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NMCA and NMRA Racers Know the Value of Manley Parts

Posted By: Evan J. Smith
NMCA and NMRA Racers Know the Value of Manley Parts
By RPD Staff
Take a quick look at the most consistent winners in the Red Line Oil NMCA Drag Racing series and the Holley NMRA Drag Racing series and a common thread begins to emerge; many of the most successful racers in both series rely on Manley parts to help find the winner’s circle. 
Since the company’s inception in March 1966, Manley Performance Products has been at the forefront of the high-performance automotive industry. Founded by gearhead Hank Manley shortly after his graduation from Brown University, the company’s journey began with a deep passion for performance and racing, igniting a legacy that continues to thrive today.
Some of the earliest offerings from Manley include stainless valves, forged pistons, camshafts, and more. Those reliable products set the stage for innovation in the automotive aftermarket. Nearly six decades later, the company has come a long way, although their commitment to quality and performance has remained steadfast.
Not surprisingly, many of the biggest names in drag racing have chosen Manley as a primary parts supplier including legends “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins, and “Jungle Jim” Liberman. These partnerships defined an era and fueled the company’s drive to push the limits of automotive excellence and today, NMRA/NMCA world champions like Samantha Moore benefit from the same experience.
Manley manufactures wide range of components and its reach has expanded from coast to coast with state-of-the-art facilities in Lakewood, N.J. and Orange, Calif.
The company continues to offer a constantly evolving product line that caters to modern markets like Ford modular and Chevy LS, both of which are extremely popular in NMRA and NMCA circles. Manley has also made their mark as an OEM supplier, earning accolades from industry giants like Ford. In fact, Ford enthusiast will note the 2003 and 2004 Terminator Cobras came with specially developed Manley SVT connecting rods.
As we stride confidently into the future, Manley Performance Products remains committed to redefining excellence in a constantly evolving high-performance aftermarket industry. We invite you to explore its offerings, experience their passion, and join them on this exciting journey of innovation and power at
It doesn’t matter if your race in one of the numerous all-out heads-up classes that NMRA/NMCA offer or you’re an index racer or a drive a street legal car in the popular True Street classes, there are Manley products available that will help you find your way to the winner’s circle.

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