Van-K Wheels started as VanK Engineering in the late 1970’s in Southern California. Spinning aluminum wheel halves became the major part of the business and soon became a major supplier to the karting industry.

Over the years, Van-K Wheels continued to develop new wheels for many forms of racing and industry; all being spun using North American made 6061 aluminum.

In the early 2000’s, the company was moved to North Carolina, and closer to the heartbeat of American racing.

In 2021, Ace Manufacturing and Parts Company acquired the Van-K Wheels business and moved it’s operations to Sullivan, Missouri.  Ace Manufacturing has been producing automotive clutches for over-the-road trucks and the racing and street performance industry for more than 50 years.