HRE Open House 2019

Words by Matt Willis

A long-standing annual event in the Southern California area, the HRE Wheels Open House brings enthusiasts from all ends of the scene to their 60,000 square-foot production facility in Vista.

Upon arrival, the first thing Tim and I noticed was the sheer growth of the event compared to years back. The main through-street was blocked and the surrounding streets were packed full – but HRE was kind and provided a quick shuttle for guests and spectators up and down their street (also new)…

We made our way around the outside of the lot first. Here are some of the highlights:

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We were first greeted by this aggressively-equipped Ferrari 488 from GMG Racing…

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In general, the 488 resolved the rather dull, lack-luster appearance of the 458…this build just took it a step further.

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Also up front, lots of new 991s in a variety of colors…

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Around back, Michelin’s setup featured several Ford GTs.

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Tim and I really admired the look of these wheels…unique in that the large, broad lip sort of blends itself with the tire. Especially from a distance…

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Michelin was showing off their beautiful, purposeful and undoubtedly expensive Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires…among others…

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Nice aero on this Cayman build…

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A pretty extensive Z build from SOS Customz…

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Love the cockpit here…

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Sheepey-built twin-turbo Huracan…

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Loved this C10 build…not too low, not too over the top…

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We then headed inside to check out more. We first came across this new Aston Vantage…

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We got a peek at just a fragment of HRE’s extensive manufacturing process…

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Ford GT sitting on some crazy 3D-printed carbon wheels that HRE cooked up recently…

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The wheels are intricate and interesting, and a testament to HRE’s commitment to detail and cutting-edge design. I wouldn’t want to clean these though…ever…

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McLaren Senna…

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And a P1…

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Thanks for viewing!

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