Savannah, GA (PRWEB) January 18, 2006
Dick Triggerman Headers, a newly formed company based in Savannah, Georgia, is preparing for the 2006 introduction of its line of stainless-steel, high performance headers for late-model Honda Civics and normally aspirated Mitsubishi Eclipses. DTH is the only African-American owned manufacturer of aftermarket automobile engine parts in the United States.
According to company founder and CEO, Dick Triggerman, the aftermarket auto parts business is a multi-billion dollar per year business domestically. "We could not afford to not be in this industry," he says. "We really did not see ourselves as ethnic pioneers, we were just trying to build a business around our unbridled passion for fast cars, and our love of fine engineering.'
The company is now projected to gross several million in 2006 through domestic auto parts retail chains. Dick says obtaining the funding for this venture was kind of interesting. Dick says sarcastically, "Being the first African-American owned business in the industry has really been wonderful; we were turned down by another whole group of banks." He adds that “bankers’ eyes crossed when I made the rounds looking for funding. Bankers seemed to understand what we wanted to do, they just couldn’t see us doing it. I sold everything that I had (save for my trusty NSX, and XJ6) to get us started. Next we were able to form a partnership with an unnamed company based in mainland China, and here we are.”
The engineering origins of Dick Triggerman Headers can be traced back to Dick’s early modifications of Alfa Romeo engines, in Southern California during the late 80s. Dick developed a 2.0L Alfa engines that would rev to 7500 rpm, and eat 5 liter Mustangs from a standing start. The total cost to the consumer was under $500.00. "It dawned on me then, that if greed were set aside, the consumer could get superb aftermarket parts at more than reasonable prices," he says. "A company that can do this will keep them (the customer) always coming back." This is the philosophy that Dick Triggerman Headers is built on. Dick Triggerman Headers offers the most performance for the least amount of money. For further information concerning Dick Triggerman Headers, please contact H.S. King.
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