Advanti Racing Bello

If you’ve picked up the latest copy of PASMAG; have a look at the cover and you will see the All-New Advanti Racing Bello on the cover. The Bello is also featured in PASMAG’s July Calendar, which you can pull right from the mag, or you can download a digital version and desktop wallpaper HERE

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Sizes: 18×8, 19×8.5, 19×9.5, 20×9, 20×10
Finish: Matte Black w/ Undercut

Jul 8, 2013 / Blog

Happy Independence Day

Konig Wheels would like to extend a very happy, enjoyable and most importantly, safe Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day

“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Jul 3, 2013 / Blog

Orange Blend

Nowadays, different and subtle changes make all the difference when styling a vehicle. Wesley Marsh’s 2008 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition is no exception. Wesley used this Platinum Grey exterior as a base, and worked in orange accents throughout the interior/exterior and combined it with a whole slew of performance and automotive sound upgrades. Marsh has chosen the Privat Remembers in Gold with Machined Lip , which is an aggressive wheel with nostalgic appeal and applied his orange blend aesthetic.

The Privat Remember is a retro, European-styled, which comes in a Gold Finish with a Mirror Machined Lip, OR Silver Finish with a Mirror Machined Lip. An Aluminum hex center cap completes that polished look while securely fastening the cover plate and hiding the lugs.

Sizes:
16 x 7
17 x 8, 17 x 9
18 x 8, 18 x 9

Check out the images after the break of Marsh’s Jetta as featured in Performance Auto & Sound “2013 Buyer’s Guide”.

Jun 28, 2013 / Blog

Complex Rides

Konig would like to thank Complex Rides for showing us love in their “10 Best Aftermarket Wheel Manufacturers Right Now” feature.Konig made the cut on the #8 spot among the likes of BBS, OZ racing and others.

Read the Article Here

Jun 26, 2013 / Blog

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