TOUR­ING LOKAR PER­FOR­MANCE PROD­UCTS

BE­YOND PLAIN & SIM­PLE

Lowrider - - ROLLPLAYERZ - STORY & PHO­TOS BY JOE RAY

As car en­thu­si­asts there are brand names that res­onate through our blood. These are typ­i­cally the same brands that de­velop the prod­ucts that make up our builds and they’re brands syn­ony­mous with ex­cel­lence, his­tory, and, of course, lowrid­ing.

Hol­ley, Coker, Pow­er­mas­ter, ididit, and Auto Me­ter are among those names, and to be honest, they are mar­ques that bring smiles to our faces and con­fi­dence to our cars. There’s a mag­i­cal fa­mil­iar­ity be­hind them but know­ing their names and un­der­stand­ing their prod­ucts are height­ened when one gets a chance to ac­tu­ally visit their fa­cil­i­ties—an op­por­tu­nity we had not too long ago. Think about it, to be able to visit the place where your aftermarket prod­ucts are born is un­real, but I didn’t know just how un­real it would be­come.

Along with vis­it­ing the afore­men­tioned fa­cil­i­ties came yet an­other op­por­tu­nity to visit the 52,000-square-foot fa­cil­ity of Lokar Per­for­mance Prod­ucts. Since 1988, Lokar has upped the ante when it comes to ac­ces­sories for cus­tom clas­sic builds. From hot rods to lead sleds, lowrid­ers to week­end war­riors, Lokar makes a plethora of prod­ucts, in­clud­ing shifters, dip­sticks, bil­let alu­minum dash in­serts, gas and brake ped­als, door han­dles, and

much more.

In its sim­plest form, Lokar is the au­thor­ity when it comes to cus­tom crafted qual­ity parts. They have set the bench­mark for the in­dus­try and while de­riv­a­tives flood the mar­ket, those in the know can tell the ab­so­lute dif­fer­ence. Lokar takes great pride in qual­ity crafts­man­ship and since day one they have al­ways fo­cused on the prod­uct, the process, and the peo­ple.

Amer­i­can made, Lokar prod­ucts are backed by a life­time war­ranty.

With growth never wan­ing, the 2014 com­ple­tion of their huge fa­cil­ity is tes­ta­ment to that and they’ve even teamed up with Clay­ton Ma­chine Works to in­clude even more cus­tom ac­ces­sories to their cat­a­log of parts, in­clud­ing in­te­rior lights, vents, and trim pieces.

So how was the tour? For starters it was men­tally drain­ing. Aisle after aisle it was hard to con­cen­trate and my mind be­gan to drift. Like a kid in the candy store, each bin had some­thing to of­fer. With so many show-qual­ity parts cat­e­gor­i­cally or­ga­nized, it was a bless­ing to visit, but—at least for me—a po­ten­tial night­mare if I ever had to work there. Se­ri­ously, I just don’t know what

I’d do with my­self, and if any­thing it would en­cour­age me to want to build just about any car that could use their parts.

In the end, the tour of their shop be­came a clear re­minder that Lokar is in it for the long haul. With pro­duc­tion ramped up and plans to re­lease even more prod­ucts, only time will re­veal what they have up their sleeve, but all I can say is that I’ll sit pa­tiently as they get ready to give the in­dus­try a good shakedown.

So step on the pedal and get down with Lokar for your low car be­cause when it comes to qual­ity there is no sub­sti­tute.

Lokar Per­for­mance Prod­ucts (877) 469-7440 www.lokar.com SOURCE

State-of-theart ma­chin­ery pro­duces style for your cus­tom low ride.

Lokar is ded­i­cated to pro­vide your ride with the best trans shifters, throt­tle link­age, brake sys­tem, body trim, door han­dles, and class to your clas­sic.

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