Puma Engineering (Top Fuel Cases and cranks) has been sold.
The way I read it , Ian King is one of the new owners.Edited by: TFB 475
I'm afraid so!! You know we always knew it would be sooner rather than later before Pete Davies decided to retire to his roses and riverboat, and when he informed me a couple of weeks ago my partner and I decided that we could not let his legacy die, not let hime completely disappear from the scene and more importantly keep the availability goingof the worlds fastest and quickest dragbike enginesat an affordable price. We will nefer make a living out of it as the potential market is too small but we do want to do everything to keep the class alive.
All we can hope for is the support of the TFB riders and racers to keep on buying the engines and cranks so we can keep our heads above water!
Wow, you are now going to have bullets lined up in your trailer that would
make John Force shake his head. [img]smileys/smiley17.gif[/img]
now Ian can create "take-away" motor pods , race ready ,just build a frame around it
I wish I could! As they in actuality cost more to make than Pete sold them for I still can't afford more than the one I have in my bike right now!! [img]smileys/smiley4.gif[/img]
The plan is to offer a complete build service for anyone who wants - Pod or roller if required. The only thing we can't do is put a tune in it like Steve and Larry can........[img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img]
We want to ensure that it becomes easier for riders over on this side of the pond to run a TFB. One of the reasons why Nitro HD's have been such a success in numbers is not just the lifestyle popularity thing but that it is easier to buy the parts to put one together. Some great companies exist for HD's in the US that offer a one stop shop, something that has been lacking until Larry and Steve stepped up to the plate.
We'd like to offer a complementary service in Europe for those who have less demanding expectations than an immediate 5 second missile! We will be offering the best parts on the market to our customers including those developed by the McBrides over their many years of experience, and combined with our own parts hope to help return racing Nitro 4's to it's former glories!
Ian, I wish to you´´good business´´,and hope to see your ´´race show´´ at
"All we can hope for is the support of the TFB riders and racers to keep on buying the engines and cranks so we can keep our heads above water!"
Nothing to worry about there Ian - I'm sure the demand will only grow. Sounds like you guys will be offering a fantastic serive and I cant wait to order some bottom ends through you.
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