Holiday Gift Guide



1. High Performance Tires

Nothing gets the best performance out of their car like high performance tires. A new set will set you back $1,200+, but this item definitely tops every car-lover's  dream list. We've added this top-rated set of Pirelli P-Zero tires to our wish list. This Italian tire manufacturer provides tires for Formula One races; this translates into one of the most advanced, best performing and most coveted tires off the track.

Plus, you don't have to be a car expert to buy. Our Tire and Wheel experts are available to help you find the perfect set, with a 100% fitment guarantee. Starting at $228/tire | Available Here.

2. Wheels

There is a wheel to fit every driver's personality, style and vehicle. We're currently crushing on this festive-red "002.5" wheel from XXR - sure to look fast year-round. Use our 1010TIRES.COM Vehicle Search to find wheels for your significant other's vehicle, or contact our Tire and Wheel experts. Price: $150.99-160.99 per wheel | Available Here


3. Custom Car Mats

Topping our list, without breaking the bank, are Lloyd Mats Custom Floor Mats. Choose the recipients vehicle type to get a perfect fit, then create a one-of-a-kind gift by configuring color and embroidery options. Lloyd Mats can be embroidered with your choice of a variety of lifestyle emblems, like a skull and crossbones or military seal; you can even personalize with your own custom text. A personalized touch like a nickname or inside joke, is sure to make this gift stand out!

One of the great things about Lloyd Mats, is they offer a price point for every budget. Starting at $84 for Classic Loop 2x front mats or  $198 for Luxe Luxurious Custom Auto Mats 2x front mats. | Available Here

4. Tire Tread Ring by Earth Art Gem and Jewelry

If you're favorite car-lover also happens to be your favorite gal, why not surprise her with this unique hand-made sterling silver ring featuring a sparkly Cubc Zirconia and a truck tread-inspired band? $230 | Available Here


5. Aquapel Glass Treatment

Applied to the exterior of vehicle glass, Aquapel leaves the surface water resistant. Rain beads up and rolls off, dramatically improving visibility.  Aquapel makes our list as a favorite stocking stuffer for both car-lovers and non-lovers alike; the gift of safety is for everybody. $9.99 | Available Here

6. Gear Shift Cufflinks

These sharp-looking gear shifter cufflinks are sure to make statement. Warning: we think you may be tempted to give these a little early, so that the recipient can rock their office holiday party in style. $30 | Available Here

7. Cool Tire Tread Hot Beverage Cup

This funky ceramic cup with a tire tread-inspired silicone sleeve is the perfect gift for your caffeine-addicted gear head. Available in four colors (although we'll partial to the yellow and black). $30 | Available Here

8. Buckle Up Key Holder

Is your favorite car-lover constantly patting their pockets or emptying out their purse, asking "have you seen my keys?" If so, this fabulous Buckle Up Key Holder by Thabto is a win-win solution. They'll have fun putting their keys away, and you'll enjoy the peace and quiet! $25 | Available Here,

9. Nut and Bolts Business Card Holder and Analog Clock

Are you looking for a gift for someone in the auto industry? We think that they'll love this quirky business card holder and clock combo. It's a great conversation piece, and we're sure that it will get noticed. Price $50 | Available Here


INTRODUCING  our own  wheel design - RIVA MX7. These wheels come in a variety of fitments and colors that will sure to make your ride stand out. With an amazing curvature to the spokes, concave design, superior quality and finish  these rims will definitely beat the competition, especially when it's comes to price.


These wheels come in three stylish colors.  Hit the picture links below to see sizes and pricing.

T3 Replica Riva - Hyper Silver
Hyper Silver

T3 REPLICA - Matte Titanium
Matte Titanium

T3 REPLICA - Matte Black
Matte Black

Center caps are available for:

Is Chrome Dead?

Is Chrome Dead?

I am pleased to announce after a ten year run chrome plated wheels are officially uncool. At least in the West Coast. Chrome plating and the West Coast just don’t mix.

Our climate loves to kill chrome. Salt and water are the perfect catalysts to start the pitting and peeling that comes with chrome wheels running through our winters. Most car manufactures have learned this lesson the hard way and now offer their chrome wheels as plastic cladding not plating. This is a step up from a hubcap but not much of one.

Customers are moving away from chrome and into diamond cut and satin paint finishes. Ironically some of the first custom wheels in the early 80's were finished the same way. Some of you might remember the first generation of Fittipaldi, Enkei or Momo wheels. Paint finish and quaility of clearcoats was of parmount importance, not a layer of tinfoil wrapped around your wheel.

Chrome is now used a an accent on wheels. Chromed stainless steel lips and windows are a good example. The plating bonds to stainless steel and plastica offering a much lower maintenance cost compared to chromed aluminum.

For some hot new trends in wheel finishes check out:


Leave the chrome for the gansters..

New Vertini Lineup offers multi piece look for one piece price.




After watching countless brands of wheels come through our showrooms over the years no new lineup has created as much buzz as Vertini. They offer a decent range of styles normally found in wheels twice their price. The fit and finish of the wheels are excellent with most offering a polished face with a premium grade of lacquer.

The multi piece look is achieved by using a chrome stainless steel lip. Normally, I would shy away from chrome but chrome on stainless has shown remarkable durability and ease of maintenance. Lip depth varies by model and Vertini offers many different staggered fitments to enhance the depth of the rear wheel.

Pricing starts at just over $231.99 Canadian per wheel making Vertini an affordable upgrade for many owners of fine automobiles.

Check out our Vertini lineup here or visit Vertini's site ( for more information.