• 1905

    LAURIN & KLEMENT

    VOITURETTE A

    (vehicle on display: 1905)

    The first car was designed by Václav Laurin and Václav Klement in Mladá Boleslav, the Voiturette A (produced from 1905 to 1910), featured wooden spoke wheels with steel rims that were fitted to the axle with a single central nut. This solution was used until the early 1930s. As an optional extra, LAURIN & KLEMENT cars were fitted with Rudge – Whitworth wire wheels imported from England.

  • 1911

    LAURIN & KLEMENT

    S

    (vehicle on display: 1911)

    Punctures were frequent because the road quality was poor. This gave rise to the first spare wheels. The spare started out as just a tyre and tube, as on this 1911 LAURIN & KLEMENT S.

  • 1929

    LAURIN & KLEMENT

    ŠKODA 110

    (vehicle on display: 1929)

    To increase driver convenience and make wheel replacement simpler, the 1920s saw the arrival of a replaceable rim fastened to the body with six screws along the circumference of the rim, as on this 1929 LAURIN & KLEMENT ŠKODA 110. The central part would remain in place and only the rim and tyre would be replaced.

  • 1930

    ŠKODA 645

    (vehicle on display: 1930)

    The fashion of smooth pressed metal wheels soon followed, as displayed on this 1930 ŠKODA 645. These wheels were mass-produced, which pushed down prices. The spare was relocated to the rear, and it became the norm to carry two complete spare wheels (rim, tyre and tube).

  • 1934

    ŠKODA POPULAR MONTE CARLO

    (vehicle on display: 1937)

    Lightweight spoke-type wheels, often with a white strip on the tyre, became trendy in 1934. The photo shows a 1937 ŠKODA POPULAR MONTE CARLO. Wheels of this type started to be used on the POPULAR, RAPID, FAVORIT and SUPERB. The popular design survived the World War II and can be found on some post-war models from the 1950s (the ŠKODA 1101 TUDOR and the 1200, 1201 and 1202 lines) and even the 1960s (the ŠKODA 440 SPARTAK and 450).

  • 1937

    ŠKODA POPULAR MONTE CARLO

    (vehicle on display: 1937)

    The POPULAR MONTE CARLO’s spare wheel was tucked away in the boot. In fact, the luggage compartment was big enough to fit two complete spare wheels as standard.

  • 1960

    ŠKODA OCTAVIA

    (vehicle on display: 1960)

    At the turn of the 1960s, ŠKODA launched a new generation of steel wheels, as on the 1960 ŠKODA OCTAVIA 985. These wheels featured on the OCTAVIA, FELICIA, 1000 MB, 100 and 120 until the late 1970s.

  • 1981

    ŠKODA 125 L

    (vehicle on display: 1989)

    In 1981, the brand launched production of 13-inch steel wheels with vent holes along the circumference of the rim (the photo shows a 1989 ŠKODA 125 L). Another innovation was the plastic hub cap.

  • 1990

    ŠKODA FAVORIT

    (vehicle on display: 1990)

    As far as its wheels were concerned, the ŠKODA FAVORIT relied on its predecessors in many respects, including the 13-inch size and the small plastic hub cap. The vent holes, however, became bigger and squarer. Steel rims came as standard on the FAVORIT, but later on the alloy wheels also became available, either as an optional extra or as part of special editions.

  • 2018

    ŠKODA KAROQ

    (2018)

    Václav Laurin and Václav Klement would be surprised – and astonished as well. Aluminium wheels dominate the product portfolio of ŠKODA these days and are available in many sizes and amazing designs. ŠKODA provides alloy wheels for all KAROQ, KODIAQ and SUPERB models. These wheels are also favoured by around 60% of FABIA owners and 70% of CITIGO owners on the Czech market.

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