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Puma Engineering announce new management
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Puma Engineering announce new management

It was announced today that bespoke Dragbike engine manufacturer Puma Engineering is to pass into new management.
Under an agreement brokered between Puma Engineering founder Pete Davies, Gerard Willemse and Ian King the primary assets and intellectual property rights will transfer to Amersfoort, Holland based company Goedhals Machinefabriek and current European Top Fuel Bike champion Ian King of Litlington, England.

Pete Davies will continue to have a role within Puma Engineering as a consultant to the new owners and will also undertake project specific tasks and various engineering activities on an as required basis.

Puma Engineering was founded in 1972 by Pete Davies as a manufacturer of aftermarket performance engine parts for Triumph engines used in Grass Track racing. In the mid 1970’s Pete was introduced to drag racing and by the 80’s was manufacturing various wheels and assorted parts for Dragbike racers of the day. In the mid 90’s he manufactured his first engine cases and crankshaft assembly for a bike that eventually was owned by multi Australian Top Fuel Bike champion Jay Upton. Subsequent and similar Triumph style parallel engines were built for other racers including the 890cc engine used by new company partner Gerard Willemse which amazed all with it’s six second performances at the AMA Dragbike Finals a number of years ago. Davies built his first 4 cylinder Top Fuel Bike engines in 1987 (and latterly V Twin and New Age Funnybike engines) and quickly established a name for the company as a supplier of the most robust, reliable and cost effective Top Fuel Bike engines in the world. Now the first choice of Top Fuel Bike racers across the globe Puma engines have powered the quickest and fastest riders in the US, Europe and Australia to multiple AMA, ANDRA, ACU, FIM and UEM Championships and records.

Gerard Willemse is the CEO of Goedhals Machinefabriek of Amersfoort, Holland and a former European Supertwin and multiple Dutch Champion on a selection of Top Fuel V and Parallel twins. Goedhals specialise in precision gear manufacture, but have expanded recently into the manufacture of billet engines, cylinder heads and cylinder blocks for both 4 cylinder and V Twin Top Fuel Bikes.

Ian King is three times European Top Fuel Bike champion and European records holder on a supercharged 4 cylinder Puma powered and chassied machine. He is also Team Principal of King Racing who has built a reputation in the Top Fuel Bike market as suppliers of precision screw superchargers and carbon fiber injector hats for nitro applications.

Puma Engineering will announce further news of exciting new developments for Top Fuel Bikes later in the year. Orders for new Puma Engineering parts, crankcases, crankshafts and repairs should now be directed to the contact details below with immediate effect.

For further information contact admin@kingracing.com
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