Tuesday, 25 November 2014

A little Emotional..

Picked up a really neat set of these a couple months back, and a brochure to match..!
Work Emotion
14", Full Reverse mounting
2-piece welded construction
August 1986

Marked as 'Ewing - Emotion' on the centrecap; so may have sat as a sub-model of the Ewing range. However it isn't listed as such in the Emotion catalogue, while also getting no mention at all in the period Ewing catalogue..

The Emotion name later became a sub-range of models from the late 90's to present; with wheels such as the CRkai, CR Kiwami, 11R, XT7, and XD9, all using the Emotion name.

Anyway, the 80's Work Emotion in detail..
Caps, collars, collar screws, plates, and plate retainers..

Wheel centre plate. Annoyingly just out of focus, but the hole on the opposite side is to locate the plate on the collar..

Like the Ewing ones I wrote about recently, these are plastic. No provision for a locking mechanism, and like the SSR collars, these can only be mounted in one position on the wheel face..

The cap. Basic chrome-plated plastic, but so pretty with the black centre area with light blue text. I wish they were locking caps.. or cast metal.. but this is just how they are. Look too good regardless..

The centre, tapped for the cap-mounting collar.

Collar on.

Plate on.
The collar only mounts in one position, and the plate has the locating pin hole; so the plate is cleverly locked in one position on the face of the wheel.. not just lining up with the spokes.

A retaining clip holds the plate down onto the face, with the clip sitting in a groove on the collar.

Cap on. Its a really nice looking centre..



Nice electropolished finish on the entire barrel, perfect weld, and good paint coverage.
Curious what the reason behind the 2-piece construction was, compared to the 3-piece setup used on the Ewing..

1986 Catalogue for the Emotion.
Really nicely printed, and naturally full of the some of the coolest cars in 1986.
An early BMW M535i on the cover suits the euro image of the wheel..

HR31 Nissan Skyline Passage GT.. with the TWIN CAM TURBO RB20DET...

EMOTION trained on the URBAN ROAD. It has refind expression and prepared suitable road.

..I think that'd be refined... but as for how you refine an expression to prepare for a suitable road..?

In the lower right corner - the 14" full reverse as posted above! Standard colours for the 14" are white and silver, with gunmetal and chrome optional..

I love this page.
I'd say this is showing a compass was the inspiration for the design. Fair enough - yep, I can see that.
..But damn, I'm still waiting for that point in my life - just sitting at a polished wood desk.. with a compass, pencil, map of Munich.. and a random wheel sitting right over the top. Killing it.


Specification and price list for 1986.
available in 12" full reverse; then a larger face used in the 14" full reverse, and a larger face again used for the 15" (full reverse) and 16" reverse wheel.

The price list shows the 4x114.3 6JJx14 +40 Emotions above were 37,000yen each in 1986. Not particularly cheap.
For comparison; the Work Ewing and equivalent SSR EX-C in full reverse 1460 +40 were both also nearly 40,000yen a wheel..

One last picture of the outer brochure/catalogue cover. White M535 spread over both pages.. printed on matte paper with chrome lettering. So rad.

Done. As always - damn that took a surprising amount of time!


  1. HUGE Fan of your blog man! Question; are the wheels you buy NOS? They are all very well kept and restored to perfection! Cheers to a great job and keep on , keeping' on!


  2. heh, cheers, I appreciate it - and likewise..!
    Ideally all the wheels I buy would be NOS, and I've been bloody lucky to be able to find a ton of them over time; but it requires damn near constant browsing of Yahoo.
    I just try and find them as clean and original as possible; while if the wheel is rare enough, simply complete will do. If the size/stud pattern is too much to pass on though...
    Basically, after re-doing many wheels, its pretty obvious that its much cheaper just to buy them as clean as possible in the first place. To add insult to injury, a restored wheel will never quite be the same as an original unrestored one; although at the very least, it IS satisfying to turn a piece of junk into something pretty again...

  3. So what do you do with your wheels?
    Do you mount them up like the Auswuchs, or just keep them on the wall for display? Either was you've amassed a nice collection and your pictures are great for textures and reference when 3d modeling.

    1. It wasnt intentional, but so few end up being mounted. Its rare for me to buy a set I intend to actually use, with those Auswuch's being one of the rare few. I have a good 5 or 10 sets I bought planning to run on my AW11.. but god only knows if i'll ever even put them on!
      I just love the look of wheels on their own.. to the point it seems like a shame to mount most of them on a car. Safe to say any of the unused/NOS wheels arent going to get tyres on them any time soon!
      I'm stoked the pictures are appreciated anyway. I've got so many more I'll get around to posting, but try to space them between car posts! Just keeping the variety up here..

  4. Hopefully this gets seen, but are you still active anywhere? Your IG was awesome as hell and I tried to get ahold of you on there to ask some questions about some wheels I have that look like these, but don't have the Work markings on them ... or much of any markings for that matter.