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Best Momo steering wheel for every purpose

Do I need more than one steering wheel? A very funny question, especially when a collector like me is asked. Well, the question was a little different: Why the hell do you have so many steering wheels?

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Well, as I told you before, it started very harmlessly. In my first (old) Porsche was an old, beat-up, patinated steering wheel that somehow fascinated me, even if it was way too big, bus driver style and the grip was too thin. Then I started looking around, on swap meets, in thrift shops and online. And then I discovered a lot of nice old steering wheels and bought them for whenever. A few I had on the walls in my former garage. But a lot of steering wheels also ended up in boxes in the warehouse.

Back to the initial question. How many steering wheels do I need? Generally speaking, one for each car. But I don’t want to make it that simple. Let’s put it this way, it depends. Do I need more than one steering wheel? I would say yes.

vintage Momo Steering Wheels by patipatina

Jackie Stewart, Prototipo, Mod 07

vintage Momo Steering Wheels by patipatina

Lots of Momo steering wheels

Maybe you are like me, I use a car for the track and for the street, although on very different streets. In the city, on the highway and sometimes I just drive through the canyons, for example the Angeles Crest Highway. And without a joke, it often happens that I change the steering wheel for that particular purpose. I don’t have a quick release device, it brings the steering wheel too close to me and with my height of 6”4’ it becomes uncomfortable. So loosen 6 Allen screws each time, change the steering wheel and tighten again.

Best Momo steering wheel for a lot of reverse parking and slow city traffic

If I’m in the city a lot, I have to steer a lot at very slow speeds, I have to park, which all requires a lot of steering work, especially with the limited slip differential. At those times, I’m super happy with my semi dish 370mm Momo Prototipo. Due to the larger diameter, I need less force when turning in, which makes parallel parking in reverse at the side of the street much easier. The Niki Lauda 370 steering wheel would be a great option too, especially due to the thicker grip!

Momo Prototipo 370mm diameter Patina Outlaw

Momo Prototipo 370mm

Momo Niki Lauda 370 Steering Wheel

Momo Niki Lauda 370mm

Best Momo steering wheel for canyon carving

And if I want to drive through the canyons, I prefer to take a semi dish Momo Prototipo in 350mm diameter. The steering is a bit more compact, especially with faster turns and the grip size is perfect even with light gloves. And a little closer due to the semi dish, but still great for relaxed driving.

first-generation MOMO Prototipo - 350mm - stacked

first-generation Momo Prototipo 350mm semi-dish

70s Momo Prototipo steering wheel for sale

second generation Momo Prototipo 350mm semi-dish

Best Momo steering wheel for long highway hours

Sometimes I drive longer distances, on the highway or up the way to Laguna Seca, straight on for quite some time. On those occasions I like to sit and steer in a very relaxed way. For that purpose I prefer to use my beloved Momo Jackie Stewart Steering Wheel, 350mm diameter, flat and with thick grip, that makes driving straight on super easy, also because the arms are in a even more relaxed position on the steering wheel.

Momo Jackie Stewart steering wheel

Momo Jackie Stewart Steering Wheel

Momo Jackie Stewart steering wheel

Best Momo steering wheel for the track

On the track, I need something else. Closer to me and even more grip. From my point of view, either suede or alcantara is perfect for the job. My absolute favorite for that purpose is the Momo Mod 07. Perfect, stable, close for quick steering movements and with the perfect grip. Best price available is $229,95 from  Amazon.
Momo Mod 07
Momo Rally 2000 steering wheel

Momo Rally 2000 steering wheel

What are your favourites? Let me know! And please always drive carefully and respectfully.





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