My apologies in advance if I'm regurgitating old news, but I've heard some strange rumors and wanted to verify it if it's true. I wouldn't want to jeopardize the person who originated this mail so I'm omitting the name, but according to this person American Racing as we know it is no longer, having been at least bought out by Wheel Pros as of April 30, 2008. Here's what I got: "I just wanted to let everyone know that as of April 30th, 2008, American Racing has effectively passed on as a company. AR and a few of its brands will be run by Wheel Pros and the management will be based in Denver. Co. Most of the remaining employees at the Rancho location have received notice of termination. 19067 and 19200 S. Reyes locations will be fully closed sometime this summer. It remains to be seen what happens with the manufacturing activities located in Kansas City. I've attached the communication we have received and the above should fill in the blanks. Let's all remember American Racing for what it was..." I've also attached the .pdf of the company memo regarding the merger/conquest. Again, my apologies if you've already seen this. I'm not going to apologize for the lack of introduction, though; I did that about seven years ago. I just type slow so I don't post too often.