We are Design Deluxe Mfg., aka WheelAdapter.com. We specialize in the custom manufacture of wheel adapters and spacers.
We were started by Fearless Fred Goeske who was committed to creating a safe top quality product that stood above the rest. This spirit of American craftsmanship stills stands today as we make it our focus to only provide the best of the best to our customers on all fronts from customer service to product quality.
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During the 60's and 70's, Fearless Fred Goeske toured some truly unique drag racing creations. He was the 1969 F/C National Record Holder with his famous Fred Goeske Funny Car sponsored by the Plymouth Dealers Association of Southern California. In the 60's and 70s, Fred was a match car racer and campaigned with the Coca-Cola Cavalcade of Funny Cars, putting on trend setting shows for the race fans.
Ever wonder what a rocket engine looked like that powered the likes of the Chicago Patrol, "Fearless Fred" Goeske who had the courage to drive one of these amazing cars? ...well here it is. Powered by the very toxic fuel known as hydrogen peroxide, these machines were fueled by a very explosive chemical that was capable of burning a hole right through your hand (or even the ground itself). Let's just say, it was really dangerous stuff. It helped propel cars into the 4-second zone at speeds over 300 miles per hour, during an era that saw no piston powered car even close to the 5's and well under 250 mph! No doubt about it, these dudes were just plain frightening to watch. They made one and one appearance at Firebird (during a late 70's Nightfire), eventually disappearing into drag racing history. Photo by Dick Porter