50 Years Of Progress
Drag Racing Has Come A Long Way Since 1968. Performance Has Increased Exponentially. Horsepower Has Gone Through The Roof. And ARP Has Continually Developed Fasteners That Allow Racers To Push The Limits!
1968 Gary Holzapfel —who at one time was employed by an aerospace fastener manufacturer— developed some bolts and studs for his racer friends that were a marked improvement over what was available. Competitors like Don Prudhomme proved their effectiveness, which created a demand from other racers. This lead to the founding of Automotive Racing Products, Inc.
ARP has come a long way since then, growing from what was literally a garage workshop to a sprawling manufacturing complex that encompasses seven buildings and some 170,000 square feet. Everything is done in-house (engineering, R&D, forging, heat-treating, machining, finishing, packaging and distribution) in ISO 9001:2008 and
AS9100 registered facilities.
The product line has grown substantially from those first offerings to more than 4,700 fastener kits. New applications are continually being explored. Request a free copy of the 132-page ARP catalog or view it online. Let ARP improve the performance and reliability of your race car or street machine.