Welcome to ZRoadster.org - BMW Z1 Z4 Z8 Z3 Forum and Technical Database

If you want to join in with the discussion, and see the areas which are available only to members then sign up now!

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How about a set of Ronal Teddy Bear Rims?

Discussion in 'GadgetZ, GismoZ and Bling' started by GazHyde, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
    Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator British Zeds

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2011
    Messages:
    15,218
    Likes Received:
    9,357
    Trophy Points:
    226
    Location:
    Newbury, Berkshire
    Model of Z:
    BMW Z4 3.0Si Sport
    Found while trawling the interwebz ;)

    For a company with such a reputation for making epic wheels, I'm not sure what happened in the board room on this particular day... Ronal Teddy Bear Alloy Wheels - "real eye catching classic alloy wheel design from Ronal wheels of Germany. The one and only alloy wheel on the market with the Teddy Bear design."

    Bit small for my Zed though at 14x5.5"

    image.jpg

    Plenty of scope for modding though...
    image.jpg
     
  2. t-tony

    t-tony Zorg Expert (I)
    Supporter British Zeds #ZedShed

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    31,839
    Likes Received:
    15,002
    Trophy Points:
    220
    Location:
    Torksey Lock,Lincoln, England
    Model of Z:
    Z4 3.0 Auto
    They have to be Disney inspired Gary. But who wants to drive around with pooh on their wheels ;)
     
  3. Mint

    Mint Zorg Expert (I)
    Supporter British Zeds East Anglian Crew

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    Messages:
    9,429
    Likes Received:
    6,368
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Location:
    Staffordshire, UK
    Model of Z:
    1st Z3 | 2.2 | Sport | Individual 2nd - Z3 | 3.0 | Sport
    Shame they're not available in 17's. They'd be quite a talking point
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. z3cade

    z3cade Zorg Guru (III)
    East Anglian Crew

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    1,980
    Likes Received:
    315
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Location:
    Peterborough
    They would suit BMGs Rover 75
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  5. badman gee

    badman gee Guest

    Just ordered a set!
     
  6. Aceman

    Aceman Moderator
    British Zeds 3rd Party Trader

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    2,221
    Likes Received:
    714
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Wakefield
    Model of Z:
    ///M Roadster
    They have been available for many years. I remember back in the youth (mid 90's) when I nearly bought a brand new Corsa GSi they were on the options list and yes I had the same thoughts of "would you really, honestly ?!! :eek:".
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. z3cade

    z3cade Zorg Guru (III)
    East Anglian Crew

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2011
    Messages:
    1,980
    Likes Received:
    315
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Location:
    Peterborough
    They came standard on rover 75s
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  8. Shelly

    Shelly Zorg Guru (V)
    Supporter British Zeds East Anglian Crew

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2013
    Messages:
    17,885
    Likes Received:
    7,075
    Trophy Points:
    195
    Location:
    Bradwell near great yarmouth
    Model of Z:
    Z4 2.2i
    They would look lovely on Mathews toy Z,;)
    :racecar:
     
  9. zedonist

    zedonist Guest

    Boy Racer:racecar:
     
  10. Aceman

    Aceman Moderator
    British Zeds 3rd Party Trader

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2011
    Messages:
    2,221
    Likes Received:
    714
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Wakefield
    Model of Z:
    ///M Roadster
    I will have you know I saw sense before making that mistake and never completed the deal plus the salesman at the vauxhall dealer was a crook who never even orderred the car despite me putting a deposit down. Fireworks went off that day I tell you.:mad:
     
  11. gookah

    gookah Zorg Guru (IV)
    British Zeds

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,414
    Likes Received:
    1,166
    Trophy Points:
    150
    Location:
    Shropshire
    Model of Z:
    2.8 Z3

    Ronal make a lot of BMW wheels and also the Schnitzer ones. I think these are Type 7 Racing ones. They are just about bearable though......
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. t-tony

    t-tony Zorg Expert (I)
    Supporter British Zeds #ZedShed

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    31,839
    Likes Received:
    15,002
    Trophy Points:
    220
    Location:
    Torksey Lock,Lincoln, England
    Model of Z:
    Z4 3.0 Auto
    Don't give up the day job gookah.lol=))
     
  13. DivideBYZero

    DivideBYZero Zorg Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    175
    Trophy Points:
    82
    Location:
    Surrey
    Model of Z:
    Z3 2.2
  14. oldcarman

    oldcarman Zorg Guru (V)
    Supporter Canadian Zeds The M44 Massive

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2014
    Messages:
    9,986
    Likes Received:
    3,617
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Location:
    Pine Falls Manitoba can.
    Model of Z:
    1.9 M44
    Winnie the Pooh originates from my hometown of Winnipeg Manitoba and we're pretty proud of him!!
     
  15. zedonist

    zedonist Guest

    A. A Milne is a British author who lived and died I the UK. The bear was named after a Canadian black bear used as a military mascot, the bear was called Winnie, the original stuffed toy that the stories are based on was called Edward, and the illustration is based on the artists sons' stuffed toy called Growler, Pooh was the name of a swan. Winnie the bear was donated to London Zoo, but I can not confirm its origins may have come from Winnipeg, May have come from another zoo.Perhaps you can clarify this part, as it is interesting that Winnipeg claims to be the origin of Winnie the Pooh?
     
  16. t-tony

    t-tony Zorg Expert (I)
    Supporter British Zeds #ZedShed

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
    Messages:
    31,839
    Likes Received:
    15,002
    Trophy Points:
    220
    Location:
    Torksey Lock,Lincoln, England
    Model of Z:
    Z4 3.0 Auto
    Rumour has it that Walt Disney's roots could be traced back to Norton Disney not far from me?;)
     
  17. zedonist

    zedonist Guest

    He was adopted, so was probably Walter Skipworth or Brown :pompus:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. oldcarman

    oldcarman Zorg Guru (V)
    Supporter Canadian Zeds The M44 Massive

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2014
    Messages:
    9,986
    Likes Received:
    3,617
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Location:
    Pine Falls Manitoba can.
    Model of Z:
    1.9 M44
    Yup! The bear came from here. There's a beautiful display area at our zoo dedicated to the part he's played in the world of not just kids but adults. Will try to get some pics if summer ever shows up and I'm not busy that day. JIM
     
  19. Zeti

    Zeti Zorg Guru (III)
    Supporter Romanian Zeds The M44 Massive

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2013
    Messages:
    2,492
    Likes Received:
    1,851
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Location:
    Bucuresti/ Romania
    Model of Z:
    Z3 roadster 1.9
    Funny, but quite an engineering to balance these rims without a geometric pattern!?:)
     
    #19 Zeti, Mar 2, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 2, 2014