Suicide Knobs (Steering Wheel Knobs)

The suicide knob (also known as a spinner, Brodie, or necker) is a free-turning ball that’s attached to a steering wheel. Originally designed as an aid to drivers of heavy trucks and other vehicles lacking power steering, the utilitarian devices were embraced in the 1950s by American hot rodders and car enthusiasts, who thought they looked cool. Manufacturers of these auto accessories were soon making them out of sculpted blocks of Bakelite,...Continue Reading