How Has The Wheel Evolved? A Brief History

“The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.”

Sid Caesar


The wheel. History says this invention became a people mover around 3200 B.C. On those ancient chariots, the cart was usually the focus of decoration and detail – the wheels were simply functional. Although the basic design and function has remained the same, the wheel has continued to evolve.

Fortunately for us car enthusiasts, this standard piece of equipment is now offered in material and finishing options that complement and enhance the look of our vehicles. Even better, we can now customize our wheels and tires while protecting them with RimSavers.

Here’s to perpetual motion and moving forward in style.

infographic about wheel history

Thanks to the folks at Big Bang Wheels for sharing this infographic with us.