^oops,... old age,.. i missed that pic. i was looking at the pic from the other side.
most liekly that damage happened whenhis car hit a pothole,.. similar damage happend ot my rims on my golf in the UK. i fixed it with a few hard whacks from a wooden hammer and then got the balancing done again.
this type of damage is common on cars with dished rims and thin sidewalled/low profile tyres.