BORN IN DETROIT
Trick Titanium, the name that began over 45 years ago in a small aircraft welding shop. Back near the beginning of 1970, the “Motown Missile” driver, Dick “Barney” Oldfield, and Ted Spehar, found the shop down the street from their operation. When the racers felt the light-weight titanium products they realized right away that this meant faster cars.
MAKING CARS THAT FLY
When the Motown Missile was finally revealed in 1973 at Pomona, Don Carlton drove the Dodge to a time of 9.22 seconds, the quickest run ever recorded by an NHRA-legal Pro Stocker. Over the weekend drivers caught a glimpse of the small titanium suspension parts and the very next week Trick Titanium received hundreds of phone calls for the titanium fabricated parts. That was all great stuff, but most importantly while all the trophies were handed out, a secret was brewing back in Detroit. Chrysler Corporation heard what Trick was up to and helped to develop our first ever titanium retainer, making Trick cars even faster.
THE "ORIGINAL" BELL-HOUSING
The Trick Titanium Valve train was getting lighter and faster. As speed and power increased, racers needed a tough and lightweight bell-housings, to protect the drivers from exploding clutches. Our Trick Titanium bell-housings "The Original" designed and developed in suburban Detroit AT was quickly know as the world-wide gold standard for bell housings. They still are today, FIVE DECADES LATER