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Our auto racing-obsessed family here at CV Products experienced a major growth spurt this week with the addition of two well-respected powersports brands to the corporate fold — Cycra  and HardStreet. In short, we acquired 100 percent ownership of Cycra Racing Systems based in Hebron, Ohio. This deal expands our racing manufacturing base and puts additional emphasis on our company’s slogan, “Everything Racing.”

(L to R) Ken Laivins, Jim Zoretich, and Glen Laivins

(L to R) Ken Laivins, Jim Zoretich, and Glen Laivins

What was it that attracted us to this powersports industry leader? For starters, Cycra Racing Systems is well regarded in the motorcycle and race industry, manufacturing their quality equipment right here in the good old USA!

Cycra Racing Systems is also one of the top manufacturers of plastic body and protection gear for the motorcycle industry, utilizing a state-of-the-art injection molding and thermo-molding processes to create front and rear fenders, radiator shrouds, fork guards, mud flaps, disc covers and speed armor, among other powersports equipment. Cycra provides race teams like Honda, Yamaha, KTM, Suzuki and Kawasaki with products, such as Probend handguards, Powerflow body kits, vented number plates and streamlined body panels.

HardStreet is a sister brand to Cycra. It designs, manufactures and sells award-winning hard saddlebags, slimbags and tour bags and accessories that are custom fit to Continue reading

The History of CV Products

CV Products —  October 11, 2012 | Category: About CV Products | 1 Comment

CV Everything Racing LogoThere’s a good reason why the sloganEverything Racing” is a registered trademark of CV Products and that’s because our North Carolina-based operation is consistently striving to produce and present the best technology possible to those immersed in the auto racing industry.

After nearly a quarter of a century in business, our service-oriented company continues to develop parts and equipment with both the performance and motor sports industry in mind. With locations in Thomasville, N.C., and Mooresville — about 50 miles to the southwest — CV Products is a privately owned and operated company started in the late 1980s by former stock car driver Clyde Vickers (hence the CV name).

Vickers raced cars in the late 1970s and early 1980s, during which time he often toyed with the notion of starting up a high performance auto racing parts manufacturing company. His thinking was that maybe there was a market out there for quality parts for NASCAR engines. In 1988, Clyde and his wife, Ramona, started buying up racing parts and then selling them to drivers and mechanics.

They operated out of a small 1,200-square-foot building in Highpoint, N.C. with one employee on the payroll. Their son, Brian — later to become a noted NASCAR racer — often rode his bike around the office. But the fledgling operation quickly gained a reputation for dependable service with an emphasis on customer satisfaction.

Today, we’re headquartered in a modern 35,000-square-foot office and warehouse distribution facility in Continue reading