Maybe this might be a good idea.
To post Old catalogues of Aluminum and magnesium Wheels for reference.
Found these old catalogues of ROTA Italia ( Now known as ROTA ) and Commodore Mag Wheels in my room. Manufactured in the Philippines to share. Circa 1985 and 1988 issues.
Got these from Transhows way back in Manila.
These wheels were exported around the world. All rims were available in the local market. Some may have similarities with popular brands during that time , we call it replicas.
COMMODORE Light Alloy Wheels 1988 Edition
Kyalami model looks like Gotti Mags, Paul Richard model looks like ATS, Hokenheim and Indy 500 looks like Enkei, Turbo and GTO looks like Compomotives, Safari Rally looks like Advans.
COMMODORE Light Alloy Wheels International Edition
ROTA- ITALIA Lizencia Italia
By PAWI Philippine Aluminum Wheels Inc.
During those times, ROTA Italia made Mag Wheels were the first choice in brand. Rota Italia is also an OEM wheel supplier to Mitsubishi Philippines and Nissan Philippines. Toyota Motors Phils. during those times was closed and re opened its operations in 1989.
Now Rota is the largest wheel manufacturer in the Philippines. Exporting to more than 20 countries around the world.
Commodore on the other hand is now closed.
Other Local manufacturer brands include Rallye ( no longer in operation ) and Silverwind are also top quality wheel manufacturers.
They make great replicas of Enkei, Ewing,BBS, MiniLite light alloy wheels.
As you can see in the pictures, looks like the real thing!!!
And there was also a brand MV Limbos, a local manufacturer rumored to have been using Recycled aluminum which was prone to cracking and breaking due to inferior methods of casting.
Very popular wheels coz original ones were very expensive then. Local Replica Wheels that time cost around $150.00 to $200.00 for a set of 4 wheels compared to originals worth around $500.00 up for a set Brand New.
RALLYE Wheel Catalogue