Momo Scioneri Steering Wheel

In addition to Momo’s actual product range, Momo also made special steering wheels – like the Momo Scioneri steering wheel – for car manufacturers or converted steering wheels from the actual range for car manufacturers. The most well known ones are certainly the steering wheels for Ferrari (e.g. Ferrari Testarossa and 512BB), for Lotus (Lotus Esprit Commemorative S2) or also steering wheels for Porsche, Alfa, Alpine – and of course Abarth.

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Which Momo Steering Wheel should I buy?

A question that I got asked very often

To be honest, there is no simple answer, but it makes sense to think about it. A steering wheel is not just a big, round thing that will be necessary until autonomous driving comes along. For our beloved classic sports cars, this horror vision will never happen.
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Martini Racing – most well-known race car sponsor

Every not-so-young car-aficionado will remember all the alcohol and tobacco sponsors that were allowed to sponsor without limitations in the 70s and 80s. If the sponsorship would have worked out the way marketing directors would have hoped, a lot of racing fans would be alcoholic. A few names will pop-up such as Rothmans Porsche, Marlboro Ferrari and of course: Martini Racing. Some might say, more people know Martini Racing than its origin – the Martini Vermouth, manufactured by Martini & Rossi since 1863 near Turin, Italy.

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Solid vs. Collapsible Momo Hub Adapters

Anyone who wants to install a non-factory sports steering wheel in their car cannot avoid buying a hub adapter for the specific vehicle type. For the newcomers – every car make has a special steering column with a specific mount for factory steering wheels. If you install a sports steering wheel – you need an adapter – called hub. The hub is mounted on the mentioned steering shaft, on top the actual steering wheel, usually with a 6-bolt screw connection.

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Best Car Floor Jack

How to choose the right car floor jack?

Well, never needed a jack until about six month ago when I moved into my new house. Before that, I had my cars in a garage together with friends in DTLA and we had a Triumph Professional Lift installed which was very good.

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Momo & Ferrari – a long steering wheel story

When John Surtees won the Formula 1 World Championship in a Ferrari 158 F1 in 1964, no one suspected that this connection would become the closest in Momo’s company history. Momo did not exist at that time and it wouldn’t have become what it is today without this collaboration.

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Momo Signature Steering Wheel: Jacky Ickx

The Momo Jacky Ickx wheel

The Momo Jacky Ickx Signature steering wheel is also based on a very successful model from Momo. Momo used it for special variants for car manufacturers. It was the base for the Ferrari 246 Dino steering wheel and for Volvo the base for their Volvo R racing series wheels with large engraved numbers such as 552032, 552033 and 552034 on the center spoke, also known as the 5R steering wheel.

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Best engine oil for your classic car

What’s important when choosing engine oil for a classic car engine?

Well, it’s a discussion that pops up every now and then – all over again and I got numerous mails about what kind of engine oil I use for my classic cars and why. Most important criteria for the selection of the best oil for a classic car are viscosity, conventional or synthetic and vital additives.

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Momo Indy steering wheel

Momo Indy – the most famous Momo wooden steering wheel

Wooden steering wheels were very fashionable in the 1960s. In fact, the very first Momo steering wheel, which was in John Surtees 1964 World Championship Ferrari 158 F1, was a pre-production Momo wooden steering wheel. And if you compare those two, you can still see the legacy of the early wheel in todays Momo Indy. The Momo Indy was one of Momo’s very early steering wheels. The first known Momo steering wheels from the Indy series date back from 1966/1967.

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Kremer Porsche steering wheel by Victor

The day before yesterday an instagram follower contacted me through my instagram channel  and asked questions about the different Victor steering wheel versions also known as the Kremer Porsche steering wheel. That reminded me that I wanted to do an article about that very special wheel. I browsed through my old magazines, catalogs and old ads, compared publishing dates and datas and finally compared all the information gathered with my steering wheels – or pictures of steering wheels that I’ve recently sold.

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Momo John Player Special steering wheel for Lotus

Very special in the history of Momo

Not because of the “special” in the name of well-known Formula 1 sponsor and successful tobacco producer John Player Special.

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The legendary Abarth Rallye steering wheel

Stand out of the Prototipo crowd

The Abarth steering wheel has been a very popular steering wheel for a lot of classic car fans for many years. No matter if you drive a Porsche, Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo or BMW. Maybe it’s still a bit under the radar, rather for connoisseurs, while everyone who considers himself and his car sporty, buys a Momo Prototipo.

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What year is my Momo steering wheel from?

Early Mod Department 12707 steering wheels

At the weekend I was finally able to spend more time at the garage. I constantly plan to clean up and catalog what I’ve got. At least start with it, but it didn’t work out – again. The first box I opened was full of steering wheels and I had to see what I got there.

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Kremer Porsche / Victor to Momo hub adapter

How do I install a Kremer Porsche / Victor steering wheel?

Quite a lot of people have seen and bought some of my Kremer Porsche steering wheels. Those wheels became famous when Kremer Racing installed them in their 934/935/936 K2 and K3. And I got tons of emails from people asking – how do I install this steering wheel. Well, if you look at the pictures of these race cars, you will realise that they’ve just drilled holes into the steering wheel and mounted it to the hub they had in the car already. Well, you could still do it. And some people still do it – including me.

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Momo signature steering wheel: Mario Andretti

The Momo Mario Andretti wheel

The Momo Mario Andretti signature steering wheel is based on one of the most known Momo steering wheels: the Momo Cavallino, also known as the C35. As the Cavallino, the wheel was available in black and silver and in various sizes. 

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Momo steering wheel: Gritti for Ferrari

The Momo Gritti steering wheel

The Momo Gritti is again one of the steering wheels of Momo with many stories, secrets and mysteries. As mentioned in previous articles, Momo developed a variety of steering wheels, which were manufactured during it’s lifespan exclusively for Momo or almost exclusively or with minor modifications exclusively for other car manufacturers.

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Momo signature steering wheel: Niki Lauda

The Momo Niki Lauda wheel

The Momo Niki Lauda signature steering wheel represents the characteristics of Niki Lauda probably like no other from the series. Straight and straightforward, direct, clearly focused and a good grip, which is a little thicker – similar to the Momo Jackie Stewart steering wheel

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Momo signature steering wheel: Clay Regazzoni

The Momo Clay Regazzoni wheel

The Momo Clay Regazzoni steering wheel is perhaps the most beautiful of the entire Signature series. The steering wheel is based on the Prototipo S, on the other hand, it shows visual aspects of the successful model Prototipo. The shape, size and dish are identical to the Prototipo S, plus the holes of the legendary Prototipo. It was available just like the Prototipo in black and silver, but only in 350mm diameter.

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Momo Signature Steering Wheel: Ronnie Peterson

The Momo Ronnie Peterson wheel

Momo dedicated a beautiful steering wheel to Ronnie Peterson, which was only available in black – like his friends steering wheel, the Momo Mario Andretti. In addition to the Momo Jackie Stewart and the Momo Ronnie Peterson has a thick grip, which makes the steering wheel very popular among Momo fans. The diameter is also 350mm, it is slightly dished and drawn by the very elegant slots look.

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Momo signature steering wheel: Jackie Stewart

My favourite steering wheel: The first of the Momo Signature Series

My first real Porsche had a huge and at the same time super thin steering wheel, a Momo Monza, 380mm diameter. Many steering wheels in the 60s were like that. On the one hand, the wheels were bigger, on the other hand there was no power steering or anything like that. Imagine parallel parking with such a car. With these huge steering wheels, it was way easier and at the same time you could get a nice biceps.
The wheels got smaller, the cars lighter and there was really no reason anymore.

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