A car’s steering wheel is the user interface between man and machine. The nexus point where human blends with steel, glass and rubber. It should be a fantastic experience with a “tiller” that beckons the driver to his mechanical steed with assuring tactile and visual rewards.
That all might sound a little “woo-woo,” but one thing’s for certain, a rotten old steering wheel, that feels crappy in your hand, is drag.
Take it from me, a the owner of a ’70’s Cadillac. I interface with a broken plastic wheel with faux wood trim peeling off. Finding someone to restore it has been challenging and shopping the current selection of off-the-rack, replacement steering wheels, has been h0-hum at best.
Enter CON2R based in Beaverton, Oregon. Pronounced “Contour,” their steering wheels are exactly what any enthusiast could hope for. The best part is the ability to customize to any specification. Their wheel configurator is a great tool to build a steering wheel that matches the color, vibe and era of your car.
The possibilities are endless. In fact, there are over 1.5 billion of them. Not only can you choose a rim made of wood, leather, or soft touch ABS, but designate color, hub style, and spoke jewelry as well. A cool feature recently introduced was the option to have most any design or logo custom printed for the center hub.
Although CON2R is well known for steering wheels, they have branched out into gauges as well. Like their steering wheels, the gauges offer infinite combinations of color, font and customization tweaks.
According to CON2R, ” We can start with an existing panel, a hole in the dash, a concept sketch or even more fun for us, a concept that has yet to be fully developed and defined. Once you let us know, we’ll work with you to get you from where you’re at to a set of instruments that are an integral part of your design.”
Go to CON2R for the all the possibilities.