Established in 1980 we have continuously developed and improved our range and manufacturing methods and remain second to none for quality, safety & personal service. We moved to Kingscliffe in the Northamptonshire area in 2009 and continously strive for the highest standards of engineering excellence and service. Our dedicated workforce is composed of true craftsmen of the old school, and both directors are lifelong owners of and competitors in pre-war and historic cars.
Since 1980 we have been restoring, reproducing, creating, innovating and building unique and beautifully engineered Wire Wheels for the Road, Grand Touring and Concours fraternity. We have fine tuned and developed high performance Wire Wheels for the Racing community and created unique, custom and one off Wire Wheels for the hotrod enthusiasts.
Wire Wheels for Road
For some it was steam trains. For others, it was horses. But for us, it was always the cars. We share your passion, and bring a lifetime of involvement, historical knowledge and engineering skill to provide the best possible wheels for your car.
Wire Wheels for Race
Light weight construction and build techniques improve performance, road handling and steering efficiency enhancing not only the look of your vehicle but also the driving experience.
Wire Wheels for Hot Rods and Custom Cars
When you want to express yourself, the only limitation should be your imagination. We have the experience and creative ability to translate your dreams into reality.
Brett and Ken have been excellent, please also praise them for great attitude and really caring about getting things right!
As you know I'm a total perfectionist - and I have to say I absolutely could not fault my new wheels in any way. They are beautiful. Please pass my thanks on to Fred.
Many thanks Will. The wheels are fabulous!
Our workshops are the beating heart of our business located in the old English village of Kings Cliffe.
Engineering excellence with an unrivalled historical, technical and design knowledge of our field
Individual personal attention, from the smallest enquiry for a missing spoke to the creation of a brand new design.
Hand built wire wheels for historic cars ranging from the humble Austin 7 to the most fabulous GT and Grand Prix cars of all time.
Here is a photo selection of some of the machinery we use to produce our all our wheels and components, and to carry out restoration and repairs.
We also do the machining work for our sister classic car restoration company www.project-heaven.com located just 5 minutes away.
From humble beginnings to worldwide distribution
Steve Hopkins begins repairing wire wheels at Langley Mill, Macclesfield, Cheshire trading as 'Specialised Automobile Services'. Many steel rims and wheel centres are no longer available so he starts to manufacture them himself.
First Borrani restorations
Steve begins to restore Borrani alloy rim wire wheels
Turrino alloy rims are first made
The first Turrino alloy rim wire wheels are made in Macclesfield. The early ones are mainly for Aston Martins and Ferraris and are individually numbered. Our records show 57 Turrino alloy wire wheels completed by the end of 1994
The 1000th Turrino wire wheel
Supplied to Hall & Fowler (now Hall & Hall) of Bourne for a Ferrari single seater in May 2000
Turrino Wheels Ltd is born
Will Tomkins buys the business and moves to a new worksop in Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire. Now trading as Turrino Wheels Ltd.
International Patents granted for split rim wire wheels
We are the only manufacturer of split rim wire wheels in the whole world
First Turrino rims made from thick wall alloy tube
This enables us to machine the inner diameter of the rims and to control the rim profile as desired.
Expansion and addition of new large machine shop
7 additional CNC machines enable more efficient production and mean every operation is done in-house.