They are saying that to achieve success you will have to identify a necessity and satisfy it. Back in 1968 racing enthusiast Gary Holzapfel saw that many of his friends’ broken engines were as a result of fastener failure.
On the time, there have been no commercially to be had studs and bolts as much as the challenge. So Holzapfel known as upon his a few years of fastener making revel in for a number one aerospace subcontractor and founded ARP (Automotive Racing Products).
Within the resulting years, the firm has grown from what was once literally a backyard garage workshop into a highly diversified manufacturer with five operational entities in Southern California with a combined space in way over 200,000 sq. feet. These come with forging, machining, finishing and packaging/warehousing facilities in Santa Paula and Ventura, California.
There may be even a novel racing-themed restaurant On the main Santa Paula facility – known as “Hozy’s Grill” – which is open to the general public.
Lately, ARP’s product line comprises thousands of part numbers, and has expanded to incorporate nearly each fastener found in an engine and driveline. These vary from quality top performance OEM replacement parts to exotic specialty hardware for Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR and NHRA drag racing and marine applications.